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  • Raw Food Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Seaweeds




    Raw Food Spotlight: Seaweeds for Lyphatic HealthRaw Food Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Seaweeds
    Seaweeds for Cleansing the Lymph

    - by Stephanie Gadsden

    You cannot ignore the superfood that is seaweed!

    Reported to have higher amounts of nutrients than most land vegetables, seaweed has been used for thousands of years to enhance health.

    With a list of nutrients this big there is really no health element seaweeds won’t fix.

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    Raw Food for Health and Swollen Lymph Nodes




    Raw Food for Health and Swollen Lymph Nodes

    Raw Food For Health: Flirting with The Lymph
    Swollen Lymph Nodes And What To Do About It!

    - by Michele Santo

    Lymph nodes are small, bean shaped nodules of tissues that are a part of the lymphatic system. Ducts go in and out of them like tiny doorways. These nodes can be found under the arm, neck and groin. If they become swollen, it’s your body’s way of saying an infection may be present.

    A few cases can cause swelling. Things like a compromised immune system, infection, cancer, virus or inflammation. It also can be an indication that your body is fighting off something. You can detect swelling in this area if you experience a fever, runny nose or sore throat. Temporary pain is what I always say.

    To prevent this altogether, be friendly and flirty with the lymphatic system.

    Give these 5 action steps a go ’round to let it know you care to help out! Any little thing you decide to do will be wise.

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    Top 5 Fresh Raw Food Tips to Relieve Water Retention




    Top 5 Fresh Raw Food Tips to Relieve Water Retention

    Raw Foods for Lymphatic Health and Water Retention

    - by Katie Rainbird

    We’ve likely all heard, “The human body is approximately 70% water.” However, if you’re suffering from water retention it may feel as though it’s much more than that!

    Water retention symptoms include: Feeling bloated, swollen tender glands, swollen and immobile joints, headaches, sudden weight gain, and puffy legs, ankles, feet, hands or eyes and face!

    When you’re coming down with the ‘flu you feel tender under your ears and chin, right? That’s due to swollen lymph glands.

    When the lymphatic system is challenged it becomes swollen, which is a short term but necessary part of the immune response. What’s more, ongoing challenges such as diet, lifestyle and hormonal imbalances can lead to chronic swelling and leaking of fluid into body tissues.

    Thankfully, there are a variety of raw foods that can help!

    But first, let’s educate ourselves a little more about the lymph system…

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    Cleavers: An Herb for Lymphatic Health




    Cleavers: An Herb for Lymphatic Health

    -by Christie Fischer

    Lymphatics: A word that most people have heard of but it still conjures up a few “I’m not really sure what it is…” type of thoughts.

    Your lymphatic — or lymphoid — system plays a key part in your health and immune system, so it’s a pretty good idea that you’re informed about it! Better yet, there’s also this magical herb called “cleavers” that can do wonders for your your lymphatic health. … Well, okay, it’s not magical — it’s pure science, really.

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    Lymphatic Health: Cleaning Out Your Body’s Waste




    Cleaning Up Your Lymph Fluid with Fresh Fruit & Veg

    By Danielle Greason

    As we being to clean up our diet, drink some more green smoothies and replace a few sandwiches with salads, our body will ramp up its house cleaning efforts, getting rid of all the unwanted ‘stuff’ that’s been lurking around and accumulating among our cells.  This is where our lymph comes in to help with the clean up!  Through a complex system of glands and tubing, lymph fluid flows in and around all our body’s cells and organs, carrying away the toxins and debris and transporting them safely to the exit door – our elimination organs!

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