Signs of a Clogged Lymphatic System and 10 Ways to Cleanse It

Our body enters so many toxins through the skin, air, food, water we consume, and all these toxins need to be removed in order for the body to function accordingly. The body system is consisted of organs, systems, and glands which assist in eliminating all these toxins from the body.

The function of some of the systems and organs can be impaired thus leading to the occurrence of numerous health concerns. One of the systems which is efficiently helping the body to eliminate body wastes is the lymphatic system.

This system is a part of the immune and circulatory system, and it is consisted of lymph nodes, glands, spleen, tonsils, and thymus gland.

Here are the functions of the lymph:

  • Removal of interstitial fluid from tissues
  • Transporting antigen-presenting cells to the lymph nodes
  • Transporting white blood cells from the lymph nodes into the bones
  • Absorbing and transporting fatty acids and fats from the digestive system

However, the proper function of the lymphatic system can be impeded as a result of numerous factors like not enough physical activity, nutrient shortages, and excessive use of processed foods. If a person belongs to these cases, then it is most likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Digestive disorders
  • Frequent headaches
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin conditions
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Weight gain

The lymphatic system does not have its own pump; the pumping is done through body’s breathing, muscle action, movement, and intestinal activity thus creating the flow.

10 ways of creating body flow and cleansing the body:

  1. Deep breathing

The human body has in its content 3 times more lymph than blood. For that reason, breathe deeply in order for the pumping action to be performed highly required for the lymph flow, by which the toxins are being transported into the blood before the liver detoxifies them.

  1. Drink clean water

Drinking plenty of water during the day supports numerous body functions. Therefore, it is advised to consume half of the body weight in ounces, likewise the consumption of lemon water is also highly recommended.

  1. Physical activity

Healthy lymphatic system is provided by regular exercising. The optimal choice is rebounding on a small trampoline.

  1. Dry brushing

Perform brushing on the dry skin in circular movements for 10 minutes, and after that take a shower.

  1. Hot and cold showers

Hot and cold showers act as a pump as the hot water dilates the blood vessels, and the cold water shrivels them, in this way they provide the pumping force.

  1. Avoid tight clothes

Wearing tight clothes may impede the proper circulation in the lymphatic system thus leading to blockages in the lymph system and buildup of toxins.

  1. Consume foods that promote proper lymph flow

Raw foods and foods rich in nutrients

  • Almonds
  • Avocados
  • Brazil nuts
  • Chia
  • Cranberries
  • Garlic
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Low- sugar fruits
  • Walnuts
    1. Consume herbs that stimulate lymph flow

The optimal way to obtain all their properties is to prepare tea from the following herbs:

  • Astragalus
  • Cilantro
  • Echinacea
  • Goldenseal
  • Pokeroot
  • Parsley
  • Wild indigo root
    1. Avoid foods that cause blockages to the lymphatic system
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Conventional dairy
  • Conventionally raised meat
  • Processed foods
  • Sugar
  • Soy
  • Table salt
    1. Alternative treatments

Implementing a lymphatic drainage massage is considered to be the optimal way of supporting the function of the lymphatic system. This massage enhances the circulation of the lymph, detoxifies the body, and drains away the fluids and fat. You can also use acupuncture as another way to eliminate toxins and at the same time stimulate the lymph flow in the body.

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