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How to Heal Swollen Lymph Nodes!

Hard and swollen lymph nodes can be a scary thing when you first discover them in your body. Today I want to talk about what this sign in the body means and how you can take a strong approach in healing your body’s lymphatic system when you see this sign. I often tell people, the lymphatic system is the most important system in your body that cleans all the wastes from the cells, and therefore focusing on the health of the lymph system everyday is the best preventative measure against all diseases. Talking to many of you during our detox consultations, so many of you have expressed your concern for your health when you see this lymph node swelling sign and want to take a strongest and best approach during detox to help your lymph nodes to drain. Indeed, when we see the signs of swollen lymph nodes, it is a great cause to be concerned! Today, I’m going to speak on the importance of the lymph nodes, and the lymph system and what the common root causes of lymph node swelling are! It is only when we know and understand what the root causes of our symptoms are, that we can then address them with the correct diet and herbal healing protocol!

Many things can cause the swelling of the lymph nodes in the body. One client I recently spoke with said that the swelling of her lymph nodes started immediately after a specialist doctor “stuck her lymph node with a needle”. She didn’t have any issues with her lymph nodes before then! Another client shed light in the root cause of her swelling lymph nodes as we were discussing her health history together during a consultation. She said that the swelling of her lymph nodes had never been an issue for her until she took a round of antibiotics before giving birth to her daughter – in which she immediately noticed that her health had never been the same since that day! Hard and large lymph nodes appeared near her ear and jaw region after taking antibiotics. In my years as a healer, I have seen many cases of lymph node issues and I have been able to identify all the root causes of lymph node swelling in the body. It is my hope that you apply this knowledge to the health and healing of your body. If we know the root cause of any health issue or dis-ease, we can begin to build a powerful healing protocol to heal our lymph nodes and in turn – our bodies of all our other health issues! The body leaves us signs to recognize - in this way, our symptoms become our blessings since this is the body’s way of communicating with us that something is wrong internally! I’m here to tell you today though, you don’t have to be afraid, anxious, or in fear; you have the power to change the health of your body – it all starts with understanding how our past and present actions are affecting our health today in this moment! There is hope! Let my clients’ healing stories and my own healing story be an example that you too can detox and heal your body!

The Role of the Lymph Nodes

First let’s start off with why the lymph nodes are essential to the health of the human body. Understanding the function of our lymph nodes will give us the drive we need to take care of them and heal them. The lymph nodes are part of the great lymphatic system in the body. The lymphatic system is made up of lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and the lymph fluid that runs through these lymphatic vessels. This lymph system has its reach in every organ, gland, and tissue in the body: from your head, all the way down to your toes! It is the role of this lymphatic system to ensure that all your cells and tissues in your body remain healthy. It does this by carrying away your cellular wastes that all your cells produce, and it carries it to the lymph nodes to be buffered.

This buffering action by the lymph nodes is a necessary process because the cellular wastes that your cells produce are highly acidic in nature. The lymph nodes work on buffering this acidic chemistry - making it more alkaline in nature. Then the lymph nodes send the wastes through the lymph vessels and to the main channels of elimination - the kidneys - to be filtered out of the body through urination! This is the reason why some people suffer from symptoms of burning urination when they pee. Many people think that this is a sign of urinary bladder infection or candida, but nothing can be further from the truth! The cause of this is often because their lymph nodes are stagnant and congested. In this congested state, the lymph nodes are unable to buffer the acids that are being sent to the kidneys and bladder from elimination. Overtime, the kidneys are damaged from this acidic chemistry, as is the bladder.

In fact, it is in an acidic environment, that all the cells of the body begin to break down. Cells are the units that make up all the organs and glands in the body. If cellular decay begins to take place due to acidosis - the glands and organs become weak, start to malfunction, and this is when we see health issues, symptoms, and dis-ease appear in the body! This is why I focus on the health of the cell at all times when guiding someone on their detox journey.

The lymph nodes also house macrophages and lymphocytes (white blood cells or immune cells) whose job is to destroy or engulf any foreign harmful matter/chemicals or mutated/degenerated cells. The lymph nodes contain beneficial bacteria that buffer the acidic chemistry we spoke of. You can see how if the lymph nodes are not in great health and function, destruction to all the cells of the body begins to occur. The role of the lymph system is essential to health and you can say that it is the main, prevalent root cause of most diseases. But we do not need to despair! It is also through the lymphatic system that we can get the body healing and thriving again through true detoxification! Through daily activity, the human body can become congested with many harmful things that we come into contact with. This burdens the lymph nodes so overtime they become stagnant, congested, petrified, damaged or hardened at the hands of many causes like poor diet choices, antibiotics, drugs, medical intervention, surgery, poor kidney filtration, gland weaknesses and more! At this point, I want to speak about what the main causes of lymph node swelling are. Many of us are harming our lymph nodes each day without even realizing it!

