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The Solution --- How to quit somking (Nairobi)

How to Stop Smoking by Using Oranges

Smokers face a great amount of difficulty when attempting to quit smoking. Not only do you have to overcome the addiction to nicotine, but you also have to break the habit which can prove even more difficult. There are a number of solutions offered out there, from the nicotine patch to nicotine gum, but if you are attempting to quit on your own, there are foods in your kitchen that may help. Fresh oranges and orange juice can help you deal with the cravings while replenishing the vitamins your system needs.



Buy fresh oranges. Make eating the oranges or drinking the fresh juice easy by having it prepared and ready to go when the craving hits. The oranges are acidic which will help eliminate the nicotine from the body. They are also rich in vitamin c which will help replace the toxins left by the cigarettes.
Decide how you prefer to eat the orange. You may choose to peel the orange, section it and store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it. An alternative is to slice it into quarter sections and store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Refrigerate the orange within two hours after cutting or peeling it. It should be fine in the refrigerator for up to one week, but always check for signs of spoilage before eating.
Prepare some fresh orange juice and store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator. If you have a juicer or juice squeezer, cut the orange into quarter sections first. Put the sections into the juicer, or squeeze each section over the squeezer. If you don't have either, you can just squeeze the section with your hands, letting the juice pass through a colander and then into a container. The colander will catch any unwanted seeds or pulp. Once you have your juice in the container, place an airtight lid onto the container and store it in the refrigerator. Refrigerate the juice within two hours of juicing; it can be left in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Drink at least two eight ounce glasses of orange juice or eat two oranges a day while your are quitting. The nicotine levels are highest the first couple of days after quitting. When feeling a craving for a cigarette, eat an orange or drink a glass of orange juice.
After you have successfully rid your body of the nicotine, continue to make fresh fruits and juices part of your daily diet.
Natural Ways to Help You Quit!
Make a list of all the reasons you want to quit smoking.
You may want to divide the list into "short-term reasons


. The late Nobel laureate and chemist Linus Pauling, PhD, suggested eating an orange whenever you have the urge to smoke.

A research group in Britain conducted experiments with smokers and oranges. The results were impressive. By the end of three weeks, the orange-eating cigarette smokers smoked 79% fewer cigarettes than they ordinarily would have, and 20% kicked the habit completely. It seems that eating citrus fruit has a kick that's similar to smoking a cigarette. Incidentally, when you take a piece of orange instead of smoking a cigarette, first suck the juice out and then eat the pulp. For many smokers, the thought of smoking a cigarette after they've had a citrus drink is unpleasant. If you feel that way--good! Carry a small bottle of citrus juice with you and, whenever you feel like lighting up, take a swig of the juice. And since each cigarette robs your body of between 25 and Protected content of vitamin C, the juice will help replenish it as well as keep you from smoking.

Red Clover, Red Clover!
To help cleanse your system of nicotine, and to help prevent tumors from forming, take 1/2 teaspoon of red clover tincture [available at health food stores] three times a day. drinking a cup of red clover tea once or twice a day may also help. To help detoxify your liver, drink 2 cups of milk thistle tea before every meal. In case you're worried about gaining weight now that you're not going to be smoking, these 6 cups of tea before meals may help you cut down on the amount of food you eat.

Marjoram tea [available at health food stores} makes your throat very dry, so smoking will not be nearly as pleasurable. Marjoram is naturally sweet--- nothing needs to be added to it. Have 1 cup of tea when you would ordinarily have your first cigarette of the day. Try 1/2 cup after that.... whenever you have an uncontrolable urge to smoke.

According to some Chinese herbalists, magnolia-bark tea is effective in curbing the desire to light up. You might want to alternate between magnolia-bark and marjoram teas.

If you want to stop or at least cut down on your tobacco habit, after your next cigarette or cigar, replace the nicotine taste in your mouth by sucking on a small clove. After an hour or two, replace the clove with another one. Without that lingering nicotine taste in your mouth, your desire for another smoke should be greatly reduced.

