The functions of the lymphatic system are vital. When this system is working correctly it can help you avoid so much sickness, low energy, fogginess and potentially disease in the future.
You have more lymphatic fluid in your body than blood!! We have the circulatory system for the blood to build the tissues and the lymphatic system is for all the waste!! So guess what system most people know nothing about? That’s right, the lymphatic system. And I promise you if you give this system a good “spring cleaning” you will be feeling great!! Mentally clear, physically strong with more energy and vitality. You ready?
WHAT IS LYMPH?
Since most people don’t know so much about the lymphatic system let me start simple. Basically it’s your “garbage” acid removal system, so anything your body does not recognise as food, or anything foreign such as toxic chemicals, acids and more, will go through this system to be removed. It’s when this system get’s overloaded that we run into major problems.
The best way to start looking after your lymphatic system is to not overload it in the first place. Cut out all artificial colours, sweeteners, oils, processed foods. Instead focus on plant based whole foods like fruits and vegetables that are high in enzymes and fibre. These foods help clean your body, especially those high in fibre as it sweeps through the intestines and helps carry waste out.
I also want you to consider which personal care products you are using. My motto is if you can’t eat it you shouldn’t be putting it on your skin. Chemicals from shampoos, deodorants, perfumes and many other items get into the bloodstream from the skin. Many of these are known carcinogens (cancer causing). Just think about how a nicotine patch works. Just by placing it on your skin it’s entering into your bloodstream.
Here’s my guide for you on how to get your lymph moving and feel great!
DRINK MORE WATER TO MAXIMISE LYMPHATIC FLOW
There are so many benefits to drinking more water, especially for your lymphatic system. If a pipe has more water than sludge then it will flow… Make sense? So you want to drink enough water to maximise the lymphatic flow. I recommend 1 litre of water per 22 kg’s of body weight per day. If you live in a hot climate or exercise, then you need to drink more. Adding a pinch of salt can help in many ways as well (Himalayan or Celtic sea salt are best).
I recommend to always start your day with close to 1 litre of water first thing and adding a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange as that can improve lymphatic flow.
EXERCISE IS YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS BEST FRIEND
Exercise is what helps move the lymph around your body. Nothing gets the lymph moving more than walking, jumping, running, biking, martial arts, sports etc. LIFE IS MOVEMENT!! Plus the more you sweat the better!! The toxins coming out through the sweat means less for you to carry around in the lymphatic system. I recommend as a minimum you walk 30-45 minutes a day. You will notice a massive difference to your health and strength within just 2-3 weeks of doing this if you haven’t been doing the minimums.
DEEP BREATHING IS LIKE A HEARTBEAT FOR YOUR LYMPH
How deeply do you breathe? When you take in a really deep breath this expands your diaphragm and pushes the lymphatic fluid through the body. Deep breathing is another super important way to pump the lymph and get it circulating. In fact it’s kind of like the ‘heart’ for the lymphatic system. Download my 7 rounds of 7 audio (free as part of my free Online Juice Fast) and do this three times a day. Not only will your lymphatic system be loving you, but you’ll expel loads of acid and oxygenate your body. Yay!
CLEAN OUT ALL THE TOXIC WASTE IN YOUR COLON
How clean your lymph is depends on how clean your colon is. Most of the accumulation of waste in the lymph is excess toxins from a backed up colon! Gross! Did you know after every meal you should do a ‘number 2’ within 45 minutes to an hour…. and if you don’t this is a clear indication of constipation!!
If you’re backed up you are not alone. But the good news is that I have developed a 4 day intensive Colon Cleanse that will do the trick. It’s a formula based on an ancient recipe that does not use harsh herbs that force peristalsis (so you won’t be dependent afterward). And it basically acts like a scrubbing brush for your insides and pulls out all the toxins at the same time.
You will need to do this 4 day cleanse 3 times to get the results and have it truly work. If you do 4 days each month for 3 months you will know what it’s like for the first time to have a clean digestive system.
You will know exactly what I mean after doing this colon cleansing. It’s actually the greatest thing ever to feel a good poo coming on 30 minutes after every meal. This is because the natural signal of eating makes way for the new material to come through.
SWEAT BABY SWEAT!
Sweating is a great way to clear the lymphatic system since it releases toxins from the body. A good 15 minutes of sweating will do wonders. The best way is to use a steam room or infra-red sauna. I have an IR sauna at home that I use most days. I recommend using eucalyptus oil to improve the lungs and doing breathing exercises while you’re sitting there sweating it out.
ARE TIGHT CLOTHES ARE AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH
How tight are your clothes? Wearing constrictive clothing can pinch the lymphatic system. Ladies, your bra’s can be a major contributing factor in developing breast cancer and having other lymphatic issues. Pinching the lymph system off is like pinching a hose that is draining a dirty pond, these toxins will accumulate and lead to issues. Pants, belts, bra’s, shoes and even gloves that are too tight can cause issues, especially when worn daily.
DETOX YOUR SKIN
I want to share a technique here that you used to have to pay $2,000 for (by coming to one of my weekend courses)! But I love you, so I’m going to tell you here for free. This is the process of GUASHA https://www.tylertolman.com/health-articles/detox-for-skin/. This will take the workload off your other organs and keep you healthy and beautiful!!
DRAINO FOR YOUR LYMPH
Probably the most important thing you can do to clean your lymph system is a fast!! This gives the body time to eliminate a lot of stored up toxins and accumulations of plaque. Supported with breathing exercises, enemas, sunshine and sweating, copious amounts of juices and water will be like putting Draino into your Lymphatic system. I recommend 7-21 days on 3 litres of juice and 3-4 litres of water per day depending on the severity of your lymphatic system.
LYMPHATIC MASSAGE AND BODYWORK
A lymphatic massage with essential oils can help in draining the lymph physically. Making sure your body is aligned can also help. I have a Chiropractor I go to and an Osteopath could also really be of benefit here. Acupressure to make sure the energy systems of the body are flowing as well. (Also check out my morning martial arts routine of basic stretching to open these channels, also found on my online juice fast).
Everything about life is flow. Do your best to keep your body in flow with these tips. If you look after your body and lymphatic system you’re 100% assured it’s going to look after you.