The Dangers of Sulfur Accumulations in the Lymph System

The most common cause of swelling lymph nodes is a history of taking antibiotics or sulfur drugs. You can read more about the harmful effects of sulfur in my What is Sulfur article on my website. Many people have sadly taken too many sulfur drugs or antibiotics throughout their life in attempt to eliminate their ailments. Medical doctors prescribe sulfur medications and antibiotics for various health issues - unknowingly harming the lymph system! Sulfur present in antibiotics and medications only serves to suppress symptoms by shutting down the lymphatic system! You see, sulfur acts as a glue that attaches to the body’s lymph system – and can become very difficult to remove afterwards! As a detox specialist I see the accumulation of sulfur in many people when looking at and examining their eyes. Sulfur is especially shown as a yellow or orange color in the eyes, more so prominently found in the regions of the colon and lymph nodes in the iris. The eyes reveal many things like toxicity, organ weaknesses, gland weaknesses, areas of congestion, the health of the lymph nodes, the health of the colon and more! This is the great tool that I use in order to build the perfect healing protocol to help detox the body and heal from dis-ease. This is why it is important to work with a knowledgeable and experienced detox specialist to guide you on your detox journey. I have seen so many people struggle for years with trying to heal their health issues on their own. I have also seen many people waste a lot of time and money by going to specialists that do not have the experience and correct approach needed to help someone out of their health issues. A lot of time can also be wasted when trying to detox on your own! When you are healing from a serious disease especially, accuracy in your herbal formulas and diet plan - is of the essence! If you would like to work with me one-on-one in the healing of your health issues, go to: and book an appointment!

Sulfur is perhaps the number one culprit for swollen lymph nodes. Sulfur is found everywhere in our society – it can be found as a preservative in many foods and dried fruits. It is found in alcohol, wine, supplements (like MSM or joint and bone health supplements), shampoos and many body care products, in the air, in the water, and more! (Note - Natural sulfur as a naturally occurring element found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower is not harmful and is okay. Although people with a lot of sulfur in the body respond with bloating and gas when eating these cruciferous foods because they must first detox the unnatural sulfur out! The over abundance of sulfur within makes it difficult to consume naturally occurring sulfur rich foods. The solution is to first detox this sulfur out and then you will be able to handle these foods again!) This is why we must become aware of the presence of sulfur in many things we use and consume and actively avoid ingesting it in all capacities. You can see how many people with chronic health issues have an abundance of sulfur present in the body! Depending on how much sulfur has accumulated in this tissues, this will determine how much time you will have to detox in order to clean this sulfur out of you. As you deeply detox with an herbal protocol tailored to you, you will begin to see this sulfur leaving your body through your channels of elimination.

But what is it about sulfur that is so damaging? Sulfur is a highly acidic gas that damages cells due to its acidic nature. Sulfur is also a fungal proliferant - giving rise to fungal issues in the body! Many people with candida and fungal issues have massive amounts of sulfur accumulations. This unnatural sulfur we consume also kills the beneficial bacteria in the lymph nodes that work on buffering acids in the first place! You can see just how sulfur can create a condition of hardened lymph nodes in your body!

Illustration of A Stagnant Lymph System

A lot of us that are into natural health and healing, and are distrustful of medical doctors today, just didn’t know any better back then when taking these antibiotics, supplements filled with sulfur, and medications. I know I was one of those people! I have found that those that have taken many rounds of antibiotics in the past often exhibit thick lymphatic stagnation in their eyes. When one’s lymphatic system has reached a highly congestive state – it is constantly overflowing out of the tissues in the body’s attempt to eliminate wastes to protect the cells. To illustrate this, think of your body as a cup and your lymph system as the water inside the cup. When your lymph system is congested, it has reach all the way to the top brim of the cup. Every time you are met with a trigger, that’s a few more drops added to your cup! Then your cup begins to overflow with liquid and pour down the sides! With this overflow of the cup (your body), your body experiences lymphatic symptoms! This is why early in life, you body will show you signs of lymph congestion in attempt to communicate with you that the foods you are consuming are clogging your lymph system.

We see children get colds, flus, ear infections, rashes, diarrhea, and fever symptoms early on in life if they are fed dairy products and other foods unfit for the health of their bodies. You can read more about Children and Detoxification in my article on my website. This expulsion of wastes and mucus with these kind of symptoms is the body’s attempt to eliminate this lymph stagnation in order to keep all the cells protected and healthy in your body. Unfortunately, medical doctors do not understand this and will prescribe sulfur-ridden antibiotics to suppress these attempts of the body to detox. The person that has taken many antibiotics will usually find themselves with chronic health issues as the years go by. Cells can only handle being bathed in acidosis for so long before they begin to break down and fail. This lymph congestion over time will create a hypo condition in all the glands and organs in the body and create more dis-ease.

Symptoms of Lymph Node Stagnation

Often times, those that have swollen lymph nodes also have other symptoms of lymphatic stagnation. These often include: sore throats, developing cysts, pimples, fibroids, boils, or tumors in the body, being sick often, experiencing hair loss, injuries or skin lesions being unable to fully heal, brain fog, swelling of extremities/legs or edema in other areas of the body, blurred vision, fatigue, skin issues like eczema, and more! If you have some or all of these symptoms, it is pointing to stagnation in your lymph system. To what degree your lymph system is stagnant can be seen in your eyes by a detox specialist. This is important to note because this will determine what herbal formulas you will need in your herbal protocol in order to heal your lymph system.

The cases that take a longer time to detox will be the cases that have much sulfur accumulation as seen in their eyes. Luckily, I have a lot of experience with pulling sulfur out of the body so detoxification and regeneration can finally take place! Where other detox specialist fail to prepare the correct protocol to pull this sulfur out, my clients finally see sulfur elimination and healing when they work with me.


Now that I have discussed the number one cause of lymph node swelling, I want to talk about the second cause. Damage to the lymph nodes due to physical intrusion with a needle can also cause lymph node swelling. What many people fail to realize is that - With any medical intrusion into the skin comes cellular damage! If your lymph system is very stagnant in the first place (which most of humans beings fall into this category), your lymph system will not be powerful enough to fully heal from the damage that any needle or medical intrusion will cause. Thus, the lymph system becomes even more overburdened with newly damaged cells after a procedure like this, and the lymph nodes start to back up and harden! This is why I do not recommend that those with a chronic lymph systems get biopsies because you can create irreversible damage to your body! I have seen this way too many times in the health history of my clients and so I feel the need to warn people as much as possible from the dangers of biopsies.

Removal of Lymph Nodes

The third root cause of lymph node swelling comes about through the removal of lymph nodes! Removing your lymph nodes can also create much distress to the lymph nodes throughout your body. The lymph nodes can be likened to “septic tanks” that are part of the “sewer system” (the lymphatic system). Removing these septic tanks can be disastrous to one’s health! With the removal of lymph nodes, this makes all the cells in the human body more prone to acidosis and thus increasing one’s chances of developing serious chronic diseases, “auto-immune diseases”, painful conditions of all kinds, and cancer and tumors! Take it from me, when I analyze the eyes and health history of my clients – I can clearly see this often being a root cause of all the health issues I have mentioned above.

Although we have hundreds of lymph nodes in our body, each one of them plays an important role in keeping that area of the body in which they are located clean and healthy! There are around 500 – 600 lymph nodes in the human body, which leads medical doctors to believe that the body doesn’t need all of them. This is why, with no hesitation unfortunately, doctors and surgeons will quickly remove many lymph nodes “just in case” - “just in case cancer appears or spreads.” Doctors and surgeons will also remove lymph nodes if they show signs of stagnation. These are common procedures that most people don’t think twice about - the removal of the appendix or tonsils. Rather than approaching these areas of the body with measures to clean them, doctors will just remove these important body parts. This way of thinking is extremely flawed and has future repercussions in the health of the body. I am here to tell you today, that to keep the 1 trillion cells clean in your body requires all of your lymph nodes! The main lymph nodes of your body are and their roles are:

1. The Tonsils – these lymph nodes help keep the head/neck/and chest region draining and free from acidosis.

2. The Appendix – this lymph node organ helps to clean the lymph system in the colon/gi tract.

3. The Spleen – this large lymph node helps to clean the blood through the lymph system.

Although there are lymph nodes spread all throughout the body, there are certain regions where you will find clusters of lymph nodes. This greater concentration of lymph nodes are located in 3 main regions of your body. It is often near these areas that people usually see lymph node swelling occurring first. They are:

  1. The neck/cervical region

  2. Under the armpit/axillary region

  3. The groin/inguinal region

If you have seen, or are seeing lymph node issues in these regions, then it is time to detox! As a detox specialist, I can see what your healing protocol should look like through the signs your body exhibits with your symptoms, health history, and the signs in your areas. This is imperative in knowing which of these areas need the most support on your healing journey in order for you to completely heal. If you would like to work with me one-on-one in the healing of your health issues, go to: to book an appointment!

I hope this article has helped you understand the importance of your lymph nodes and your lymphatic system in the role that they play to keep your body healthy. I also hope that with this information, you have seen just how important it is for you to detox your body in order for you to heal and also to prevent any future dis-eases. It is especially important to detox if you are currently seeing issues with your lymph nodes. Through detoxification with powerful fruits, raw foods, specific lymph draining detox tools, and an herbal protocol specific to your body’s weaknesses, you can heal and completely reverse any dis-ease!

Until Next Time,

Happy Healing!

-Ailin Duran D.S.


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