Your body may be holding up to 20 lbs in excess water, so that scale of yours, may be telling you that you are 20 lbs overweight, with swollen ankles, when in fact, most of the ‘weight’ could be water retention.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SWOLLEN ANKLES
iT IS BETTER TO FIND A NATURAL REMEDY FOR WATER RETENTION, THAN TO LIVE ON DANGEROUS DIURETIC PILLS.
When one is carrying a lot of excess water, the water often ‘settles’ at the ankles and feet, due to gravity.
if you have often asked “How do you get rid of swollen ankles?” then these lifestyle changes will help you.
Try to establish the cause of the water retention. If you have ruled out anything serious, such as heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid problems, you could find the cause here:
Excess salt – anything over one teaspoon per day (including salt within packaged and canned foods) is enough to cause water retention.
Note that packaged foods normally use the word ‘sodium’, instead of salt. One teaspoon of salt is equal to 2,000 mg of sodium. One of the best changes you can make, regarding how to get rid of water retention, is to reduce your salt intake.
Toxins – preservatives in food and drinks are a major contributor to water retention, because the body’s cells try to protect themselves, by retaining water around each cell.
Medication – is often viewed by the body, as a toxin, so the cells retain water to protect themselves.
Allergy – the allergen is viewed by the body, as a toxin, so the cells retain water to protect themselves.
Candida – you may have water retention due to an excess of candida in your body. If you suspect this is the cause, read The Candida Diet.
Lymph Drainage Massage – receive this type of massage, once a week. Its gentle pumping action, accelerates the flow of lymph, so that water is less likely to ‘pool’ at the ankles.
Lie with your feet raised – at least twice a day, for at least five minutes. Place your buttocks against a wall, then place your legs up the wall. Try to keep your legs straight.
If you are not quite supple enough for this position, then place a cushion under your buttocks, and move further away from the wall.
This legs-up-the-wall position, ensures a full anti-gravity effect.
HOW TO GET RID OF SWOLLEN ANKLES
As with any medicine, it only works if you take it according to the daily recommended dose. So use this home remedy for swollen ankles, 2 or 3 times a day, and apply to entire legs, ankles, and feet.
10 drops Juniper Berry Essential Oil
10 drops Fennel Essential Oil
10 drops Geranium Essential Oil
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Blend the above drops into 4 oz of any Carrier Oil.
Shake before use.
REMEDY FOR SWOLLEN ANKLES
The best Essential Oils for water retention are the ones listed above.
Another quick way to shed excess water, is to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
When people ask how to cure water retention, the best answer is to combine Essential Oils with a diet consisting of plant whole foods, and exercise.
Note: If the cause of your water retention is pregnancy, please read ‘SAFETY DATA’ to establish which oils should not be used during pregnancy.