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11 Ways to Cleanse Your Lymph System

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11 Ways to Cleanse Your Lymph System

Glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland, and tonsils create the lymphatic system, which cleans our body’s cells and carries the body’s cellular sewage away from tissues to the blood where it can be filtered by two of the body’s main detoxification organs: the liver and kidneys.

The main symptoms of lymphatic problems are felt in your shoulder and neck area. If you have been suffering from injuries, excess weight, cellulite, or pain disorders like arthritis, bursitis, headaches, or any other chronic pain, a sluggish lymphatic system may be playing a role.

1. Breathe deeply-
Breathe in the sweet smell of healing oxygen, breathe out toxins. Our lymph system relies on the action of deep breathing to help it transport toxins into the blood before they are detoxified by the liver.

2. Get moving-
Exercise daily to ensure the lymph system flows properly.

3. Drink plenty of water
To help ensure the water is readily absorbed by your cells add some fresh lemon, or oxygen or pH drops.

11 Ways to Boost Your Lymphatic System

4. Forget the soda, trash the neon-colored sports drinks, and drop the fruit juices-
These sugar, color, and preservative-laden beverages add to the already overburdened workload your lymph system must handle.

5. Eat more raw fruit on an empty stomach-
The enzymes and acids in fruit are powerful lymph cleansers

6. Eat plenty of green vegetables-
Green vegetables give you adequate chlorophyll to help purify your blood and lymph system.

7. Eat raw, unsalted nuts and seeds-
They are packed with fatty acids that power up your lymph nodes.

8. Add lymph-boosting herbal tea-
Astragalus, echinacea, goldenseal, pokeroot, or wild indigo root tea are beneficial to your lymph system.

9. Dry brush your skin before showering-
Brush your skin in a circular motion upward from feet to torso and from fingers to chest. The lymph flows towards the heart, you should work in the same direction.

10. Alternate hot and cold water in the shower-
Heat dilates blood vessels and the cold causes them to contract.

11. Get a gentle massage
There are few things more relaxing than a good massage, and it can be healing as well, studies show a gentle massage can push up to 78% of stagnant lymph back into circulation. Try a lymph drainage massage, it’s a special form of massage that specifically targets lymph flow in the body.

SOURCE: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-ways-to-boost-your-lymphatic-system-for-great-health.html?page=2

Edited 7/1/14

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