Our skin is our largest eliminative organ. It works like our third kidney. Our skin has to be able to breathe, perspire, have proper blood flow, and last but definitely not least proper lymphatic flow.
Our skin can’t do this when we wear constrictive clothing and shoes, especially for long periods of time. Some clothing is worse than others. When we wear constricting clothing or shoes, what makes it so bad is it causes the blood and lymphatic fluid to build up in the interstitial spaces forming either blood clots or causing the acids to congest making our lymphatic system compromised in that area.
Another thing that tight-fitting clothes do is congest the sebaceous glands in our skin causing them to overproduce sebum. When we wear clothing for as long as we do it is VERY important what kind of soap you use to wash your clothes with. The residue from that soap or detergent rubs on our skin all day long.
THE EASIEST WAY YOU CAN TELL IF YOUR CLOTHING IS TOO TIGHT. DOES IT LEAVE AN INDENTION IN YOUR SKIN AFTER YOU TAKE IT OFF? IF IT DOES IT IS CONSTRICTING YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.
I am now going to give you a list of certain clothes we wear that are causing too much constriction.
- TIGHT-FITTING BRAS OR BRAS THAT HAVE WIRE IN THEM
Did you know that the natural bounce of your breasts is the main method of drainage for your breast tissue? 🤔😲
Women have lived for hundreds of years under conditions where there was BREAST MOVEMENT with every step that they took when they walked or ran. My reading of the scientific literature about lymphatic flow shows me that this may be as important as the constriction factor. Every subtle bounce of the breast while moving, walking, running, also using a rebounder without a bra or a loose-fitting sports bra gently massages the breast and increases lymphatic flow and thus cleans the breast of toxins and wastes that arise from cellular metabolism.
We live in a culture that trains women at a young age to restrict the movement of their breasts. As adults, many of them wear improperly fitted bras, which leave red marks on their skin and restrict their breathing and lymphatic circulation, contributing to cyclical breast tenderness and eventual breast dis-ease. The anatomy of our breasts is designed for movement. A rich network of vessels comprising our lymphatic system runs through our breasts and facilitates the transport of 75% of the lymph in your whole body! (see photo below)
Unlike blood vessels, the lymphatic vessels in our breasts don’t have muscle pumps to assist the movement of fluid through them. A tight, improperly fitting bra is like a dam impeding the flow of lymphatic fluid, which works with our immune system to help eliminate toxins. If your breasts feel congested or painful, it usually means your lymphatic circulation is restricted. This will allow more toxins, such as pesticides, heavy metals, and plastic residues to accumulate in your breast tissue.
One of the largest clusters of lymph nodes is located in the armpit and upper chest area. Lymphatic vessels are very thin, they are extremely sensitive to pressure and easily compressed. Chronic minimal pressure on the breasts can cause lymph valves and vessels to close.
Less oxygen and fewer nutrients are delivered to the cells, while waste products are not flushed away. Just before a woman begins her period, estrogen floods her system, causing her breasts to swell. If she continues wearing the same bra size, life-saving lymphatics will be even more tightly squished. Even worse, a young woman’s coming of age is often “marked” by her first bra. Like the ancient Chinese practice of foot-binding, “breast-binding” at puberty can eventually lead to severe medical complications.
Childless women never fully develop their breast-cleansing lymphatic system. Nor do women who have never breastfed. Working women who wear bras every day and postpone having children could be at higher risk of lymph cluster filter drainage from the breast, arm, and upper chest. But, if your bra is too tight, it constricts drainage from the lymph nodes in your armpit area. Drainage to the breastbone lymph nodes also gets constricted, especially by bras with underwire. On top of that, shoulder straps from bras potentially cut off drainage of the lymphatics along the top of the breast to the armpit.
IF YOU MUST WEAR A BRA:
Push-ups and sports bras are out. Choose loose-fitting cotton bras. Make sure you can slip two fingers under the shoulder straps and side panels. The higher the side panels, the more severe the restriction of major lymph nodes. Don’t wear this disastrous device to sleep. Take it off at home. Massage your breasts every time you remove your bra. Sing your lymphatics into health — or at least breathe deeply. Avoid underwire bras (particularly with metal underwires) or any tight-fitting bra that is constricting. Buy natural fiber bras and go bra-free when possible. Also, jump on the rebounder without a bra. That is excellent for your lymphatic system.
