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Toxic Lymph?

16 Symptoms of Toxic Lymph in Your Body

The lymphatic system has multiple purposes. Two important functions include bathing cells with nutrients and carrying away waste. However, lymph doesn’t always drain properly on its own. Sometimes lymph nodes become congested and/or swollen, affecting the flow of lymph in their vicinity. On the face and neck specifically, this can lead to clogged pores, acne, slowed healing, dull or dehydrated skin, and puffiness.

Cleansing your lymphatic system is crucial in your ability to heal and prevent disease. It’s a supportive detoxification system that works with the immune system, digestive system, and nervous system.  Many holistic health care professionals believe a toxic lymphatic system is an underlying contributor to everything from cellulite to cancer. Indeed, cancer often metastasizes through the lymphatic system.

In order to cleanse the lymphatics, you need breath and movement.  This system has no pump, unlike the circulatory system, which has the heart to pump blood. Your lymphatic system relies on movement. Most of us lead very sedentary lives.This is a setup for stagnant lymph. Should your lymph system become blocked or congested because of illness, surgery, toxicity, or too little activity, your congested lymph fluid can back up.

This can contribute to swelling, joint pain, cellulite, nausea, poor immune function, and fatigue. Cancer cells or mutated cells move through the lymph fluid, where they are targeted and destroyed in the lymph nodes, if your system is up for the task. But if the lymph fluid is congested and toxic, your body may store stagnant, toxic lymph in nodes for a long period of time. This can be serious. Cancer can develop. 

When this system clogs up, you can experience unpleasant symptoms that include the following:

Symptoms of a Toxic Lymph System

  • allergies and food sensitivities
  • frequent colds and flu
  • arthritis, joint pain and back pain
  • headaches and migraines
  • menstrual cramps
  • fibrocystic breasts and breast tenderness
  • sinus infections
  • loss of appetite
  • GI problems
  • muscle cramps
  • fatigue
  • mental fog, mood swings and depression
  • parasites
  • skin breakouts and acne
  • cellulite
  • swelling and heaviness in your abdomen

Want to streamline your thighs? 

Cellulite is a trap of too many fat cells, lymph fluid, and toxins.  You can get rid of these pockets of fat through movement, detoxification, massage of those areas and the Swing Machine, also known as the Lymphsizer. Get my e-book The Cellulite Cure.

The Cinderella Cure

Like the scullery maid who transformed herself, you can clean up the messes of the lymph system and transform your health.  By cleansing the lymphatic system, you can help all the other systems of your body. Here is what you can do:

Eat a Clean Diet

If you eat primarily organic food avoiding pesticides as much as possible, avoid junk food and fast food, and choose grass fed, free range that have not been pumped full of hormones and antibiotics and fed pesticide sprayed food, you’ll lesson the toxic burden of your body.

Detox Your Body

You want to detox your colon, liver and gallbladder along with your lymphatic system.  The 5-Day Juice Fassst can do wonders for cleansing and lymphatic detoxing.  Also, the 30-Day Detox is very helpful, which includes a 7-day Colon Cleanse program.  This gives your body a thorough cleansing. You can also get the Lymph Rejuvenator, which is an herbal tincture that is very effective in clearing out old lymph. (It’s part of the Internal Cleanse Kit.)  (Don’t be surprised if your urine has what appears like soap bubbles. That’s old lymph coming out.)

Get Your Lymph Moving

There are only two ways to move that lymph along its channels:  breathing and movement.  Exercise is a must.  Find what you love and do it faithfully—walk, aerobics, combo exercise classes, swimming, Zumba—whatever it is, get moving.  And get the Swing Machine (Lymphasizer).


I highly recommend the Lymphasizer. It was designed by a Japanese doctor to move the body like a fish moves through water and move the lymph.  I’ve seen this firsthand as a large amount of lymph was released from my body once after spending about 25 minutes on the Lymphasizer.  And it’s so easy.  You just lie on the floor with your feet in the grooves and it does the rest.


Spend time in the sauna frequently. Sweating helps detoxify the body and supports the lymphatic system.

Emotional Detox

Feeling stuck or unable to express how you feel can impact the lymphatic system.  Speak up!  Your health may depend on it.

Foods That Help Get the Lymph Moving

Think red:  berries, pomegranate, cherries, cranberries, watermelon, and beets all support healthy lymphatic flow.  Get my 30-Day Detox and make the Lymph Node Detox Soup.

Recipe of the Day

Lymphatic Detox Juice Cocktail

  • 1 handful berries (strawberries or raspberries)
  • 4 purple kale leaves
  • 1 chunk red cabbage
  • 1 lemon, peeled if not organic
  • 1/2 small beet with leaves
  • 1/2  bunch mint
  • 1-inch-chunk ginger root

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice all ingredients and stir. Serves 2.

Adapted from The Juice Lady’s Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies

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