In Chinese medicine, the Lungs are said to be the receptor of Qi (a flow of energy in the body), taking in the air and oxygen that our blood and brain need. Our lungs are vital for our survival – and improving lung health is essential for your overall well-being.
In this blog post, we will concentrate on lung function — and, in particular, assess the impact pathogens can have on the lungs and how you can get rid of them naturally.
What are pathogens?
Before we take a look at how to get rid of pathogens, we need to explain what they are. A pathogen is a type of organism that causes disease. There are lots of different microbes in your body – everyone has them! Nevertheless, if your immune system is weak or these microbes enter a part of your body that is typically sterile, problems can arise.
Pathogens differ from this. They can cause disease once they enter your body. All a pathogen requires is a host. Once the pathogen has established itself in your body, it manages to avoid the immune responses in your body, and it starts to use your own resources to replicate before exiting and spreading to a different host. Examples of pathogens include parasites, fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
There are a number of ways pathogens can be transmitted, depending on the type of pathogen. They can be spread by touching a surface that an infected person has touched, contact with feces, airborne particles, bodily fluids, and skin contact.
How do pathogens impact the body and lungs?
There are a number of different types of pathogens that can take host in your body and impact your lungs. Often viral respiratory pathogens cause issues in the lungs. The most common causes of bacterial lung infections include Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus species, and Streptococcus pneumonia. Some of these pathogens are major respiratory pathogens that activate airway inflammation to produce pneumonia.
What can we do to get rid of pathogens naturally?
Now that you know all about pathogens and the damage they can cause to your body, it is important to look at some of the different ways that you can naturally eliminate pathogens from your body.
Here are some examples:
Lower your exposure
The most effective place to start is by reducing as many toxins as possible from entering your body. We would recommend giving up the likes of alcohol, caffeine, drugs, and cigarettes. Plus, when you clean your home, make sure you select eco-friendly and natural options. Healthier cleaning options include microfibre cleaning cloths, vinegar, bicarb soda, and essential oils.
Make sure you have frequent bowel movements
One and two bowel movements per day is ideal to ensure waste is removed from your body quickly. If you do not pass waste regularly, it will be left in your body for too long. This can cause it to be reabsorbed back into your body, causing inflammation and toxicity. The good news is that there are a number of different ways you can promote good bowel function, including consuming
probiotics, trying herbal teas, drinking lots of water, eating plenty of vegetables and fruit, and exercising.
Last but not least, you may want to consider detoxing in order to get rid of pathogens naturally. Herbal teas are excellent here, especially in terms of boosting your kidney and liver function. Dandelion tea is a good option. Fruits, salads, and green juices also work well in terms of alkalizing and detoxifying your body. We recommend that you incorporate them into your diet regularly. Aside from this, onion, garlic, chlorella, apple, and cilantro are also great for detoxifying heavy metals from your body.
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