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Phlegm Detox

lady in redThere’s a wide variety of factors that can cause phlegm (also known as mucus).

Some feel that excessive phlegm may be attributed to milk products, allergies, colds, the flu and other elements.

There are even people who feel that phlegm can be triggered from chemtrails.

There is also a toxic condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). I have to confess; I have MCS and I’m very susceptible to all types’ chemicals. So much so, that it’s very difficult to go down the cleaning aisle in any store. I get immediate migraine headaches, have heart palpitations and feel extremely light headed. And yes, I oftentimes get lung and nasal congestion. These symptoms after exposure can last for days afterwards. Moreover, I can’t even go near anyone who is fumigated with perfume, sunscreen or other toxic products.

Benefits of Phlegm

young girl coughingOkay, back to phlegm. Just so you know mucus is something that the body creates to protect itself against damaging things that you put into it or are exposed to.

So yes, mucus is a good thing. However, phlegm is a sign that you are being exposed to toxic substances or a bug in some form or another.

Of course there are exceptions such as when you quit smoking. For instance, a smoker acquires a great deal of mucus in the lungs to protect itself against smoke. When a smoker quits smoking they inescapably cough up a lot of mucus because the lungs no longer have need for it. Another example is when you have a cold or the flu. Mucus is common during colds or the flu. It helps trap unwanted substances like dust and bacteria. It also contains antibodies that assist the body with identifying intruders like viruses and bacteria, enzymes that destroy the invaders and protein so that the mucus is sticky, stringy and very uninviting.

What Now?

It usually takes a bad cold, allergy or contact with something annoying– like a platter full of nuclear-powered hot peppers –to propel your body’s phlegm production into overexertion.

One of the first things you should is determine the cause of your excess mucus. Once you know the culprit then more than half the battle is won. But let’s first looks at ways to reduce mucus irritation.

Getting Rid of Phlegm

cough pill posterHaving to deal with phlegm can be exceptionally annoying. It may seem like your symptoms last forever. Here are a few methods that may help relieve mucus buildup in your nose and throat.

Let the Mucus Out: Allow the phlegm to get out of your body. Never suppress the need to cough up phlegm or blow your nose. Under no circumstances should you swallow the phlegm. Swallowing mucus can reestablish it back into the system. So it is best to have a box of tissue nearby.

Stay Hydrated: In order to heal quickly, you need to stay hydrated. Drinking filtered water on an hourly basis will help clear your body of phlegm. Juice and herbal teas can also be very beneficial.

Try Utilizing Steam or Vaporizers: Steams assists with breaking up mucus in the nose, throat and lungs. Breaking up mucus makes it easier to expel from the body. If you don’t have a vaporizer you use a regular cooking pot. Fill the pot with filtered water, bring it to a boil, mix in 3-4 drops of  Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil and reduce heat. Hot showers or pure steam baths (found in some spas) may also help break up the phlegm.

Gargle: Gargling with salt water can assist with mucus that is trapped and in your nasal passageways or throat. Mix 1 tablespoon of Red Himalayan Salt  with 1 cup of water. Gargle several times a day at 30 second intervals.

fresh chamomileDrink Herbal Teas: Hot tea may help soothe your irritated throat and prompt relaxation.

Brew a cup of herbal tea with honey. Sip it slowly for relief. Hot tea and honey relaxes the esophagus and helps break up the phlegm in your throat.

Soothing teas that help get rid of mucus include Organic Chamomile Tea , ginger and lemon type infusions.

Lemon and honey: A lemon and honey mixture really helps clear your throat. While lemon assists with clearing  mucus, honey helps soothe. Combine about 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey in a cup of hot water then drink slowly to ease discomfort. Honey Loquat Syrup is also a excellent remedy. In truth, it has been utilized in Tradition Chinese Medicine for centuries.

Try Cough Drops: Natural menthol and Eucalyptus Lozenges are great for loosening mucus in the lungs and throat. Natural cough drops may help fight coughs and nasal congestion. In truth, menthol acts as a natural mild anesthetic and may slightly and temporarily numbs sore areas. Likewise, eucalyptus is an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, antiseptic and antibacterial.

curried cauliflower soup 3Consume Turmeric: This amazing plant has been used in India for thousands of years as a medicinal herb and spice. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and very strong antioxidant. Its natural antiseptic properties work to eliminate bacteria that are causing mucus production.

Try mixing a little turmeric into a green smoothie, in a glass of water or with a favorite Indian meal like Vegetarian Curry Lentil Soup or Curried Cauliflower Soup. A few teaspoons a day will do wonders. As a matter of fact, consuming a little turmeric everyday will leave you mucus-free in no time.

Eat More Ginger: This incredible rhizome has been used for centuries to treat cold and sinus symptoms. Ginger is composed of natural antibacterial properties and the ability to hinder the development of inflammatory compounds. However, raw ginger is rather potent but it can be consumed in various meals or in Crystallized Candied form. Additionally, grated fresh ginger in hot filtered water makes a great tea that helps remove built up mucus in the throat.

Consume More Garlic: Like ginger, garlic is extremely powerful. This amazing bulb kills the bacteria and rids your throat of phlegm. Eat numerous cloves of raw garlic every day. You can eat it raw or add it to favorite foods. If you can tolerate it, consume fresh garlic when you first awaken in the morning, it will help kill mucus before it builds up.

