How To Detox Your Body From Wildfire Smoke

Have you been experiencing burning eyes, wheezing, coughing, and/or headaches?

By Marilyn Nelson on November 13, 2018
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With the sky thick with smoke from the Camp Fire, we are continually breathing air that can’t be good for us. While we can attempt to stay inside as much as possible, we’re still unintentionally breathing toxins in the air every time we step out.

Here are some healthy tips from to help us rid our bodies of the contaminants. 

  1. Drink A LOT of water – to help flush toxins from your body
  2. Drink HOT liquid – soups and hot teas can get the mucus moving
  3. Use a saline nasal spray – to soothe and moisten irritated nasal passages
  4. Use a Neti pot – to thoroughly flush your sinus passages 
  5. Breathe steam infused with thyme leaves – thyme has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. Tea Tree oil is also good.
  6. Drink a tea made from ginger, lemon, and turmeric –  ginger for lung purification, lemon to cleanse the respiratory tract, and turmeric for inflammation.
  7. Boost your vitamin C intake – the added antioxidants help boost your immune system and build collagen 
  8. Cleansing baths – add Epsom salts, lavender, and 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to draw out impurities and clean your pores. 

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