8 Ways To Boost Your Lymphatic System For Great Health

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The lymphatic system is made up of glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland, and tonsils. It works to bathe your body’s cells and carry cellular waste from bodily tissues to the blood, where it can be eliminated through the liver and kidneys. This waste is comprised of byproducts of our bodily processes, over-the-counter medications, narcotics, cigarette chemicals, environmental pollutants, food additives, pesticides, and more.

 

Roughly 80 percent of women have sluggish lymphatic systems. Getting your lymphatic system to flow smoothly is beneficial for weight loss and improved overall wellness. If you are experiencing arthritis, headaches, or have excess cellulite or weight, a sluggish lymphatic system may be the culprit. Boost your lymphatic system by using the following techniques.

 

#1: Breathe Deeply

The body contains three times more lymph fluid than blood, but no organ can pump lymph fluid. The lymphatic system solely relies on deep breathing to help it transport toxins to your blood. Take deep breaths to help yourself, or try taking up meditation!

 

#2: Exercise:

Your lymphatic system can have a healthy flow if you exercise regularly. You don’t have to go crazy in the gym or become a power lifter, but light exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, pilates, or rebounding help to improve lymphatic flow.

 

#3: Stay Hydrated

Lymphatic fluid cannot flow properly if you do not supply the body with adequate water. Drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water every day to stay properly hydrated. If you weight 150lbs and divide that by 2 to get 75, you should be drinking 75oz of water a day.

 

#4: Eat More Raw Fruit On An Empty Stomach

Raw fruits contain powerful enzymes and acids that help to cleanse your lymphatic system. When you eat fruit on an empty stomach, you can gain maximum lymph-cleansing benefits.

 

#5: Eat Raw, Unsalted Nuts and Seeds

Raw nuts and seeds work to power your lymph with essential fatty acids. The best nuts and seeds to eat include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias, Brazil nuts, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.

 

#6: Drink Some Lymph-Boosting Herbal Teas

Some herbal teas that are great to drink for a healthy lymphatic system include astragalus, Echinacea, goldenseal, pokeroot or wild indigo root. It is recommended to consult with an herbalist or natural medicine specialist before combining two or more herbs for consumption.

 

#7: Dry Skin Brushing

Before showering, use a brush with stiff bristles to brush your skin in circular motions toward your heart. The reason you brush towards your heart is because that is the direction lymph flows. Start with higher lymph node areas like your armpits or groin.

 

#8: Alternate Hot and Cold Showers

Jump in the shower and alternate between hot and cold water. Go as hot as you can handle and as cold as you can handle for several minutes in each temperature. The heat helps to dilate blood vessels, while the cold causes them to contract. If you have high blood pressure or are pregnant, avoid this natural remedy.
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2017-07-28T16:39:24+00:00

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    Q: I purchased the Blood and Lymphatic Tea, and after drinking one glass I had an allergic reaction. Hours later, it caused my face to break out in small bumps. Is this common? Is it my system cleansing itself? Could it have happened because of something else, I ate or drank after drinking the tea? Is it returnable if my system cannot handle it?

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    We explain what you're experiencing in the articles "Healing Crisis" and "Is This Normal?" as this is a common question so we wrote articles to address it. No returns for opened products.

    Article:
    Healing Crisis
    Is This Normal?

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    Q: I received the product of BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA formula last Wednesday, took it on Thursday and was rushed to the emergency room. I followed the directions on the bottle and the diagnosis by the doctor was gastroenteritis or food poisoning. It has made me to stop the product for my skin disorder or eczema. What should I Do? I have now stopped taking the blood and lymphatic tea and the formula. Help me please I think I was allergic to it. The doctor said I should not take it.

    A:

    No! No! No! Beloved! There's no allergic reaction to herbs. There's only "HEALING CRISIS" and LAW OF CURE that unfortunately so many people don't understand despite our explaining this i.e. "DETOX TROUBLESHOOTING", "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE", and article entitled "HEALING CRISIS" which we are also finding out that people are not reading, so when they do experience healing crisis or the law of cure the first place they run to is the doctor, the #1 poisoners on the planet. Before I go any further, what were you rushed to the hospital for? What were your symptoms?

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    Q: Is black cohosh good for clearing out the lymph system? My doctor says my tests are all normal but I've had painful armpit lymph nodes now for 7 weeks! I haven't had anything like this since the 80's when I had mononucleosis. I am a diet and exercise controlled type 2 diabetic. I'm also wondering if the ibuprofen I take for sciatica has triggered this weird reaction. The doctor keeps saying my tests are all fine but I know my glands are unhappy. I also am just starting menopause. I am about to go on a 3 week detox. Do you suggest any herbs?

