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

One of the most important things we should do for our health is to detoxify the organism e.g. to get rid of any toxic matter that has gotten inside our body. Our body is composed of numerous glands and organs that should always be kept clean. In case they’re abundant in toxic matters, they start to work bad and can’t function as they should. One of the most important systems that should always be kept clean in the is the lymphatic system.


This system represents a very important part of our immune system and our circulatory system. It contains lymph nodes, glands, tonsils the spleen and thymus gland. Our lymph has numerous functions like:


  • It transports white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into our bones.
  • It removes any interstitial fluid from the tissues.
  • It transports the dendritic cells (antigen-presenting cells (APCs)) to the lymph nodes and in that way it stimulates an immune response.
  • The lymph system acts as chyle from the digestive system and it transports and absorbs fatty acids and fats.


Still, many people have a problem with their lymphatic system which is disbalanced. They don’t intake vitamins and minerals, consume only processed foods, and don’t exercise frequently. If you have any of the mentioned health problems, then you should consider to cleanse your lymphatic system:


  • Frequent headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin conditions
  • Excess weight     
  • Digestive disorders


This system needs the movement of our body because it doesn’t have an active pumping system. It needs our muscle action, the body’s movement, intestinal activity, as well as breathing so that it can create flow.

Here, we’re presenting you 10 ways to help you create flow in your lymphatic system so you can remove any harmful matter or toxin from your body.  


  1.    Exercise


You must exercise regularly in order to have a healthy lymphatic system. Start with not so intense workouts then increase the intensity gradually. Rebounding on a small trampoline is considered to be the best exercise for stimulating the lymphatic system.


  1.    Alternative treatments


You’ll detoxify your lymphatic system in the easiest way with the help of a lymphatic drainage massage. It should be performed by a skilled massage therapist who can help you and stimulate the circulation in your lymph, and drain fluids, toxins and fat and eliminate them completely. You’ll also find acupuncture very helpful. Another easy option is an infrared sauna. You’ll sweat through your skin and your lymphatic system will work much better.


  1.    Hot and cold showers


Hot water can dilate our blood vessels, while cold water shrivels them. A “pump” action is created which removes the liquids. People who have cardiovascular issues shouldn’t use it as well as pregnant women.


  1.    Use dry brushing


Use circular movements to brush your dry for 10 minutes. Make sure you use a natural bristle brush. Shower after that. Combine hot and cold water during the showering and you’ll obtain the best effects.


  1.    Drink Clean Water


Make sure you drink up to half your body weight of water in ounces every day. Drink lemon water, too.


  1.    Avoid Wearing Tight Clothes


Wear tight clothes to reduce the proper circulation in your lymphatic system. These kinds of clothes can cause blockages in your lymph system and it will only accumulate more and more toxins.


  1.    Breathe deeply


We contain three times more lymph fluid than blood in our body, but no organ can pump it. Deep breathing is one action that can help our lymphatic system transport the toxins into our blood before they become detoxified by the liver.


  1.    Eat foods that promote lymph flow


Make sure you eat foods rich in nutrients. They should be raw. Some of the best foods for a cleansed lymphatic system are:

Leafy green vegetables

Low sugar fruits

  • Almonds
  • Cranberries
  • Brazil nuts
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Chia
  • Garlic
  • Walnut
  • Avocados


  1.    Avoid foods that cause blockages to the lymphatic system


Make sure you avoid these foods:


  • Processed foods
  • Conventional dairy
  • Sugar
  • Conventionally raised meat
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Table salt
  • Soy


  1. Take herbs that stimulate lymph flow


These herbs can help your lymphatic system and improve its health:


  • Echinacea
  • Wild indigo root
  • Cilantro
  • Astragalus
  • Parsley
  • Goldenseal
  • Pokeroot


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