2 August 2013

Quit Smoking Naturally!

This is never something that is easy, however many people from all walks of life have successfully done so – you can too!

Did you know that smoking triggers nine out of every ten cases of cancer, and every fifteen minutes someone dies thanks to the effects of smoking on their body?
Passive smoking also kills!  So, if you smoke I implore you to seriously consider that the best lifelong healthy option for both you and those closest to you would be to quit this habit soonest.

Smoking depletes you body of vitamin C.  Cigarettes also increase the monoxide levels in your body and it takes your circulatory system six hours to return to normal after just one cigarette.  Smoking has been linked to a variety of health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, strokes, high blood pressure and numerous other chronic diseases.  Smoking also ages your skin – so come on ladies let’s work with you to help you quit so that you can enjoy a more youthful and radiant skin tone.

If you control your blood sugar it will be easier to give up smoking for good and this will help you avoid the mood swings associated with the withdrawal.  In the first instance it would be advisable to cut down on drinks you enjoy just before you light up your cigarette such as wine, beer, coffee, cola, or tea.  Cut down on saturated animal fats as these harden one’s arteries over a period of time and also refined starchy and sugary foods.

Smoking is known to make your body more acid and therefore you will need to eat plenty of foods that re-alkalize your body such as fresh fruit and vegetables.  Oats is used as a nerve tonic and this should reduce the addition and cravings you might feel.  Use unrefined sunflower or oil oil for your salad dressings.  Increase your leafy greens such as cabbage, watercress, spring greens, spinach and kale – this also reduces the risk of lung cancer.  Drink organic green teas which are high in antioxidants.  Cantaloupe melons, pumpkin, apricots, carrots, papaya, French beans, mangoes, raw parsley and watercress are all high in naturally sourced carotenes, these foods will help protect lung tissue.  Eat more oily fish.  Eat small meals regularly to control your blood sugar levels.

Useful supplements -:  A high strength multi vitamin (ensure it has a full variety of B vitamins).  Ensure you have a daily dose of a good natural vitamin C supplement.  Magnesium will help with your breathing especially before retiring each evening.  XanGo Juice Reserva is also known to help reduce the cravings and stabilise your blood sugar levels.  Mangosteen which is found in XanGo Juice has many healing properties thanks to the Xanthones and Phytonutrients.

Soak in an Epsom salt bath or sea salt bath, this helps to draw out the nicotine through your pores.  If you accompany this with skin brushing it will aid this process even further.  I would suggest purchasing a natural hair body brush or loofah.

I look forward to encouraging you through this process.