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    Black Cohosh is a great female tonic herb but if you want a great lymph cleansing herb, you should try LOBELIA, RED ROOT, WILD INDIGO BARK, CLEAVERS, GOLDENSEAL, ECHINACEA, or MULLEIN LEAF.

    You should consider detoxifying your body. Please give our Full Body Cleanse a try. It can provide a myriad of benefits for you and your body.

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    Q: I am only guessing but it seems like I have been experiencing color discolorations and excessive dryness in my face when hair grows on my face or when I drink liquor it is almost like a reaction. What could this be? I just ordered the BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA should that help? If not what could I use for this skin problem?

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    CLEARLY YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU TO STOP DRINKING LIQUOR BY MANIFESTING SYMPTOMS. I SUGGEST YOU PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FIRST AND TAKE THE BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA AS A DAILY MAINTENANCE REGIMEN.

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    Q: My question is that if my lymphatic system leading to my breast is clogged, is that why my breast is hard and swollen and will your recommendation help with this area also?

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    Yes, If it's hard, the clogging is caused by mucus, arterial plaque, etc. Breast tissue is normally soft so if it's not soft, then something is making it hard. The recommendation will help you, Beloved. Drink plenty of vegetable juice daily and perform the sea salt soak daily (see article "SEA SALT SOAK").

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    Q: I have swelling of the lymph glands (I assume that there called lymph glands) in my face on the side, in front of my ears. What is that a sign of? and how do I treat it?

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    It's a sign of toxicity and you need to detox. See FULL BODY DETOX! Read our article â€BEWARE OF DEODORANTS AND ANTIPERSPIRANTS†because we cover the lymph nodes in that article. We also have an article "Lymphatic Problems" coming soon!

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    Q: Dear herbalist, I would like to know if it's alright for me to alternate cod liver oil pill (omega 3) in between taking the blood and lymph cleanse. I use to have beautiful skin until spring of this year. Also I want to know if taking teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil is good for healing me of what I believe may be vitiligo, tenea vesicle or eczema (dermatitis). PLEASE HELP.

    A:

    Cod liver oil is crap! Olive oil is healthy and good for you. To repair the skin, focus on cleansing your blood (FULL BODY DETOX, vegetable juice, etc.). Check out our new article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER".

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    Q: I am using your BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA and the MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA and it's working, however my nasal passage is still dry and crusty is there any product to moisten it? Your product or any other! Thanks

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    Yes, try our OZ OIL! Glad to hear the products are working for you!

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    Q: I went to my doctor after my Bartholin's Gland got swollen and he did the Bartholin's Gland surgery. He found out during the surgery, I had a blood clot in my Bartholin's Gland. He is not sure how it happen. I got scared, and began searching on the internet for vagina blood clot, and found your site. I would like to know what you could recommend that would help me with this situation? I would like to do the Total Woman's Cleanse, but it is too expensive. I also wanted the Yoni, and Blood Lymphatic formulas, and those are not included. Could you please suggest a few product in a cleanse system that would help my situation? I would like the clense to include the Yoni, Blood and Lymphatics, and colon cleanse. Thanks

    A:

    You could simply order and take 3 capsules of the Yoni, Blood and Lymphatic, and Colon Formula. These formulas will greatly help you!

    Product Link:
    Yoni Formula
    Blood & Lymphatic Formula
    Colon Formula

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    Q: Is dry skin brushing safe while breast feeding (especially if I brush in circular around the lymph nodes)? Are ginger baths, or other detoxing, relaxing, salts baths safe? Are body wraps safe?

    A: Dry skin brushing is safe to do while breastfeeding.  It helps promote circulation in the body.  You can do any kind of natural bath soaks including the ginger or sea salt soaks.  Unfortunately you can't cleanse while breastfeeding, but there are other ways to detox the body safely.  We suggest that you try the Electric Greens Combo and the Pre-Natal Laxative to naturally and safely detox your body while breast feeding.

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    Q: While I know by experience that herbs can have a healing effect, You say that clearly, "Sarcoidosis affects the glands", the inner and outer skin, and the lymphatic system. Sarcoidosis is a degenerative disease, and is therefore due to improper diet. You don't mention at any stage that it is an auto immune disease. To say that diet alone can cause one's immune system to attack the body, and major organs (which you don't mention anywhere) seems very simplistic. I may be wrong, but I hope you are not just raising hopes for all the sufferers out there. My sister has sarcoidosis.

