The Lymphatic System | How to keep your inner flow healthy

What is your lymphatic system? It’s the fluid or drainage system just below your skin that naturally removes toxins from your body. There are also many dense area’s of lymph around your digestive area. Each evening when you go to sleep, your lymphatic system gets to work removing harmful agents you’ve absorbed from your environment, many we don’t even know about. Internal toxins can also be created from medications, our lifestyle, and our emotions. From Natural Choice Network: A toxin is defined as any substance that causes harmful effects to our body. Normally, the immune system, liver and kidneys work together to remove toxins at the same rate as they are encountered. When toxin levels are in excess of our body’s capacity to remove them, they build up and are stored until they are removed. We can have toxins stored in our bodies for years without experiencing any negative symptoms, but once the burden of toxins becomes too high, we start to feel ill. Your lymphatic system regulates your fluids and keeps you healthy, along with your immune system. But what happens when your lymphatic system becomes sluggish and overburdened from toxicity? Your entire immune system becomes overwhelmed! Any number of maladies may set in, but a few to consider are: edema acne strong body odor Eczema poor fat digestion swelling of the extremities (hands, feet, ankles) a feeling of overwhelm, fatigue or sluggishness That’s a shopping list of possibilities that can be avoided or mended! So what would cause a sluggish drainage system? To name a few – dehydration, stress, removal of lymph nodes, chemotherapy, a sedentary lifestyle,...

List of foods containing gluten

FOODS CONTAINING GLUTEN (NOT all inclusive) All breads, pastries, cookies, donuts, pasta, crackers, cereal, croutons, etc made from wheat flour Barley (often hidden in many items, even brown rice syrup) Battered anything, French fries, sweet potato fries, ask about the oil they are cooked in too! Bouillon cubes, canned/ packaged soup bases/broths Bran Breaded on the outside, or bread crumbs in meat (chicken parmesan, meatballs, meatloaf) Brewer’s Yeast Bulgar Candy, red licorice, protein bars, energy bars, anything processed and packaged. Canned soup (read labels carefully, like cereal, most are labeled gluten-free if they actually are) Communion wafers Couscous, Durum Dextrin (found on meat, as in pre-seasoned meat), self basting poultry also avoid Disodium Wheatgermamido Peg-2 Eggs served at restaurants sometimes have pancake batter mixed into the uncooked eggs. Einkorn wheat Emmer Farina, Farro Graham flour Granola and granola bars, unless made with certified gluten-free oats (oats are gluten-free by nature, but are often processed in a plant that also processes wheat). Hot dogs, imitation meat or seafood Kamut wheat Maida Malt, malt beverages, malt vinegar, malt extract, malt flavoring. Modified food starch Most beer, unless labeled. Tito’s Vodka appears to be a safe alcohol. Avoid grain based spirits. Nutritional supplements (read labels) Orzo Pizza Processed lunch meats, always purchase organic/all meat options from the deli. Protein powders Purchased cheesecake filling often includes wheat flour Sauces and gravies (read labels or make your own) Seasoned snack foods and rice mixes (pre-packaged) Semolina Some potato chip seasonings may contain malt vinegar or wheat starch Soy sauce, salad dressings and marinades (read label carefully). Spelt Sulfosuccinate Triticale Udon Vegetables in sauces (packaged...