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Top 12 Natural Therapies To Detox Your Body’s Natural Drainage System
You know that old saying, “What goes in must come out?” Well, the same is true of the body. We have several “drains” that remove things that we no longer need or that are dangerous to our body. This system includes the large intestine, the small intestine, and the lymph system. The workings of the intestines are fairly straightforward, but the lymph system is a complex drainage system that is comprised of lymph nodes, the spleen, blood vessels, and the thymus gland. Our lymph system fights infections, absorbs excess fluids, toxic waste, and fats from the entire body, then sends them to the appropriate location for removal.
There are many ways and reasons why our lymph system becomes clogged, and these can cause disease or health problems. The good news is that there are just as many ways (and reasons!) to unclog the lymph system and get things moving again!
A sedentary lifestyle, illness, surgery, iodine deficiency, digestive problems can all clog up our natural drain. By cleanings and detoxing our lymph system we can improve our skin issues, cellulite, sinus infections, colds, cholesterol levels, improve energy levels, and lessen the symptoms of arthritis.
Keep reading and find out some of the best remedies you can employ to get your lymph system up and running like it should.
Studies have shown that even a gentle massage can increase the operating efficiency of the lymph system by as much as 78 percent! There are also massage therapists that specialize in lymph drainage massage. Regardless of what type of massage you choose, be sure that you don’t overdo it. You do not need a harsh massage meant for athletes — you want a gentle massage meant to improve circulation.
Studies have proven that acupuncture can greatly stimulate the flow of the lymph system and improve circulation, which helps to remove a buildup of fluid and other waste products. Be certain that you are using a qualified acupuncture specialist.
3. Try Raw, Unsalted Nuts and Seeds
Raw, unsalted nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews, along with raw seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin, and flax seeds can all help to speed up the lymph system by filling your body with plenty of essential fatty acids. Do not overdo it, however. All you need is one to 1.5 ounces each day (about a handful) to get all the nutrients and fatty acids that your body needs.
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