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    Beloved, why would I want to in futile and falsely raise innocent people's hopes and create bad karma for myself? I'm not one of the unscrupulous Christian ministers who do such, Beloved. I'm a wise natural healer. I have no incentive in raising false hopes. Life is not joke nor is suffering! Sarcoidoisis is a PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE disease which means it is diet related. A disease is preventable because eating wrong foods can be prevented. A disease is reversible because poor diet is reversible. Research the medical term "degenerative disease" and you'll understand where I'm coming from. I'm not one to embrace auto-immune disease because when the body turns on itself that's not natural. The person did something to make their body attack itself. People invite disease, Ma'am via WRONG DIET, WRONG THOUGHTS, WRONG ACTIONS, etc. If she was born with sarcoidosis, she picked up in life, a life that she led pursuant to her own free will. I say again: YOU CAN heal from any disease! If you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can't, you can't! It IS that simple! Jesus (not that you may be a Christian, I'm just quoting) stated: If thou canst belive, all things are possible to him that believeth!

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    Q: I am very much aware of herbs ayurvedic and regular from a child. What makes your product lets say for the lymph and blood work better than another brand. Lets say it has the same key ingredients that is specifically for lymph and blood. Why would you need 25 herbs in a blend opposed to just the main 3 for the specific organ or purpose. I am so tired of trying everything, and want to be on a trusted regimen. I already prepared oppose to me buying each herb single and mixing it myself. My goal as a healer is to be well rounded in all the blending of herbs for specific uses. The best place to start the healing process is within yourself and I have been curious about Dherbs.

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    I mean, why only use the top 3 herbs available when so many other good herbs (i.e. alterative herbs, which are good for the blood) exist and are available? Why shortchange the people? Why not be unique? Why not give people the best BLOOD herbs from Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Native American Medicine, Traditional African Medicine, Traditional European Medicine, etc.? If you take the best herbs from around the world and use in your formulations and compounds, it makes a statement that your products are indeed truly for humanity. Who else is doing this? Who else even thinks like this? Our formulas contain many exotic herbs that are very expensive (for other herbalists and manufacturers) and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to get and provide the BEST for the people (customer), especially if those exotic herbs are available and not curtailed by government regulations (which many are). And in addition to above, providing these unique herbal formulations and compounds for a very economical and reasonable cost. To be the BEST formula, the formula would have to contain the BEST organ-gland specific herbs from around the world. Now THIS, is what makes Dherbs.com unique, at least in my opinion. However, the products speak for themselves. We are the BEST and provide the BEST!

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    Q: I dicovered I had a swollen lymph node from my doctor who told me to take vitamin c. the lymph is still swollen; it will go down from time to time but not completely. what should I take? Also I have fibroids tumors and indigestion. I take TUMS like it's candy. HELP!

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    I strongly suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX. FBD is the Formula #1 and it addresses the lymphatic system. Make sure you only use natural deodorant as well; commercial brand deodorant/antiperspirants cause lymph nodes to swell up. We list alternative products in our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL.

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    Q: My wife has lymph edema in one of her legs. Has it been proven that your detoxifying system would help her in any manner?

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    The FULL BODY DETOX will greatly help this condition, as our Formula #1 is a formula for the blood and LYMPH fluids. Proven? Don't recall of anyone with this particular disease but this kit has healed so many diseases that it really doesn't matter what the disease it. Give it a try and see for yourself!

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    Q: My sister and I both have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, except my sister has a very severe form of the disease. She has a very irregular menstrual cycle, has severe water retention-- especially with swelling in the face, feet and hands. She constantly has a dull stomachache and cannot lose weight. Doctors seem to only prescribe antibiotics for the recurrent infections (stomach) she has and I am sure they're killing off the good bacteria in her body. We are now ready to turn to natural remedies and I was thinking a cleanse may be a good start. What might you recommend for some of her symptoms?especially something to cleanse the blood and promote lymphatic drainage?

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    Please consider FIRST performing our Full Body Detox (FBD) for 3-weeks, and SECONDLY, performing our Fibroid Buster kit and regimen for another 3-weeks. These kits will greatly help you guys in your health challenges. Please make sure to read our free articles on our site under "ARTICLES." We have a few (articles) that deal with female reproductive health issues.

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    Q: I did the Full Body Detox and it worked great. I went on the Cardio-Vascular, Cholesterol Buster, and the Khemetian Gold, (going on the 3rd week) but my blood pressure and cholesterol are up (went to the Dr. last Friday, BP up (187/102) and today he called me with my cholesterol findings. I don't want to get back on the medication (I did increase my Cardio-Vascular to 6 a day. I did order last Saturday Blood & Lymphatic, Circul-aid, and Intestinal Janitor). I want this to work can you give me some direction. I don't want to have a stroke or heart attack. I'm 55 and a Black female.

