The Lymphatic System

Do you want to know how to keep the lymphatic system healthy – keep reading!

The human body is a compound assembly that is highly organized and made up of unique cells that work together to complete the specific functions needed to sustain life.

Our body has all it needs for detoxification. If we are healthy then our body works well on detoxification, cleansing the body of toxins we ingest through food, water, air or medicines. In our body there are 6 organs responsible for detoxification and these are: liver, kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system, colon and skin. All of these organs work on removing excess waste generated in metabolic processes. Detoxification is an ongoing process that is naturally, continuously done by our body and is an important part of our existence.

What is The lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is a part of our immune system. It is the body’s “sewer system” that controls and maintains fluid levels in all tissues, protects our body from illness- causing invaders, absorbs fats from the digestive tract and removes cellular waste. The lymphatic system removes all the excess fluid that leaks from the blood vessels and returns it into the blood stream. Its primary function is to transport lymph that contains infection fighting white blood cells throughout the body. It also removes the body waste. Lymph nodes filter the lymph and help the immune system to build the immune response necessary to fight a threat or disease.

The lymphatic system consists of many parts, such as: Lymph, Lymph nodes, Lymphatic vessels, Collecting ducts, Spleen, Thymus, Tonsils and adenoid, Bone marrow, Peyer’s patches and Appendix.

A modern lifestyle that includes sedentary activities, lack of movement, staying awake late into the night, snacks and a diet rich in unhealthy fats and sugar contributes to our body losing the ability to detoxify to the necessary extent. The amount of toxins introduced into the body is much higher than it should be which creates additional pressure on the organs responsible for detoxification. This creates blockages that lead to various diseases.

If for any reason a problem occurs with any of the organs responsible for detoxification of the body, it affects the other organs and the body as a whole. The body usually gives a sign in a form of discomfort, pain, itching, flushes, diarrhoea, skin rashes, etc. to show us that something is out of balance. These symptoms are a sign that our body or any   organ need our attention and help. This is the time to seek expert opinion and do some analyses or scanning.

To keep your lymphatic system healthy, you should:

  • Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals, such as toxic paints, pesticides, cleaning products, formaldehyde, bisphenol (BPA), mercury, organophosphates and like
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat healthy
  • Regularly exercise

Things that can help move the lymph through the lymphatic system:

  • Eat as much raw fruits and vegetables as possible
  • Dry brushing
  • Manual lymphatic nod drainage
  • Drink enough water
  • Herbal preparations (echinacea and astragalus)
  • Increased iodine intake
  • Sauna
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Exercise, especially on trampoline

Food that supports lymphatic system:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Bitter food such as radish, mustard greens and kale
  • Citruses and other sour fruits
  • Avocado
  • Flax seed
  • Row walnuts, almonds and hazelnut
  • Pepitas
  • Sunflower seeds

Regular detoxification of the lymphatic system helps with:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headache
  • Cellulite
  • Weak immune system
  • Cold and inflamed sinuses
  • Obesity
  • Skin problems

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➥ DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. 8737176