It’s unfortunate, in the world we live in today, how we can be exposed to so many toxins. Toxins from pesticides, herbicides, plastics, heavy metals, mold, and personal hygiene products. Over time exposure to toxins can congest our detox pathways including the lymphatic system. This congestion can create tremendous stress for many of our vital organs. In addition, we will see unwarranted weight gain and feel overall puffy and inflamed. The art of detox is so important in assisting the body’s natural elimination processes.
The lymphatic system is the body’s inner drainage system and a critical part of detox that is often ignored. The lymphatic system, along with the immune system, functions to protect the body from outside threats such as infections, viruses, and bacteria. When the lymphatic system becomes congested over time it is not able to function optimally and protect the body from foreign invaders. The inability to sweat, varicose veins, edema, and a distended abdomen are all indications of a congested lymphatic system.
We tend to hold on to 10-25lbs of inflammation (excess weight) that are due to toxins.