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Chronic Cough And The Benefits of Home Salt Therapy

Hello everyone. Today I am going to answer the question that a lot of you have been asking: what is chronic cough? For starters, this is not just a bad cough but one that is going to leave you feeling physically drained. The most severe cases lead to lightheadedness, vomiting and can even fracture your ribs.

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If you have been wheezing or coughing for 8 weeks or more, you most likely have chronic cough. There are many possible reasons that may cause it such as asthma, postnasal drip, tobacco or acid reflux. Coughing on occasion is not bad as it removes secretions and foreign substances in your lungs. But if the coughing goes on for weeks it is usually due to another problem.

One of the most common causes is postnasal drip. If your nose produces too much mucus, it ends up in the back of your throat, causing you to cough. It could also be due to allergic asthma. If that is the case, coughing will be influenced by seasons. It could also get worse if you have an upper respiratory infection or breathe chemicals, fragrances or cold air.

Aside from frequent coughing, other symptoms include a stuffy or runny nose, feeling there is something in the airways and frequent clearing of the throat. Other symptoms are shortness of breath, heartburn and in some cases, coughing with blood, depending on the cause.

Whatever the cause, frequent coughing is tiring and could lead to headaches, urinary incontinence, dizziness, excess sweating and fatigue due to low oxygen level into the bloodstream. The most common treatments are decongestants and antihistamines, but they are nowhere near as effective as you would think and they have side effects that could make things worse. This applies to those acid blockers and antibiotics as well, and it is not wise to rely on these.

A better, healthier chronic cough treatment is Saltair Home Salt Therapy. Saltair is a device that converts saline solution into microscopic salt particles that are released into the indoor air. These breathable salt particles permeate the whole respiratory system, clearing the mucus, reducing inflammation and making it easier for you to breathe. The salt particles penetrate deep into the lungs, to the alveoli, where the oxygen intake takes place. Here they will clear the mucus and increase the oxygen intake into the bloodstream, helping the whole body function better. The salt particles also help in cleaning the indoor air from odors, pollen, fungi, bacteria and viruses.

The ancient Europeans used to treat respiratory infections and coughing by visiting salt caves and breathing the salty air. Now, with the revolutionary portable Saltair device, you can have the same results in the comfort of your home or anywhere you might want to take it.

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About Wheezing

What is Wheezing?

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling like sound made while breathing.  It usually occurs during expiration (breathing out), but it can appear at inspiration (breathing in) as well.

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Wheezing is a result of narrowing of the airways, usually due to inflammation or by a physical obstruction. It is typically accompanied by difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. The narrowing of the airways can be caused by inflammation caused by asthma, respiratory infection or allergic reaction.  A physical obstruction can be from a tumour or a foreign object present in the airways.

Causes of Wheezing

The most common cause of recurrent wheezing is asthma. Other possible causes can include:

  1. Allergies
  2. Anaphylaxis (a very severe allergic reaction to allergenic triggers such as food, insect bite or medication)
  3. Asthma
  4. Bronchiolitis
  5. Bronchiectasis
  6. Bronchitis
  7. COPD
  8. Cystic Fibrosis
  9. Emphysema
  10. Epiglottitis (inflammation of the “lid” of your windpipe)
  11. Foreign object in the airways
  12. GERD — Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  13. Heart failure
  14. Lung cancer
  15. Aspirin or other medication
  16. Pneumonia
  17. Pulmonary Fibrosis
  18. Respiratory tract infection
  19. RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus)
  20. Sleep apnea
  21. Smoking
  22. Vocal cord dysfunction

Salt Therapy as Natural Treatment

Many breathing problems can be greatly improved by salt therapy. Salt therapy consists in breathing microscopic salt particles or salt aerosol. Salt has many beneficial properties, such as being antiinflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Because of these, the microscopic salt particles act deep in the lungs, reducing inflammation, fighting infections, and clearing the stagnant mucus.  This widens the airways and greatly improve breathing. As a result, more oxygen gets into the blood stream, more relaxed sleep and increase well-being will be noted.  You can easily have salt therapy at home, using an ultrasonic salinizer. This salinizer releases tiny salt particles in the air and you can benefit from salt therapy during your sleep hours. It is quite that easy!

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Home Salt Therapy and Asthma

Hello. We want to talk to you about Saltair Home Salt Therapy. This is a device that improves your breathing and helps clear up your respiratory system, and it’s especially effective if you have asthma or other conditions like bronchitis, COPD or shortness of breath.

