Admit it – you really want to know more about blood rain...

The Good Life Letter 

10th April 2016

Over the past week have you noticed a gritty feeling in your eyes and a tickly dry cough to go with it?

It had been bothering me that I seemed to be developing the symptoms of hay fever, something that I thought I had under control.

But after last weekend in the garden, and a fair few opportunistic long walks with the dog in the last few days I had begun to really feel it.

Fortunately, I have a handy remedy which sorted all that out... more to come on that front, but I did think it odd.

We’ve just been through a few cold snaps that have stopped the flowers blooming and even the grass has slowed.

Surely it is far too early for any plant to be contemplating producing pollen?

Searching around for an answer I happened upon the Birmingham Mail headline from last Monday which stopped me in my tracks...

‘Saharan dust cloud and "blood rain" could be heading for West Midlands’ ran the story – so at least I knew why I was getting sore eyes and chest – but what on earth was heading my way as ‘blood rain'!

Being a devotee in my youth of Hammer Horror films I began to have fantastical ideas about the streets running with rivers of dark red liquid, vampires gorging on young maidens and Quatermass monsters prowling under streetlights... blood rain sounded like perfect weather for all of this.

But the trusty B’ham Mail dashed this concept by announcing that the high levels of red Saharan dust in the atmosphere would lead to red staining on buildings in the next rain.

Doesn’t sound nearly as interesting, but probably a lot safer – especially for the young maidens of the county!

The delight of knowing

Whatever the reason though I knew I had a trusty friend within arm’s reach that would resolve my eyes, nose and chest issues.

Funny to think it now but this little marvel was one of the reasons I first started stocking products for Good Life Letter readers, after I visited the Allergy Show in London in 2005.

Positively a lifetime ago.

Back then I couldn’t believe that there wasn’t anywhere that was stocking the answer to so many common breathing issues like hay fever, asthma and allergic reactions – so I did a deal with the man there and then, and the rest is history.

I am, of course, referring to the original refillable Salt Pipe.

Every day when I’m sitting in my study going through my e-mails and pondering the week's news in order to write up the Good Life letter, I have a habit of reaching for my trusty SaltPipe and breathing through it.

Could it really be that easy to fight off a year’s worth of breathing problems without resorting to antihistamines, inhalers and nasal sprays?

Can the impact of drawing air through the Transylvanian Halite salt crystals be making such a huge difference to my respiratory health?

Of course it can, that was one of the major reasons I chose to support this product back in the mists of time.

It’s amazing how something so powerful, so effective and so easy to use becomes forgotten as it becomes an everyday item.

Let me recap just what an effective way to deal with all of these issues this gem can be:

  • Coughs and colds, including the persistent dry cough that you are often left with.The salt acts as a major anti-inflammatory agent, thus reducing the impact that cold-causing bacteria and viruses have on the small tubes in the respiratory tract. This allows the air to flow more freely as well as promoting the body’s natural ability to clear the airways of mucus.
It works for all ages too.
In a study of children, researchers found that a saline nasal wash could help reduce the symptoms and reduce the risk of catching more coughs, sore throats, blocked nose and sinuses and colds.
Of course, there is a more obvious way that the highly saline conditions in the SaltPipe help – as you breathe in through the system it directly kills off any pathogens in the atmosphere. Basically they can’t stand being salted!
  • Asthma and other breathing difficulties which are often worse as the weather turns colder. Once again the combined effect of chronically reduced airflow that occurs in conditions like asthma, along with localised inflammation, can mean misery for so many people.
Often the fear of initiating an asthma attack can be severely limiting to social interactions and the types of things that the rest of us take for granted, like a trip to the shops.
A series of research findings in the UK and USA have shown the benefits of saline infused atmospheres for helping control asthma attacks.
  • Cystic Fibrosis sufferers can also get major benefits from using a SaltPipe. This is a very debilitating genetic condition caused by the failure of an enzyme in the body that allows the build up of thick mucus in the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.
Daily physiotherapy is needed to drive the mucus from the lungs to ensure that the airways stay clear.
By using the SaltPipe though, several studies have shown that the build up of mucus is reduced and can be less viscous and therefore easier to mobilise with the physio treatment.
  • In addition to the above there are benefits for those suffering from allergies, sinus problems, hay fever, chest infections, bronchitis, sore throat, wheeziness, COPD, emphysema, breathing difficulties and respiratory problems caused by smoking.

Like I say, there is so much that I had tended to overlook the way this little marvel can help – especially at this time of year.

If you would like to read about other people's experience of using the refillable SaltPipe then please click here

Don’t leave your SaltPipe in the drawer

Of course, having told so many people about the benefits of Salt Pipes I am sure that many of you will have one already.

But remember, one of the real key benefits of this type of SaltPipe is that it is refillable, and for just a few pounds you can get three new bags of salt to get your pipe back to its full potential – just click here for details

Please don’t disregard the huge health benefits that you can get from using the SaltPipe daily – it really does make a difference.

I could make a joke about ignoring something that you see every day and forgetting about how useful it is... but Lara is listening!

Yours, as always


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