Try These Powerful and Inexpensive Ways To Cleanse Your BodyLuke Coutinho
Do you feel sluggish or experience unexplained and insatiable cravings? Is your skin dull and pigmented? Are you prone to acne, rashes, and allergies? Are you struggling with persistent digestive issues, excessive weight, body odor, or bad breath?
These could all be symptoms that your body is overloaded with toxins and needs a cleanse and detox.
Even the principle of Ayurveda works on cleaning up your system first. Only when your body is clean can it thrive.
Is your system in need of a cleanse? Photo Credits: Pixabay
You see, your intelligently designed body has the ability to detoxify itself. Your lungs, liver, kidneys, bowels, and skin are five eliminatory organs that facilitate the removal of these toxins. We rarely need to detoxify people. For instance, if someone is undergoing a heavy medical treatment, prolonged doses of steroids, or autoimmune conditions, we have to assist the body to clean out the burden of toxins to reduce the side effects quicker.
All said, the natural detoxifying intelligence of our body gets compromised over time due to the pollutants and toxins we breathe, a poor lifestyle, eating habits, sleep deprivation, chronic stress, chronic inflammation, and a range of other factors.
So, today we want to educate you about a beautiful system in your body. If you take care of this, your body will look after you. We are talking about the lymphatic system.
Want glowing skin and strong hair?
Want to lose stubborn fat?
Want to lower inflammation?
Do you wake up with swollen fingers and feet? Excess water retention?
Are you experiencing depression, brain fog, or chronic fatigue?
Address your lymphatic system.
Why is the lymphatic system so important?
The garbage disposal unit, the lymphatic system, runs through your body and collects all the waste and toxins. It carries all this lymph and waste to your lymph nodes and drains it out of your system.
What happens if it gets blocked?
Imagine a chocka blocked sewage pipe – overflowing with garbage. It starts breeding bacteria, pathogens, germs, mold, and fungi. Similarly, a clogged lymphatic system becomes a cesspool of toxins. It can lead to weakened immunity, poor skin and hair, migraines, bloating, water retention, brain fog, chronic fatigue, and various health issues.
Unlike our circulatory system, where our heart continues pumping blood even when we are asleep, awake, eating, playing, meditating, or doing nothing, the lymphatic system only works when we move.
What are some red flags to avoid poor lymphatic system circulation and drainage?
- Lack of activity
- Tight underwear and bras
- Overexposure to xenoestrogens in cosmetics
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic acidity
- Poor gut health
- Birth control pills
- Chronic stress
- Poor sleep
- Low water intake
- Binge drinking and smoking
- Excess exposure to EMF radiations
How to boost the lymphatic system? Tips for natural detox
W for Walking
W is for walking. Photo Credits: Freepik
Walking is the best exercise for the lymphatic system. The minute you take a step and the sole of your foot hits the ground – the lymphatic system gets activated. Your lymphatic system has the job of pushing lymph against gravity. Therefore when you are sedentary, the lymphatic system starts to slow down. It makes it difficult to move the toxins constantly coming out from our tissues that need to exit your body. Walking can aid in tissue drainage, one of the important functions of your lymphatic system. Did you know that the lymphatic system also plays a role in transporting fats and regulating your immune response? It allows the transfer of white blood cells through the body to the infected areas so your immune system can attack foreign invaders like germs, viruses, and pathogens.
So, you can be eating the best foods for your immune system, but if you have a clogged or slowed down lymphatic system, it is of no significance. So to restimulate your lymphatic system – walk, walk, and walk.
- Go for a 10-minute walk after every meal.
- Walk between your calls.
- If you have a sedentary job where you sit for long hours, get up and take a walk every few hours.
- Rebounding is a beautiful exercise for the lymphatic system. If you don’t have a trampoline, do imaginary skipping jumping jacks.
- If you cannot walk or are bedridden, you can still stimulate your lymphatic system. Press the sole of your feet for maybe three to five minutes twice a day.
- Practice movements in bed or wheelchair using resistance bands.
