Wheezing (which takes the form of a high-pitched whistling sound) is common among many individuals. According to a study conducted by a group of professors in 2014, about 56.34% of participants used to suffer from this condition. Wheezing can be serious. If left untreated it can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia, endangering your life. What Causes Wheezing? People who have asthma or respiratory problems are the most vulnerable to wheezing. Wheezing is a result of the airway passages getting blocked due to dust, mucus, sputum or phlegm. With the airway path obstructed, oxygen cannot move easily. Some other causes of wheezing might come from: • A constant and severe cough and cold • Anaphylaxis (an allergic response that hinders, congests and hurts the air path) • Swallowing a foreign object • Inflammation, constriction, irritation of the vocal cord • Dust or pollution • Acidity and acid reflux • Smoking, or second-hand smoke • Family history of wheezing 1. Steam therapy One of the easiest and fastest ways to stop wheezing is through steam therapy which helps to get rid of dust, mucus or thick phlegm that has obstructed and clogged your throat. Just pour boiling water into a large bowl and add some drops of essential oil, either peppermint or eucalyptus oil. Cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl. Inhale the steam emitted from the hot water through your nose and also through your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat twice a day. 2. How shower Hot showers help reduce dust, phlegm and mucus. Simply take a hot shower for about 5 minutes, allowing the bathroom to steam, like a sauna. Do so twice a day. This natural remedy will also help open your pores, removing dust from your body. 3. Warm fluids Drinking warm fluids can help soothe your airways. Opt for warm water. This helps prevent mucus from developing in the airway tracts. Furthermore, if you're experiencing wheezing, consume hot soups or porridge instead of solids as this can make the situation worse, provoking buildups. Drink herbal teas like ginger, licorice or chamomile to keep wheezing at bay and stay away from dairy products. 4. Gargle with salt water Salt water contains anti-bacterial properties. So gargling may help reduce wheezing or coughing by eliminating the mucus clinging to your airway passages. Simply add 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water, stirring until the salt dissolves. Gargle within 30 to 60 seconds and repeat every hour. 5. Use nasal drops Nasal drops can help ease your wheezing situation. Just two to three drops can help your breathe more easily instantly. Prior to using this treatment, ask your doctor for advice. 6. Garlic Garlic is full of medicinal properties. It can be used to enhance the immune system, which helps combat sickness and diseases. Garlic will help eliminate the bacteria blocking the airway passages. If you are unable to take it raw, cook with garlic as often as you can. wheezing 7. Ginger Ginger is an excellent remedy for respiratory issues like asthma, coughing, wheezing and the flu. It cleans and gets rid of blockages in breathing tubes, and reduces and prevents inflammation. This will ultimately lead to a decrease in wheezing. Either eat alone, or mixed with salads. Drink ginger tea, either alone or together with honey. 8. Figs A rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin B, zinc and iron, figs are believed to heal inflammation in the throat and airway tube by draining out extra mucus. Figs are also said to relieve pain and decline stress on the vocal cords. Simply soak them overnight. Next morning, eat the soaked figs and drink the soaking water. 9. Yogurt It may come as a surprise that yogurt is able to stop wheezing. It is rich in vitamin B12 and it's very effective in boosting the function of the lungs, as well as easing inflammation in the throat and airway passages. Eat twice a day to fight against coughing and wheezing. 11. Turmeric Curcumin, found in turmeric makes a wonderful treatment for wheezing. It can also be used to heal injuries or scars on the body. Just add a teaspoon of turmeric into warm water, along with honey for extra benefits. Then stir until it is dissolved completely. Drink the remedy twice a day. 12. Mint Mint has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which gives it the ability to ease sore throats, or irritating respiratory problems. Mint can also help get rid of phlegm clinging to the airway passages as a result of wheezing.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Three-Ingredient Apple, Carrot and Beet Superjuice.
In the field of Chinese medicine, a juice that contains apple,
beet, and carrot has, for centuries, been regarded as a
"miracle drink", due to the wealth of benefits it provides
for both mind and body. The wonderful effects of this drink
and the simplicity of these common ingredients have made
it a very popular remedy in many countries around
the world. To prepare this drink you just extract the
juice from each of the ingredients and mix it together.
The vegetables and fruits should be fresh and the juice
must be consumed immediately. Generally, the best time
for drinking it is in the morning on an empty
stomach.The compounds in each of the juice's ingredients
make it an extremely nutritious drink:
• Apples - This fruit is packed with beneficial
antioxidants for the body as well as vitamins such
as A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K. Apples also contain
plenty of other nutrients, such as folic acid,
zinc, magnesium, fibre, calcium, and iron.
• Carrots - Carrots are known to be an excellent
source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, and K.
In addition, the carrot has huge amounts of
niacin and pantothenic acid in it, which support
the buildup of minerals such as calcium, potassium,
magnesium, and selenium.
• Beets - Beets contribute to cardiovascular
health and provide nutrients such
as vitamin A, C, B, iron, copper, magnesium,
potassium, and other anti-aging compounds.
The combination of these three powerful ingredients
provide the nutrients
needed to maintain a healthy body throughout the
day, promote good health
and prevent a variety of diseases. The Benefits 1. It's believed that the antioxidant compounds
of this juice can help prevent cancers and restrict
the growth of cancer cells, protecting them from the
harm of free radicals. By doing this, they are
preventing accumulative damage to the cells that
may eventually evolve into cancerous formations.
2. This juice is known to contribute to the
health of different body organs such as the
liver, kidneys, and pancreas, and prevent the
onset of disease. It does this by purifying your
body from toxins, thereby making the organs' jobs easier so there's less strain on them
to perform. When organs like the liver don't
have to work so hard, they stay
healthy - and so do you. 3. The beta-carotene and lutein present in
carrots, coupled with the powerful properties
of beets, help promote cardiovascular health.
Furthermore, the properties of the apple help
reduce cholesterol and keep blood pressure stable - two conditions that can potentially
lead to heart problems. Combined, this juice
is one of the best things you can do for your heart. 4. In Chinese medicine, this drink is associated
with many skin health benefits. Regular consumption
helps remove pimples and blackheads, moisturizes your
skin, combats dryness, improves the appearance of
wrinkles, and revitalizes old tissues.smoothie
5. Many people have testified that this juice
provides excellent support to the functioning of
the digestive system, especially for people who
suffer from ulcers, intestinal problems, and
chronic constipation. Drink it several times a
day for regular bowel movements. 6. The juice provides all the nutrients needed to
maintain good cognitive functions, enhance memory,
and promote concentration. In the long run, the ingredients in this juice may even help prevent
the onset of some of the neurological diseases that
occur with age. 7. For people who work in front of a computer for long periods of time, drinking this juice regularly will moisten your eyes and help you avoid irritation, fatigue, and dryness. 8. The combination of the vitamins and nutrients in these three foods is an excellent way to strengthen and stimulate the immune system. This is vital when it comes to fighting and preventing diseases, allergies, and infections. 9. The drink acts as a natural detoxifier that promotes blood purification and the elimination of toxins. As a result, the production of red blood cells, that carry oxygen to all of our body parts, increases – making sure our entire body stays healthy and ‘fed’. 10. Women with intense menstrual symptoms can drink this juice to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and prevent menstrual cramps.