A little Lymph reading

By | 2018-04-06T09:53:11+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

The Lymphatic Friendly Diet: A first hand account of how lymphatic therapist and lipoedema sufferer Kristin Osborn turned her life around by discovering what foods worked best with the lymphatic system to help digestion, boost immunity and increase the removal of toxins. With over 100 pages of recipes, there is something for everyone - from beetroot salad to chicken curry to date and walnut cake. A particularly helpful aspect of these recipes is that every ingredient is identified as being of a particular food type that contain properties that are helpful to the lymphatic system: Anti-inflammatory foods that [...]

The good oil on… Ginger

By | 2018-03-23T11:59:18+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Ginger: 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. Let’s look at ginger… Ginger essential oil is derived from the ginger root, a powerful spice that contains more than a hundred chemicals that support and enhance overall well-being. Used for centuries, it is prized in Chinese medicine where it is regarded as a warming herb with particular benefits for the lymph nodes, spleen, heart and digestive [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]