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Hum for health…


I thought I would share a health tip I posted at the start of COVID-19 about Nitric oxide ( NO). Nitric oxide is a vasodilator gas produced in our paranasal sinuses and has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. And when you exhale and hum, it increases your nitric oxide levels. Foods high in nitric oxide include green leafy vegetables, dark chocolate, beets, citrus fruits, watermelon, and pomegranates.


Studies have shown nitric oxide levels increased with humming 7 to 15-fold compared with a quiet exhalation. So, why not hum if it can assist and maybe even lessen symptoms of allergic rhinitis, sinus, and respiratory infections? Humming also stimulates the vagus nerve to move you out of the “fight or flight” response and into the “rest and digest” state. It is an easy stress reduction technique that can also decrease inflammation. It’s a win-win-win!!


Since COVID cases are up, why not add some humming during your day to help strengthen your immune system?


Balance & blessings,

Regina

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