About The Lymphamaniac

Bonkers about all things lymphatic.

The lymphatic system and the brain

By | 2018-03-20T05:56:14+00:00 March 20th, 2018|The Lymphatic System|

How does the brain clean itself and why is it so important?: Every organ of the body produces waste as part of the metabolic process, and the brain is no exception. However, the way in which it rids itself of waste has been something of a mystery as it was thought that there were no lymphatic vessels in the cranial cavity. Indeed, in any representation of the lymphatic system, there is a huge space where the brain is located. This omission has always been problematic as the brain is both very active and extremely sensitive to waste build-up, [...]

Lymph lovin’ foods

By | 2018-03-16T07:59:35+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Beetroot: Stick in your shopping bag this weekend and your lymph will love you right back! Well on the road to rehabilitation after decades languishing in a glass jar swimming in malt vinegar, beetroot is fast gaining a reputation as a true super-food with the ability to boost stamina, lower blood pressure and improve immune and digestive function. Whether eaten raw grated into a salad, juiced with apple, lemon and ginger or roasted in the oven as a side vegetable, beetroot is packed with fibre and nutrients that are naturally lymph enhancing. Betalain Betalains are naturally occurring chemicals that [...]

Ballancer in sport and fitness

By | 2018-03-13T15:01:13+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Body Ballancer|

Making Body Ballancer® part of your fitness programme Body Ballancer® isn’t just all about body contouring, water retention and cellulite! It also has a significant role to play in providing a relaxing but highly effective form of active recovery as part of any exercise and training schedule. How? Here comes the science… Let’s first look at what causes the dreaded ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’ or DOMS - the muscle fatigue and pain that is a familiar and unwelcome consequence to any strenuous training session The energy needed for our muscles to work effectively comes from the food we [...]

A little Lymph reading

By | 2018-04-06T10:00:16+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Love Your Lymph: For one of the most informative and easy to read books about all things lymphatic, you can't go wrong with 'Love Your Lymph' by Donna Strong. With detailed and engaging descriptions from a number of sources, Donna explains what the lymphatic system is, how it works and its interconnection with a number of the body’s vital systems from cardiac to immune, nervous and digestive. From the starting point that the lymphatic system is ‘one of the best-kept secrets of our biology’, Donna covers wide range of topics on how to improve lymphatic function including diet, exercise, [...]

Dry skin brushing for lymphatic health

By | 2018-03-09T16:58:40+00:00 March 6th, 2018|The Lymphatic System|

Dry skin brushing for lymphatic health Many of us have heard about dry skin brushing and its ability to: remove dead skin cells unblock the pores and facilitate the removal of toxins soften, smooth and brighten the skin boost circulation As well as the other main detoxing organs of the liver, kidneys, colon and lungs, our skin is also responsible for the removal of waste from the body. In fact it is estimated that almost a quarter of the waste we excrete every day is eliminated by the skin in the form of dead skin cells and sweat. [...]

The good oil on… Lemon

By | 2018-03-23T11:59:42+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Lemon: Essential oils can play a part in helping the lymphatic system in a number of ways to support it in its detoxing and microbe-fighting mission. Depending on the oils used, they can detoxify, boost blood circulation and improve lymphatic flow. Good lymphatic stimulant oils include a number from the citrus family, particularly: Lemon Grapefruit Lime Sweet Orange Tangerine Let’s look at lemon… Lemons are well known to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and it is one of the most widely used and powerful essential oils. Indeed, Ayurvedic medicine uses both lemons and lemon essential [...]

10 Fast facts about the lymphatic system

By | 2018-02-27T08:54:26+00:00 February 27th, 2018|The Lymphatic System|

10 Fast facts about the lymphatic system It is the least understood and most undervalued of all the body systems, yet if it stopped working we would die within 24-48 hours It is approximately twice the size of the blood circulation system and manages almost double the volume of fluid daily Lymph starts its life as plasma, the watery component that makes up over half our blood volume There are between 400-800 lymph nodes in the body that constantly monitor and filter the lymph to remove toxins, waste and pathogens Swelling of the lymph nodes (or ‘glands’) in [...]

Lymph lovin’ foods

By | 2018-03-09T17:00:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Cranberries: Stick in your shopping bag this weekend and your lymph will love you right back! Long known to be effective in breaking down fats, cranberries are a fantastic way to flush the lymphatic system.  Because it is responsible for the transportation of fats and fatty acids from the gut into the blood circulation, the lymphatic system is at risk of becoming congested, leading to a build-up of waste and toxins. An excellent emulsifier of fat, cranberry juice will help break down any excess for the lymphatic vessels to carry away. Choose fresh cranberry fruits and juices, not [...]

Improve liposculpture results using the Body Ballancer

By | 2018-03-02T18:40:40+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Body Contouring|

Improve liposculpture results using the Body Ballancer: Enlightened liposculpture practitioners now know that a healthy lymphatic system is extremely important when it comes to getting the most out of this expensive procedure. In fact, one of the largest cosmetic groups in the UK includes a course of lymphatic drainage massages in the cost of their treatment! Whether performed surgically using the latest Vaser technique, or with a non-invasive/minimally-invasive method (such as fat-freezing, laser or ultrasound) swelling and bruising of the treated area will occur. However, you can now take steps to ensure that this is minimised, speeding up [...]