Detoxification by Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D.
Copyright 2000 Healthy Healing Publications
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I've made this easy for you by breaking up the Lymph Cleanse into two pages.
On this page you will find information, questions to ask yourself about
lymphatic health and some suggestions.
Notes about juicing. I recommend fresh, organic juices.
Do you need a lymph cleanse? The
lymphatic system includes lymph vessels and nodes, thymus gland, tonsils and
spleen. It's really a network of tubing that drains waste products from tissues,
produces disease-fighting white blood cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies, and
carries the bulk of the body's waste from the cells to the final elimination
organs. Experts call the lymphatic system a secondary circulatory system,
because it assists the bloodstream with millions of tiny ducts that collect
tissue fluid not needed by the capillaries or skin and returns it to the heart
for recirculation. Special filtering lymph nodes remove infective organisms, so
your lymph system is also a key to your body's immune defenses.
Liver health is a key to lymphatic health. The liver produces the majority of
lymph, and lymph a major route for nutrients from the liver. The integrity of
the lymph system is dependent on immune cells in the liver that filter out
harmful bacteria and destructive yeasts.
The spleen is the largest mass of lymphatic tissue. It destroys worn-out red
blood cells, and serves as a healthy blood reservoir for fresh red blood. During
times of high demand, such as hemorrhage, the spleen can release its stored
blood and prevent shock from occurring.
Here's an amazing fact: The valves of the
lymph system move the waste-filled fluids to be flushed and filtered. But since
there is no pump as there is with the heart, lymph circulation depends solely
upon your breathing and muscle movement. Physical exercise and diaphragmatic
deep breathing are critical to lymph cleansing and to healthy immune response.
Is your body showing signs that it needs a lymph
If you are under chronic stress; if you are constantly tired (indicating
liver exhaustion); if your skin is very pale; if you are extremely thin; if your
memory is noticeably failing; if you have low immune response with frequent
colds, a revitalizing lymph cleanse can make a difference. If your body looks
uncharacteristically soft and pudgy or has newly noticeable cellulite
(indicating too many saturated fats and sugary foods), you probably need a
Pointers for best results from your lymph
-Drink 8 glasses of bottled water each day of your cleanse. Add potassium-rich
foods - sea greens, broccoli, bananas and seafood.
-Avoid caffeine, sugar, dairy foods and alcoholic drinks for the duration of
your cleanse. They contribute to lymphatic stagnation.
-Spicy foods like natural salsas, cayenne pepper, horseradish and ginger boost a
sluggish lymph system and cut mucous congestion.
Improvement signs show that your body is
responding to the cleanse:
-Most people notice an energy increase in their daily activity, with far fewer
stress reactions as body chemistry normalizes.
-Most people notice they no longer catch every cold that comes their way, and
the illnesses they do get don't last as long.
-Most people notice better weight control (especially if they were overweight)
and less cellulite formation as congestion lessens.
Continuing Diet Notes: Poor nutrition
profoundly impairs the immune system. Excessive dietary sugars and alcohol over
consumption especially inhibit white blood cell activity. Be sure to eliminate
or limit their use. Adequate protein intake is critical to immune health and the
ability to heal. The best sources for immune response are those with plenty of
EFAs: salmon and fresh tuna, sea vegetables, green superfoods like spirulina and
barley grass and sprouts.
lymph cleansing diet
you are looking for a good system cleansing diet that you can use over the
week-end, this 3 day lymph cleansing diet is perfect. Most people find by
following this program they not only cleanse their lymphatic system, but tend to
lose a few pounds in the process.
day one by gathering fresh (organic if possible) green vegetables. Green onions,
zucchini, celery, parsley, mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, green
peppers, spinach, lettuce, broccoli and carrots. Although carrots are not a
green vegetable, vitamins and minerals found in carrots are a very important in
the cleansing factor. Wash all vegetables thoroughly, cleaning away any wilted
or dead parts. Do not cut or scrape the vegetables. You will want to use all
parts including roots and stems. In a large canning pot put four gallons of
bottled water. This can be distilled water or spring water. Add all the
vegetables to the pot and cook on low heat for 2 hours. Be sure to keep a lid on
the pot during cooking so that vitamins and minerals can recycle with
condensation. Remove pot from heat and allow liquid to cool. Drink three 8 ounce
glasses of the vegetable broth once before lunch and a second time before
dinner. It is suggested that if you are going to eat during this diet, eat fresh
two of the diet, drink three 8 ounce glasses of the broth before breakfast,
lunch and dinner. If the broth is getting low you can add more bottled or
distilled water at this time.
day three, repeat the three 8 ounce glasses of broth before each meal, but eat
the vegetables from the broth for your meals.
Detox Foot Bath is an all natural
way to detox the inside of your body through your feet in a relaxing bath.
Detoxification begins the moment you place your foot into the foot bath.
Detoxification benefits your health and can help the aging process.
Ionic cleansing through the
feet has been shown to be very effective in reducing menopause symptoms,
menstrual cramps, skin problems, sleep disorders, stress, wrinkles, yeast
infections, joint problems and any other number of chronic symptoms. Most people
first experience a boost of energy and mental clarity after their first session.
Sessions usually last about 45 minutes.
Significant Pain Relief - Improve Memory and
Sleep - Liver, Kidneys and Parasite Cleanse - Wrinkles, Acne & other Skin
Problems - Enhance Immune System - Liver Detoxification - Purge Heavy Metals
- Increase Energy and Reduce Stress - Internal Cleansing with Full Body Purge
- Improve Sexual Health - and more...
works to further stimulate the lymph system to help
increase the body’s metabolism and overall immune system functionality. The LymphiX ™ helps to deliver oxygen to the lymph system, which is essential to
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