4 Natural Ways to Detoxify Your Body
The lymphatic system is a large network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. But, the main purpose of this system is to transport lymph, a fluid which contains infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. The lymphatic system is linked to your immune system and relies on the pressure of your blood system, and the efficacy of your circulatory system. If any of these systems are congested, your body’s detoxification process will slow done. When this happens, lymph accumulates in your tissues and your body swells, which results in skin irritation, a dull complexion, and puffy under eyes. If you have acne, a slow draining lymphatic system will only make it worse.
So, how do you boost your body’s natural detoxification process? Here are 4 tips and tricks.
1. Sweat More
When excess fluid isn't being properly drained by your lymphatic system is, your body retains this fluid in its tissues and you bloat. This is especially common for those with poor posture or jobs which require a large percentage of computer time. One way to naturally detoxify your body is by sweating. We know it can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to work out, but you don’t have to commit to an hour of exercise every day to sweat more. Steam rooms or saunas are a great way to cleanse your body of excess fluid. Yoga, aerobatic workouts, and swimming are more gentle on the joints. Jogging or biking around the block a couple times a week also works wonders.
2. Drink More Water
Every system in your body relies on water, after all, it is the key to life. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water may seem like a challenge, especially with the hectic holiday season coming up, but there are ways to make it easier. If you rely on your smartphone to get you through the day, why not download a hydration app? Set your daily intake goals and be reminded every time you need a sip of H20. Not only will this boost your body’s ability to flush away waste but regularly drinking water helps balance your body’s temperature, lubricate your joints, protect vital soft tissue, and keep headaches at bay. Carrying a reusable water bottle with you is also a great reminder to drink up, and remember to always stay properly hydrated when working out.
3. Change Your Eating Habits
We are all familiar with the saying “you are what you eat” but that’s because it’s true! Our bodies love salt, fat, and sugar so the temptation of junk food can be hard. However, eating too much junk food only wreaks havoc on your body. In order to boost your lymphatic system, you should focus on plant-based foods, and prep meals that are rich in nutrients and high-quality fat. Start by incorporating more dark, leafy greens into your meals and cooking with olive or avocado oil.
4. Lymphatic Drainage
Löschn is a lymphatic and microcirculation facial bar in Calgary. Our trained therapists utilize a medical grade steel tool to guide fluid away from the face, neck, and chest, and stretch connective facial tissue. This painless procedure flushes toxins out of your system, stimulates collagen development, heals scar tissue, relieves muscle tension and sinus congestion, brightens dark circles, softens fine lines and wrinkles, sculpts the jawline and cheekbones, and more! Löschn is also beneficial in treating post-surgical therapy, sports injuries, headaches and migraines, sinus congestion, swelling during pregnancy, acne and other skin conditions, and soft tissue injury.