Reduce Respiratory Mucus with Salt – Dr.Berg On Chest Infection, Chronic Bronchitis & Lung Cleanse

You can treat respiratory mucus with salt.

0:00 Treat respiratory mucus with salt
0:48 Salt has the capacity to thin out the mucus
1:10 Be sure to check for mold in your house

In this video, I explain how you can easily treat respiratory mucus, whether caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, asthma, or a sinus infection. And even sleep apnea.

You can use salt. Not necessarily taking salt, but breathing in salt. There’s a machine called a halogenerator, which provides something called halotherapy where you breathe salt air. The machine ionizes the salt and puts it out into the air. You can use it while you sleep.

Halotherapy can loosen up the mucus in your lungs, sinuses, and throat. Salt has the capacity to thin out the mucus. It’s antifungal, antibacterial, and it’s also anti-mold. I’ve put links below to some machines that I think are good. (I’m not affiliated with the companies that make them.)

Another option is to use something called a neti pot to wash out your sinuses with salt water.

Check your house for mold or mildew, which could be why your lungs are constantly filled with mucus. If you change locations, you might be surprised at how your sinus or lung condition goes away.

From a nutritional standpoint, oregano oil is really good to treat mucus. So too is garlic and a longer fast, say once a month for 48 to 72 hours, you can put your body into serious autophagy, which will clean up old damaged proteins as well as your immune system. It’ll also deactivate microbes and viruses. If you have a virus that’s causing the mucus, I recommend taking olive leaf extract.

And now you know how to treat respiratory mucus with salt!

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Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Disclaimer: Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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  1. David Gifford on December 20, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    I remember being told as a kid that sea air was good for asthma, the mechanism was never explained. Thanks for going through this therapy option

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ on July 10, 2022 at 12:10 am

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Jo Soffat on July 10, 2022 at 12:53 am

      I was just thinking about that too!

    • Fern Low on August 11, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      @Mark Norville Sometimes just believing will cure you. Why can’t you wear more clothes if it was cold as hell.

    • L A on November 22, 2022 at 5:42 am

      I always wondered why my allergies disappear completely when I’m near the ocean.

    • MnM on November 24, 2022 at 8:13 pm


  2. Elinor Rector on December 19, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Everything from God’s Creation is good, wholesome, and beneficial, no side effects! Thank you, Dr. Berg.

    • Grow ByDoing on March 10, 2022 at 7:26 am

      @cc Rider Hello crazy pants , must suck to live in your world view. I’m sitting here eat ice cream, after having a grilled cheese sandwich and pondering why you’d drink/eat fake foods made to resemble real ones.

    • Maria Robles on July 2, 2022 at 6:26 pm

      Amen, ! Glory to God forever! 🙏

    • RR 211 on July 4, 2022 at 4:08 am

      Rattlesnake venom?

    • MortifiedU on September 27, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Faith, to those mocking commenters above let me ask this. Would you rather someone have faith or would you rather them being an axe murdering zombie? If they want to believe and it allows them to smile and get through the day then let them be. 👍🏻

    • Afrew Spines on November 24, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Uhhhh, ticks, mosquitos, and parasitic fish would disagree.

  3. ChalkTalk with Shari on January 12, 2022 at 11:40 am

    I threw some Himalayan pink salt in my diffuser last night (along with my usual lavender & frankincense essential oil) and I didn’t cough all night long…for the first time in 5 years! Once again, you’re a Godsend, Dr. Berg!

    • Sonia Leon on August 14, 2022 at 1:31 am

      Can you put the oregano oil too in the diffuser?

    • ChalkTalk with Shari on August 14, 2022 at 12:43 pm

      @Sonia Leon why not…you can any essential oils.

    • Edith Elbourn on September 1, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      @Dora Dean I would have to ask did you use food grade H.P and did you dilute it? I have used it for years with no problems. I don’t think it was the hydrogen peroxide that caused the problem. Thanks for sharing I hope my comment helps. Best of luck.

    • Donald MacLeay on November 3, 2022 at 5:04 am

      Coughing is a huge sign of low potassium.

    • dionysusnow on December 6, 2022 at 5:08 pm

      You know if I was breathing lavender and frankincense oil all night, I’d be coughing too.

  4. Paul Joseph on January 14, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    When living in the Philippines many years ago, our children had the whooping cough. The local people told us to let the children ride with the early morning fishermen and breath the salty air as the sun was coming up. It worked wonders in clearing their lungs for the day and they didn’t then choke when coughing! 🤗. They did that every morning for a month and thereby didn’t really suffer and had a wonderful time on the fishing boats

    • Donna Woodward on July 9, 2022 at 5:37 am

      Fabulous remedy

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ on July 10, 2022 at 12:12 am

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Kent Gorrell on July 27, 2022 at 8:01 am

      @Annette Spradlin Me too

    • Debashis Ray on December 2, 2022 at 4:48 pm

      Dr Berg, Your video on salt reminds of years that I spent in a seaside town called Vishakapatnam in India. I have always had a problem of recurrent asthma but during my tenure there I hardly ever had any sick days on that front. I can only guess now that it was the salt laden sea air that made the difference.

      However there is another problem with sea air that I learnt there. Every bit of steel or iron unless well protected by a good coat of paint would rust. Even stainless steel seems to be corroded by exposure to sea air, though they did well enough in landlocked places. So if someone runs a salt generator in his bed room he needs to look out for corrosion issues with steel or stainless steel items in the room.

