Ways to Quit Smoking Cigarettes Naturally
Is your new resolution to quit smoking cigarettes soon? Do you want to be smoke free?
Did you know that each cigarette takes 8 minutes of your life? If you do the math, that is a lot of time in a month or year that is taken away from you and your family.
Did you know that cigarettes contain over 4000 known poisons? Any of these poisons can kill you in high doses. We all know that nicotine is deadly but the massive chemicals in cigarettes are also very lethal.
Likewise, both nicotine and the chemicals found in cigarettes are extremely addictive.
If you’re like most smokers you have tried to quit at least once. And yes, many people who want to be smoke free are hard on themselves up for not being successful. What you probably already know is that cigarettes have a psychological, physical, social and habitual hold on you. Cigarettes are more than a monkey on the back. There is not just one addiction to kick, but it is many.
How to be Smoke Free
In order to quit smoking cigarettes you have to address all your addictions. Personally, I find cold-turkey the best method while using several therapies that focus on each addiction. However, if you are not keen on going cold turkey you can follow the below suggestions. A healthy diet that focuses on certain herbs and foods will cleanse the system. Eventually cigarettes are something your body will no longer crave.
But as I said, cold turkey is my preferred method to quit smoking cigarettes. Why extend the cravings which make it easier to give in to the desire to smoke?
Diet and Superfood Guide
To help you be smoke free you need to begin with a 3 day liquid cleansing diet. Drink organic fresh fruit and vegetable juices plus miso soup to get rid of the nicotine acid in the system. Your quit smoking cigarettes diet should consist of a lot of organic vegetable proteins. Drink a cup of green tea every day to help diminish body carcinogens.
After your 3 day cleanse go on a fresh foods only diet for 4 to 5 days. Include magnesium rich foods such as sea vegetables, dark leafy vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Also consume an ample supply of alkaline foods like organic celery, carrots and citrus fruits. Alkaline foods help with nicotine cravings.
Avoid foods that heighten cravings such as foods that have sugar, junk food and coffee. Stay away from oxalic acid-forming foods such as cooked spinach and chocolate (sorry, I know). But think of how wonderful chocolate will taste after you quit smoking cigarettes.
- Stellaria media Chickweed Extract to soothe mucous membranes
- Burdock Root and Red Clover can cleanse the bloodstream by flushing out toxic chemicals
- Ginger Nectar Concentrate Juice : Calms the nerves, reduces nausea, enhances and soothes digestion
- Gotu Kola : Reverses many of the harmful effects of nicotine like improve blood circulation in the body and improve memory
- Green Magma: Contains powerful antioxidants that helps repair damaged cells, promotes energy, assists with detoxification and enhances the immune system. It is also high in phytonutrients such as enzymes, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids and carotenoids
- Flax Oil for essential fatty acids (EFA’s): Protects against cancerous cells, enhances the nervous and brain system, calm the nerves, help stabilize blood glucose levels and enhance cardiovascular health
Quit Smoking Cigarettes | Herb Guide
- Lobelia tea, at least 2 cups a day. It is one of the best herbs that help with cravings
- Evening primrose for essential EFAs
- Oats or Skullcapto help with cravings
- Ginseng to rebuild the nervous system
- Valerianto calm the nerves, use sparingly
- Turmeric to neutralize cancer-causing cells
- Licorice Root an antioxidant that helps balance blood sugar
Note: Lobelia in high doses can decrease heart rate. Consult with a qualified specialist before taking.
Lifestyle Support Guide to Being Smoke Free
- Chew on Cloves to help curb cravings
- Cut a straw that is the size of a cigarette and smoke it like a cigarette when you get a craving, it helps you relax and keeps the hand busy
- Do deep breathing exercises for more body oxygen when you feel the urge for a cigarette; breathe deeply for at least 4 minutes
- Stay away from cigarette smoking environments like bars, a smoker’s home (friends and family), the smokers break area at work, etc.
- Get rid of All things related to cigarettes or tobacco such as ashtrays, cigarette cases, pipes, lighters, matches, etc
- Start exercising, it keeps your mind off smoking, rids the body of toxins a lot faster, calms the nerves and eases stress
- Find a friend who might want to quit smoking cigarettes with you. Support is always helpful
Note on Diet and Exercise to Quit Smoking Cigarettes
It is highly recommended that you consult a physician, dietary expert or a professional before starting any diet or exercise routine. This article is not intended for medical advice!
Featured Picture: Lobelia
Toxins in cigarettes: Headworth & Associates