The lymphatic system is very often forgotten about in our amazing bodies. By getting to know your lymphatic system, you can help your body lose any extra weight it is carrying, reduce cellulite, swelling, bloating and water retention and boost your overall health and circulation.
Basically, the lymphatic system is responsible for transport around the body. It filters our system and eliminates toxins which is incredibly important for our immunity, optimal health as well as being our optimal weight.
Unfortunately, the lymphatic system is likely to get clogged and out of balance, and does not function properly in many people.
It can become stagnant due to a number of reasons, and these are some of the signs of a slow or stagnant lymphatic system:
Swollen & painful joints
Increased appetite & cravings
So if you are feeling sluggish and like you are carrying excess weight, it may be due to a congested lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system doesn’t have its own active pumping system so it needs help to to create flow and push the toxins out of the body.
Here are 8 things you can do to support your lymphatic system:
Increase your Water intake
It’s very important to keep hydrated and increase your water intake, especially if you are on medication and are still drinking caffeine. (Ideally you cut out caffeine too). Drinking sufficient water throughout the day encourages healthy lymphatic function and reduces water retention.
Dry brushing helps lymphatic flow and boosts circulation, while helping the body release toxins through sweat, as well as get rid of dead skin cells. The course bristles on the brush stimulate the pores and open them up. This makes it easier for the body to sweat, which in turns reduces the amount of toxins flowing through the lymphatic system.
This is one of the most important and effective ways to move stagnant lymph and help decongest any built up toxins in the body. Lymphatic massage will support the body to naturally come back to a healthy balance. The main benefits of lymphatic massages are aiding in excess weight loss, reducing cellulite, water retention & swelling. Improve overall circulation and immune system function as well as help with inflammation, migraines, chronic pain and and even stress.
Yoga inversion poses
Inversion Yoga poses help relieve possible blockages, and maintain a healthy flow within our natural flushing system. They allow the muscles to contract and relax which is the primary function of optimal lymph flow. Preventing stagnation and enhancing detoxification.
Try and add as many raw fruit and vegetables in your diet as possible. Raw foods offer high levels of naturally occurring enzymes that break down any toxic build up in the body and promote the clearance of harmful substances.
Foods to add to your diet:
Leafy green vegetables
Low sugar fruits
Foods to avoid:
Walking & Exercise
When walking, your legs act as a natural pump that helps move the lymph fluid through the body. Plus, the deep breathing creates pressure and expansion that helps aid the lymphatic fluid. The more rotation you have while walking, the better your lymph system can flush the upper body, arms, neck and shoulders.
Sleep on your left side
Sleeping on your left side actually elevates pressure off of vital organs, enhances your body’s digestion and cleansing process while you sleep. Sleep with your head slightly elevated and not completely flat, in order to drain your lymph.
Cupping loosens up connective tissue and opens up capillaries, allowing newly oxygenated blood to pour into the area of application. This helps your cells grow, repair and in the process accelerate your metabolism. At the same time, this process flushes out the stagnated blood through the lymphatic system, carrying waste and ruptured fat cells along with it.
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