Sluggish Lymphatic System Symptoms

Sluggish Lymphatic System Symptoms

Sluggish Lymphatic System Symptoms: Why It Matters & 8 Ways To Eliminate It

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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.

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Naturopathic doctor Melbourne

Naturopathic doctor Melbourne

Naturopathic doctor Melbourne – 5 Tips To Keeping Your Healthy Winter Motivation Alive

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Naturopathic doctor Melbourne  – Winter is a time of eating warm comfort foods, snuggling under doonas and cosy open fires.  So no wonder, heat seeking beings like ourselves find it hard to pry ourselves outdoors as the thermostat drops. When leaving the house is optional. The resolve for fun must be essential!

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Self Care Strategies – 19 Self Care Moments

Self Care Strategies – 19 Self Care Moments

Self Care Strategies – 19 Self Care Moments To Schedule Into A Busy Life

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Self Care Strategies – What is Self Care?…. you say….well it is being kind to yourself, nurturing yourself. So you feel filled up to give back to all around you, whether that be work, family or home so you can stay healthy and happy.

Life has been my teacher in this department. We often have to learn it the hard way to get the message fully. In my experience, if you want to save yourself from burnout, breakdowns, and insanity moments you MUST schedule a little nurturing Self Care into your daily calendar.

Yes, YOU…..and not tomorrow or next week. Everyday! Keep depositing into that sweet little bank account of Self Care so you can reap the benefits long term as you journey through life. I guarantee you will need it.

Looking after yourself, or ‘self-care’, is important in helping you to stay at the top of your form physically, emotionally and mentally. Learn more about what self-care is, why it’s important for wellbeing, and how to take good care of yourself. – Reach Out

And your family, workmates, and friends will love you for it! Here are 19 ideas to do just that:

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Practice Belly or Diaphragmatic Breathing

Practice Belly or Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing – What could be more natural than breathing? It may sound surprising, but most people don’t know how to breathe.

Which is a shame because proper breathing can do wonders for stress and digestion.

Not only that but breathing incorrectly can produce tension and lead to exhaustion.

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The truth (unfortunately) is that most of us are shallow breathers.

This is a problem because shallow breathing leads to poor oxygenation of our blood (breathing oxygenates every cell of our body).
Poor oxygenation means that our body is not able to function optimally – everything from our muscles to our metabolism.
Therefore, the easiest way to get more oxygen into your body and in every cell of your body is… to breathe properly!
Proper breathing dramatically increases exercise endurance and mental clarity elevates your mood and helps the body detoxify more efficiently.
For those of you who have practiced yoga, you’ll know that there are many ways of breathing – I am going to focus on diaphragmatic breathing.
Diaphragmatic breathing, or deep breathing is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between the thoracic cavity and abdominal cavity. Air enters the lungs and the chest rises and the belly expands during this type of breathing. Diaphragmatic breathing is also known scientifically as eupnea, which is a natural and relaxed form of breathing in all mammals. Eupnea occurs in mammals whenever they are in a state of relaxation, i.e. when there is no clear and present danger in their environment. –Wikipedia

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