Love your Lymphatic System
Dr Simoné explains the role of the lymphatic system, symptoms of when you are out of balance and her top 10 tips of how to maintain optimal lymphatic drainage.
The lymphatic system is a key part of the immune system, essential to protect us from disease and inflammation. The lymphatic system acts as the body’s inner drainage system with an extensive network of blood vessels and lymph nodes that carry fluids & toxins to and from tissues around the body. We are all familiar with the horrible stench of when your drains get blocked in your home, so too the toxic build up when your drainage system also gets blocked. Thisnis wht=y you need to actively clear your lymphatic system on a regular basis to avoid such toxic wastes building up and leading to disease. The lymphatic system works synergistically with the circulatory system, consisting of your blood, blood vessels and your heart.
The lymphatic system is vital at protecting the body against outside attacks from bacteria, infections and cancer cells while still maintaining homeostasis of our fluid levels.
Symptoms of poor lymphatic circulation include;
- Exhaustion / chronic fatigue
- Muscle & joint aches and pains
- Swelling in lymph nodes mainly in your armpits and groin
- Sock marks around your ankles when you remove your socks
- Increased appearance of cellulite
- A lowered immune system & more prone to coughs, colds and sore throats
- Frequent infections or viruses
- Arthritis & inflammation
For more information see this research article;
The lymphatic system has no natural pump so The best way to support this system is to;
1. Use food as medicine & nourish yourself with an anti-inflammatory diet with lots of plant-based green and colourful veggies high in antioxidants to hoover up free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. Include essential fatty acids each day from avocado, nuts, olives, coconut & olive oil. Avoid foods that put stress on the digestive, circulatory and immune systems include common allergens, such as dairy products, gluten, soy & shellfish. Also avoid nasty trans fats found in margarine, vegetable oils, palm oil & junk foods.
2. Move your body daily so your lymph is able to be pumped circulate to avoid toxic build up. Any exercise that creates a rocking motion is best such as walking, climbing, running or jumping/ using a rebounder for 30-60 minutes each day.
3. Use an infrared sauna 2-3 times a week for 30minutes to encourage your body to release toxins via sweat to keep the lymph moving toxic wastes so they don’t pool into your lymph nodes and lead to disease.
4. Lymphatic drainage massage, photon sound beam and RIFE treatments are all excellent for reducing swelling, pain and fluid buildup.
5. Use organic whole food herbal supplements to support your lymphatic systems such;
Take 2 Rejuv fluid/ water flo capsules with breakfast and dinner
Take 1 Rejuv turmeric and 1 Rejuv omega 3 with breakfast and dinner
Or if you need to lose body fat too and choose the fat burner pack take; 2 Liver support and 1 Thermo metabolic support with breakfast & lunch. 2 Blood sugar support (formerly called fat & carb blockers) 1 hour before dinner with 500ml water & 2 water/ fluid flo capsules with dinner.
Rejuv Fluid / Water Flo capsules (pictured in this blog) https://www.rejuv.co.uk/store/product/watergo
Rejuv fat burner pack https://www.rejuv.co.uk/store/product/fat-burner-pack
Rejuv omega 3 oils https://www.rejuv.co.uk/store/product/omega-3-6-9
Rejuv organic turmeric https://www.rejuv.co.uk/store/product/Rejuv-Organic-Turmetic-Belnd
6. Use intermittent fasting; Start each day with 500ml water + fresh lemon & ginger, followed by mid-morning 500ml of veggie juice 3:1 celery to romaine lettuce plus the juice of 1 lime. Add in an organic super greens powder high in chlorophyll such as from Welleco.com or rejuv.co.uk to support the delivery of nutrients to your lymphatic system and to support toxins to be flushed out.
7. Take healing baths or swim in the sea. If you don’t live close to a clean ocean then opt for regular healing baths with 1-2 cups of Epsom salts or magnesium salt flakes, married in essential oils such as with lavender, frankincense, lemon oil, eucalyptus or rose oil.