Congestion – What To Do About It!
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Insulin
– Too Much of This Is a Really Bad Thing!
You are what you eat and do not eliminate. Now that can be a troubling
thought when you consider all of the chemicals we take in that are
foreign to our body. One great hiding place for toxic waste is our
lymphatic system, which is the pathway for cellular waste to leave
our tissues to be eliminated from our body.
system is a network of nodes, glands and tubes that relies on muscle
movement to flow and drain properly. Unlike our circulatory system,
the lymphatic system has no pump to move the fluid. So if you are
a couch potato, or just live a sedentary life, you probably have
a congested lymph system.
system will back up if you eat foods that dont agree with
you. The whole-body bloat that comes from eating foods with too
many chemicals or foods that you react to is lymphatic congestion.
The standard American diet tends to do this to people. Anyone who
has dieted knows that when you start eating really healthy with
lots of fresh vegetables and no junk, you lose at least 3 to 4 pounds
of water. This is backed up fluid from your lymphatic system.
If this lymphatic
congestion is chronic, parasites and other critters will move in
because you will have become a great home for them. Leaky gut also
trashes out the lymphatic system. This is caused by chronic constipation,
poor diet and or parasites that cause waste to escape your intestines
and move into body tissues where it doesnt belong: over time,
this will result in autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia,
chronic fatigue, etc.
Here is a short
quiz to take to help you decide if your lymph system needs to be
Are you overweight?
Do you have
cellulite or fatty deposits?
Are you prone
to lumps and growths in your body?
Do you feel
bloated or have areas in your body that feel heavy?
Do you have
aches and pains?
Have you been
diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis,
lupus, or other chronic immune disorders?
Are your eyes
If you answered
yes to any of the above question, your lymphatic system may need
a tune up.
many ways to do this. A whole body cleanse will help I recommend
these at regular intervals. There are also enzymes that help break
down some of the toxins stored in the fluid.
loss is a concern, the absolute best diet to clean the lymph system
is The Fat Flush Plan by Ann Louise Gittleman. This diet uses unsweetened
cranberry juice to help break up toxic deposits in the lymph ducts
along with exercise which gets the fluid moving out of the body.
The best exercise
to drain the lymph system is jumping on a trampoline. Since the
lymph system is a series of valves and ducts without a designated
pump, the movement of jumping up and down on a trampoline accelerates
the flow of the lymph fluid through the system and out of the body.
It is a wonderful tool when combined with the right diet for weight
loss and better health.
July 19, 2012
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2012 Margaret
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