You are now a Fresh Air Breather!
- Drink eight glasses of water daily (the first three on rising) to flush the nicotine out of your body more quickly
- Shower and wash your skin more frequently, ideally take a steam or a sauna, a lot of nicotine leaves the body via the skin so brushing your body with a body brush and showering more over the next ten days or so will speed up the elimination of nicotine from your system.
- Keep your blood sugar level even by eating regularly and sensibly. Evidence suggests it is easier to give up smoking if you eat lightly rather than over eating
- Every waking half hour take two long deep breaths, and practice additional deep breathing as much as possible over the next few weeks. Most people who stop smoking also stop deeply inhaling and become tense as a result of holding their breath. The only relaxing thing about nicotine is the belief that it is relaxing and the deep inhaling and exhaling which you can continue to do without ever needing to smoke again
- Take these vitamins and supplements to minimize any withdrawal or cravings. Often with hypnosis there are no craving or any withdrawal as you stop smoking but it is important to take the supplements anyway as they stabilize and strengthen the nervous system:
- Vitamin C 1000mg
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin B 3 also known as Niacin, Nicotinic Acid. (Only take non flush niacin)
- Selenium ACE selenium can help prevent cancer of the lungs, esophagus, liver, stomach prostrate, pancreas, brain and kidney by blocking the formation of tumors and also fights tumors once they appear
- Lobelia a herb which works to restore the lungs and stops cravings Lobelia is only available from a herbalist.
- Take one of each for the next 6 to 8 weeks along with a multi vitamin and mineral that contains zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. Then take just the multi-vitamin and mineral and the B complex
- Play your recording at least once a day every day for the next three weeks even if you feel you don’t need it. Don’t be alarmed if you initially feel worse rather than better after you stop smoking and definitely don’t use this as a reason to resume smoking. Although most people feel much better very soon after stopping smoking a few people do feel worse with symptoms like a nasty cough or stomach upset. This is due to the cleansing action in the lungs as it gets rid of all the nicotine deposits , any side effects will only last a few days or weeks. Straight away you will be free of tar, carbon monoxide and other poisons and pollutants. Within days your breath and teeth will be cleaner and your breathing easier, circulation will improve and your chances of getting lung cancer and many other smoking related diseases become less and less until eventually they are hardly any higher than if you had never smoked. For heart disease the risks reduce quickly too.
Benefits of Quitting Smoking
During the first few hours and weeks after having the last cigarette, your body enters the phase of healing. Some of the early symptoms of this phase will make you extremely uncomfortable, however, they will get better with time.
The following timeline tells you about the changes you would go through during your journey to quit smoking with mind-body practices.
1 Hour: circulation improves with a drop in blood pressure and heart rate.
12 Hours: the oxygen levels increase as the carbon monoxide due to smoking is expelled from the body.
24 Hours: the risk of acquiring a heart attack lessens and the stamina for exercising increases.
48 Hours: the sense of taste and smell gradually returns as the healing of nerves begin.
72 Hours: nicotine levels slowly begin to deplete and your physical cravings touch their peak.
30 Days: the athletic endurance improves indicating that your lungs are healing.
9 Months: Lungs are healed and the small hair present in them, the cilia, are recovered.
1 Year: a 50% reduction occurs in your risk of developing coronary heart disease.
5 Years: the blood vessels expand, reducing the risk of stroke.
10 Years: the chances of a fatality caused by lung cancer are reduced by 50 percent. The risk of acquiring cancer of the throat, mouth, or the pancreas is also reduced.
15 Years: the possibility of suffering from coronary heart disease becomes equal to that of a person who does not smoke.
20 Years: The possibility of death due to cancer or lung disease reduces the level of a non-smoker.
Additionally, you will also observe the following changes in your body as you quit smoking via mind-body practices:
• Breathing improves
• The skin glows
• The hair becomes shinier and stronger
• The nails reacquire their natural color
• Teeth lose any yellow hue and become whiter
• The immune system is strengthened