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How to Improve Lymph System and the Importance of why?

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    How to Improve movement of Lymph System and the Importance of why?

    Lymphatic drainage helps in fluid retention and swelling resulting from a malfunction of the lymphatic system. This can also be due to an excessive accumulation of fluids and toxins due to insufficient exercise or an unbalanced diet , excess salt, etc.

    Through drainage massage these toxins can be eliminated, although it is also recommended to follow dietary guidelines that favor this elimination. At this point, recent research on the diuretic and detoxifying capacity of some medicinal mushrooms such as Polyporus and Maitake stands out . We talk about all of this in this post.

    The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. It is part of the immune system and is made up of a complex network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph. Lymphatic vessels are connected to lymph nodes, small bean-shaped structures throughout the body. Lymph nodes contain white blood cells that help fight infection and disease. The lymphatic system also includes the tonsils, spleen, thymus and bone marrow.

    What is Lymphatic Drainage?

    Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage that is used to help improve the body’s ability to remove waste and toxins from the tissues, as well as help with lymphatic circulation.

    It is most often used to treat diseases and other conditions that cause swelling and fluid retention, such as lymphedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. It is also used to improve circulation and reduce stress.

    The massage involves gentle, rhythmic strokes designed to stimulate the lymphatic system, which comprises a network of vessels and nodes. The massage helps to increase the flow of lymph fluid through the body, aiding in removing toxins, waste products, and excess fluid.

    Why is cleansing the Lymphatic system important?

    Cleansing the lymphatic system is important because it helps to remove toxins, waste and other unnecessary substances from the body. When the lymphatic system is clogged, it can cause a variety of health issues, including fatigue, weight gain, inflammation, and decreased immunity. Cleansing the lymphatic system helps to improve overall health and well-being.

    A lack of exercise, iodine deficiency, illness, or digestive imbalances can clog the lymphatic system and cause health issues and diseases. Luckily there are many natural ways to cleanse your lymphatic system and improve skin issues, arthritis, cellulite, headaches, colds, sinus infections, fatigue, cholesterol, digestive disorders, and overall health.

    Natural Remedies for Lymphatic Drainage

    As we had discussed previously, the lymphatic system is quite complex, and it is really important to keep it healthy. Lymphatic Drainage helps with getting rid of toxins from the body, and there are several natural remedies that can also help get that lymph moving.

    There are several ways to promote lymphatic drainage of the body: MASSAGE AND DIET. Both are intended to increase the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body, which helps remove toxins, waste, and excess fluid. And of course, there are other complementary natural resources that can complement both tools to guarantee complete drainage.

    1. Dry Brushing: Dry brushing is an ancient practice that helps move lymph fluid throughout the body. It involves using a dry, soft-bristled brush to stroke the skin in long, sweeping motions towards the lymph nodes.

    2. Exercise: Regular exercise helps promote lymphatic circulation by contracting muscles and forcing the lymphatic fluid to move.

    3. Hot and Cold Showers: Alternating hot and cold water for short periods of time can help stimulate the lymphatic system.

    4. Diet: Eating a diet that is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods can help support lymphatic health.

    5. Massage: Massage can help stimulate the lymphatic system and move lymph fluid.

    Can you use mushrooms to help with Lymphatic Drainage?

    Medicinal Mushrooms have long been used in traditional medicine for their medicinal properties, and the use of certain mushrooms for lymphatic drainage is becoming increasingly popular. Many species of mushroom have been studied for their potential to provide lymphatic drainage, but the most common are the Polyporus for the drainage effect and Maitake for removing toxins from the body. 

    Polyporus (Polyporus umbellatus): a medicinal mushroom studied for its excellent results in lymphatic drainage, and fluid retention and as a natural mucolytic. Widely used as an anti-aldosterone diuretic in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat conditions of the urogenital tract, and kidney issues, such as stones and colic. It has a documented anti-tumour effect.

    P. umbellatus mobilises lymph, helping with fluid retention and elimination of oedema. It improves lymphatic stasis, reducing diastolic blood pressure. It is indicated in lymphoproliferative diseases, post-surgical lymphoedema, metastases with a lymphatic tendency and as a lymphatic drainage agent

    Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is a medicinal mushroom which has been the subject of numerous scientific studies for over 30 years and has medicinal properties which confer significant benefits on human health. Maitake has demonstrated lymphatic drainage by supporting the body’s natural detoxification process.

    A synergistic duo of organic Maitake and Polyporus extracts that detoxify and drain harmful substances from the body via their diuretic, lymph-mobilising and liver-purifying effects. 

    Foods that help promote Lymphatic Drainage

    A sluggish digestive tract also congests the lymphatic system. Foods that directly support the lymphatic system and improve drainage to promote healthy blood flow. In general, foods high in potassium can be helpful.

    • Leafy Greens: Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, are high in antioxidants, which help to reduce inflammation and support lymphatic drainage.
    • Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits, like oranges, grapefruit, and lemons, are packed with vitamin C, which helps to boost the immune system and stimulate lymphatic flow.
    • Turmeric: Turmeric is a herb full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce inflammation and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
    • Fennel: Fennel has diuretic properties that can help flush toxins from the body and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
    • Water: Drinking plenty of water is essential for proper lymphatic drainage. It helps to flush toxins and prevent dehydration, which can impede lymphatic flow. Lymph fluid is about 95 percent water and becomes thicker and less fluid when you are dehydrated. In fact, one of the most common causes of lymph congestion is dehydration

    How do you know if you're suffering from lymphatic congestion?

    Almost every part of the body can be affected by poor waste removal in the lymphatic system. When your lymph drains become congested, you may notice:

    • Stiffness, especially in the morning
    • Fatigue
    • Itchy and dry skin
    • Bloating
    • Breast swelling with each cycle
    • Holding on to water
    • Brain fog
    • Swollen glands
    • Stubborn weight gain
    • Chronic sinusitis, sore throats, colds, or ear issues
    • Cellulite
    • Cold hands and feet

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