In order to stay healthy, it is very important that our body is able to successfully recognize all the dangerous toxins that get inside our body and to throw them out in a safe way. A lot of the glands, organs, and systems in our body are in charge of ensuring that this happens, but sadly these systems have often reduced function because they can get compromised and clogged. The lymphatic system is the most significant one in toxin elimination and it gets compromised in various manners.
The objective of the lymphatic system and symptoms when it is compromised
The lymphatic system has tonsils, thymus gland, the spleen, lymph nodes, and glands and that is why it is a very complex system for drainage or also referred to as a ‘sewage’ system. Its function is to eliminate the toxins and waste from the cells, by taking the fats, excess fluids and other toxins from our tissues and takes them to the blood- which then transports them to the kidneys and the liver to filter them out.
But, sadly the lymph system can get very contaminated because of relative inactivity, lack of nutrients and also toxic loads. Here are some symptoms that show when your lymphatic system is compromised and clogged and has to be cleaned from all the toxins:
- Cellulite and excess weight
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive problems
- Skin problems
- Injuries for no good reason
- Sinus infections
- Enlarged lymph nodes
So if you suffer from any of these health problems, you immediately need to follow these 10 ways to cleanse your clogged lymphatic system.
In case you are suffering from the clogged lymphatic system, the best way is to start exercising but with a slow pace and do it on a regular basis. It is always better to start slowly, just like the turtle and the hare and as you continue exercising you can increase your pace and include more extreme and difficult exercises.
Rebounding is the best exercise to start with; it is also profound and safe. This routine will improve the lymph circulation and it will also strengthen the other organs – with just slowly jumping up and down on a little trampoline.
In case you are not into exercising, or you want to incorporate something more than just exercising, you can also improve the lymph flow with some other treatments as well.
The simplest method to cleanse the lymph system is a drainage massage performed by a professional practitioner, which can be very beneficial in improving the flow and also eliminate the toxins, fluids and fats and other things from your tissues.
Another method to promote the lymph flow, eliminate the dangerous toxins and unclogging the pathways is with the highly efficient and ancient TCM treatment – acupuncture.
The last but also very beneficial treatment is with infrared sauna because while you are sweating in the sauna you are also throwing out the dangerous toxins from the lymphatic system and improving its function.
Hot and cold showers
This method may seem a little bit brutal because you are actually forcing your body to throw out the toxins from the body by performing a ‘pump’ action when the hot water expands the blood vessels and the cold water reduces them. This way the toxins are pushed out from the lymph system.
This type of treatment is highly beneficial in improving the lymph flow mainly because it does not have any central pump on its own.
This method is not recommended for pregnant women and people with heart problems.
This treatment involves brushing your skin with circular movements before you take a shower and use bristle and natural brush. You need to begin down from the feet and slowly go up to the torso, and after that begin with the fingers and move toward the chest. These movements need to be headed toward the heart, just like the lymph flow.
With this method, you will aid in the better elimination of the toxins, because it is the same as the movement of the lymph circulation.
After this, you can perform the previous method as well – the hot and cold shower.
Consume a lot of water
This is a well-known beneficial method – drink a lot of water. But it is also important to drink clean and safe water because otherwise, you will just increase the number of toxins by drinking water with VOC’s, chlorine, fluoride and other toxins.
So it is of great significance to using an efficient filtration system, or drink water that is 100% safe and has no toxins and contaminants. This way, it is recommended to drink water about ½ the body weight in ounces – which is for example 80 ounces of water for 160 lbs.
You can also put some freshly squeezed lemon juice in the water.
Do not wear tight clothes
Restrictive clothing can have a negative effect on the lymph flow and it can even cut it off. The results of them are damaging to the lymph system leading to toxin accumulation in various places and also clogged the lymphatic system.
For example, the most frequent place where this can happen; is the inguinal lymph area (groin) if women wear very tight underwear, and in the axillary lymph node area (armpit area) when women wear tight bras.
It is not actually forbidden to wear tight clothing sometimes, but you should do not exaggerate and avoid wearing bras constantly.
Breathing deeply is also beneficial in improving the lymph flow. This is if great significance because it will take the toxins in the blood in order to be eliminated in the kidneys and the liver and it is due to the fact that we have 3 times more lymph fluid than we have blood.
So take deep breaths and breathe out slowly in order to make this process easier.
Consume food that improves the lymph flow
If you are having problems with your lymph flow, it is highly recommended to consume food that is abundant in nutrients, clean and raw food. Here are some foods that are beneficial in cleansing the lymphatic system:
- Fruits with low amount of sugar
- Ground flaxseed
- Dark leafy greens
- Brazil nuts
They are rich in enzymes, EFA’s, minerals and vitamins which are essential in cleaning the lymphatic system better.
Do not consume or use food, personal beauty and care products and environments that lead to lymph stagnation
When you give your system with sufficient amount of strength and power to fight is a half won the battle in cleansing the system. This can be achieved if you protect your organism from various toxins, chemicals, and pollutants.
So it is very important not to be exposed to heavy pollutants, or using the usual care products that contain a lot of phthalates, petroleum, and parabens. Try to stay in places that are abundant with oxygen.
You can also protect the health of your lymphatic system, by just avoiding these foods:
- Artificial sweeteners
- Conventionally raised meat
- Processed foods
- Preservatives and additives (MSG, colors, etc)
- Baked goods
- Conventional dairy
- Refined grains
- Table salt
Use herbs that promote the lymph flow
By utilization of the proper herb, you can benefit various parts in your body, due to the ability of herbs to act as amazing natural stimulators. This also applies to the lymphatic system.
Here are some beneficial herbs that you can use in juices, teas, and other things:
- Wild indigo root
- Red clover
The best way to obtain a satisfactory cleansing is to try and perform various methods or treatments, for lots of chronic conditions and also for the lymphatic system. So do not do just one method but instead, combine more methods for better results, and enjoy the amazing outcome of cleaned and healthy lymphatic system.
And it is important to know that many other health issues can be caused by clogged and compromised lymphatic system.