Body cleanse is very important if we want our body to function properly. Because of that the body has many systems, organs, and glands which are accountable for the toxins removal. However, even though the body has many ways to eliminate the harmful toxins, most of them are not functioning properly or they are being clogged. One of those systems is the lymphatic system which is efficient in eliminating toxins out of the body provided that it functions adequately.
The lymphatic system is consisted of many parts like lymph nodes, glands, tonsils, spleen, and thymus gland. This system is a part of the circulatory and immune system. Here below are the functions of the lymph:
- Transporting and absorbing fats and fatty acids from the digestive system.
- Carrying white blood cells from the lymph nodes into the bones.
- Removing interstitial fluid from tissues.
- Transporting antigen-presenting cells to the lymph nodes.
The function of the lymphatic system is impeded due to many reasons, including high intake of processed foods, nutrient shortages, and physical inactivity. The body gives you signals when you need to clean your lymphatic system. Here are the following ones:
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive disorders
- Frequent headaches
- Skin issues
- Sinus infections
- Unexplained injuries
The lymphatic system needs its flow, and in order to acquire this, the body needs to breath, move, experience muscle action and intestinal activity since it does not have its own active pumping system. Therefore, in this article we shall present you ten ways which will be of great assistance in creating the needed flow in the lymphatic system so that the body toxins are successfully eliminated.
10 Ways to Help Your Lymphatic System
Regular exercising is a must for healthy lymphatic system. You can begin with simpler exercises, and each following day try to elevate their level of intensity. The optimal exercise for the lymphatic system would be rebounding on a small trampoline.
- Deep breathing
The body contains 3 times more lymph fluid than blood without a vital organ to perform the needed pumping. Therefore, we need to assist the pumping action by breathing deeply in order to help the lymphatic system in the transportation of the toxins into the blood before the liver detoxifies them.
- Hot and cold showers
Thanks to the hot water the blood vessels will be dilated, and the cold water will shrivel them. So, the fluids which remained in the body for some time will be forced out by this “pump” action. However, if you are expecting or suffer from some cardiovascular disease you should not do this therapy.
- Dry brushing
You can try dry brushing for 10 minutes by making circular motions with a brush. After that, you can take a shower, however for optimal results you can combine dry brushing with hot and cold shower.
- Acupuncture and lymphatic drainage massage
The easiest way for detoxification of the lymphatic system is a lymphatic drainage massage. This massage will enhance the lymph circulation, and drain away the toxins, fat and the fluids from the cells. Acupuncture can also be very beneficial for the stimulation of the lymph flow and forthe body’s toxins elimination.
- Avoid wearing tight clothes
Tight clothes can impede the proper circulation in the lymphatic system and cause blockages in the lymph system, which will result in great buildup of toxins.
- Drink clean water
It is advised to drink plenty of water, in fact the right daily consumption would be half of the body weight in ounces, for instance 160lbs equals 80 ounces of water. Likewise, it is beneficial to drink a few glasses of lemon water.
- Avoid consumption of foods that cause blockages to the lymphatic system
These foods are harmful for the health of your lymphatic system:
- Artificial sweeteners
- Dairy products (conventionally produced)
- Conventionally raised meat
- Processed foods
- Table salt
- Consume foods that support lymph flow
If you want to promote the lymph flow into your body start eating raw foods and foods packed with nutrients:
- Brazil nuts
- Flaxseed (ground)
- Low sugar fruits
- Leafy green vegetables
- Consume herbal teas that stimulate lymph flow
Consumption of the following herbal teas will improve the health of lymph:
- Wild indigo root
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