What to do if you suspect you have asthma :
-Do a blood test to check if you are allergic to something you may be unaware of.
-Get your lungs scanned to see if there is anything abnormalities
-You can do a peal flow test that will measure how hard you can breathe out and the readings will indicate whether your lungs are working well enough or if it is likely that you have asthma based on results that are lower than the usual peal flow readings. However peak flow readings are not always so accurate so if the results are lower, do not panic and automatically assume you have a lifelong condition.
-Keep a diary so you can write down every incident that the cough occurs. This way you will begin to draw correlations between things that trigger you and can get a better idea of what to avoid.
Alternative ways of healing :
-various forms of yoga can be incredibly useful in teaching correct breathing techniques. A lot of us inhale and exhale from the chest but with our tummies sucked in. the correct way to remove stale air is by breathing so that the stomach rises and falls. This way we fill our lungs with clean air and rid it of the toxic. Pranayama yoga is particularly good for this.
-Reiki healing is another wonderful way to remove toxic energy. Your healer will channel energy into your body that activates the body’s natural healing process while shifting any trapped and negative energy. You may feel extremely exhausted after a session or even develop a slight or strong cold afterwards. This is a great sign because it means your body is shifting all of the pent up energies preventing you from healing, and allowing you to return to a state which encourages the healing process.
-Mindfulness. It seems simple, but it’s not. What I mean by mindfulness is, giving ourselves the opportunity to look inwards and understand everything that is bothering us in this moment in time. Our emotions directly impact on our physical state. And according to Louise l hay, author of “you can heal heal your life” and “healing from a-z”, asthma is brought on when we feel stifled and smothered, unable to express certain things, or unable to let go. Sitting quietly with ourselves for intervals during the day and becoming introspective will help us access what it is that may be causing so much disruption in our lives. If those things are psychological, they are not easy to solve and only time will allow us to untangle our thoughts and move forward, but once we figure out what it is that may be causing it, we can begin to do the self-work slowly and gently towards removing toxic thoughts that may be slowing down the healing process.
Ways to minimise the risks of developing a lung condition :
-Regularly air your home so that all stale or chemical infested air is removed.
-Cleanse your lungs via high intensity exercise or deep breathing. There is no better way to pump out stale air than via working out or gentle forms of yoga that focus on breath work
-Reconsider the products you use on your skin, hair, cleaning surfaces and body in general. Perfume, cleaning products, hygiene products have all been linked to lung conditions and some are severe lung irritants, so opt for natural gentler ways to clean your home or your body. For example conventional cleaning products can be replaced with natural alternatives such as baking soda or vinegar.
-Try to get out of the city (if that’s where you live). Being away from polluted spaces and getting enough fresh air in green places instead will dramatically enhance your health.
-Eat a diet rich in antioxidants, super foods, and greens. Foods such as grapefruit, dark berries, turmeric, ginger, celery, spinach, carrots, peppers and other greens in general are lung cleansing foods, and juicing regularly with them will have a detoxifying effect. And then there is water of course. Upping your intake of foods with free radical fighting properties will also counteract the effects of developing a lung condition. These include broccoli, apricots, watermelons, artichokes, oranges, spinach, cranberries, blackberries, strawberries, lentils, corn, grapefruit, pecans, prunes, kale, bell peppers, apples, asparagus, brussels, watercress and cantaloupe.
-Avoid foods that trigger lung conditions. I will always advocate a plant based diet regardless but especially for people with respiratory issues , it is necessary to stay away from the following. Eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, wheat, fish, dried fruit or vegetables, pickled foods, alcohol and tomatoes.
About the author
Jwaydan Moyine is a classically trained Film Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Singer/Songwriter, and a Writer and Entrepreneur. She founded Earth Children to bring awareness to matters regarding the Environment, Animal welfare, Sustainable & Conscious living, Wellness & Humanitarian issues. She is heavily involved with activism for animal welfare in the UK and Egypt and child welfare in Syria, Thailand and Romania. She resides in Berkshire Running an organic food farm, an organic skincare company, and an online platform called Vegans & Elephants, bringing awareness to matters regarding the Planet, Plant based nutrition, Cruelty free living & the necessity of adapting to Veganism for the sake of Sustainability, Animal welfare and our Health. She has several qualifications in nutritional therapy, culinary medicine & holistic healing. You can find out more on what she is doing over at the Earth Children Facebook Page!
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