Amy Manz talks get­ting through the cold un­scathed

Highfields' Own - - Contents - BY REG­IS­TERED KINESIOLOGIST AMY MANZ

So here we are in the sea­son of runny noses, hor­ri­ble coughs and the dreaded nasal drip.

Yep, this edi­tion’s col­umn is ex­plor­ing ways to help us all get through the cold months rel­a­tively un­scathed.

Oh, and did I men­tion that hay fever sea­son is just around the cor­ner?

Let me in­tro­duce you to the salt in­haler – and no, it’s not naughty.

Th­ese lit­tle con­trap­tions have been a god­send in our house­hold over the past few years but not many peo­ple know about them, so here’s a run-down:

Salt in­halers are just as their name sug­gests – a tube filled with Hi­malayan pink salt.

While it’s rel­a­tively new in Aus­tralia, eastern Europe has been onto the ben­e­fits for more than 200 years.

The salt helps re­move mu­cus, bac­te­ria and tox­ins from your lungs as it has anti-bac­te­rial, anti-fun­gal and anti-mi­cro­bial prop­er­ties.

On breath­ing the salt in through the tube it cleanses the air­ways and brings the salt ions into your lungs to re­lieve asthma, al­ler­gies, colds, con­ges­tion and si­nus.

HOW TO USE THEM:

All you have to do is place the in­haler mouth­piece into your mouth, breathe in nor­mally through your mouth and ei­ther ex­hale through the nose or you can re­move your mouth from the mouth­piece and ex­hale.

The im­por­tant thing to re­mem­ber is to not breathe back into the mouth piece it­self. Now if you for­get and ac­ci­den­tally breathe back into the tube, don’t stress. You will just need to re­place the Hi­malayan salt in the in­haler.

The best news is that the in­halers are read­ily avail­able from most health food shops and are rel­a­tively in­ex­pen­sive (usu­ally about $40 RRP) for some­thing that you can use for a life­time, and the salt is also easy to ac­cess.

Feel free to get in con­tact via Face­book, Bliss­ful Essence — Amy Manz Kinesiologist if you would like more in­for­ma­tion or need help sourc­ing.

SALT IN­HALERS ARE GREAT FOR CLEANS­ING AIR­WAYS

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