How to Promote a Proper Functioning Lymphatic System

Do you ever find that you wake up feeling extra puffy and inflamed. Like your eyes rather stay closed because they feel so heavy. Almost the feeling of too much water retention that causes your feet and hands to swell.

Well, this sounds like perhaps you have some lymphatic drainage blockage. This is okay, and is also treatable with proper health maintenance.  

Let’s see below what causes the inflammation and ways that we can prevent this!

What causes inflammation

Lymph nodes are placed in several different locations all over our body. When these lymph nodes tend to swell and get inflamed this causes swelling in the affected areas such as in our face, hands, legs, and feet. There’s plenty of different factors that can cause lymphatic blockage as everybody is different. 

Foods that promote lymph flow

Of course, it always circles back around to our diet and nutrient status. As we know eating a well balanced diet is a major factor when it comes to experiencing change or symptoms within the body. 

Ensuring that our bodies are receiving all the proper nutrients and vitamins that it needs to help fight off the negative toxins and keep our energy at peak levels. When our body is experiencing a high level of swelling and inflammation, this can add lots of stress on the lymphatic system and relate in time to other things.

There are a ton of healthy food options that you can incorporate into your diet to help promote your lymphatic flow.

  • Water
  • Cranberry
  • Leafy greens
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Herbs
  • Garlic
  • Ginger 
  • Tumeric

Including foods with anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve symptoms of swelling within the body. Changing your morning routine with herbal tea can prevent lymph node swelling during your day.

Ginger is one of the most common ingredients worldwide. This has been used for centuries as a spice and medicinal ingredient. It’s been used to help with cold and flu symptoms and relieve inflammation such as pain. Other than used as a spice the most common way of consuming this ginger is as ginger tea. Starting your morning off on the right foot!

How to treat lymph blockage at home

Chronic inflammation can be a challenge to deal with on a day to day basis. As we already mentioned above, a proper diet is extremely important. There are remedies used to relieve swelling and inflammation that you can incorporate in your daily routine. 

  • Aerobic exercise of any kind is great to keep the body moving and get that heart rate going.
  • Wearing compression garments are designed to increase blood and lymphatic flow to the specified limb targeted. Increasing a proper circulation flow. This can be worn on the arms or legs. 
  • Dry brushing unclogs pores in the exfoliation process. This can also help detoxify your skin and increase circulation.
  • Adding a homeopathic remedy that contains echinacea when needed for treatment. Echinacea has been used for treatments for the cold and flu symptoms. This herb helps fight off body infections to help support a healthy immune function.

Lymphatic drainage cream is a must have in your cabinet at home or in your bag on the go! This can help with fever and swollen lymph nodes, skin conditions and injuries or recurrent conditions.

Get ahead with a detox cleanse!

Now the term detox can get people a little confused as this can mean so many different things. Not meaning detox diet, teas, or even the juice cleanses. Just a simple detox that cleanses the body organs from negative toxins.

Now, negative toxins are in our everyday life. This goes from pollution, skincare products we use on our skin, drinking alcohol and even the chemicals and preservatives used in our foods. This all affects our body and we can tell from the way it reacts.

As mentioned above, having a clean diet and eating the proper foods contributes significant benefits to how our body will respond and react. When detoxing, the majority of the time we tend to target our skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, and lymphatic system as we may be experiencing symptoms that are uncomfortable. Optimal detoxification is achieved when all these organ systems are working effectively both on their own and as a team.

Detoxing the body is usually recommended in spring time and fall when the weather isn’t too hot nor cold. The benefits of detoxifying can help lose weight, eliminate headaches, reduce inflammation, boost circulation and can also help us have better quality sleep.

If symptoms worsen, please consult your healthcare practitioner.


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