Sluggish Lymphatic System Symptoms: Why It Matters & 8 Ways To Eliminate It
Sluggish Lymphatic System Symptoms – The lymphatic system is a network of nodes and vessels and valves that lie just under the skin and transport lymph — a clear fluid containing white blood cells and waste products — throughout the body. Lymph is one important method of body detoxification.
It’s a fairly complex system, but to simplify, I like to think of the lymphatic system as a garbage truck that pulls junk away from your organs and the spaces between your cells and into the lymphatic channels, or highways, so your cells aren’t bombarded by waste.
Because it is a bit of a lone-wolf system, not pumped by the heart nor moved automatically through smooth muscle action as in the digestive tract, lymph easily becomes sluggish and backed up.
If this happens, it can’t relieve the digestive system of some of its toxic load, which can cause digestion to back up too, as your body becomes less and less able to remove waste from your GI tract.
Sluggish Lymphatic System Symptoms also builds up as fluid accumulation throughout your body, making you puffy and chubby looking, although not from fat. You may think it’s from fat, which is why I call lymphatic backup Fake Fat.
Reducing Bloated Belly – Bloated Belly? 9 Tips To Losing The Bloat
Reducing Bloated Belly – Feel gassy…..like you’ve gained 5 kilos in the past two days? Well, you are not alone. It is a common topic in my clinic. 30% of people regularly experience bloating, so it is quite common.
It is usually caused by excess gas production, and/or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system – Health Line
Fortunately, you can avoid that feeling with a few simple precautions or investigations.
1. Don’t freak out Stress hormones speed up everything in your body, shunting blood supply to your muscles rather than digestion. Food not properly broken down ferments producing gas and bloating. So, take a deep breath, relax ……maybe add regular meditation or exercise to your daily routine.
2. Don’t eat and run When you eat in a hurry your body will not be focused on digestion and will struggle to break food down cleanly.
So, before you eat…RELAX, chew food well, take the time to enjoy ……10-15 minutes each meal is such a small part of your day.
3. Avoid constipation Constipation can exacerbate bloating symptoms. Increased magnesium intake, adequate water intake and physical activity can be effective against constipation.
4. Cut back on sugar-free gum … sweets and other foods containing artificial sweeteners like sorbitol and aspartame, which aren’t digestible and trigger bloating. Opt for real foods…..munch on a pear or carrot.
5. Don’t eat too much at once – Reducing Bloated Belly this step is the most effective. If you have a tendency to bloating you will experience discomfort from a smaller amount of food compared to someone who doesn’t. So smaller meals can help considerably.
6. Avoid consuming gas producing foods and beverages Major players for some are…… beans, lentils, whole grains and carbonated drinks. Try keeping a food diary to figure out if certain foods tend to make you more gassy and/or bloated than others. Fatty foods can slow digestion and emptying of the stomach. This can be a problem for people with a tendency to bloat.
So test eating fewer beans and fatty foods to see if it helps.
7. Consume digestive aid
Digestive enzymes with a meal or apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon to little water) before meals can aid you stomach to cleanly digest food and prevent fermentation and gas production.
8. Watch the raw veggies Raw produce can be tough for your body to break down at certain times. So cooking vegetables makes them easier for your stomach to handle.
9. Rule out food intolerances or fructose malabsorption. Both these conditions can produce excess gas production, bloating. So if you suspect any of these or you try the tips above with little results…..come and see me at my clinic. Book online or call me on 0438 593523.