Salt therapy is not new; it was used by the ancient Greeks thousands of years ago to help people with respiratory problems. Even during the medieval age, monks would take the sick in salt caves so they could inhale the salt particles. Unlike other asthma treatments that rely solely on anecdotal evidence, there is a growing number of medical institutions that build near these salt caves to take advantage of their healing properties.

If you have got asthma, or other breathing condition, and cannot afford to go to one of these salt caves, you can now try the Saltair device. This is an ultrasonic particle dispenser that uses ultrasonic frequency vibration to convert saline solution into microscopic salt particles. Once they’re converted, they’re released in the air to breathe them. These microscopic salt particles are able to travel deep into your lungs. It kills the bacteria and removes the mucus that make it hard for you to breathe.

Saltair salt therapy

At the same time salt particles also reduce inflammation and act as a humidifier for your respiratory tract. The salt aerosols also clean the air around you, removing dust, viruses and bacteria.

As you can see, the Saltair isn’t that big, and you can put in on your night table, desk or next to a chair while you’re watching TV. It’s also easy to use, as you just have to plug it in during the day or leave it on overnight. You can use this anywhere, but I suggest placing it near your bed at night when you go to sleep. With Saltair on, the salty air is directed at you.

The Saltair covers around 1700 cubic feet, so even if you move around the room you can still breathe the salt particles. However, this isn’t a humidifier and only releases salt for breathing.

Saltair is compliant with the FDA Canada and can be used by anyone with chronic respiratory disease. This is safe for men, women and children, including pregnant women and babies, and it isn’t going to interact with your medication or diet. In fact you can even use this for pets with respiratory problems.

Do you have a baby with runny nose? Just place the Saltair near them, plug the device and it’s going to help them breathe. And you get the same benefits if you’ve got elderly folk living with you with breathing problems. Unlike other asthma treatments, Saltair doesn’t require you to wear a mouthpiece or a mask.

Saltair comes with a free 3 month supply of natural rock salt, a cleaning kit and an instruction manual. It comes in a waterproof keychain pill container so you can bring it with you anywhere you go.

If you’ve been suffering from asthma and unable to get relief, maybe it’s time you gave Saltair a try. Trust me, you’ll breathe more easily.

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Salt Therapy Is a Sure Fire Remedy for Treating Respiratory Conditions

Salt therapy serves as a natural method of treating and even complimenting medical treatment of asthma, shortness of breath and seasonal allergies. 

Asthma is a respiratory disease which includes symptoms such as frequent coughing and a feeling of tightness within the chest. The effects of asthma include inflammation of the bronchial tubes which causes constriction of the airways within the lungs. This narrowing makes it very difficult for air flow to flow in and out smoothly which results in shortness of breath and coughing.

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Triggers which can bring about these symptoms and may even result in an asthma attack are varied in their nature and which would include; viruses, seasonal allergies, environmental pollution and even certain types of foods.

Allergic asthma is a term whereby sufferers have severe allergic reactions to ragweed (pollen), dust mites and mould. These added allergies tend to worsen the already significant symptoms presented when a patient has asthma.

Treatment that doctors often prescribe include heavy medications like antibiotics, corticosteroids and bronchodilators which help in normal breathing and reduces bronchial inflammation.

Though with prescribed medicines such as these, there are other side effects to look out for. Recent research has indicated that the long-term use of glucocorticosteriods (oral cortisone-like medications) may lead to low bone density and essentially osteoporosis.

An alternative treatment to harsh medical ones most of the medical fraternity prescribe to, is that of salt therapy. This therapy method is all-natural and does not include the use of harmful oral cortisones. Salt therapy is the safest for use of treatment in asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Saltair salt therapy

Salt therapy has become even more convenient with the availability of the Saltair device in order to convert your home into a salt room therapy haven. During the night sleep, the salt micro particles released by Saltair device aid in easing congestion, coughing and other breathing issues as it creates the perfect environment for natural healing to take place.

These micro salt particles inhaled aid in better mucous drainage, while purifying the lungs and reducing any inflammation within the bronchial tubes. Inhalation allows the salt particles to widen the airways and heal the bronchial tubes at the same time. Such therapies are used frequently to reduce the occurrence of repeated asthma attacks.

Home salt therapy, offering daily long-term exposure, will allow you to see the difference in your breathing while helping you cope with the uncomfortable symptoms of asthma. Long-term exposure by home salt therapy will help to desensitize the respiratory mucosa to allergens and diminish asthma symptoms, shortness of breath and asthma attacks.

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A Salty Solution for Hay Fever

What is Hay Fever?

An interesting facet of the human body is its ability to make mistakes. Your eyes are not the only thing you can fool given the right conditions. As it turns out, you can also fool your immune system into thinking you are under attack.

