7 Ways to Create a Healthy Lymphatic System

by Nicole Graves on July 7, 2015

Lymphatic System

7 Ways to Create a Healthy Lymphatic System

 

The lymphatic system is like a sewage system for cellular waste in the body. Lymph is a clear colorless fluid that contains white blood cells. The lymphatic system rids the body of sewage that is made up of the byproducts of our bodily processes, drugs, cigarette toxins, airborne pollutants, food additives, pesticides and other toxins. There is more lymph in your body than blood, but there is no pump for lymph. The system depends on muscle contraction to move the fluid.   When the lymphatic system becomes congested, the lymph fluid doesn’t move through the body properly and doesn’t perform its detoxing duties effectively.  You cannot reach optimal health with an impaired lymphatic system. 

 

Signs that Your Lymphatic System Could Be Sluggish

Soreness and/or stiffness in the morning

Constant fatigue

Bloating

Cellulite

Constipation

Itchy skin

Dry skin

Brain fog

Cold hands and feet

Swelling in feet or hands

Cancer

Autoimmune diseases

 

Ways to Get Your Lymphatic System Moving

 

Rebounding
Rebounding is a gentle movement on a rebounder or a mini trampoline. You can start by doing a gentle health bounce for ONLY 7-10 minutes twice a day, gradually increasing your time to 20-30 minutes.  Rebounding is ideal when combined with an overall detox plan and is used in many cancer fighting protocols.  It stimulates the movement of the lymphatic system immediately.

 

Alkaline Diet
Whole foods are the key to vibrant living.  Consume more fresh fruits and vegetables, drink raw fresh juices, eliminate processed foods, and increase your water intake.  The enzymes and acids in fruit are powerful lymph cleansers. Disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment! 

 

Dry brushing
Dry brushing is a whole body exfoliation that has been used for centuries.  It’s a simple practice of brushing your dry skin.  Dry brushing increases blood flow and circulation and enhances detoxification through the skin.  It stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems which boosts your immune system and improves overall circulation. Take a natural bristle brush and use it on your extremities brushing towards the heart using circular movements.

 

Exercise
All physical activity stimulates the lymphatic flow.  However, low impact exercises like brisk walking, rebounding, and yoga all act as a pump for your lymphatic system.   

 

Massage
Tensed muscles can block proper lymphatic flow. Massage will ease tension and improve lymphatic flow.

 

Detox bath
A detox bath in hot water with Epsom salt, bentonite clay and a couple of drops of a high grade essential oil will draw out toxins and gets the lymph moving.   Soak for about 30 minutes.

 

Deep breathing
Deep breathing is an excellent way to circulate the lymph. The lung expansion and contraction moves the lymph and helps you reduce stress which is another contributor to sluggish lymph movement.

 

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