Transform Your Health: How Simple Routines Boost Your Lymphatic System

When we begin our wellness journey, we often underestimate the impact of daily, simple routines. Yet, these habits hold significant power over our overall health, especially when it comes to helping the function of our lymphatic system. 

As humans, we naturally gravitate towards routines, they provide structure, stability, and a sense of control in our lives. When we commit to healthy habits and stick to them, we thrive. 

Our lymphatic system, often referred to as the body’s drainage system, plays a crucial role in maintaining our health since it is the one responsible for flushing out toxins, bacteria, and other waste products, while also supporting our immune function. When our lymphatic system is functioning optimally, our entire body benefits. And guess what? Our lymphatic system loves routines!

In this post, I’ll talk a little bit more about my morning and night routines, both of which have played a pivotal role in reducing inflammation, balancing hormones, and providing a sense of vitality in my life.

Morning Routine: Setting the Stage for a Healthy Day

This is a very simple routine that I always share with my clients. It has helped me so much to feel and look better. Stick to this routine and you will see incredible results within a few days. 

  1. Waking Up Early: Waking up early allows us to sync our internal clock with the natural rhythms of the day, promoting better sleep and overall well-being. Try to be up by 8am if possible because this is when we have a cortisol peak, one of our energy hormones. By doing this, you will feel more energized throughout the day. 
  2. Scraping Your Tongue: Overnight, our bodies naturally detoxify, leaving a layer of toxins on our tongues. Scraping your tongue first thing in the morning helps remove these toxins, making sure you are not ingesting those toxins back. Scrape your tongue, brush your teeth and then it’s time for the third step. 
  3. Drinking a Big Glass of Room Temperature Water: Hydration is key to supporting our lymphatic system. Drinking a big glass of room temperature water upon waking helps kickstart our metabolism and flush out toxins from our bodies. It will also protect and prepare your stomach to receive food and beverages.
  4. Drinking Herbal Teas: Herbal teas made out of natural ingredients, like my Lymphatic Cleanse Tea, are formulated to support lymphatic health and promote detoxification. Full of ingredients that nourish your body, teas are a great way to start your day before having any coffee or food.
  5. Sunlight Exposure: Looking towards the sun in the morning helps regulate our internal clock, promoting wakefulness by suppressing melatonin and increasing serotonin production. Additionally, sunlight exposure facilitates the synthesis of vitamin D, which is crucial for hormonal balance, including the regulation of insulin, cortisol, and thyroid hormones. This synchronization of our internal clock and hormonal balance supports our overall health and well-being.

If you want to get your tongue scraper and a reliable herbal tea, you can find both of them on my website, all you have to do is click this link.

Starting my mornings this way makes me feel more confident and it energizes me for the day ahead. And just like the morning routine, having a night routine is extremely important.

Night Routine: Winding Down for Restorative Sleep

Sleep deprivation can disrupt circadian rhythms, affect cognitive function, and increase the risk of metabolic problems like weight gain and insulin resistance. Quality sleep is essential if we want to support our lymphatic function and overall health, and this simple routine will help you with that:

  1. Taking a Hot Shower: A hot shower before bed can help relax our muscles, dilate blood vessels, and improve lymphatic and blood flow, setting the stage for restorative sleep. 
  2. Legs Up the Wall: Elevating your legs against a wall helps alleviate the sensation of heavy legs. During the day, the water in our bodies goes towards the gravity, so at night you might feel your legs swollen. By elevating your legs a few minutes a day, you will send this water back towards the drains of the body, promoting lymphatic drainage and reducing fluid retention.
  3. Opting for Red Lights and Reducing Screen Time: Unlike bright lights, red lights don’t block melatonin production and they help signal to our bodies that it’s time to wind down. You can find multiple red light bulb options online. Minimizing screen time is also very important since electronic devices emit bright light, so avoid scrolling on your phone before going to bed.
  4. Mindful Wind Down: Take time to unwind before bed with calming activities like reading, journaling, practicing meditation or even doing self-lymphatics. Creating a soothing bedtime routine signals to our bodies that it’s time to relax.
  5. Drink nighttime teas: Some good teas to drink at night for relaxation include chamomile, valerian root, and lavender. These teas contain compounds like apigenin and linalool, which have calming effects on the body and promote better sleep. It’s important to wind down at night to reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can improve sleep quality.

Incorporating healthy routines into our daily lives shouldn’t feel overwhelming or stressful. By introducing small habits gradually and committing to them consistently, we can make significant strides towards supporting our lymphatic health and overall well-being. 

If you would like to see these routines on a video format, here they are:

Morning Routine

Night Routine

Remember, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress.

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