This strange phenomenon is known as hay fever.  In medical terms is called allergic rhinitis or respiratory allergy. Allergy is when you develop a set of symptoms when you inhale or ingest  seemingly harmless particles.

These particles are known as allergens, and they differ from person to person, depending on many factors. For some, it’s animal dander. For others, it could be pollen. There are even those that get attacked by hay fever from dust bunnies.

Allergy - Hay Fever - Allergic Rhinitis

In small amounts, these allergens do not pose any sort of realistic threat to someone’s health. Nevertheless, there are situations when the immune system would think is under attack. As a result, it will begin to take action in order to deal with the “foreign invader”.

This action (also known as hay fever symptoms) could include sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itching and eyes irritation. These symptoms can be strong enough to produce great discomfort and prevent sleep.

Remedies for Hay Fever

Fortunately, there are drugs specifically created for these purposes. These are known as antihistamine drugs. Antihistamines help to control the body’s response to allergens and diminish the symptoms.  They come in sprays or tablets.

However, there could be many side-effects from using these for a long time. Also they do not deal with the cause of the problem. As soon as the antihistamine wears of and you get exposed to your allergens, the symptoms return. The only way you can really eliminate allergic rhinitis is to build up your resistance against these allergens. This is not impossible!

One treatment has been known to reduce the symptoms and increase the resistance to allergens. Clinical studies have shown great results using halotherapy in respiratory allergies.

What is Salt Therapy?

Halotherapy, or salt therapy, is a method of treatment using breathable salt particles.  By inhaling microscopic salt particles they penetrate deep into the lungs and the small airways. Salt is known to have mukolytic effect – this will help with clearing the secretion and the allergens from the respiratory system.  It helps also to heal the irritation and reduces inflammation in the respiratory mucosa.

Long term exposure to salt therapy helps to desensitize the respiratory mucosa to allergens. This provides increased immunity and eases the allergic symptoms.

Salt therapy can be used at home using an ultrasonic salinizer or salt machine. This machine releases tiny particles of salt into the indoor air for breathing. It is recommended to use it during your sleep hours, to get 7-8 hours exposure. This will help to sooth and calm the irritation, clear the allergens and reduce the inflammation.

 

 

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How Saltair Aids a Customer Suffering from Asthma – Interview

Esther is one of our customers who’s been using the Saltair – Home Salt Therapy device for very long time! It’s been helping her for more than 6 years to breathe better and manage her respiratory symptoms. She finds Saltair very beneficent and it helps her with her asthma, bronchitis and breathing difficulties.

“It has helped me enormously and I hope it will help anyone with breathing difficulty”, she said in an interview. “I am so pleased with the product that I want tell the world!”

“In the morning I am not congested, I am not coughing and it helps me enormously.” she said.

 

 

The microscopic salt particles generated by Saltair penetrate into the respiratory system by natural breathing. Once they get inside, being so tiny, they travel to alveoli – smallest part in the lung where the oxygen exchange takes place – and help in clearing and reducing the inflammation. They kill bacteria, viruses or fungi and humidify the whole respiratory system, clearing the impurities and mucus. This is also very helpful in respiratory allergy or hay fever, where the allergens are cleared from the respiratory system and the inflammation reduced.

Shortly there will be an improvement in breathing and in shortness of breath. The blood gets more oxygen as a result of better oxygen exchange in alveoli, and this will induce a deeper more relaxed sleep and better body functioning.

Using salt therapy at home every day, at least during the night, will increase the respiratory immunity against respiratory infections and allergens.

 

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Health Benefits of Saffron in Breathing Difficulty and Shortness of Breath

Saffron is a reddish-golden colored spice collected from styles and stigmas of the flower of saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). It is utilized mainly as a spice and seasoning agent in cooking or as a coloring agent due to its beautiful yellow-orange color. Saffron also offers several health benefits making it one of nature’s most effective and most expensive herbs.

The saffron crocus is indigenous to the Mediterranean and Western Asia, and the main reason saffron has a significant cost is the fact its production is incredibly labor demanding.

Saffron’s healing effects were acknowledged since historical times in these cultures, and was utilized to ease stomach aches, enhance blood circulation and ease difficult breathing or shortness of breath.

Health Benefits of Saffron in Breathing Difficulty and Shortness of Breath

Among the multiple health benefits of saffron are: eases breathing in asthma attacks, improves lung and blood oxygenation, relieves whooping cough, croup cough, shortness of breath. Helps to fluidize thick mucus in the respiratory system and lungs being recommended in cystic fibrosis or respiratory infections. It also helps in depressive disorders, atherosclerosis, in learning and memory retention, and lots of other health issues. Its natural carotenoids and antioxidants components, crocin, are considered liable for enhancing arthritis, enhancing eye and vision and numerous other saffron’s health advantages.

