Fluid retention occurs when the body does not excrete water from the body properly. Water or fluid can leak out of blood vessels and collect in body tissues. It can accumulate in the abdomen, thighs, face, feet, hands, knees, and ankles. The most serious form of fluid retention is known as edema. Rapid weight changes over a twenty-four hour period is often a sign that fluid retention is a problem.

Most food allergies are wheat, dairy, pork, beef, and eggs, and are linked to fluid retention. Food allergies can cause the body’s systems to go haywire and make it difficult for the blood vessels and kidneys to remove excess fluid from the tissues. Food allergies are linked to leaky gut and compromised gut health. Gut health can be compromised by a poor, low fiber, high sugar diet, antibiotic use, stress, HRT, the pill, and certain prescription drugs.

The kidneys are the most important organs that control fluid balance. Poor kidney function can cause fluid retention and can occur if you add too much salt to your food and don’t drink enough water, have a lot of mercury fillings which can cause toxins to build up in the kidneys, eat too much sugar, protein or fat, and are deficient in vitamin B6 and magnesium and selenium.

Protein deficiency can cause fluid retention because protein provides albumin in the body. Albumin causes fluid from the tissues to pass into the blood vessels. Not having enough protein is just as bad as having too much protein.

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, especially vitamin B6, magnesium, and selenium deficiencies, can be the root of fluid retention problems.

Medicines can cause side effects like this. Medically prescribed medications have side effects that can include fluid retention. The most common are: blood pressure-lowering drugs, diuretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, HRT, the pill, antidepressants, insulin injections, antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals.

Internal toxicity can arise when detoxification of the liver is compromised, when there is poor intestinal health, constipation, exposure to chemicals and heavy metals. The body tries to dilute the toxins in the body by retaining fluids.

Lymphatic congestion causes the body to retain water. The lymphatic system filters fluid from the blood and then allows it to flow back into the blood. From lack of exercise or movement, lymphatic stasis can occur when fluid stagnates and accumulates in the lymphatic vessels.

Leaky blood vessels: If your capillaries are leaking, this allows fluid to accumulate in your tissues. Blood vessels can leak too much from shock, infection, physical injury (eg, bruising), and nutritional deficiencies can make your vessels too fragile.

What can be done to balance the body and alleviate fluid retention problems?

If you think you have food allergies, eliminate the following foods for at least 2 months:


2. sugar, honey syrup and foods containing added sugar,

3. salt and very salty or smoked foods,

4. drinks high in sodium,

5. Medicines and food additives

6. Excess saturated fat

7. White flour and white flour products

8. Alcohol

9. Artificial food additives

10. Potential Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, and Yeast

11. Non-organic red meat and white meat

After 2 months, reintroduce possible allergic foods week by week:

Try eggs, try yeast, try red meat, try dairy, try wheat. If you get a negative reaction, including headaches, nasal congestion, fatigue, or fluid retention, stop before the end of the week; it is likely that you have an intolerance to this food.

If you suspect you have poor kidney function, avoid excess salt and sugary foods. Drink around 2 liters of water a day. Avoid a diet that is excessively high in protein. Avoid adding salt to food. Keep in mind that some breakfast cereals contain more salt than a bag of chips.

Make sure you eat some protein at each meal. This can include fish, shellfish, goat and sheep dairy, tempeh, nuts and seeds, and if you are not allergic.

Vitamin and mineral deficiency: eat fruits or vegetables at every meal. Take a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement.

Medication Side Effects: Talk to your doctor about the need for your medications. Work with your nutritional therapist to slowly wean him off drugs.

Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and refined and processed foods to reduce internal toxins.

Eat organic food and vegetable juice every day. Herbal bowel and liver cleanses, colonics, sauna and infrared sauna help to cleanse and renew the body. Switch to green household cleaning products and personal hygiene products. Heals leaky gut. Avoid metal fillings.

Relieve lymphatic congestion through exercise. The best form of movement for the lymph is the mini trampoline, and a deep massage can help, as can brushing dry skin. Regular exercise is important.

Leaky blood vessels can cause fluid problems. Eat fruits or vegetables at every meal, avoid processed and refined foods. Include spinach, celery, kale, cabbage, bananas, blueberries, and blueberries in your diet.