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07-21-2005, 12:41 PM
I remember there being a thread about the lymph system and I came across this recipe today. Just made it and it is delicious. If you are interested the site address is:www.happyjuicer.com look under juice recipes
Serving: About 6 ounces
1/2 Medium fresh beetroot
2 small carrots
2 sticks celery
This juicer recipe was contributed by Penny - a Happy Juicer reader who has used this recipe to successfully treat her Lymphoedema. Lymph is a clear fluid found in the tissues that normally flows back into the blood circulation system through the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes help to filter and remove waste matter and bacteria from our tissues and so contribute to the successful functioning of the immune system.
Lympoedema is a condition caused by the damage or incorrect functioning of the vessels in the lymphatic system and results in blockages and fluid build up in the affected tissues. This can result in swelling of the affected tissues (oedema means swelling).
Penny could not walk due to one of her feet being distorted by the amount of fluid build up in her foot and leg. Since researching the nutritional properties of fruits and vegetables and juicing, and then devising this juice recipe that she drinks every day Penny is now able to wear shoes and walk again. Many thanks to Penny for sharing her recipe with us.
Penny stresses the importance of using raw fresh beetroot as the pickled or cooked forms does not have the same healing affect.
Thanks for passing this on. Very public-spirited :)
Dr. Norman Walker discusses a lot of this kind of stuff in his book 'Fresh Vegetable & Fruit Juices: What's Missing in Your Body?'
07-21-2005, 03:37 PM
Thank You Solarliving for sharing this information. It is what I needed right now!
07-21-2005, 06:18 PM
Your very welcome! I believe it is the celery that is the central part of the drink.
07-21-2005, 07:13 PM
POOF! Been thinkin about this all day !!!!!!!!!! I was debating goldenseal or clevers (potent lymphatic mover) but my muscle testing shows that my body hates clevers :mad: A juice recipe is more for me---LOVE YA!
07-22-2005, 01:34 AM
such a simple recipe. Goes to show how good it is for us to be eating raw foods
07-22-2005, 10:05 AM
Exercise is a key factor:
Walking, biking or any cardiovascular work. Both the cardiovascular and the respiratory system are tied into the lymphatic system.
Get a mini trampoline and jump on it for five to 10 minutes daily. Great for pumping leg lymphs.
Sit-ups and push-ups.
Constantly do self massage--your jawbone, under your eyes, behind your ears, squeeze the muscles under your armpit and along side of your neck.
If a node is swollen or hard to touch, work around the area not on it.
Skin brush. It is good to use a dry vegetable brush daily on your entire body, stroking toward the heart.
Meditate. Stress suppresses immune function.
Lymphatic massage manually drains the lymphs and helps promote positive movement.
Lymphodema, especially after surgery, should be attended to immediately through bodywork.
Polarity lymphatic balance uses key acupressure points to help the body move fluids and create a good energy flow.
Foot reflexology will stimulate certain lymphatic reflexes.
Fast regularly--drink green juices or fresh carrot juice which flush the lymphs.
Do a colon cleanse. Work with a holistic health practitioner to set up a system to help cleanse your digestive system.
Sweat. Soaking in hot tubs helps release fluids in lymphs.
Eat good fats--avocados, olive oil, almond oil.
Drink water every hour on the hour.
Specific herbs for immunity:
Echinacea, golden seal, garlic for surface immunity
Ginseng, liquorices, astragaluses for deep immunity
07-24-2005, 10:03 PM
Soarliving and others, if you have used this recipe, do you use red beets or golden? Also, do you juice the beet leaves as well?
07-24-2005, 10:54 PM
MissLinda The site where the recipe came from
(http://www.happyjuicer.com) has other beet recipes and here is what it says to do to the beet:
"Top and tail the beetroot and then scrub the beetroot if organic / home grown, otherwise peel the beetroot and cut into pieces small enough to fit in your juicer."
My feeling is it would be a red beet but then again I am not sure and nowhere I have searched specifies. It does say that carrot juice is also good for the lymphatic system.
I too am very interested in this info. I have had a leg that has continued to be larger than the other since I had a femeral bypass on it. NOw both are LARGE due to edema. Unfounded reason other than pregnancy. They tell me there is nothing I can do about it. (I cannot exercise due to my not really breathing too well, asthma and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. I cannot even really walk too much or well. Also I get terrible cramps in my legs because the bypass surgery I had was useless and my artery is still clogged) I have a rebounder but I am also not supposed to use that during pregnancy :rolleyes: My legs are HUGE :eek: But I have finally come to accept it for now, but I am still seeking some relief too LOL. Let me know if this recipe works anyone, please!
07-25-2005, 09:18 AM
I've also had lymph problems. Right before my first attempt at raw I had a hard lump behind my right ear. I have had a large cyst under my left armpit for a couple of years that I was sure was lymph. My naturopath let me work on it on my own because, one, she didn't want to chart it and be held repsonsible if it were something else, and two because it grew and shrank often. It would go from walnut to pea.
When I got the one behind my ear and researched what it could be the only thing I found was swollen lymph and then I found a three day alkaline fast to clean it.
For 3 days, in 1 hr intervals I would drink a glass from the following mixture:
(this is one day's worth)
By the second day the lump behind my ear was completely gone. The one in my armpit lingered but grew very small. Now after almost 2 months raw and a lot of exercise there is no lump in my armpit.
07-25-2005, 10:50 AM
Thank you so much for all the added information---greatly appreciated!
Soalrliving: :) ::Hugs:: Merci for the outline of helpful tips--I'm such a global thinker that your post is what I needed.
Vikki!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so much in my prayers :) Wow, pregnant and battling these conditions..........please keep us posted?
Have you considered accupuncture to give you the circulation that you need but unable to do b/c of conditions? I have neck,back hip injuries and can only handle walking for exercise if i"m having a good day. They have also been able to treat my infections,stomach problems etc.......Anyway, the accupuncuture has helped my gain more circulation,blood flow in conjuction with raw--it's been miraculous.
Carlene: Thank you so much for that recipe :) --I would love to jump into that but my stomach right now, will not accept citris like fruits.
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