Signs of a Clogged Lymphatic System and 10 Ways to Cleanse It
The one of the most important thing to improve and maintain your health is to eliminate and remove the toxins from the body. Human body is built with many special organs, systems and glands, whose main goal is to remove all the toxins from the body, but sadly they become clogged and are unable to perform their function. Lymphatic system is one particular system that helps in eliminating toxins, but in some people it cannot function as it should.
The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and also part from the circulatory system. It is composed of tonsils, thymus gland, the spleen, lymph nodes and glands. The lymph performs numerous interrelated functions like:
- It eliminates the interstitial fluid in the tissues.
- It takes in and carries out the fats as chyle and fatty acids from the digestive system.
- It also transports the white blood cells to the bones from and to the lymph nodes.
- It also transfers antigen-presenting cells (APCs) like denditic cells to the lymph nodes and there is stimulated the immune response.
But sadly the lymphatic system cannot function properly as a result of lack of activity, high intake of processed foods, and nutrient deficiencies. These following conditions are signs that tell you that your lymphatic system is clogged and needs to be cleaned:
- Skin conditions
- Frequent headaches
- Unexplained injuries
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive disorders
- Sinus infections
- Excess weight
In order to create flow in the body it needs the muscle action, intestinal activity, breathing and body’s movement, because the lymphatic system doesn’t have active pumping system. So here we will tell you how you can improve and create flow in the lymphatic system which can help to eliminate the toxins from the body.
10 best ways to clean the lymphatic system from toxins:
1. Alternative treatments
The simplest and easiest way to clean the lymphatic system from toxins is by lymphatic drainage massage. This type of massage can drain fat, fluids and toxins from the cells and eliminate them completely, and a proper stimulation of circulation in the lymph can be induces by skilled massage therapist. There is also one more highly efficient treatment for eliminating toxins from the body and stimulating lymph flow, and that is the acupuncture.
Infrared sauna can also be highly beneficial. While in the sauna, your body excretes sweat in the skin and in it are consisted the extra toxins of the lymphatic system, and this enables it to function better.
2. Use dry brushing
Take a natural bristle brush to brush your skin for ten minutes with circular movements and after that take a shower. It is also recommended to mix the dry brushing with cold and hot shower in order to get optimal results.
3. Do not wear tight clothes
Wearing tight clothes can lower the circulation in the lymphatic system. It can also cause buildup of toxins, due to the lymph system cause by tight clothes.
4. Consume food that improve lymph flow
Improve the health of the lymph system by consuming food abundant in nutrients and raw food. Here are some foods that help in the cleaning process of the lymph system:
- Leafy green vegetables
- Ground flaxseed
- Low sugar fruits
- Brazil nuts
5. Use herbs that improve lymph flow
A lot of herbs can be beneficial for the lymphatic system. Make a tea from the herb listed below to improve the health of the lymph:
- Wild indigo root
The most important and beneficial thing for the lymphatic system is regular exercising. First start with easier exercises and slowly continue with more difficult ones in you training sessions. Rebounding on a small trampoline is the best exercise for the lymphatic system.
7. Hot and cold showers
The cold shower shrivels the blood vessels and the hot water dilates them. This type of shower causes ‘pump’ action that is able to eliminate the excess fluid that has buildup in the body. And this is not advised for people who have cardiovascular disease and for pregnant women.
8. Consume clean water
It is highly recommended to drink water about half your weight every day. (160lbs.=80 ounces of water). It is also advised to consume several glasses of lemon water too.
9. Breathe deeply
The lymph fluid in our body is three times more than our blood, but unlike the blood it does not have a special organ to pump it. So deep breathing can help here as it can carry the toxins into blood and then the liver will detoxify them.
10. Do not consume food that can lead to clogged lymphatic system
Avoid the foods listed below if you want to improve the health of the lymphatic system:
- Conventional dairy
- Processed foods
- Artificial sweeteners
- Table salt
- Conventionally raised meat