Friday, June 7, 2013

Is Your Lymphatic System Happy?

Many people don't know what the lymphatic system does and this makes the cliche 'ignorance is bliss'  dangerous. Not knowing what your lymphatic system does can mean that you are not taking care of it. Your lymphatic system is the maid of your body. This system contains a clear fluid and in that fluid are white blood cells that are needed to keep the body free of toxins and other waste.

Why is this important? Because when toxins and other wastes remain in the body, disease is manifested. When we consider someone who eats a poor diet, lathers chemicals on the skin that reside in skin lotions and creams, breathes in approximately 80,000 a day, the lymphatic system needs attention.

You might be thinking that you don't have the time to spend studying up on how to take care of the lymphatic system  but it is easier than you think.

If you have about $9 to spare you can buy a dry brush which can be bought at Walgreens, Whole Foods, and Natural Grocers, to name a few places. If you don't want to spend $9 then get a loofa sponge which will only cost about $1.00 for the flat oval kind. And if you don't want to do that just use a rough wash cloth. In small circles rub up and around your body towards your heart. That motion will stimulate your lymphatic system to start activating a detoxification process and then take a hot shower.

There - you just stimulated and cleaned your body - on the inside. This doesn't substitute for a food fast, colon cleansing or other internal activities but it is wonderful. Afterwards your skin will feel smooth and silky and you will find a lightness in your mood.
Stay healthy - it really doesn't have to be such hard work. Here is a statement that is not a myth: Getting sick is much harder work.
Until next time,
Jan