Here are three ways to improve your health and boost your immune system. A healthy immune system helps the lymphatics, as not so much “garbage” has to be eliminated. Juicing vegetables and fruit adds nutrients to your diet which are easily absorbed. However don’t let this replace eating plenty of fruit and vegetables too, as we need the roughage from whole foods. My favourite juice at the moment is…
It is fun to try out different mixtures and the beetroot adds sweetness to the green juices which can be bitter.
I also like to start the day with a warm lemon juice. Squeeze a whole lemon into a glass and add a little cold water before filling the glass with hot water. Adding cold water first helps to retain the vitamin c, also by keeping it warm rather than to hot. Drinking this first thing in the morning with some deep breathing wakes the lymphatics up!!
Last but not least drink plenty of water. When you have Lymphoedema you retain fluid in the body which in turn retains toxins. Water helps the kidneys to flush out these toxins. When you do your MLD water will help to “cleanse” the lymphatics as fluid leaves the body as urine. It is also important when having treatment, bandaging and MLD to drink plenty of water after, as you can get a headache from the detoxing effect of treatment, water may help this.
These three ideas can help you to feel healthier, I try to do them but sometimes I forget or run out of time!! I know in the winter I do not drink as much water as I should but in the summer with the heat it is much easier. Tell me your favourite juice mixtures so we can share ideas…