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With the current Canadian wildfires, large swaths of Canada and the Eastern Seabord are blanketed in smoke. We wanted to review how best to support your body post-smoke inhalation right now with the tools you have and encourage you to be mindful to protect your breathing pathways.

 

Smoke inhalation can introduce a range of harmful substances into your body, causing inflammation and damage to your respiratory system. Here's a list of potential methods to help your body recover after smoke inhalation. These include traditional therapeutic modalities such as Infrared Saunas, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy, and Ozone therapy.

 

Medical Assessment: First and foremost, seek immediate professional medical treatment if you are struggling. Smoke inhalation can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening, injuries that require prompt medical attention.

 

Vitamin C: This essential vitamin plays a crucial role in the body's healing process. It's a powerful antioxidant that can help combat oxidative stress caused by smoke inhalation, protecting cells from damage. Vitamin C also supports the immune system and promotes the health of the skin and mucous membranes, which can be affected by smoke. In addition, it plays a key role in the synthesis of collagen, a protein that helps repair damaged tissues. Consuming foods rich in Vitamin C, or taking supplements can be a useful part of a recovery regimen after smoke inhalation.

 

Hydration: Stay hydrated. Drinking fluids can help thin the mucus in your lungs, easing the coughing and helping your body to expel harmful particles. Always make sure to filter your water!

 

Rest: Your body needs the energy to repair and heal. Getting plenty of rest can help.

 

Healthy Diet: Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help your body repair damage caused by smoke inhalation. Try to include cilantro and milk thistle!

 

Infrared Sauna: Infrared saunas can help promote detoxification, improve circulation, and soothe respiratory muscles, possibly aiding in smoke inhalation recovery.

 

Dry Brushing: This is a traditional practice that involves brushing the skin with a firm, dry brush. It's believed to stimulate the lymphatic system, which plays a critical role in the body's detoxification process. After smoke inhalation, promoting effective detoxification can be crucial for recovery. Dry brushing may also help to exfoliate the skin, boosting its health and potentially aide in the elimination of toxins through the pores.

 

Binders: Binders are substances that can bind to and help the body eliminate toxins. They work by adsorbing toxins in your body, preventing their reabsorption, and facilitating their excretion through the digestive tract. This can be especially helpful after smoke inhalation, where a variety of harmful compounds might be introduced to the body. Binders like Universal Binder by EquiLife or BioToxin Binder by CellCore contain ingredients such as activated charcoal, bentonite clay, or other specialized compounds, which have strong toxin-binding properties.

 

PEMF Therapy: PEMF therapy uses electromagnetic fields to improve circulation and cell function, which could help in repairing damage caused by smoke inhalation. It may also reduce inflammation, aiding the healing process.

 

Ozone: Ozone involves introducing a small amount of ozone into the body, which is said to enhance the body's intake and use of oxygen and activate the immune system. It is not recommended to directly breathe in medical grade ozone which is why we use TheraO3, breathable enhanced oxygen. 

 

Physical Therapy: Respiratory therapy exercises can help to improve lung capacity and function following damage from smoke inhalation.

 

Air Purifier: After exposure to smoke, using a high-quality air purifier can be beneficial. It can help filter out lingering smoke particles and other pollutants from your environment, reducing your exposure to potentially harmful substances. This is especially beneficial in your home or other places where you spend a significant amount of time. Choose an air purifier with a HEPA filter, as these are capable of capturing fine particles like smoke. Ensuring clean air indoors helps lessen the burden on your respiratory system and facilitates recovery.

 

Liver Cleanse: Your liver is a key organ in detoxification, helping to filter toxins from your blood. After smoke inhalation, supporting liver health can be beneficial in handling the influx of toxins. A liver cleanse, using Liver Support by Rejuv, can help support the liver's natural detoxification processes. These typically include a variety of herbs and nutrients that support liver function and health.


TUDCA (Tauroursodeoxycholic acid), like that found in CellCore's Advanced Tudca product, is a water-soluble bile acid that can also support liver health. It assists with bile flow and can help protect liver cells from damage. Again, it's crucial to use these products under the guidance of a healthcare professional, as detoxification and liver support need to be managed carefully to ensure they are safe and effective.

 

Expectorants: After smoke inhalation, your body's natural response can include the production of excess mucus in an attempt to trap and expel harmful particles. An expectorant is a type of medicine that helps to loosen and thin this mucus in the airways, making it easier to cough up and clear from your lungs. By promoting the expulsion of this mucus, expectorants can help to alleviate congestion, improve breathing, and speed up the removal of harmful smoke particles.

 

Remember, these are potential treatment options that should be discussed with your healthcare provider to ensure they're appropriate for your specific situation. They should not replace immediate medical attention in the case of smoke inhalation. You can also contact us directly at therahealth@therasage.com

 


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