Saffron has a distinct flavor that comes from the chemical compounds picrocrocin, and safranal. Saffron can be used in tea and cooking, especially used with rice. One amazing recipe, even though very elaborated but worth to try, is the Iranian Jeweled Rice that you can find here. There are many much easier to cook saffron recipes online that you can try and include in your diet.

As Hippocrates says, “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food” – very true indeed!

 

 

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15 Health Benefits of Squash

Fall harvest squash varieties are now available in stores and marketplaces. They are full with nutrients and health benefits that everyone should consider.

There are many varieties of winter squash (fall harvest squash) such as pumpkin, spaghetti squash, acorn squash and butternut squash and others less popular. Each type exhibits differences in color or shape, size and flavor, but all have hard shells that allows winter squash to have a longer storage life.

Squash provides numerous health benefits that may reduce the risk of many diseases, including respiratory diseases, asthma symptoms, breathing problems or shortness of breath, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis, due to the high levels of alpha-beta-carotene (Vitamin A), vitamin C, magnesium, polysaccharides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds:Squash health benefits

Winter squash can be baked, boiled or steamed and can be used in many food recipes and delicious desserts.

Do not forget to save the seeds that you scoop out of your winter squash! They are a good source of rich nutrients and a healthy and delicious snack. You can eat them plain or bake them with rock salt on a cookie sheet at 160 to 170 degrees, for about 15 – 20 minutes.

Check other health tips at www.HomeSaltTherapy.com

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Black Seeds – Ancient Healing Food

The black seeds come from an annual flowering plant called Nigella Sativa. Black seeds healing properties are well-known since ancient times. It is frequently referred to as Roman coriander, black caraway, black sesame, black cumin and black onion seed. Today, Nigella Sativa is primarily known as black seed.

The earliest record showing cultivation and use as food and in healing come from ancient Egypt. In Arabic culture it is known as “seed of blessing” and “a remedy for all diseases except death”.

Black Seeds Health Benefits

Many traditionally known black seeds healing benefits have been thoroughly confirmed by biomedical literature and clinical studies. In fact, PubMed – the public library of clinical studies – shows over 600 studies involving Nigella Sativa.  Here is a link to one of them but you can easily create your search for “nigella sativa”.

Black seeds have many pharmacological properties such as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, helping in fighting pathogens and strengthen the immunity. They are also anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce inflammation. Many respiratory problems involve inflammation of the mucosa. Drinking tea or using black seeds oil can provide great relief and improve breathing.

Black seed is another natural remedy proving great natural healing properties on respiratory system and respiratory diseases. It was found to help in asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, tonsillitis, and other breathing problems. For a synergistic effect in respiratory diseases and shortness of breath, use home salt therapy together with food that is known for its respiratory benefits, such as black seeds.

Salt therapy, by providing breathable salt particles, replicates the seashore aerosol or salt cave aerosol. These are well known for their respiratory benefits. Natural, easy to use and non-invasive, it is now available for home use. Food and the air we breathe, are important factors in our health!

 

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Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases

Cayenne Pepper is well known for thousands of years for its healing properties. The famous herbal Dr. Schulze said:
“If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”

Cayenne pepper was found to have potent effects in the heart and circulatory system. It is also considered a lifesaver in the case of heart attack. Beside the other health effects illustrated in the picture below, cayenne pepper also has significant health effects on respiratory system and mucus membranes. In sore throat a gargle with cayenne pepper tea and a pinch on natural rock salt will cure it.

cayenne pepper health benefits

The capsaicin in cayenne pepper stimulates secretions and protects mucus membranes in the entire respiratory tract. It helps to clear stagnant mucus and opens the airways. It is of great help in sinusitis and cystic fibrosis to eliminate stagnant secretions. Drinking cayenne pepper tea is beneficial in colds and flu and promotes sweating.

Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene has great effects on reducing symptoms in asthma. It helps in developing healthy mucus membranes in the nasal passages, sinuses, lungs and urinary tracts.  This will provide protection against invading pathogens and increasing immunity to infections.

Due to its high capsaicin and beta-carotene content, cayenne pepper is an excellent decongestant and expectorant.  This make it useful in cystic fibrosis where the transport of mucus is altered. It helps to loosen the sticky mucus and eases elimination. It reduces swelling and inflammation in the respiratory tract, improving breathing.

Due to these health benefits, using cayenne pepper together with home salt therapy is highly recommended. This will potentize the benefits in respiratory diseases and strengthen the immunity.

Lots of reasons to include cayenne pepper in your diet!