Tips To Quit Smoking

I don’t smoke cigarettes. A friend asked me if I knew ways to help stop smoking and I didn’t.  So I did some research and here’s what I found.  There’s a lot of ideas out there that I wouldn’t recommend (without having tried them) – medicines, nicotine gum/ patches, because it goes against my philosophy of using natural means to stay healthier. Here’s simple stuff that might help.

There’s a big mental/ emotional component to nicotine addiction to help cope with stress. Learning to discipline yourself with healthy strategies instead of relying on smoking a cigarette during routine/ challenging moments (in the mornings, breaks at work, with alcohol, when you’re triggered, after sex) will be the biggest factor in helping to quit.  You’re less likely to smoke a cigarette after taking a run or doing a meditation.  Anything that helps you stay healthy will build positive momentum and motivate you to take the best care of yourself.  

Ultimately it comes down to will power, self discipline and making good choices, while having self love to be patient with the process.  Change is uncomfortable.  Many people experience the discomfort of detox effects and difficulty learning new ways to help relieve stress.  Chiropractic care is the ultimate way for your body’s nervous system to adapt and clear stress. This can be one of the most challenging addictions to break, but you can do it.  

Healthy Supportive Strategies 

  • Movement, Exercising, Stretching
  • Breathing exercises 
  • Getting outside in fresh air and nature
  • Eating healthier fruits and vegetables
  • Getting chiropractic care 
  • Prayer 

Herbal treatments

Some herbal remedies may also help reduce cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms, such as emotional unrest and irritability.


I know – I’m suggesting you chew on carrots instead of smoke cigarettes. I recommend them with hummus. 


You can keep a stick of licorice root handy and suck on it in place of a cigarette.

Green tea 

keeps the system flooded with micronutrients and amino acids thought to help diminish the urge to smoke, and helps repair tissues that have been damaged by smoking.


Those who took turmeric eliminated three to eight times more carcinogens from their bodies as smokers who took no turmeric.


Peppermint has a lot of neurological health benefits. It is known to improve blood circulation and relax the nerves. Peppermint herb infused teas can help reduce cravings to smoke and rich in healing properties that can help clear the lungs and respiratory passages.

Ginger Root Herb

Apart from reducing stress, indigestion, cough and cold, it also helps to reduce cravings for cigarettes. Rich in protein, calcium, and iron, smoking this herb can also help relax the nerves. Teas or concoction made out of Ginger root can really help reduce cravings for cigarettes.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking

During the first hours and days after your last cigarette, your body begins the healing process as soon as you begin quitting smoking. Some of the early symptoms will make you feel worse, but they will get better. Let’s look at the healing timeline: (14)

1 Hour:  Heart rate and blood pressure drops, and circulation begins to improve.

12 Hours: Carbon monoxide from cigarettes is dispelled from the body, increasing oxygen levels.

24 Hours: The risk of heart attack begins to decrease! And, exercise becomes easier.

48 Hours:  The senses of smell and taste start to come back as the nerves begin to heal.

72 Hours:  Nicotine levels are depleted!  This is also when physical cravings reach their peak.

30 Days:  Lungs are healing and athletic endurance increases.

9 Months:  Lungs have healed themselves, and the cilia (small hairs in the lungs) have recovered.

1 Year:  The risk for coronary heart disease is decreased by 50 percent.

5 Years:  Arteries and blood vessels begin to widen, lowering the risk of stroke.

10 Years:  Chances of developing lung cancer and dying from it are cut in half. Chances of mouth, throat and pancreatic cancer are also significantly reduced.

15 Years:  Likelihood of developing coronary heart disease is equal to that of a non-smoker.

20 Years: The risk of death from lung disease and cancer drops to the level of a person that has never smoked.

In addition to this timeline, many ex-smokers will see:

  • Skin starts to glow
  • Hair becomes stronger and shinier
  • Nails return to natural color and become less brittle
  • Breath improves
  • Teeth become whiter
  • Immune system functioning improves

Alright there you go. It’s amazing how the body is able to heal with the proper care, nutrients and time, and the healing properties of natural remedies available to help us.  Chiropractic care is all about helping your body function optimally and heal naturally too.  Come check out our health classes every week to learn how to live healthier for life.  


  • EMF 101 and the Electromagnetic Field 
  • Human Bioenergetic and Magnetic Energy
  • Sources of EMF Radiation  
  • Effects on your health
  • How to Reduce Harmful Expures

Electromagnetic Frequenies (EMF’s)

“If you could eliminate certain outside frequencies that interfered with our bodies, we would have greater resistance toward disease.” – Tesla

EMF’s exist all around us both. In our modern technological age, they’re increasingly everywhere all the time.  We may not realize because we can’t see them.  The effects the 5G experiment are largely unknown but are increasingly damaging to our health.  Here’s what to know and how to procect yourself and your home. 

Basic Understanding of Electromagnetic Spectrum 

Radiation exists all around us and is in two forms: Ionizing and Non-Ionizing radiation.

Ionizing radiation is a form of energy that acts by removing electrons from atoms and molecules of materials that include air, water, and living tissue. It can travel unseen and pass through these materials.  Ionizing activity can alter molecules within the cells of our body and may cause eventual harm (such as cancer). 

Non-ionizing radiation has less energy than ionizing radiation. It does not remove electrons from atoms or molecules of materials that include air, water, and living tissue. 

Low frequency EMF radiation. They have lower frequencies than visible light and are non-ionizing radiation. Examples include EMFs from microwave ovens, computers, visible light, smart meters, WiFi, cell phones, Bluetooth, power lines, and MRIs.

