The haze season is nearly here. In fact, the smog has already devoured Bangkok and Chiang Mai is only a few weeks — dare we hope months — away from this annual catastrophe. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has labelled air pollution a global public health emergency. “The very air we breathe is growing dangerously polluted: nine out of ten people now breathe polluted air, which kills 7 million people every year,” stated WHO. According to all experts, air pollution may not cause severe illness or lead to death for everyone, but it is guaranteed to worsen your respiratory system. In the short term there may be some inflammation, but in the long term you might end up suffering from asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Poor air quality can also damage your heart. It doesn’t take long after being exposed to the pollution for it to have an effect on your blood pressure, heart rate variability and even how your blood clots. The toxicity in the air can seriously lead to a heart attack and cancer. A study even suggested a link to dementia. This is all really bad news since air is all around us and the annual problem doesn’t appear to be getting fixed anytime soon.
The good news is that there are things you can do to mitigate this threat. Masks help prevent some exposure when venturing outside, but not completely, and who wants to be breathing through a mask during the hottest time of the year? To remedy the long term negative effect of pollution, a good diet is needed to support our respiratory and immune systems. Extra magnesium can help remedy lung health and reduce bronchial spasm and wheezing. Essential oils that can be found in olive oil are also positive to our body functions, especially the immune system. Fermented foods are also good for your gut which is a nest of our immune system.
Detoxification is also significant to wash out toxins that have entered our body, and an important player in this process is the antioxidant Glutathione. When this substance is stimulated, it will bind to toxins before being excreted via our bile. That stimulation can be found in various food including coffee. Probiotics that can be found in yogurt and food with live yeast can support the growth of glutathione. This antioxidant is consisted of amino acid, the essential substance that can be found in a variety of our daily meal including beef, pork, soybean, nuts. Other substances that will help detoxification include vitamin C, E, CoQ10, and fibre that helps our excretory system too.
Chelation therapy is one of the available treatments available to combat toxicity in blood. Using the concept of detoxification, this alternative therapy focuses on removing toxics and balancing the body’s core systems. With integrative medical solutions, Absolute Health provides high quality services that focus on treating the cause. The comprehensive service is focused on individuals’ overall wellbeing. Treatments are tailored to each person with intensive care from medical expert. Therapies include Oxidation Therapy, Ozone Therapy, Integrative Cancer Treatment, and much more.
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