While a healthy diet and dedicated exercise routine are commonly suggested components for healthy weight loss, there are some cases where these steps are simply not enough. Few outside of the medical profession are aware that certain health conditions can contribute dramatically to excess weight. In these cases, no amount time spent dieting or in the gym will treat the underlying cause and enable afflicted persons to shed the excess weight.
One such medical issue, notably present in up to 80 percent of overweight women, is a sluggish and poorly operating lymphatic system. In such cases, excess weight is not caused by the body retaining fat, but instead is accounted for by toxins, excess fluids, and other harmful substances remaining trapped in the body. The lymphatic system and its associated lymph channels govern the body’s ability to drain and purify itself of these toxins; therefore, women with sluggish lymphatic systems are unable to do so, and therefore suffer from stagnation of these harmful excess fluids.
The impact of this fluid retention is startling, with swelling up to two dress sizes, or about 10 to 15 pounds of extra weight. Since it is caused by toxin retention and not extra fat, no amount of diet or exercise will remove this bloating and inflammation. Instead women with this condition are best served by undergoing lymphatic drainage.
Essentially, lymphatic drainage works by pushing a stagnant lymph back into circulation, in some cases by as much as 78 percent. Stagnant lymphs contain solid bloat, which, while appearing as solid fat, is actually minute layers of cell debris, old blood, dehydrated lymph portions, and other toxic matter. By undergoing lymph drainage and purification, this harmful, toxic matter is expelled from the body, reducing physical bloat and improving lymph flow by as much as 20 times. This treatment can help reduce stomach bloat, unexplained weight gain, and restore the body to its natural alkalinity and target weight.