Is Your Body Trying to Tell You It’s INFECTED?
We’ve been in quarantine over a month now, and it can feel downright EXHAUSTING.
Living the routine of washing your hands, wearing a mask, and avoiding public placescan start to feel like you’re fighting a war.
But keep up the good fight.
You have a secret “germ finder” that’s fighting beside you.
And to quote Shakespeare, though it may be little, it is FIERCE.
You see, your body contains a natural “germ finder” that PROTECTS you against invaders.
It’s your lymph nodes!
These tiny glands are part of the lymphatic system, which runs throughout your entire body.
But the ones you may be most familiar with are located on your neck.
They’re your built-in defenders that protect you against infections, colds, and flus.
They contain a special concentration of immune cells that FIGHT HARD to keep you healthy and to DESTROY harmful, infectious cells.
And when your lymph nodes become swollen, your natural filter has FAILED… putting you directly in line for infections.
While most of the time lymph nodes are swollen because of something small, like a cold, they can also signal something much more serious.
Swollen lymph nodes can also be a sign of the following
- Head lice
- Rheumatoid arthritis
If you experience swollen lymph nodes, it’s always best to check in with your doctor. b=But it’s especially urgent if you experience trouble swallowing, a sore throat, or if your nodes feel hard when you press on them.
Drinking plenty of water and getting moderate exercise can help naturally flush your lymph nodes.
And after the quarantine is over, indulge in a massage, which can increase circulation throughout your body and your lymph nodes.
Also make sure you’re helping your lymph nodes out by strengthening your immune system with daily doses of vitamin C.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance for Advanced Health