ENCORE: Your Nutritional Guide to a Healthy Lymphatic System, Part 1


Dr. Emily Iker, Director of the Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica, is co-author of the "Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide." What is lymphedema and what causes it? How prevalent is it? How is lipedema different? Why do these conditions primarily affect women? What is the lymphatic system and what causes it to malfunction? How does Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) with skin care, compression, lymphatic drainage, and exercise address the symptoms of lymphedema and lipedema? Why is it that Dr. Iker and her colleagues state emphatically that they “view nutrition as an essential part of the treatment for lymphedema and lipedema?" Why are certain harmful fats problematic for sufferers? What fats are OK? How central is a low-sodium diet? What role for avoidance of "pro-inflammatory foods?" Why do some patients benefit from dairy and sugar elimination? What supplements does Dr. Iker recommend for her patients? Click HERE for part 2.

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