Bugs Bunny Secret!
James A. Duke, PhD. botanist with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland, smoked three packs of unfiltered, king-sized cigarettes a day--- until the day he quit cold turkey. That was close to three decades ago. According to Dr. Duke, carrots helped him quit. He would munch on raw carrots instead of puffing on a cigarette. "If cigarettes are cancer sticks," says Dr. Duke, "carrots are anticancer sticks." He explains that carotenoids, the chemical relatives of Vitamin A, are abundant in carrots. The carotenoids help prevent cancer, especially if they come from carrots or other whole foods rather then from capsules. Carrots also help lower cholesterol levels. Buy a bunch of baby carrots and munch on them throughout the day.

Apricots are rich in minerals like beta-carotene, potassium. boron, iron and silica. Not only do they help prevent cancer, they are also good for the heart, for promoting, estrogen production in postmenopausal women, for preventing fatigue and infection and for healthy skin, hair and nails.
Apricots are especially helpful in minimizing the long -term potential harm caused by nicotine. Start eating a few dried apricots every day and continue eating them even as a non smoker. Buy unsulfured, dried apricots. Sulfur [sulfite] preservatives can produce allergic reactions, especially in asthmatics. Also, the long-term accumulation of sulfites can cause unhealthy conditions.

In addition to eating carrots and apricots, unsalted, raw sunflower seeds are another wonderful munchie.
Tobacco releases stored sugar [glycogen] from the liver and it perks up one's brain.

Sunflower seeds stabilize the nerves because they contain oils that are calming and B-complex vitamin that help nourish the nervous system.[Maybe that's why baseball players often eat them during a game.] Tobacco increases the output of adrenal gland hormones, which reduces the allergic reaction of smokers. Sunflowers seeds have the same effect. Keep in mind that the seeds are fairly high in fat, so don't overdo it. Consider buying sunflower seeds with shells. the shelling process will slow down your consumption of the seeds.

The Dreadful Withdrawal Time!
During the worst time, the dreaded first week or two of withdrawal, push yourself to exercise--- walk, swim, bowl, play table tennis, clean your house, do gardening, play with a yo-yo. Just keep moving. It will make you feel better, It will help prevent weight gain. Incidentally, gaining 5 to 10 pounds because you stopped smoking is worth it when you consider the health risks of smoking.

But if you follow these suggestions, and also start eating the foods in the "Six Sensational Superfoods" section you may stop smoking and not gain weight.
{I will list the foods in that section here]
Bee Pollen, Flaxseed, Garlic, Ginger, Nuts, Yogurt.
Be kind to yourself and don't place temptation in your face.

Do not frequent bars
or other places where people smoke, smoke, smoke. Hang out at places where smoking is not permitted--- movie theaters, museums, the library, houses of worship, adult education courses at schools. etc. etc. Figure out how much money you'll end of saving each year by not smoking. Decide on exactly what you want to do with that money--- special treat's for yourself or your loved ones--- and actually put that money away every time you don't buy a pack of cigarettes when you ordinarily would have.

Clearing The Air!
If cigarette smokers are at your home and you don't want to ask them not to smoke, place little saucers of vinegar around the room in inconspicuous spots. the vinegar absorbs the smell of tobacco smoke. Lit candles add atmosphere to a room and absorb cigarette smoke at the same time. Scented candles emit a lovely aroma that can mask the tobacco stench. This is taken from Bottom Line's Healing Remedies by Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen

Good Luck
to anyone that is trying to quit smoking and
"Pass it on to others that you know
that are trying to quit and even those that are not for it might help them someday when they decide to quit."
I have been there to. I have smoked for 25 years and I have been free now for 20 years.

"Know that you can quit and don't ever give up trying,
and it will happen for you to."
Don't feel guilty when you have failed for that only makes it worse. Every victory you have, if it is quitting for a day or just skipping a cigarette pat yourself on the back. And one day you will be free no matter how long it takes.

For everyone who is still smoking
I pray for Our Almighty to guide you to the what you have to do and way that he would have you be free and to give you the strength and the desire and whatever you need. I ask also for a hedge of protection all around each person and their emotions. I ask that any health problems from this habit will be corrected.