9 Tips for Smoke Exposure

Smoke is affecting all of us in the Okanagan right now (August 2023), but this applies to anyone who is affected via the jet stream from any fire world wide.

Here are some things you can do if you're affected by the thick smoke in the air:

Drink warm liquids that increase lung function: Tea - licorice root, lavender, ginger, lemon, mullein, or a combination of all of those.

Increase your water intake! Take your weight in pounds, divide by 2. That is how many ounces you need daily at rest on a good day. So...increase up to double that water intake, depending on your environmental conditions.

Avoid Dairy...it increases phlegm.

Increase your intake of fruit! Fruit IS a detox food. This is the time you need that detoxing support.

Do NOT exercise in smoky air. I did this in 2017 when we experienced being socked in with smoke from the fires then...I suffered for a very long time after...I cannot emphasize enough...skip the run, cycle or other deep breathing exercises unless you are in a very well ventilated space. Maybe do some pilates or keep up with stretches....or if you have a rebounder at home...there are other options. Stay inside.

Supplement! This is the time to increase your vitamin C intake (but once you have loose bowels...stop...just saying, lol).

Other Supplements (both included in CellSentials):

  • NAC supplement is a modified amino acid and healing antioxidant that can make mucus easier to clear by breaking it down and reduce symptoms of bronchitis.
  • Curcuminoids are a powerful antioxidant...increase your turmeric...add to your favourite stir fry :)

{FIY: CellSentials and the HealthPak have fighting protection you need that is the ultimate foundation for your body to handle all stresses. If you are already taking one of these products, you are already in the black when it comes to your body's resources. Message me if you have any questions. For further insight to the CellSentials formula and active ingredients, here is a PDF for the curious.}

Supporting foods for smoke exposure:

Eat oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits as they have immune boosting vitamin C and bioflavonoids that have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties that help calm airways.

Eating raw garlic helps reduce phlegm and can have an anti-inflammatory effect. It’s easy to add to salads, soups, and vegetables.

Stay indoors if you don’t have to go out!

Message me if you have any questions. I also provide Supplement comparison consults (for safety purposes and interactions) and Lifestyle / Nutritional Consults upon request.

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