Lymph and Blood Detoxification
By: Dr. Skip Hellen ND, CNC (Health Doctor)
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The circulatory (blood) systems
includes the heart and an extensive network of blood vessels who's primary
function is transporting vital nutrients to body tissues and maintain biological balance (homeostasis).
The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system. It includes a network
of lymph node glands and fluid whose primary function is to collect, and transport toxic
waste materials out of the body. The lymphatic system is a main player in the
detoxification process and a vital part of the immune system. If the blood and lymphatic systems are not
kept clean, the immune
system is compromised which leaves the body open to a wide variety of illness
When any of the first three detoxification areas
(liver, kidney's, gallbladder) are clogged or closed down with waste materials, the lymphatic and blood
systems become saturated with toxic poisons. When the lymphatic and blood systems are saturated
with toxic acid wastes,
and other waste materials become trapped among the tissue cells causing toxic
Lymph nodes are filled with a clear liquid called lymph. This fluid contains
proteins and other nutrients to feed cells and remove waste. This
fluid surrounds every cell in the body and travels throughout the lymphatic
system. It is vital for elimination of waste material (detoxification). Lucky for us
there are herbs when used properly, help cleanse both the lymphatic and blood
The best solution to a toxic lymphatic and blood system is cleansing the other four areas
(colon, gallbladder, liver, and kidneys) that are inhibiting the natural detoxification
process. The most effective way to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic system
is daily exercise (jumping or rebounding is best). This type of
exercise not only stimulates the entire lymphatic system, it promotes rapid
detoxification. Hot spas and saunas (sweating) is another excellent way to detoxify
the body through the skin. The more toxins removed from the body the fewer
toxins will burden the liver and the cleaner the body will be providing
that incoming toxins are discontinued.
Lymph, Blood Cleansing Foods:
It's important to avoid consuming fatty, highly refined foods with artificial additives (chemical toxins)
during blood and lymph system detoxification.
During the cleanse use alkalizing foods, in a ratio of at least 4:1 over acid-forming foods.
Below are foods to eat and not eat for lymphatic and blood system health.
Avoid (All) while Cleansing;
|| Fatty Foods
|| Simple Sugars
| Artificial Colors
|| Artificial Flavors
|| Artificial Preservatives
| Artificial Stabilizers
|| Artificial Chemicals
|| None Organic
Foods Help Clean the Lymph System;
| Sea Vegetables
|| Blue Green Alga's
|| Green Leafy Vegetables
|| Melons (All)
Lymph, Blood Cleansing Herbs;
Red Clover - has been used for years as a lymphatic and blood cleanser.
Traditionally, red clover has been used as a liver, nerve, and lung detoxifier as well.
Many herbalists recommend red clover when doing a whole body cleanse. Cleansing
the blood is important because the blood transports oxygen and nutrients to the
vital organs and tissue of the body.
Red Root - has also been traditionally used as a cleansing herb by
herbalists. This herb can stimulate lymph function and aid in the transport of
waste material from the lymph to the liver. Red root has also shown to boost the
liver and its vital functions.
Echinacea - is another herb research has discovered to be an effective
lymphatic and blood purifier. Echinacea extracts can boost the production of
interferon and has interferon properties which help fight vital infections.
Echinacea is also known to equalize white blood cell count and boost the activity
of leukocytes (white blood cells) helping the body fight and destroy toxic
invaders in the body. It has shown to boost red blood cell count which helps
the body detoxification and it has antiseptic properties which help cleanse and reduce
pain in the body from injury.
Yellow Dock - is considered a blood purifier by herbalists. Yellow dock
can also aid in boosting skin health and can be useful with leprosy, psoriasis,
and cancer of the skin. Yellow dock is recommended by herbalists if a person is
experiencing anemia, liver problems, skin problems, toxemia, infections, lymph
congestion, ulcers, or have wounds that need healing. Some say yellow dock is the
best blood builder in the herbal kingdom.
Burdock - is a good blood purifier herb and highly valued in the herb
kingdom. Burdock can help strengthen the liver, kidneys, stomach and lungs.
Burdock’s active constituents have been known to help cleanse the blood of excess
waste and uric acid. Burdock is mild diuretic. This herb can also help with
problems such as acne, boils, psoriasis, and canker sores.
Along with these herbs mentioned above, one should begin a cleansing diet at the
same time. Before starting a cleansing diet, one should consume ample amounts of
liquids, whole grains, fresh fruits & vegetables and juices to help prepare the
body. Pomegranate juice has a reputation of providing excellent cleansing
properties for the kidney and bladder.
The first step in a cleansing diet is to eliminate all processed foods,
coffee, white sugar, alcohol, tobacco, and red meat. Second, add some cleansing
herbs mentioned above either in single or combination formulas made to cleanse the
bodies systems. Keep in mind that herbs are very powerful remedies and produce
undesirable side effects. There can also be interactions with prescription drugs.
If you're taking any drugs, be sure to discuss this with your alternative health
doctor before taking any herbal colon cleansing remedies.
It's wise to not continue usage of a product if you develop diarrhea,
excessively loose stools, or abdominal pain. If you develop nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, cramping, joint pains, headache, rashes, irritation in the rectum area
or just plain don't feel good, you may be cleansing too quickly and your body is
not capable of dealing with it adequately. Discontinue usage if this occurs until
you feel better and then resume cleansing at a slower pace.
1. Quart jar (glass) with rubber seal lid (Mason is excellent)
2. Blender (any blender that blends fruits and vegetables will work - it's important to blend regularly not to have a designer blender)
3. Juicer (electric is best)
Drink at least 8 oz. of blended formula each day to start and increase up to 32-64 oz.
(1 qt. or liter) each day for best results.
The following are prudent steps to a successful lymph, blood cleansing
1. Cleanse your lymphatic and blood systems with a high water content diet
filled with raw,
fresh fruits and vegetables along with a selection or combination of herbs
listed above to clean out all the lymphatic and blood system toxins. The herbs chosen will
depend on the amount of lymph toxic buildup and the length of time these toxins have been present.
Combine the above with rebounding, cardio type stimulating exercises to activate lymph fluid flow.
2. While cleansing the lymphatic and blood systems, you should replenish
the beneficial bacteria to flora balance, which in turn helps the immune system
operate at maximum efficiency.
3. Move on to the lungs to complete the total internal body cleansing.
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