The absolute best diet and foods to reduce swelling, fluid retention, edema and lymphedema in your body. Bonus FREE download for a detailed nutrition guide.
Diet and Foods I Recommend for Swelling, Edema and Lymphedema:
1. Plant Based Diet
4. Blood Type (https://www.dadamo.com/)
5. Anti-Inflammatory Diet
**Any of these 5 swelling diets focus on maximizing nutrient intake to help balance core minerals needed to enhance swelling reduction and flushing of excess fluids in your lymph and body.
Organics are key food for lymph as it reduces the burden on your body.
Foods that are BAD for swelling:
4. Refined-processed foods
6. Foods with hormones, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides
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Are you not sure what to eat if you have lymphedema? I want to share with you some of the best things to eat and some of the best dietary “lifestyle”. So, I’m not going to say diet but I am going to say that there are some things that you want to avoid and other things that you want to eat.
I want to really delve into the type of dietary lifestyle that I recommend. I don’t use the word diet. I think it sets people up for failure. Lifestyle is what you are living, you’re living a life, you’re living a lifestyle and when you have lymphedema you can’t even get away from it. One of the things that I have found is that if you treat it as a day to day log term thing in terms of what you’re eating and what your consuming you’ll actually have much better, more positive results, longer term. There are a few lifestyles that are very beneficial.
The Plant Based Lifestyle
The plant based lifestyle is the best and most powerful dietary lifestyles for people with lymphedema. The plant based lifestyle includes mostly plant based foods including good ancient grains, fiber dense rice, quinoa, farro, greens, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, berries, eating the rainbow and eating a lot of live foods. Actually has a huge benefit in terms of you getting the right nutrients and minerals that will help your body manage your fluid levels. I find that magnesium deficiency is one of the most prevalent deficiencies in lymphedema cases. We can test for magnesium deficiency if you’d like to know if you are in range (insert link).
I find that when you are eating plant based you tend to also have less fluid retention because there is less of a body response, or an allergic response to things like gluten, sugar, salt and additives. These are four things that you want to avoid.
Keto and Paleo
Keto is an really interesting type of new trend happening, I tend to recommend keto and paleo for a lot of folks that still want to consume some animal proteins. As far as keto and paleo. I still love to make sure you are eating plant based on those plans. I want you to be eating organic on those plans because I want to limit the toxic burden that your lymphatic system hs to manage. When you have lymphedema or any type of chronic swelling or edema in your body, we want to minimize the burden and exposure to toxic elements, parasites, pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and excess estrogens. Your animal based proteins, if they’re not organic and grass fed they are going to be pumped full of antibiotics and nitrates which are toxic to your lymphatic system. Even wine, if you are drinking alcohol which I tend to have people avoid alcohol, but if you are going to have alcohol, make sure it’s organic. There are even gluten-free beers now. If you choose to consume alcoholic beverages, at least make them organic and gluten free.
With keto and paleo I tend to gravitate to the plant based side of those dietary lifestyles.
The Blood Type Diet
I’m a big fan of eating close to your blood type, depending on your family history. If this is the first time you’ve heard about it, I’m going to link to some information and resources. The book is amazing. I’m an O and I eat pretty much all of the essential items and some of the stuff in between but I avoid all of the stuff that it says to avoid because I notice a big difference. It’s not always impactful for everybody, if you are a blend of a lot of different cultures, it may not be powerful for you.
The Anti Inflammatory Diet
How do we maximize and really enhance the core minerals, core nutrients, omegas, healthy fats, all of these things that are going to be anti inflammatory. The anti inflammatory diet is a very beneficial diet eating a lot of spices and herbs, colorful fruit and vegetables. I always recommend eating a rainbow, everyday – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple and white. Yes, white is included in that. There are some great white herbs and vegetables that are very good and cleansing. What I find is that nature is equally balanced. When man comes in and we process foods, that’s where we run into problems. And for my lymphedema patients that I work with I actually create a list.
Check out this FREE DOWNLOAD (Dr. Melissa’s Lymphedema Diet List) – It’s a list of things that I recommend you eat and list that I suggest you avoid at all cost.