Each average adult has approximately five and a half gallons of lymph fluid circulating throughout his or her body. That is nearly four times the amount of blood the human body contains. Still today, the lymphatic system remains much a mystery in the conventional health world.
Despite the fact that the lymphatic system is so over looked, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ranks in at one of the top ten most common cancers today (https://www.cancer.gov/types/common-cancers). In order to achieve not just mercury detoxification, but over all toxicity detoxification, one must take a good look at the health of his or her lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is the body’s inner drainage system. If the body were a city, the lymphatic system would be the garbage collector, police force, and roadways all in one. That is because it is the lymphatic system that is responsible for grabbing and flushing the toxins through veins and lymph nodes, as well as the other lymphatic organs, and then out of the body. Most people know of the vessels and lymph nodes that comprise the lymphatic system, but the tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are also an integral part as well.
Our lymphatic system is responsible for keeping us from getting sick. It also plays a key role in keeping our body’s fluids balanced. When our body is flooded with toxins, the lymphatic system becomes over-stressed and ceases to work effectively. Unfortunately, this is when major chronic diseases, including cancers such as Lymphoma, come into play. In the following paragraphs, I will describe some helpful ways to cleanse the lymph, and thus detoxify the body so that your whole lymphatic system is working appropriately again.
Probably the most beneficial thing you can do for your lymphatic system (besides eating a clean, nourishing diet) is to purchase a rebounder and begin jumping for a few minutes, several days a week. Katie at WellnessMama.com states the following in her wonderful article (http://wellnessmama.com/13915/rebounding-benefits/) on rebounding and its benefits for lymphatic health. “The action of rebounding makes use of the increased G-force from gravity based exercises like this and each cell in the body has to respond to the acceleration and deceleration. The up and down motion is beneficial for the lymphatic system since it runs in a vertical direction in the body.” Rebounders are not just beneficial for lymphatics; they are great for so many other health improvements to the body. If possible, try and jump for at least 15 minutes, several days a week.
Another helpful way to stimulate and detoxify the lymphatic system is to exercise and/or use a foam roller. Exercise is important for so many reasons, but it especially helps keep the lymph flowing. The type of exercise you do does not have to be strenuous or rigorous. The point is to get the body moving and the lymph flowing. A brisk walk for 30 minutes is great, as well as rolling back and forth on a foam roller for a few minutes when you wake up, or get ready for bed. Foam rollers help break up tissues and fluid build up, as well as prevent and treat tightness in the muscles.
Hot and cold showers are also a good way to stimulate the lymph. Try turning the water as hot as you can tolerate for 30 seconds and then as cold as you can tolerate for another 30 seconds. Repeat this 10 times. Of course Sauna Therapy is also wonderful as it enables your internal organs to detoxify through sweating the toxins through your skin. I touched on this in more detail in my last article on Sweat Therapy.
Of course various herbs and even essential oils are great as well. Some of the best herbs for lymphatic stimulation include milk thistle, burdock, manjistha, and essiac tea. Lemon, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Oregano are several of the essential oils that are also healing to lymphatics.
For further information, check out the following resources on lymphatic stimulation, cleanse, and detoxification:
Next up in the mercury detoxification sub-series, you will be introduced to the third step of the mercury detoxification process – providing your body the proper nutrients it needs to repair the damage that has resulted from toxic mercury poisoning.