Amy Manz talks getting through the cold unscathed
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