Natural Remedies for Fluid Retention (Edema)...
Do you have any helpful natural remedies for fluid retention and edema? I tend to get very swollen, especially my legs and ankles, when I walk or stand for long periods of time. Also when it's too hot I tend to retain a lot of fluid. Thank you for your great website too! You helped me cure my shingles with your tips! Dayanne
Hi Dayanne. Firstly, thanks for your positive comment. We really appreciate it. Glad we were able to help you with your shingles.
Now, in regards to your edema. There are some excellent natural remedies that can easily treat this problem. Here are the top 7 you may like to consider...
#1. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): This is definitely choice number one. Alpha lipoic acid works a treat for fluid retention, and it works virtually 100% of the time and for 100% of people! It only takes around 3-4 days to get rid of edema completely. Take one to two 600 mg capsules daily until your swelling is gone. After that, just continue with one capsule daily. You can read more about it here, along with some handy testimonials... Alpha Lipoic Acid
#2. Apple Cider Vinegar: ACV also works extremely well for edema. It's high levels of potassium and anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce fluid retention without any harmful effects whatsoever. Just make sure you purchase organic ACV
and it still contains the "mother" apple (very important). One to two tablespoons in a glass of warm filtered water 3 times daily (just before food) is best. If you can't handle the taste of the liquid,
go with the capsules instead.
#3. Magnesium: Feet and leg edema is usually connected to a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is vital for the controlling of fluid within the body. Because magnesium is poorly assimilated orally, make sure you use a Transdermal Magnesium Oil Spray
for direct penetration. Magnesium oil is 100% absorbable.
#4. Cayenne pepper, tumeric, ginger and lemon: All of these herbs and spices help to reduce fluid retention. They're also extremely safe so be sure to use them in your cooking as much as possible for your edema.
#5. Exercise: It's a known fact that people who do regular physical exercise suffer less fluid retention compared to couch potatoes. So go out and get "huffy and puffy" for around 40 minutes a day - it's worth it - not just for your fluid retention, but for your overall health as well!
#6. Avoid regular table salt: Sodium can make your body retain fluid, so it's best to avoid commercial salt if you can. Himalayan pink rock salt is the exception however. This "salt" contains over 60 essential minerals and because of it's composition, it rarely causes fluid retention.
#7. Eat healthy: Eating refined and processed foods and junk food will definitely make your body retain fluid. Besides the ridiculous amounts of sodium and sugar these foods contain (both of which are edema magnets!), they also contain truck loads of artificial additives such as nitrates, which are also strong fluid retainers.
So there you have it. Hope these tips help you out Dayanne.
Good luck and all the best to you!
Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist, Health & Wellness Coach)