Common symptoms indicating excessive toxins: fatigue, depression, headaches, brain fog, poor memory, tremors, and coordination issues.
The lymphatic system absorbs toxins and metabolic waste products. Congested lymphatic fluid is laden with toxins that cannot be efficiently eliminated impairing the immune system.
The body contains three times more lymph fluid than blood. Through a complex network lymphatic fluid is carried to the lymph nodes where toxins, metabolic waste, and fats can be filtered and purified.
Toxins and our health, throughout our life we are in constant contact with environmental toxins leading to a variety of health concerns. The CDC’s Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals tested 212 chemicals, 6 of which were toxic and found evidence of all 212 in the blood or urine in most Americans.
Toxins come from a variety of sources and initial exposure begins in utero. The lymph system is formed at the end of week 5 in the womb. EWG (environmental working group) in 2005 found 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. 180 of the 287 chemicals found are known to cause cancer in humans or animals, and 217 are toxic to the brain affecting the nervous system.
Our highest exposure to harmful toxic chemicals is actually coming from the food we eat. To reduce your exposure to pesticides and herbicides avoid eating non-organic fruits and vegetables on the Dirty Dozen List. Also, conventionally raised meat and dairy have been found to have the highest levels of “hormone disrupting” chemicals. 25 million pounds of antibiotics are fed to live stock annually and animal feed is sprayed with high amounts of chemicals.
Factors that may affect your ability to excrete toxins include genetics, diet, and lifestyle. Conditions and diseases associated with an excessive toxic burden on the body: allergies, asthma, obesity, chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, fertility issues, chronic infections, and autoimmune diseases.
The lymphatic system is vital to the body’s immune system. Unlike the cardiovascular system, which uses the heart to pump blood for circulation, the lymph system has no mechanism other than muscle contraction to propel the fluid to the lymph nodes where toxins are eliminated. Poor lymph circulation can result from chronic illness, chemicals and pesticides in food, pollution, stress, sedentary life style, high fat, and high sugar diets.
Electro-Lymphatic Drainage is a one hour accelerated method of detoxifying the body. This non-invasive light touch therapy is 8-10 more effective than manual therapy by utilizing electro-sound therapy to break down congested lymphatic fluid, inert gases to kill bacteria and viruses, and micro-current to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Benefits of Lymph Drainage:
Detoxifies body tissue Supports post mastectomy health
Assists in weight loss Reduces edema and lymph edema
Decrease cellulite Promote T-cell development
Relieves chronic joint pain Treats pain from fibrocystic breast
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