Healing While Smoking

May 2014
 
    
I Know It Will Kill Me, But How Will I Be Affected In The Meantime?
  

If you smoke, you already have been told you will die because of emphysema, heart disease, and cancer. While smokers ARE at an increased risk of developing these diseases, we would like to focus on the lesser known ill effects, namely poor tissue, bone, and wound healing.

Nicotine also increases the adhesiveness of platelets, raising the risk of blood clots, therefore the propensity for a stroke is high. 

Smoking also increases the likelihood that you will GET injured. It was found in Army Basic Training that smokers were TWICE as likely to incur injuries than non-smokers. 

 

How Smoking Affects The Bones?

Multiple studies have demonstrated a significant difference in the healing time of bone between groups of smokers and non-smokers. One study showed that smokers with a fracture to the lower leg bone (tibia) required 4 WEEKS LONGER than non-smokers in the healing process. Another study looked at patients who had undergone surgery for a specific wrist injury: 95% of non-smokers healed completely while 68% of the smokers healed completely. Numerous other studies have shown that the average time until complete healing was over 2 months longer in the smokers.

Similar to wound and tissue healing, bones are nourished by minerals, oxygen, and nutrients all supplied by the blood stream. When nicotine constricts blood vessels, decreased levels of nutrients can reach the bones. Nicotine constricts blood vessels to approximately 25% of their normal diameter while the effects of bone healing may not seem as important as other effects; you are much less likely to be satisfied with your outcome following routine fracture, injury, or surgery. 

 

There is no doubt you can stop smoking, you just haven't been scared enough yet. Why do you have to wait for something dramatic to happen for you to be inspired to stop? Want to know what the key is? 

Don't buy them... hmmm. 

 

 
How Smoking Effects The Health Of Your Children:

 

Studies show that children who grow up encountering secondhand smoke on a regular basis are more likely to get / have...

*Ear Infections (One study suggests that 2/3 of childhood ear infections are due to secondhand smoke)

*Coughs & Colds

*Respiratory Problems (Asthma / Bronchitis / Pneumonia)

*Tooth Decay

*Learning Disabilities

*Behavioral Problems (ADD/ADHD)

Other symptoms are stuffy nose, headache, sore throat, eye irritation, and hoarseness. Just to name a few.

Children will also have a much harder time healing or recovering from an illness or injury.

 

Secondhand smoke may cause problems for children later in life, including:

*Lung Cancer

*Poor lung development

*Heart Disease

*Cataracts
Third Hand Smoke:
Not smoking in front of your kids won't keep them entirely safe either. Third hand smoke happens when the many toxins/chemicals from a cigarette are embedded on your skin and your clothes and is then inhaled by the child. 
 
 
Tools In Our Office To Help Break Addictions:            
We understand that Smoking is an addiction. We want to (and can) HELP make breaking this addiction easier!
- 21 Day Detox
- Detoxification Foot Bath (See Coupon Below)
- Massage
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Nutrition Testing/Counseling
- Supplements
- Essential Oils
 
 


In This Issue:
How Smoking Effects Children
Essential Oils
Supplement Of The Month
 
Oil Of The Month:

Black Pepper 

Essential Oil:

In one study, it was found 

that inhaling vapors from 

Black Pepper Essential Oil 

greatly reduced the cravings 

for a cigarette. It was also 

noted, that anxiety levels 

were much lower as well.

 

Our advice would be to try diffusing Black Pepper Oil at 

your desk or in your home. 

Also, to curb those sudden cravings, have a bottle with 

you so you can put a drop or two on your hands, rub them together, cup over your nose and take 5-10 deep breaths.

 

A few other oils that some 

have had success using are, Clove, Thieves, Purification, 

GLF, or Peace & Calming. 

We do not keep all of these oils on-hand, but are happy to order them for you!  

 

 
Supplement Of The Month:
Cataplex-B
by Standard Process
     

This product can assist you in your efforts to stop smoking. How? Well, studies show that those who are addicted to Tobacco, tend to have a deficiency in Niacin (also called vitamin B-3). If we can increase the amount of this vitamin in your system, the cravings for more (from cigarettes) should be greatly diminish. 

Cataplex-B also balances and stimulates the metabolic, cardiovascular, and nervous systems. 

Call now to set up your FREE nutrition consult with Karen to learn more about this product!

   

 Available for purchase at Scheideman Chiropractic.
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