We all need help detoxing the body but we may not have the time or desire to go on a strict diet, juice cleanse, or fast. Stimulating the lymphatic system is a simple, often overlooked way to maintain healthy skin and a healthy body.

The lymph system is the body’s drainage system and is one of the most important elements of wellness. It’s designed to remove toxic waste from every single cell as well as keep the immune system strong. Almost all conditions and disease can be linked to a congested lymphatic system.

Symptoms of Lymphatic Congestion:

• Acne and rashes

• Cellulite

• Puffy eyes

• Bloating, gas, poor digestion

• Fatigue

•Achy Joints/Pain and stiffness

• Swelling -glands, hands, feet, breasts, whole body

• Chronic colds, sore throats, decreased immunity

• Allergies

• Headaches

• Autoimmune disease and Cancer

Any of these sound familiar?

How to De-Congest the Lymph: If the body is not able to consistently remove waste we become toxic and that’s when the symptoms of congestion appear. It is imperative that we de-congest the lymph to prevent future damage and illness. Taking daily consistent action to support the lymphatic system will keep the lymph running smoothly and set you up for ultimate wellness.

There are a few ways to de-congest the lymph, but the top two are to stay hydrated and exercise. The number one cause of lymph congestion is dehydration.

The best way to de-congest the lymph and rehydrate is to sip hot water every 10-15 minutes throughout the day for 2 weeks. To make it easy, keep a thermos of hot water with you at all times. In addition to this remedy, aim to drink half your body weight in ounces every day.

 Exercise will also help move the lymph and is one of the easiest ways to keep this system working efficiently. The most ideal lymph moving exercises are rebounding on a trampoline and yoga. If that’s not ideal or accessible go for a walk or turn up the music and dance around your house! 

-Allie White