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    How do you feel? This is what counts!

    What are you eating? Are you eating eggs, dairy, and meat products? Don't concentrate on what you don't want (i.e. having to go back on meds). Think about being med free and healthy! Stick with your regimen. It took time to get messed up, it will take time to heal. Healing requires patience!

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    Q: I am on my 3rd day of the fully body cleansing. I am definitely doing this to lose weight. I am a 52 year old, black, Christian, wife, mother to 21 and 14 year old girls, legal secretary who is 450 lbs. I am to the point now where if I don't do this I'm going to be housebound. I can barely move some days that is why I started this because I feel so unhealthy. I have a question about the nuts. I got all gun-ho and ordered $135.00 worth of organic nuts from nuts.com. I got raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios and cashews and mixed them all up together (well I purchased 2 lbs of each but I only mixed up 1 lb of each together). Anyway, I was reading about how much calories are in nuts. Should I not pay attention to that because I was consuming a lot of calories in the first place or do I have to watch how many nuts I eat? I have put some nuts in a sandwich bags and basically filled it up and that is supposed to be my nuts ration for the day. I am also eating fruits and vegetables. So far the fruit have been grapes, grapefruit, red apples, pears, green apples and bananas. The vegetables have all been in a salad: tomatoes, celery spinach leaves, carrots, mixed in balsamic vinaigrette. I only ate the salad Monday night all the other times I have just eaten the fruit and nuts. I am also consuming approximately 75-100 oz of water. Sorry I’m long winded I just wanted you to get the entire picture.

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    Thanks for the question, I can definitely help you.

     

    I am currently writing an eBook for www.dherbs.com called "Losing weight the healthy way." I have been a weight loss counselor for many years. I am also a health coach, personal trainer, bodymind nutritionist, and a vegan lifestyle coach. 

     

    When it comes to weight loss most programs want you to lose weight to get healthy. My mindset is to get healthy and lose weight. 

     

    In my health/fitness/nutrition coaching program www.theveganeffect.com I use a lowfat/high carb/ high raw/ nutrient dense/ high alkaline diet to achieve long term weight loss success. So far I am 100 percent in getting clients long lasting weight loss. If you are interested in my program please fill out the health history form on the side of the web page. We could have a free 1 hour initial consultation over skype to see how I can best help you.

     

    Nuts are best kept to a minimum if you use them at all. Nuts are extremely high in fat and have the opposite omega 3- omega 6 ratio that is optimal for health. Seeds are best as far as ratios are concerned. Also nuts are truly easy to over eat and cause your nutrient ratios to be off.

     

    A healthy vegan diet is a high raw fruitarian diet. 

    Example:

    Breakfast: green smoothie. (500-1000 calories of fruits blended with a handful of greens and water)

    Bridge: Dates and strawberries (500 calories) 

    Lunch: Salad with low sugar fruits (cucumber, tomato, squash, bell peppers) topped with fruit, beans, psuedo grains, 

    Bridge: 2-3 apples

    Dinner: Raw wraps (collard greens) with low sugar fruit and tahini

    Snack: Sorbet

     

    Hope this helps

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLC

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    Q: I have swollen lymph gland under my right arm. I"ve been having it for years. Sometimes it's very painful with tenderness. The dr. has felt it and they all say that it may be an infection. Sometimes the pain is unbearable. Do you have any suggestions?

    A:

    Please be on the lookout for the new "LYMPHATIC SYSTEM DISORDERS" article that will be up next week. For starters, I suggest you give the FULL BODY DETOX a try. Please read up on it!

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    Q: What would you suggest for lupus? Anti-viral formula and blood and lymphatic? Is it good to use for lupus?

    A:

    The best thing for lupus is the Anti-Viral Cleanse. As for individual formulas, we suggest

    Immune Support
    Anti-Viral Formula
    Blood & Lymphatic Formula
    Vitamin C

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    Q: Mr. Herbalist I read the whole article on "GENITAL HERPES" and I must say I feel a lot better and really do understand what you are trying to say. One question I have to ask, if I want to heal myself of the herpes virus do I get the FULL BODY DETOX and ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN or do I get the recommended formulas that I saw under Herpes, which are BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , ANTI-VIRAL FORMULA, IMMUNE SUPPORT, and STRESS-BUSTER INSPIRANT. I like how you think and I know that?

    A:

    First you get the FULL BODY DETOX and the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.