- TIGHT-FITTING UNDERWEAR FOR MEN AND WOMEN
You have some of the highest concentrations of lymph nodes in your groin area than anywhere else in your body. That is because of how important the bodily functions are in this area like our digestion and reproductive organs. So it only makes sense that we would have a very extensive lymphatic system and lymph nodes.
If you wear tight-fitting underwear for a long time; it can hamper proper blood and lymph circulation. Also, sitting for too long. Therefore, the nerves in that area can be numbed and the lymphatic fluid will get congested. If your tissues don’t get enough oxygen through blood flow, tissue death can happen. Also if lymphatic fluid sits in one place for too long the acids can burn cells causing inflammation and pain.
One of the worst things for men is tight-fitting briefs. They affect Sperm Count One of the worst health risks of wearing tight underwear. Wearing such underwear creates constriction at your groin which results in lowering sperm count and lymphatic congestion. Wearing tight underwear increases the temperature around the scrotum which restrains sperm production.
The intimate areas of your body need air to remain hygienic. If you wear tight-fitted undergarments, air cannot circulate well and excessive sweat can deposit in the area to cause infection. Due to moisture staying on the skin for too long a bacterial attack is normal for anyone. The health effects of wearing tight underwear also include this in the case of women. If you wear too tight panties, your vagina cannot breathe. That is one of the reasons you can get a yeast infection. Too tight thongs can hamper blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to and from your intimate area which causes irritation and inflammation. You can also feel a tingling sensation there. A regular habit of wearing tight underwear can cause serious health problems. Never ignore these health effects of wearing tight underwear.
- WEARING YOGA PANTS AND WORKOUT CLOTHES FOR TOO LONG
Also, yoga pants and workout clothes don’t let air circulate well and excessive sweat and toxins can stay in the area too long causing congestion of the lymphatic system. Due to moisture staying on the skin for too long a bacterial overload can happen to our skin. Also wearing tight workout clothes for too long rubs dirt and other toxins deep into our pours.
- TOO TIGHT SHOES
We have all probably heard of foot binding or lotus feet in Chinese culture. I remember growing up and even my mom said it was still popular in the 60s for women to wear small shoes. Her last two toes today are still squished up against the other toes.
FYI your feet have over 500,000 sweat glands and can produce over 500 ml (2 cups) of sweat a day.
When we wear shoes for too long it keeps the sweat from evaporating as fast and our skin just ends up reabsorbing some of the toxins and acids it is trying to get out.
It is very important what kind of shoes you wear to let your feet breathe properly. We need to go bare feet as much as possible to do more grounding and let them breathe and perspire. Avoid tight-fitting shoes to avoid skin breakdown or pressure points. Tight shoes can create ulcers. If tight-fitting shoes can create ulcers then they are compromising your lymphatic system also. If you take off your shoes and socks and your socks leave an imprint on your skin then they are too tight and are compromising the interstitial fluid in your skin.
It is very important after a long day of wearing our shoes to come home and let our feet air out and then maybe after we get a shower we give ourselves a foot massage. Or get your loved one to do it.
- TIGHT-FITTING BELTS
When you look at the lymphatic system chart I have posted here you can see massive amounts of lymphatic channels going right through the center of where we wear belts.
This one has been a big problem for me for so much of my life growing up and living overweight I have always had to wear a belt to hold my pants up. Over time it really cut into my abdomen and I still have an indentation to this day and it really caused me to get lots of stretch marks in those areas from the skin stretching. I also feel that has caused me other weaknesses like in my reproductive region and prostate. We need to find ways we can wear clothing that does not need belts especially if the belt has a big belt buckle.
- TO TIGHT-FITTING HATS OR BANDANNAS & WEARING THEM TOO LONG
As you can see in the picture below it shows the lymph nodes and lymphatic channels in the back of the head and in the cerebellum area. The ironic thing is that is right where the back band is on a ball cap and most hats. If we wear hats for long periods of time then it severely constricts the flow of lymphatic fluid from draining out of the head. That ends up keeping the acids in the head for too long causing it to stress out our master glands. Also, your head releases lots of toxins through perspiration. When we wear hats for too long it keeps the sweat from evaporating as fast and our skin just ends up reabsorbing some of the toxins and acids that are trying to get out.
