Smoke Inhalation Detox

 

The West is burning. The news reports that California has some of the worst air quality in the world. The smoke from the fires in the West have reached the East Coast and Europe. 

 

What is all of this smoke doing to us?

How does inhaling wildfire smoke hurt your body?

 

According to the CDC: wildfire smoke can harm you in multiple ways. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.  Even healthy people can be harmed by inhaling wildfire smoke. The short term effects are:

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  • Coughing
  • Trouble breathing normally
  • Stinging eyes
  • A scratchy throat
  • Runny nose
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • An asthma attack
  • Tiredness
  • Fast heartbeat

How to protect yourself from the harmful effects of smoke and bad air quality

Avoid the smoke

    • If told to stay inside, do so as much as possible.
    • While inside, keep doors and windows closed.
    • While inside, run the air conditioner and air filters.
    • While inside, do not add to the interior air pollution: no smoking, burning candles, don’t even vacuum, which can stir up air particles.

Venturing outside into the smoke?

    • If you have to be outside, wear a mask. In particular, wear an “N95” mask.

Is it okay to exercise with all of the smoke in the air?

    • Avoid outdoor exercise while the air quality is bad. In the U.S., check the air quality in your area by clicking this link. While the air quality is bad, do low impact exercises indoors.

How to help your body heal from the harm caused by all of the smoke

 

Detox Smoothie

Detoxification Smoothie

 

Detoxification drinks have a powerful effect on the body’s recuperative powers because of their rich, easily absorbed nutrients. Fresh juices contain proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, electrolytes, and healing aromatic oils. But most importantly fresh juice therapy makes available to every cell in our bodies large amounts of enzymes, an integral part of the healing and restorative process.

This detox smoothie could be added to your daily detoxification regime. At a minimum, drink the detox smoothie daily for 2 weeks.

 

Water and Ice to taste and texture

4 oz organic orange juice without sweetener

1oz pomegranate juice

1 handful of broccoli sprouts or 1 stalk broccoli

1 handful of cilantro

2 stalks celery

1 handful of watercress

1/3-1/2 cup of mixed organic berries

A packet of Pure Paleo Cleanse Powder

Optional :  As a meal replacement, you can add 1 serving pea and rice protein powder with 1 tbsp of nut butter to make your smoothie more of a meal.

 

Blend together and drink with gusto

Dry brushing

 

Dry Brushing Tips

Diagram for dry brushing

 

Dry Brushing Diagram

 

Detox Bundle

To make it easy for everyone, Calmglow created an Added Support Detox Bundle. In the bundle you will find Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt, Dry Brush and Breathefree Oil. You can order the Detox Bundle directly from the Calmglow by clicking this link. Calmglow also recommends Pure Paleo Plus 14 day Detox.  

 

If you have any questions about other detoxification recommendations, immunity boosting recommendations or to make an appointment to discuss any recommended modification for your individual plan, call Calmglow at 209-247-9170.

To your health,

 

Dianne Hinton NP, PA, IFM-C

 

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Super Smoothies

Smoothies are ubiquitous and can be a healthy meal replacement. They can be found at fast-food restaurants, airports, malls, grocery stores and more.

Are all smoothies created equal? Not at all.

 

The smoothies found at fast-food establishments contain ingredients such as artificial flavors, cellulose powder, sugar, and modified food starch. Smoothies created at juice bars or establishments known to be healthier are better than those found at fast-food if you order carefully (such as adding organic fruits and vegetables and avoiding additions such as ice cream, frozen yogurt or sherbet).

 

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The best smoothies meal replacements are those made at home and can help make “food as medicine” delicious and nutritious. Why? You know what ingredients are in your homemade smoothie and can add herbs and spices, whole fruits, seeds, and other ingredients to increase the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation properties, and provide other health benefits. 

Smoothies are simple to prepare at home. Here is Calmglow’s Super Smoothie recipe.

Ingredients and equipment

  • Blender
  • Spice grinder (coffee grinder used solely for grinding spices and seeds)
  • Cheesecloth and Kitchen twine or spool of thread for sewing or a tea ball
  • 2 quarters cold tap or spring water
  • Herbs and spices (personal preference combination of the following):
    • Two tablespoons of Gotu Kola leaf  
    • Two tablespoons of lemon balm leaf  
    • Two tablespoons of dried hawthorne 
    • Two tablespoons of dried elderberries  
    • Two tablespoons eluthero (Elutherococcus senticosus or Siberian ginseng) 
    • Two tablespoons of white willow bark 
    • One tablespoon powdered ashwaganda root 
    • One tablespoon powdered shatavari root  
    • One tablespoon slippery elm bark powdered 
    • One tablespoon of fresh rosemary chopped 
    • One teaspoon of fresh ground turmeric  
    • One-half teaspoon of fresh ground cinnamon or cinnamon stick
  • Tea (one of the following: Green tea, Nettle tea, Licorice tea, Detox tea or Herbal tea)
  • Three-quarters cup of organic berries or one-half cup of  organic berries and one-quarter cup other organic whole fruit (pineapple, banana, peach, melon, pear, mango or organic, unsweetened applesauce)
  • Two-four oz of chilled, pomegranate juice, unsweetened purple grape juice, acai juice or other “just” juice (preferably organic)
  • One to two tablespoons of whole golden flax seeds (not brown, which are bitter), ground in the spice grinder
  • Protein (two tablespoons or recommended portion of whey, pea or rice protein powder, or one-half cup of non-dairy yogurt or kefir, or whole oats soaked in non-dairy milk overnight in the refrigerator)
  • Recommended portion of PhytoGanix
  • ¼ cup of crushed ice, if you like your smoothie cold

 

Equipment and Ingredients for super smoothie

Healing Sachet

Adding a Healing Sachet to the brewed tea will accentuate the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties in the smoothie, balance blood sugars, offer adrenal gland support, and positively affect the ability of your body to heal and rejuvenate.  A Healing Sachet is created by cutting a square of the cheesecloth, adding your personal preference herbal and spice combination from the list above, and tying it together with kitchen twine or thread or putting the herb/spice/tea blend in a tea ball.

 

If you are using loose tea leaves, add 4 tablespoons of tea leaves to the Healing Sachet.

Directions

Healing Sachet tea liquid is made by adding the Healing Sachet (and 4 tea bags, if not using loose tea leaves in the sachet) to two quarts of hot water. Simmer in two quarts of hot water for 10-15 minutes then cover and turn off the stove and allow it to cool 20 minutes or so. Strain and discard the loose tea. Store in the refrigerator. This stays good for a week to ten days. 

 

Change the flavor of the Healing Sachet liquid by changing the tea and/or spice/herb combination, which will add taste variety to your smoothies.

 

Use 4-6 oz. of the chilled Healing Sachet liquid for your smoothie. Place it in a blender. 

 

To the blender add the juice, berries or fruit & berries, ground flax seeds, protein, Phytoganix, and crushed ice (if using). 

 

Blend until it is of the right consistency for you. 

 

Enjoy!

 

To your health.

Dianne Hinton NP, PA, IFM-C

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