Please understand that movement is medicine. The longer you sit, the slower and inactive your lymphatic system becomes. You could be the healthiest person, but you are human and will continue to generate toxins. Remember, a healthier body will be able to get rid of these toxins sooner than a sick body.
Sweat it out. Photo Credits: Freepik
Today, people avoid sweating under their armpits by using chemical-laden sprays, deodorants, and perfumes. It is the biggest mistake one can make. When you artificially block your sweat, you put toxins back into your system. All human beings are meant to sweat. When you sweat, you flush out toxins and keep your lymphatic system clean. It’s as simple as that. There are other natural and safer ways to smell better than trying to block your lymphatic nodes. Your skin is an eliminatory organ. Every cosmetic you apply to your body gets absorbed into your system. Make natural and sustainable choices. Let your pores breathe.
Meditation and laughter
LSD (Long, slow, deep breaths). Photo Credits: Freepik
Meditation is therapeutic. Prana or breath is cleansing. Every long, slow, and deep breath you take detoxifies your body naturally. Deep breathing brings down your cortisol and adrenaline levels. It moves you from your sympathetic nervous system to your parasympathetic nervous system and boosts lymphatic movement. Laughter is a beautiful medicine. The more you laugh, the more you activate the lymphatic system.
Eat a rainbow and stay hydrated
Are you eating a rainbow plate?
Alongside movement, the lymphatic system also needs good nutrition to function optimally. Consume good saturated fats like monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Some sources of these include cold-pressed and wood-pressed oil (virgin coconut oil, olive oil), nuts, seeds, and so on. Avoid refined fats.
Get good sources of insoluble and soluble fibers. Eat a diet rich in colors like cranberries, beetroots, pomegranate, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, leafy greens, colored bell peppers, and so on. Add immunity-boosting spices, anti-inflammatory foods, and sulfur-rich foods to support detoxification. Fix your mineral and vitamin deficiencies.
Fad diets deprive you of macro and micronutrients that your body needs to function. And while you may lose weight, you will have bigger issues when your lymphatic system does not get the nutrition it needs. Get the right amount of protein for muscle repair, depending on the intensity of your workouts. In short, try to eat a rainbow meal. It will ensure all the nutrients you need are in place.
Also, stay hydrated. The lymphatic system is 96% water. Dehydration causes the lymphatic system to slow down. The more dehydrated you are, the thicker and less fluid the lymph gets, which affects its circulation and eventually detoxification.
Improve your sleep cycles. Photo Credits: Freepik
Your lymphatic system works better when you are not sleep-deprived. On the other hand, if you have slept poorly, you will wake up with a puffy face, swollen fingers, and feet. If you experience symptoms like water retention, rule out kidney issues first. You can’t use all the concealers in the world to depuff and hide your dark circles. Instead of covering the symptoms, how about you take the simple route and just sleep better? Try these simple breathing exercises to induce deep sleep.
Address chronic fatigue
Many people wake up with brain fog and are groggy throughout the day. They wake up tired despite sleeping well, having Vitamin D levels in check, and eating healthily. Why does this happen? Chronic fatigue is linked with issues of lymphatic drainage system/ It can be caused by various factors ranging from infections, allergens, and even stress. It can lead to a build-up of toxins. Cleaning your lymphatic system is key because if left unaddressed, it starts producing its own set of gasses and new toxins and slows you down.
Dry brushing and lymphatic massages on areas where lymph nodes are situated, like your armpits, groin, breasts, and so on, are also considered effective. Always make an informed decision and do it under the guidance of an expert.
Go back to the basics. Photo Credits: Freepik
Today we have become so health-obsessed that we hop onto new fads and trends assuming they will benefit our bodies. We often forget that we have a unique intelligence within us. Our body already has the mechanism to protect us from the worst viruses, bacteria, and pollutants – if we give it what it needs. If we block the internal architectural design of the human body, this intelligence cannot flourish. So the key is to go back to the basics and revive this intelligence with simple lifestyle changes.
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