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Top Tips for Keeping This One Neglected Body System Clean and Healthy
3. Dry Brushing/Saunas
Performing dry brushing a minimum of 5 days per week will help to improve lymph flow and will actually kick your entire lymph system into action. This is easy to do: before you get in the shower, dry brush your skin with a soft brush (they sell brushes exactly for this purpose) with long strokes moving towards the heart. This only takes about 5 minutes and will really help keep the lymph system moving. You can also stimulate the lymph system and get it moving by using saunas, which will increase sweating, removing toxins and allowing the lymph system to drain itself.
Be certain that you get regular exercise, especially exercise that involves jumping. Think of jumping as a way of cleansing your lymph system essentially by pushing or squeezing things through the lymph drainage system. In the same way pushing on a plunger will help push stagnant water and waste out of a sink and into a sewer system, jumping up and down will help pushing toxins and waste out of your lymph system and then out of your body. Any exercise will do, actually, because as long as your muscles are moving, they are massaging your lymph nodes, but why not take just an extra minute and do a few jumping jacks at the end or the beginning of an exercise routine to really get things moving?
5. Herbal Teas
You most likely already know that herbal teas are powerful medicine and some herbs are better at improving the lymph flow. Teas that are known to really support the lymph system are:
- Wild indigo root
- Red clover
- Lemon balm
Try to drink at least one cup of one of these herbal teas each day to help improve lymph flow and remove waste from the body.
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