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How to Maintain Healthy Lymphatic Movement

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

The lymphatic system is the main part of the body that harbors waste and toxins. The clogging of this system normally creates chronic pain. As the detoxification pathways become clogged up with foods we’re not biologically designed to eat, the lymph fluid stops flowing freely and starts to sit inside the lymphatic system, acidify and harden over time.

This is the root cause of most diseases. If we don’t have a sewer system flowing freely out of our bodies, waste builds up and creates a slew of issues for us. Most people are literally up to their eyes in old, un-eliminated waste from metabolic processes. In order to remove this waste, our exit paths need to be able to flow freely. No constipation, sweating regularly, no breathing issues (or addictions to breathing in toxins), daily kidney filtration, and a liver that functions well.

If we’ve done the work to open the elimination doorways, we can move on to the next step of removing this waste which is to move the lymphatic system. Here’s how you can do it! These are 5 practices for encouraging lymphatic movement.

Please note that if your pathways of elimination are not open, heavily stimulating the lymphatic system is not advised. The channels of elimination, bowels, kidney, liver, skin, and lungs, should all be functioning well before attempting to deeply remove stagnant lymph. Otherwise you'll just be moving it around your body instead of out of your body.

1.Water Fasting

Water fasting is the single most effective way to reduce lymphatic waste in the body. If vou're really struggling with stubborn lymph or achieving kidney filtration, intermittent or longer term water fasts might be an option for you if you can accommodate for it. Water fasting has been proven to help reduce lymph node size. Ive noticed in my own irises that water fasting has been extremely helpful for me when I was struggling the most with my IC symptoms which were deeply lymphatic related. Water fasting allows the body to have a break from digesting calories. When that break happens, the body can focus on removing build up waste in the lymphatic system. Fasting creates the perfect conditions for the body to heal itself without obstruction.