Digestive issues and chronic illnesses can affect your health in more ways than one. These issues are often caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system that regulates and moves toxins away from our vital organs. If it is blocked, it can lead to all sorts of health problems.
Here are 5 signs that your lymphatic system may be blocked:
No energy – when your lymphatic system is out of balance, it can drain your energy and lead to chronic fatigue.
Bloated – the lymphatic system moves toxins through lymph fluid, and if it gets backed up without releasing, it can lead to consistent bloat, especially in the lower abdominal area.
Brain Fog or Frequent headaches– healthy brain function relies on eliminating toxins and healthy blood cells. If the body can’t eliminate those toxins, it can affect the brain through memory loss, lack of focus and concentration, and headaches.
Swollen Lymph Glands – if you notice any swollen lymph glands, it is best to get them checked out to determine if you need to detox your lymphatic system.
Can’t Lose Weight – toxins get stored in fat cells, making it difficult to lose weight. Unexplained weight gain can be a cause of lymphatic blockage.
What Can You Do to Cleanse Your System?
Move your body – to cleanse your lymphatic system, I recommend engaging in some sort of exercise such as walking, jogging, yoga, or Pilates.
Drink plenty of water – water helps flush out toxins from the body and prevent dehydration.
Eat foods for lymph cleansing – including avocadoes, almonds, ground flaxseed or chia seeds, garlic, Brazil nuts, and dark leafy greens.
Practice deep abdominal breathing – one method is to take a deep breath in for a count of 4, filling up the belly – hold it for a count of 4 – and exhale for a count of 4 as you pull the navel in toward the spine.
Wear Loose-Fitting clothes – tight clothes prevent the body from functioning at its top condition. Wear clothes that allow you to breathe.
Get a Lymphatic Massage – it works in harmony with your own body’s lymph system to encourage lymphatic draining, offering relief.