The lymphatic system is a very important part of your body, but is often poorly understood. Poor lymphatic health is associated with many health conditions. Unknown to many, the lymphatic tissue is interconnected to your immune system.
Often known by the acronym GALT (gut-associated lymphoid tissue) it plays a vital position in your main line of defence against common illnesses and diseases because the digestive tract is one of the main paths of entry for foreign substances (bacteria, allergens, heavy metals, molds, fungi, chemicals, trans fats). In short, your main lines of defence are in the gut and your lymphatic system is directly connected to it.
This three-day body detoxification process is derived from ancient practices – designed to help cleanse the lymphatic system of toxins.
Before The Cleanse
This lymphatic cleanse is designed to be implemented for three to six days, depending on how your body reacts to it. We recommend consulting your doctor before starting any cleanse, but this is generally safe.
Start by eliminating any foods that may cause an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Wheat gluten, dairy, soy, and preservatives and food additives are all among potential inflammatory agents, so take care to avoid them – no pasta, cereal, cookies, bread, or crackers; anything that comes in a box is off limits.
Drink plenty of water – 6 to 8 glasses a day – and limit your coffee intake to once a day, always with food (drinking coffee on an empty stomach can cause your body extra stress).
It’s also good to eliminate trans fatty acids from your diet – these are found in baked foods, fast food, and margarine.
Basically, if you know it’s bad for you, don’t eat it! Other foods that can cause inflammatory reactions that you might want to consider eliminating are red meat and alcohol.
Do this for a few days, and then you’re ready to begin your cleanse!