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Your lymphatic system is the vacuum cleaner of your blood. It helps rid your body of toxins, waste and other nasties, making it an essential part of your immune system. But as the laziest system in your body, it doesn’t do its job well without your help. In this episode, Jen shares simple hacks to help you support your lymphatic system to boost your overall health.

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The lymphatic system clears away infection, and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it’s not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and it causes swelling, called lymphedema. 

Why is the lymphatic system so important?

The lymphatic system is part of your immune system. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

It protects your body illness-causing germs, bacteria, viruses and fungi. It also produces special white blood cells (Lymphocytes) that produce antibodies, which help immune response against disease.

They maintain body fluid levels, absorb digestive tract fats and remove cellular waste. An easy way to think about it is that it’s a vacuum cleaner for your blood. It works to mobilise and protect you from the nasties in life.

How can you get your lymphatic system flowing better?

It’s a system of one-way valves travels the body towards the heart, so everywhere you bend is a dam. Here are some ways to help your remove toxins from your body through your lymphatic system

  1. Regular exercise is vital for a healthy lymphatic system
  2. Hot and cold showers
  3. Use dry brushing towards your heart and drain the dam first
  4. Drink clean water, 33ml per kilo per day
  5. Eat foods that promote lymph flow
    1. Water
    1. Cranberry 
    1. Leafy greens
    1. Nuts and seeds
    1. Adaptogen herbs
    1. Garlic
    1. Ginger
    1. Turmeric
    1. Seaweed
    1. The acid in ACV can also bind to toxins which can assist in removing toxins from the body. Apple cider vinegar’s potassium content helps to break up mucus in the body and clearing the lymph nodes.
  6. Lymphatic drainage massage
  7. Mini trampoline Rebounder 

How do you know if your lymphatic system is clogged?

The first sign is swelling in your fingers – are your rings fitting more tightly?

Walking on Camino and at home, I use hiking poles as it keeps your arms moving as you walk – no puffy hands.

Healthy Life Hacks

So, the healthy life hacks I want to leave you with today are: 

  1. Bring lymphatic support foods into your daily routine – especially water 
  2. Move your body! Make time for regular exercise
  3. Do skin brushing and drain the dams
  4. Get a regular lymphatic massage

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