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The lymphatic system, or the lymph system for short, is made up of cells and organs that help to protect the body against infection and disease. It filters out bacteria and other foreign substances for you, as well as carries nutrients, fluid, and waste throughout your body. Those foreign substances show up as our energetic toxins.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the lymphatic system and how it works to keep you healthy. You’ll learn:
- What is the lymph system?
- How does this system work?
- Anatomy of the lymphatic system.
- Functions of the lymph system.
- Issues this system can have.
- How to keep the lymphatic system healthy.
- Foods for this system.
- Exercise for the lymph system.
- Herbal remedies for the lymphatic system.
- Connections to other systems in the body.
What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is a network of vessels, nodes, and organs that works together to help the body fight infection and disease. It is made up of two main components: the lymphatic vessels and the lymphoid organs. The lymphatic vessels are thin tubes that carry a clear, watery fluid called lymph, which is composed of white blood cells, proteins, and other substances.
The lymphoid organs are specialized structures that contain immune cells, such as lymphocytes, which help to fight infection and disease.
The lymph system is part of the body’s immune system and plays an important role in keeping us healthy. It helps to filter out foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, from the body. It also transports nutrients, fluid, and waste throughout the body.
This system needs to be in good working order to help the Glymphatic System, and your brain, stay fit! We go deep into the lymph system and its toxins and takeaways in our Certification Program!
How the Lymphatic System Works
The lymph system works by filtering out bacteria and other foreign substances from the body.
Lymph is collected from the tissues by small vessels called lymphatic capillaries. These capillaries merge to form larger vessels that transport the lymph to the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures located throughout the body. They contain immune cells, such as lymphocytes, which help to fight infection and disease.
The lymph nodes act as filters for the lymph fluid. As the lymph fluid passes through the lymph nodes, the immune cells capture and destroy any foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses. The filtered lymph is then transported to larger vessels, which eventually drain into the veins.
The veins then transport the lymph back to the heart, where it is recirculated throughout the body.
Anatomy of the Lymphatic System
The lymph system is made up of several organs and tissues:
- the lymph nodes
- bone marrow
The lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures located throughout the body. The immune cells called lymphocytes, live here. They help to fight infection and disease.
The thymus is an organ located in the chest that produces T-cells, which are a type of white blood cell that helps to fight infection and disease.
The thymus is part of the Thyroid & Thymus Meridian on a Full Scan Report. Here is an example of a report.
The spleen is a large organ located in the abdomen that helps to filter out bacteria and other foreign substances from the blood. If the spleen shows up on your report, your Immune System may also show up. This could be connected to energetic toxins, like Epstein Barre Virus.
The tonsils are two small glands located in the throat that help to fight infection. They will be part of the Lymphatic System dial on your Full Scan report from CBH.
The bone marrow is the soft, spongy tissue found in the center of bones that helps to produce blood cells. This is part of the Locomotor System. Everything is connected!
Functions of the Lymphatic System
The lymph system has several important functions, including:
- Filtering out bacteria and other foreign substances from the body.
- Transporting nutrients, fluid, and waste throughout the body.
- Helping to fight infection and disease.
- Producing white blood cells, such as lymphocytes and T-cells, which help to fight infection and disease.
Your lymph system is part of your overall drainage pathways.
Issues the Lymphatic System can have
The lymph system can be affected by several disorders, including:
- Lymphadenitis – inflammation of the lymph nodes.
- Lymphoma – a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
- Lymphedema – a condition in which the lymphatic vessels become blocked, preventing the lymph from draining properly.
Many people ask us if we can find the root of dis-eases like this, and here is what we tell them.
Our custom Bioresonance Testing process looks for stress in our bioenergetic body systems. By visualizing and categorizing the stress, you (or your trained practitioner) can work to remove or decrease the stress, allowing the system to balance. You do this through wildcrafted herbal remedies, lifestyle support and even emotional work.
How to Keep the Lymphatic System Healthy
The lymph system plays a BIG role in keeping us healthy, and it’s important to take steps to keep it functioning properly. Here are some tips for keeping the lymphatic system (and that Glymphatic System) healthy:
- Eat a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other fluids.
- Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
- Exercise regularly to help keep the lymphatic system functioning properly.
- Get plenty of rest and manage stress levels.
- If massage is an option, this supports your lymph.
- Dry Brushing moves lymph to where it needs to go.
This YouTube Video shows how to perform lymphatic drainage on the abdomen
Foods that Support the Lymphatic System
Certain foods are especially beneficial for the lymphatic system, such as:
- Garlic and onions – both of these contain sulfur compounds, which can help to boost the immune system. They also support the Liver and Gallbladder system and Liver detoxification.
- Citrus fruits – such as oranges, lemons, and limes, are a good source of vitamin C, which can help to fight infection and disease.
- Leafy green vegetables – these are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can help to support the immune system & the liver.
- Nuts and seeds – these are a good source of healthy fats, which can help to support the lymphatic system and the nervous system.
- Fermented foods – these can help to promote a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, which can help to support the immune system.
Exercise for the Lymphatic System
Exercise is important for keeping your lymph system functioning properly. Regular physical activity can help to increase the flow of lymph, which can help to flush out bacteria and other foreign substances from the body. Some of the best exercises for the lymphatic system include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, and yoga.
Even simple stretching also moves your lymph! The key is to move.
If you’re tired, or certain movements are inaccessible to you, raise your feet on pillows, in your bed, at the end of the day,
Herbal Remedies for the Lymphatic System
Certain herbs can also be beneficial for your lymph system. Some of the most popular herbs for the lymphatic system include:
- Echinacea – this herb contains compounds that can help to boost the immune system.
- Milk thistle – this herb contains compounds that can help to protect the liver, which is an important organ for the lymphatic system.
- Dandelion – this herb contains compounds that can help to support the lymphatic system.
- Burdock root – this herb contains compounds that can help to support the lymphatic system and reduce inflammation.
- Red clover – this herb contains compounds that can help to support the lymphatic system and reduce inflammation.
Connections to other systems in the body
The lymph system is an important of the body’s:
- immune system
- nervous system
- cardiovascular system
The Immune System
Giving this system some simple attention through dry brushing, or nutrient dense meals will help this system flourish. When it flourishes, your lymphatic system will filter out bacteria and other foreign substances. The nutrients you take in, the fluid you drink, and the waste you produce, will move through the body.
Herbs are a great option for your lymph support. We ALWAYS want you to check for any interactions with medications or conditions, and take part in a Full Scan. By understanding what the lymphatic system is and how it works, you can take steps to keep it healthy and functioning properly.
Keep your immune health, your brain health and your liver health on top of their game!
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