      Debashis Ray, Uttarbhag, Baruipur district, West Bengal, India

    • StickyBuds Gardens on December 10, 2022 at 11:02 pm

      @BDLIMEA  Been doing that for 2 days now. Sure helps me breathe and stop coughing for a while at least! I guess I should be teaching this to my granddaughter!

  5. Bobby Ramdass on February 10, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    I grew up being told to gargle with salt water for sore throat and it worked. In my adult years was told by medical doctors and dentists how much better it is to use a concentrated salt solution than commercial mouthwash for the same reasons you explained here. Thank you for sharing your knowledge

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 11, 2022 at 6:17 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

  6. 🌹Sister Fleur on February 13, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Amazing. I am muslim and we fast every year in Ramadan. Olive is also a remedy of ours. This video is amazing, many good advice, I love learning, thank youuuu

  7. Pork Scratchings on February 16, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    When I was in Latvia, we stayed at a spa resort for the week and they had a salt cave where we went everyday for about 30 mins, being a smoker, it really does loosen the mucus up and towards the end of the week I wasn’t wheezing. Great videos, thank you.

    • Charles Pyatt on July 5, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      @Lauren 🙏🙏 hopefully

    • Brenda Drumm on October 11, 2022 at 1:20 am

      Off the subject i have the most wonderful neighbours who have lived next door to me from latvia for around 7yrs a young couple i couldnt have better neighbours x

  8. Eric Badu on February 24, 2022 at 9:36 am

    God bless you Dr. Berg, you really are a life saver.

  9. Neil S on April 20, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    We love your content Dr Berg’s Team..I am using your knowledge information on a daily basis…You cover, explain in detail in so many very useful areas..I currently have mucus build up in nose/throat for over 10 days 😀 👍

  10. Blue Hawaii on May 26, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    I have a small humidifier that runs for a few hours. A family member coughs more at night keep waking up from sleep. Last night, for a cup of water, I added a table spoon of sea salt and a few drops of oregano oil. I used it for the humidifier for the night. I’ve got a surprise result- no coughs and no mucus last night

  11. Kerryn Colin-Thome on June 28, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I make up a concentrated solution with rock sea salt and put it through my asthma nebuliser. I would do that for my children when they had any flu or cold infections. It would work every time. My mother devised this idea.

  12. Gilbert Jones on July 3, 2022 at 3:11 am

    I’m 70 years old. My mom, grandmom, and aunts knew about this when we were growing up. Even gargling warm salt water to break down mucus. Even a little bit of salt on your tongue, suck on it for a few minutes, swallow slowly. This breaks down mucus and allows you to get rid of it….HOME MEDS BACK IN THE DAY WORKED!!

    • Renee Rainwater on July 9, 2022 at 2:01 pm

      @Jin Alcantara it won’t if you chase it with ice cream. LOL 😂

    • Irma Cousineau on October 9, 2022 at 10:33 pm

      Where can I get this I have so much mucus.every morning is more and at night time to.

    • Sue Thomassen on October 20, 2022 at 10:57 am

      @Bill Paci I’ve been stressing over coughing up phlegm so often and doctor finally told me that’s good. Better to cough up the ‘stuff’ in the lungs, like dust, pollens etc, what we breath in every day. Coughing removes this muck, so keep coughing.

    • Bill Paci on October 20, 2022 at 11:26 am

      @Sue Thomassen,
      Yeah, I kind of agree. And it’s nice to hear someone else say the same thing. Thanks.

    • Paz on November 25, 2022 at 6:34 pm

      @Jin Alcantara 😂😂😂

  13. Brian on July 8, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    You really do give so much value in your videos.
    It is greatly appreciated.

  14. LBillie on October 17, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    Dr Berg you are easy to listen to, I appreciate the info you offer. Very helpful. Thanks

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on October 17, 2022 at 6:22 pm

      My pleasure.

  15. Vivian Juan on November 19, 2022 at 12:03 am

    When i was a child, my uncle would bring me and my younger siblings to the beach at sunrise until late morning, whenever we had cough and colds. He would tell us to breath in “salty air” to help our bodies heal faster. and it worked all the time.

  16. First Prototype on December 2, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Here in Romania 🇷🇴 we heave big underground salt mines for people to help recover and is for everyone, you only pay a ticket 🎟 to visit and you can enter in the morning and get out in the night 🌙 😉

    • Puget Sound on December 8, 2022 at 12:59 am

      Yes, the salt mines in Romania have been known to cure or improve the health of many people.

  17. Completely Virginia on December 6, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Where is the link that was mentioned? I would like to know which device Dr Berg recommends

    • Ailyn Evensen on December 12, 2022 at 12:36 am

      I looked up a bunch of places and they’re not really affordable to the public it seems. When a lot of the sites tell you to call for pricing, that means be ready to spend $3k or more! 🙁

  18. Elizabeth Mercurius on December 7, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Thank u very much doc I already sleeping with salt in my room its work

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on December 7, 2022 at 12:43 pm

      Awesome. Have a nice day!

  19. Faina Faina on December 11, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    You have to be careful with breathing salt, it can cause dry cough.

  20. Jesse on December 12, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Great video. Thank you.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on December 12, 2022 at 10:49 am

      Glad you like it. Thank you!

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