or: how to quit nicotine in four (easy) days.
each time he has relied on using a nicotine replacement patch to ‘ease’ symptoms, but didn’t do much else.
this time, with a whole new mental attitude in place, we decided to approach it from a whole body angle, and after a little research I came up with a four day plan to get him through kicking the habit cold turkey.
scrambled eggs, multigrain toast, raw broccoli (great for escorting the nicotine out of the body) a citrus fruit or drink.
16 ounces water + 8 drops lemon essential oil
1 Zendocrine Detoxification Complex Tablet (supports healthy cleaning and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin)
diffuse black pepper oil into the air: (black pepper has been shown in many studies to aid in recovering from tobacco addiction)
*repeat the water with lemon oil 6-8 times throughout the day*
this is the key element to flushing the nicotine from the body–it leaves in the urine (stay close to the bathroom) 🙂
rest. rest. rest.
turkey sandwich on multigrain bread with avocado, mustard. more raw broccoli and a tangerine.
more water with lemon oil.
carrot/orange/ginger juice for snack
grilled chicken breast with roasted red peppers
baked sweet potato with butter
water with lemon oil and another Zendocrine tablet
*key things to remember:
–the lemon oil water and the Zendocrine are going to speed up the “flushing” process. you should be urinating 2-4 times an hour by the end of day one. carrot juice is another great detox beverage.
–sugar/sweets may be a “trigger” (they were for my dude) so we learned really fast: no sweets until this passes!
–replace the “habit” part with another habit. this one is up to you, personally. day one might be too soon to figure that out. I bought essential oil inhalers that are white plastic and have a filter that can be filled with black pepper oil for him to use at work if (when!) the cravings hit….he can’t smell them yet, but I’m sure when those sensations return he will use them.
symptoms you may or may not experience:
fatigue, brain fog, lack of concentration, itchiness, panic, craving, sense of loss.
get as much sleep as you can, and drink, drink, drink!
tomorrow: day two!
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