Humans can survive for weeks or even months without food, and days without water, but only a few minutes without breathing. Since oxygen is so vital to the energy needs of the human body, it is essential that we maintain healthy lungs by breathing unpolluted air as much as possible and by supplying the body in general with good nutrition.
Since the respiratory system is also a system of elimination, it is greatly affected when the other systems of elimination are not functioning properly. Cleansing for all the channels of elimination is an essential first step for most respiratory problems. After cleansing, the beneficial flora of the body must be reestablished to reduce or eliminate overgrowth of yeast and fungus, a very common contributor to respiratory problems of all types.
A respiratory problem can be better supported nutritionally when we establish whether the condition is “dry” or “damp,” and also whether it is “hot” or “cold.” Some herbs have a cooling effect, while others have a warming effect. Likewise some herbs have a drying effect while others have a soothing and moisturizing effect. With this knowledge, we can select the most appropriate nutritional aid for the individual involved.
If you have two or more of the following indications, you may consider nutritional aid to the respiratory system:
- Avoid smoking
- Walk outside daily
- Avoid dairy products, especially when congested
- Practice deep breathing and good posture
- Sing and laugh
- Maintain your ideal weight
The key product for the respiratory system is ALJ.
Respiratory System Products
These product links and those throughout the lesson are for U.S. orders only.
Word Review List:
Below is a list of some of the words that were discussed to this lesson. If you are unclear as to the meaning of any, click on the word to review its definition: