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How to Open and Support Your Drainage Pathways

Saturday, December 24th 2022 10:00am 6 min read
Dr. Natalia Subirats Duran dr.nataliasubirats

Licensed medical doctor and naturopathic doctor specializing in fertility, endometriosis and more. Hablo español!

Why are detox pathways so important?

Detox pathways are the primary way to drain toxins out of our bodies.

If any of our drainage pathways fail to function at optimum levels, toxins will not exit the body. Instead, they will recirculate in your system and be reabsorbed by the body. This leads to stagnation. Over time, this stagnation will lead to chronic disease and symptoms of dysfunction.

Reasons why drainage may not function well:

  • Parasites physically clogging the bile ducts, liver, gallbladder, and lungs.
  • Imbalances in the microbiome in the gut like SIBO, SIFO, LIBO, etc.
  • Toxicants, environmental pollution, and food and cosmetic products
  • Biotoxins like MOLD, viruses, bacteria, etc.
  • Stress and trauma may block our drainage pathways as well

Which detox pathways do we have?

  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Skin
  • Lymphatic system
  • Glymphatic system
  • Kidneys
  • Gastrointestinal tract

Symptoms that may indicate that your detox pathways are blocked:

  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Skin issues
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Mood disorders like depression, anxiety
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Brain fog
  • Tingling/numbness
  • Food cravings
  • Itchiness all over your body
  • How to detox every organ in your body? Let me explain you!


Steam therapy

This therapy involves inhaling water vapor to open the airways and loosen mucus.
People with lung conditions may notice their symptoms worsening in cold or dry air. This climate can dry out the mucous membranes in the airways and restrict blood flow.

Conversely, steam adds warmth and moisture to the air, which may improve breathing and help loosen mucus inside the airways and lungs. Inhaling water vapor can provide immediate relief and help you breathe more easily.

In addition, humid saunas like Turkish baths can be effective and help to incorporate the heat to benefit the lymphatic system and skin.

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