Other Helpful Herbs: There are other herbs that can help with mucus. Try adding them to your food, eat them raw or boiled in filtered water as a tea. For teas try Fenugreek , hyssop, horehound, peppermint, Licorice, marshmallow, boneset or wild cherry bark. For capsules try chickweed, cayenne pepper, elecampane or mullein.

fenugreek and other spicesConsume More Spicy Foods: Spicy foods help break up phlegm in the nostrils and cause the nose to run more freely.

Help your body to break down all its mucus by eating as many spicy foods as you can handle. Spicy foods include chili peppers (habaneros are great), horseradish, sriracha sauce or Wasabi

Try adding spicy food items to sandwiches, Vegetarian Tortillas, Organic Salsa, Chili or even Vegan Pizza.

Things to Avoid

coconutAvoid Dairy: Avoid all dairy products especially if you suspect that it may be the cause of your mucus. Foods to avoid include milk, cheese, whey, yogurt and ice cream. Instead, try dairy alternatives like rice or coconut milk, dairy-free cheese or cheese made from almond milk.

Stay Away from Fried Foods: Deep fried foods are quite greasy and make it hard for mucus in to break apart. This extends the time it takes to remove the phlegm from your body.

Keep Away from Food Allergens: You should avoid all foods that you are sensitive to. Consuming allergy type foods can produce and thicken mucus. The most common food allergens include:

  • Soy
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • Shellfish
  • Tree nuts (like almonds, walnuts, cashews)

Consider a Vegetarian Diet: When it comes to mucus production, meat is a big culprit. In fact, meat has a tendency to make your nasal passages clogged and congested. So if you are a carnivore, try not to eat meat until your condition improves immensely.

Don’t Smoke Cigarettes: All things that you inhale affect your body. Not only can cigarette smoke play havoc on your health but it can worsen your condition. Additionally, smoking can interfere with your body’s ability to heal faster and greatly increases the amount of mucus production. If you’re unable to quit smoking then at least cut back considerably. If you want to quit smoking naturally, see Healthy Detox Diet to Help You Quit Smoking.

Stay away from Irritants and Toxic Chemicals: When you have a respiratory condition; household cleaners, paint fumes, varnishes and other chemicals can make it worse. In truth, many people believe that these toxins may be the cause of mucus and congestion. Moreover, avoid places that have these types of irritants such as hardware stores, taverns and cleaning aisles in the grocery stores.

Can Chemtrails Cause Mucus?

woman with sinus headacheRecent research suggests that chemtrails may contain lethal chemicals, weaponized viruses, mycotoxins, mutated agrobacterium, insecticides and Ethylene Dibromide (EDB), a deadly fumigant.

What is more, chemtrails may contain nuclear waste like thorium and a wide range of heavy metals such as barium, aluminum, arsenic, lead, mercury, copper, manganese, and uranium.  As a matter of fact, this is just a small list of lethal toxins.

For further reading see

FYI: There are NO safe levels of aluminum, arsenic, barium, lead, mercury, strontium or many other heavy metals.

person in bed

Numerous experts agree that exposure to these chemical toxins can many side effects like:

  • Coughing fits
  • Sinus headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe lung irritation
  • Respiratory tract issues
  • Overall respiratory failure
  • Inflammation of lymph glands
  • Impairment to the heart and liver
  • Severe infections of the sinuses and throat

Since everyone is breathing very toxic air and many are eating foods with countless poisons, there’s a strong possibility that you are suffering from heavy metal toxicity along with millions of other individuals. To find out if your body has high doses of heavy metal toxicity, get a hair analysis done and send a small sample (taken from near the scalp on the nape) to a reliable lab such as Doctor’s Data, Inc. (DDI).

Suggested Detox

shitake mushroomsDiet: In the summer and spring, take advantage of locally grown organic produce at Farmers Markets. Better yet, grow your own produce.

  • Eat Mushrooms such as reiki, Shitake and maitake
  • Eat foods high in sulfur like garlic, onions, scallions and leeks
  • Eat fresh organic vegetables and fruits. Apple pectin is renowned for its radiation protective benefits.

Note: Apple Pectin continues to be utilized after the nuclear disasters at Fukushima and Chernobyl

Herbs: Consume only organic herbs. Medicinal herbs that are known to remove heavy toxins include Burdock Root (Arctum lappa), Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale), Milk Thistle
(Silyabum marianum) and Red Clover Blossom (Trifolium pratense). Herbs good for the upper respiratory system when used in a humidifier or essential oil diffuser are eucalyptus, lavender, pine and thyme.

Disclaimer: The statements enclosed herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information mentioned in this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. Before starting any diet (including a sugar detox), seek expert advice.

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    […] Phlegm Detox. There’s a wide variety of factors that can cause phlegm (also known as mucus). Some feel that excessive phlegm may be attributed to milk products, allergies, colds, the flu and other elements. There are even people who feel that phlegm can be triggered from chemtrails. There is also a toxic condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). I have to confess; I have MCS and I’m very susceptible to all types’ chemicals. So much so, that it’s very difficult to go down the cleaning aisle in any store. I get immediate migraine headaches, have heart palpitations and feel extremely light headed. And yes, I oftentimes get lung and nasal congestion. Benefits of Phlegm Okay, back to phlegm. So yes, mucus is a good thing. Of course there are exceptions such as when you quit smoking. What Now? It usually takes a bad cold, allergy or contact with something annoying– like a platter full of nuclear-powered hot peppers –to propel your body’s phlegm production into overexertion. […]

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