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Welcome back to our weekly vlog where our topic this week is How to Detox Your Lungs After Vaping or Smoking. I think this is a really important topic because we are in springtime and we want to detox all parts of our lives and our body.
Our lungs are such a powerful organ that brings in oxygen and brings in vitality. It’s a powerful detoxifying organ and it also releases a lot. If we weigh down our lungs and have had a habit in the past of smoking or vaping, we definitely want to give our lungs a little bit of extra love.
How Smoking/Vaping Impacts Lung Health
I just want to say, smoking is something that is obviously not great for us. A lot less people are smoking, although there’s still smoking out there. There’s this belief that vaping is a much better alternative, but there’s so much research around vaping being correlated with lung disease and issues like asthma, stroke, and heart disease.
Please consider giving up both for your own health, vitality and wellbeing. We know vaping is super popular and trendy. In fact, a study by the National Institutes of Health found that 2 in 5 American 12th graders have tried vaping.
Again, we know it’s out there, but for many, many reasons, I encourage you to stop and give this habit up. Give your lungs a little bit of space, breath, and some love in coming back to balance.
Ways to Naturally Detox Your Lungs After Vaping or Smoking
Let’s talk about some anti-inflammatory foods. Food is our first cornerstone of true beauty here at Solluna.
Food is a powerful way to make shifts in our physical body, but also in our emotional and spiritual body. This is because energy does transverse all different parts of our lives and different parts of our being.
#1. Consume Anti-Inflammatory Foods
We’ve talked about turmeric countless times before in our community. We’ve had a million recipes you can check out at mysolluna.com involving turmeric.
My favorite way to incorporate turmeric right now is actually in salad dressing. I’ve been getting into a lemon, turmeric, sea salt, a little bit of olive oil dressing, so you could try that yourself. It tastes really delicious to me and great on salad.
You could also make it into a sauce or a marinate, put it over roasted veggies. You can add turmeric into an elixir. You can make a golden milk with almond milk or hemp milk. There’s lots of different ways, especially if you are letting your lungs rebalance after vaping, have some golden milk.
Next is blueberries. A study released by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that anthocyanin, which is a specific sort of antioxidant found in blueberries, helped to slow down the decline of lung function.
Get those blueberries into your routine. We’re coming into the season for blueberries. Definitely load up when you see them at the farmer’s market. Of course, get them organic as much as you can. It’s a wonderful long supportive food as well.
All these foods are going to nourish your entire being and especially your lungs.
# 2: Deep Breathing
Next is deep breathing. We forget the power of the breath because we breathe every day and it’s so simple and intrinsic for us to breathe. However, most of us don’t breathe really deeply, which is one of the secret practices of pranayama yogic science.
The American Lung Association recommends deep breathing exercises to support those with issues like asthma. When you’re working to really heal your lungs, breathe deeply into your belly, breathe all the way down, start to slow down your breath.
Meditation of course really helps with this. We have tons of free lead meditations which you can check out on the website as well. Anytime you can deep breathe, you’re going to clean out the cells in your lungs, you’re going to help to promote your lung health.
#3: Tongue Scraping
Tongue scraping is another interesting practice in our second cornerstone of body. I really like tongue scraping because it’s fast and it’s easy and I do it right before I brush my teeth in the morning.
You’ll notice a coating on your tongue as mucus is coming out, and tongue scraping helps to remove the toxins on a daily basis from your tongue. It is also believed in Ayurvedic medicine to help stimulate different organs.
You can get a stainless steel tongue scraper online for $7.49, scrape your tongue in the morning, and that’s a great practice to support your lung health as well.
#4: Try Ginseng
Last, try ginseng. Ginseng has many studies behind it, including one published in the Chinese Medicine Journal, where it found ginseng helps to treat inflammatory lung disorders and helps to build lung health overall.
Ginseng is really great in tea in particularly. It’s not the most common thing to find fresh, but you can get organic ginseng tea. Try making it part of your life. I really love the way it tastes. I fell in love with it when I went to South Korea and I have been drinking it a lot since then. Try it for yourself, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the taste.
I hope these tips were helpful for you. I want your lungs to be healthy and amazing and for you to feel great. Try one or all of these, let me know which ones are your favorite.
I will see you back here on our next vlog. Til then, check out our Feel Good Podcast, which we have twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays. Also on social at @_KimberlySnyder. Sending you so much love and I can’t wait to connect with you.