You may have heard of a liver detox, a colon cleanse, or a general body detox; but have you heard of a lung detox before? This follows a similar concept in that, in this case, you are trying to cleanse the lungs of impurities, poisons and toxins to achieve better respiratory health. However, the processes that you must follow to achieve this are quite different, and you have additional problems if you are or have been a smoker.
Tar is an insidious hazard that comes from years of smoking cigarettes. It is a blackish brown mixture of smoke and ash and mucus that coats the inside of your lungs and makes it difficult for you to breathe. It also traps in the toxins that cigarettes are full of (over 6000 chemicals in fact!) in to the delicate areas of the lungs. This tar can take up to 10 years or more to be cleaned out of the lungs unassisted, making this a long term problem for your health!
This will cause a regular body cleansing to be inhibited while this tar remains in your body, clinging to your airways, and causing many types of lung disease.
To combat this, a good lung detox must concentrate on two things (or three things if you have not yet quit smoking!): flushing the tar from your lungs and then purging your lungs of the toxins that have been trapped there, causing sickness, infections and disease.
This can be done in a number of different ways, all of which are simple enough to implement. The difficult part for most people is maintaining the motivation to enact these lifestyle changes long enough to make a difference to the build-up of tar.
Such changes include dietary modification to lessen mucus and fortify your immune system, exercises that target the chest to force out tar and build lung strength, the addition of certain vitamins that will be your secret weapon against tar, and also the psychological fight behind these methods that can make actually physical differences!
For more information on how to detox your lungs using these no-nonsense, straight forward methods, click below to discover everything you need to breathe easy again, and get rid of the fear of lung disease forever!
Source CMT Music Awards 2012