NOW I AM GOING TO LIST SOME THINGS WE CAN DO TO COUNTER THE EFFECTS OF WEARING CLOTHING, SHOES, AND HATS FOR TOO LONG
We need to spend as much time EVERY DAY as naked as we can. Nothing is as natural as just being in our birthday suit.
Every day that I can I try to go outside in a private area and get a sunbath, air bath, meditate, ground myself and do deep breathing exercises all at the same time.
Is so good for your skin and your master glands. Sun exposure helps your skin to perspire or sweat and that is extremely important for your lymphatic system and the elimination of toxins and even chemicals. Also, the sun helps your skin to produce more melanin. Which is very important for so many things.
This is also very important for your skin and your lymphatic system. Your skin needs to breathe and perspire to have a properly working lymphatic system. You should try after a long day of wearing clothes to take them off at night and sit under a fan so your skin can breathe.
- LYMPHATIC MASSAGE I have talked about this one before but the reason this one is so important after wearing clothes is to restore some of the lymphatic flow and blood flow from the day of wearing constricting clothes. It is very important to give yourself a massage daily or ask your loved ones to help you with a whole body massage.
- SLEEP NAKED OR WITH VERY MINIMAL CLOTHES
This is a huge one! We spend so much of our lives sleeping that we need to sleep with the window open and naked if possible. If not naked then with really loose-fitting clothes. NO BRAS LADIES yes that is right after going all day long wearing a bra that is the last thing you need to do is wear one to sleep even a sports bra. Also, did you know we have much better sleep quality the better our skin can breathe and not get too hot?
- DRY SKIN BRUSHING
This is very important for helping restore the stagnant lymphatic flow and blood flow from being constricted all day. Also, dry skin brushing is great for getting off the congested acids and dry sweat on the outside of the skin from sitting on the skin all day and not being able to come out properly from sweating and evaporation.
Remember to brush towards your kidneys not your heart like the AMA teaches. Also, the perfect time to do skin brushing is right before taking a bath or even better before getting in the steam sauna. It helps to open up our skin pores and lets the skin breathe better and allows more toxins to come out during a shower or sauna.
- STEAM SAUNA AND COLD WATER THERAPY
I have heard too many bad things about the infrared sauna’s giving off radiation. Plus Dr. Morse is not a fan. Now I have heard that there is a new technology of infrared that does not give off radiation like the old ones. I look at it this way, I will take the old way of steam like a sweat lodge any day cause I feel like it is totally natural and you don’t have to worry about radiation or EMFs. The more we can sweat we can really get the lymphatic system moving. You will always get more toxins and lymphatic waste out thru sweating than any other way. Again after a long day with our clothes on it is good to get into a steam sauna so it can really help us sweat. You can not really sweat enough in a shower because of the water and if you don’t have a filter on your shower head you are absorbing chlorine thru your skin.
Cold water therapy is also very good cause it helps stimulate the lymphatic system also and the lymph nodes. It has been shown to be beneficial to alternate from hot to cold showers to increase both blood flow and lymphatic flow.
- WEAR NATURAL FIBERS OVER SYNTHETICS
We should wear natural fibers like bamboo, organic unbleached cotton, hemp, and clothes that are dyed with natural things like dirt, Black walnut husk, Henna, etc. Try as much as possible to make sure they are not treated with toxic chemicals and dyes. Synthetic fibers and clothes are not really good for our skin cause they are unnatural and can be too abrasive and are made with too many chemicals and treatments like flame retardation.
“In 2003 a Jewish doctor named Heidi Yellen conducted a study on the frequencies of fabric.
According to this study, the human body has a signature frequency of 100, and organic cotton is also the same. The study showed that if the number is lower than 100, it actually puts a strain on the body. A diseased, nearly dead person has a frequency of about 15, and that is where polyester, rayon, and silk register. Nonorganic cotton registers a signature frequency of about 70.
If the fabric has a higher frequency, it gives energy to the body. This is where linen comes in as a super-fabric. Its frequency is 5,000. Wool is also 5,000, but when mixed together with linen, the frequencies cancel each other out and fall to zero.
Even wearing a wool sweater on top of a linen outfit in a study collapsed the electrical field. The reason for this could be that the energy field of wool flows from left to right, while that of linen flows in the opposite direction, from right to left.”