High frequency EMF radiation. These have higher frequencies than visible light, which are ionizing radiation. Examples include ultraviolet (UV) light, alpha particles, beta particles, positrons, X-Rays, and Gamma rays.

Natural EMF’s

Electric and magnetic fields are an essential part of the physical and unseen world of our atmosphere. We have evolved with the natural EMFs of Earth’s and planetary magnetic field – the earth, sun and moon which synch with our healthy biological rhythms. The earth’s magnetic field is how we use a compass to find the north pole. Earth’s EMF is called the Schumann resonance (7.83 Hz). The sun is a big source of natural EMFs, including visible light and UV radiation.

Your Body is Electric and Magnetic 

Our bodies are electrical in nature. We’re made up of atoms, including protons, electrons, and neutrons. Protons have a positive charge, neutrons have a neutral charge, and electrons have a negative charge. When these charges are out of balance, an atom becomes either positively or negatively charged. The switch between one type of charge and the other allows electrons to flow from one atom to another. The flow of electrons (negative charge) is what creates electricity. Our bodies are huge masses of atoms, so we can generate electricity.  Electric and magnetic fields occur naturally within our bodies in association with nerve and muscle activity.

We’re electrical in nature and our brains respond to the fields of energy. Scientists have discovered our bodies contain the magnetic material magnetite, in the human brain. Magnetite is a mineral that is especially susceptible to magnetic attraction, and allows us to respond to external fields. 

EMF’s Negative Effects On Health 

Excessive and chronic levels of radiation in your environment can lead to nervous system imbalances from neurotoxicity. 

At the cellular level, EMF waves interrupt major enzymatic processes in the body. Mitochondria and liver enzymes operate based on electrical conductivity and light energy. Our mitochondria sense EMFs as an environmental danger and release an immune reaction of inflammatory cytokines and endotoxins. This immune response causes internal stress and increases our susceptibility to contracting acute and chronic disease. This may lead to the following malfunctions:

  • Memory loss and Dementia
  • Leaking of the Blood Brain Barrier
  • Headaches, Migraines and Dizziness
  • Insomnia and other Sleep Disorders
  • Immune Deficiency, Infections and Cancer
  • Hormonal Imbalance, Infertility and Miscarriage
  • Mood imbalances, Irritability
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Metabolic Disorder, Heart Disease and Diabetes:

EMF radiation has been shown to interfere carbohydrate metabolism, leading to blood sugar imbalances and an increasing prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes. It has also been shown to interfere with the body’s metabolism of dietary fats, contributing to instances of high blood pressure, cholesterol and heart disease.

While these natural EMF’s are essential to your well-being and life, EMF’s from man-made sources — electric currents and voltages from the power system — are harmful to us. EMFs impact our bodies on a cellular level, interfering with our natural bio-electromagnetic functions, causing negative impacts on health including cell membrane damage, loss of calcium ions and DNA damage. Long-term exposure to EMF’s has been linked to significant diseases, including cancer, brain tumors, diabetes, depression, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and even suicide.  Studies also link EMFs to premature aging. 

Sources of Artificial EMF radiation

Exposure to these harmful EMFs come from a wide range of sources including your TV, Wi-Fi, AirPods, Ear Buds, Bluetooth, Smart Watches, Infrared Saunas, Smart appliances, Microwave ovens, cell phone radiation, smart meters on homes. WiFi routers, WiFi-enabled devices, and Bluetooth energy.

EMF Protection/ Detoxing

“It is virtually impossible to achieve high levels of health in the 21st century unless you are addressing your EMF exposure.” —Dr. Joseph Mercola

Any lifestyle change that reduces stress (exercise, nutrition, environment and chiropractic care) can help with EMF related symptoms, but nothing replaces removing EMF exposure altogether.  Here are simple ways to reduce EMF exposure. 

Buy An EMF Protection Cell Phone Case.

Avoid Body Contact With Your Cell Phone and Computer

Use Ethernet when possible 

Turn off your Wi-Fi whenever you are not using it, especially when you go to bed

Use Airplane mode on phone at night when sleeping

Avoid Bluetooth-type wireless headphones

Get a Radio Frequency Meters Used to detect EMF Radiation

Grounding- Put your bare feet on the ground and allow them to soak up the Earth’s negatively-charged electrons, which help remove heavy metals and can reduce inflammation.

Spend More Time In Nature- Time daily to disconnect from modern technology


Living Your Dreams 

What do you see?

It seems life is flowing by faster every year and time is speeding up.  I’ve been focussing on my vision for 2024; seeing clearly what I want and designing an action plan to achieve it.  The process is called vision mapping.  Vision is imperative to know and realize the dreams in your heart. 

In the mornings, I’ve been taking time to be quiet and sit in silence. I’ll go outside with my coffee, journal and focus on my breathing.  The goal is to get out of my head and calm my mind so I can listen and tune into the presence of God.

I start to visualize what I want in my life and write it down. I see and feel how I want to live, and it becomes more real to me. After, I feel more relaxed, peaceful and inspired.  I’ve received creative ideas, insights and perspective of my life.

The notes I’ve written are used to plan the vision map with action steps to get the results. It’s an ongoing project I review often to organize my time and priorities to make it a reality. 

We’re all one of a kind, created for a specific purpose. Everyone has special talents, skills, dreams and desires. Our vision allows us to live out our dreams and destinies.  

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. – Proverbs 29:18

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”- Henry David Thoreau




Victoria Aguilar