Lymphatic System and our Health
Your lymphatic system is interactive with every organ and is directly related to immune function. Think of the lymphatic system as the garbage collector of the body – circulating the body with its immune cells via lymphatic fluid collecting the garbage: (infection, viruses, bacteria, fungi and disease) in all the tissues of the body. It accomplishes this through the internal vacuum system of the body that is stimulated by massage, deep breathing and vigorous exercise . The Lymphatic system is not connected to the heart so it must rely on pumping action to circulate lymph fluid. The lymphatic system is created with millions of one way valves that move the fluid up, valve by valve – as the top valve opens the bottom one shuts.
If your lymphatic flow becomes impaired, your fluid becomes thick and toxic. Think of what would happen if our garbage collectors went on strike. The parts of our body that rely on the lymphatic system for elimination of the toxins begin to fill with their own waste and become a breeding ground for infection and disease. What’s more, the immune cells that should be traveling through the lymphatic system are caught in the thick and toxic mess unable to circulate and fight the body from disease. As a result the toxic fluid seeps back int our blood stream and the infection now can spread to any organ.
According to the American Institute of Reboundology, “Most U.S. healthcare practitioners seldom consider the lymphatic system’s critical role in preventing illness or its importance to over all healing process. Some of the organs that are part of the lymphatic system are lymph nodes, lymph veins, tonsils, adenoids, appendix and the spleen – you know what happens when surgeons get close to those parts of the body?”
When your lymph system is overloaded, stagnant or malfunctioning you will receive a variety of waning signals such as:
Loss of Energy
Low back pain
Repetitive parasitic infection
A proper working lymphatic system is essential in healing, preventing illness and detoxing our body. As stated earlier, massage, deep breathing, dry brushing and daily exercise all help to keep your lymph healthy. Also a unhealthy diet adds pollution to our bodies with junk food, refined foods, chemicals and unhealthy fats.
Tip: squeeze 1/2 lemon in a cup of warm pure water and drink every morning.
Educate and Empower to Own your Health!
Roxanne Linton WHE,WHC, CCP
Disclaimer: The information provided in this program is for general educational purposes, has not been reviewed nor approved by the FDA and is not intended to take the place of advice from your medical professional, licensed dietitian or nutritionist. You are solely responsible for your health care and activity choices.