Your lungs are the greatest asset in keeping well. Whenever waste material has been produced and harbored in the body, much of it has been broken down into various gases. This is the main course of bad breathe. This indicates that intestinal putrefaction has taken place and that the other eliminative channels are not carrying off the decomposed food waste as they should. It has been said that the lungs eliminates approximately two pounds of waste matter a day, which is equivalent to that thrown off by the kidneys or bowels.
Keep the lungs passages as free of catarrh as possible by avoiding too many flour products. In fact, avoid all starches, creamed soup and such-like. The lung structure is normally pink in composition, but city air, full of soot and smoke from factories soon turns the lung black. It is time we realize that the lungs must be kept in good healthy condition. This we can do through outdoor exercises in clean air. A man too busy to care for his health is like a mechanic too busy to care for his tools.
Hike or walk daily outside of the city limits or in the hills, clean the tissues with clean air. It is said that automobile exhaust gas hovers close to the ground, or at most, rises only about eight feet. Get above this level and rejuvenate yourself. Many cases of thyroid troubles and goiters vanish simply by moving the patient away from the gaseous automobile center in which he resides.
If troubled with catarrh or expectoration from the lungs, get into the hills often for hiking. Possibly you will have to change your occupation if you are inhaling unhealthy gases. Sleep in a healthy environment. Make certain that your other eliminative organs are working properly.
Onions or any of the onions family has a powerful stimulating effect on the lungs. Drink onion water, garlic or leek water or both from any of the cooked onion family. Drink at times of coughing, soreness or tenderness in lungs. You may add eucalyptus, honey and drink hot.
For extreme coughing, pour honey over some cut-up onions and let stand all night. Drink one teaspoonful of this juice every hour.
ASTHMA CURED BY BREATHING
Nature has produced a perfect breathing mechanism by the proper use of which health can be restored to many who has been pronounced incurable. Asthma in its worst form has been permanently cured by breathing exercises. Natural methods have been disregarded and injections substituted with disastrous results. These artificial methods do not cure, they only kill. We find that most people who suffer from asthma are either intercostal or clavicular breathers. A contraction of the bronchial tubes is caused by the contracted form of breathing, which is carried subconsciously to the nervous system controlling the action of the lungs. You see an asthmatic person coming along, and he breathes shallowly. Immediately he breathes from the diaphragm, the tension goes. Natural breathing is a cure for asthma. Asthma is more of a nervous than of an organic nature.
In my next post, I will teach you some natural breathing methods/exercises. Keep living healthily.