Your lymphatic is a vast network of vessels that acts like a winding, powerful river to propel lymph fluids around your body. Lymph fluid is made up of water, proteins, and electrolytes, which feed nutrients into your tissues. (There’s more than three times as much lymph fluid than blood in the body.)
During its continuous journey, the lymphatic collects waste and toxins not yet in the blood stream and then disposes them through the bladder, kidney, bowels, and skin to be excreted. Whatever fluid your tissues don’t soak up gets re-deposited into the lymphatic system.
A highly functioning lymphatic keeps sweeping out the bad stuff. Yet when it becomes congested, it can resemble a L.A. freeway during rush hour. This massive slowdown makes your body less effective at releasing toxic cellular waste. Fluids can back up and lead to bloating. Bloated tissues prevent cells from properly absorbing nutrients and oxygen. In a sense, the cells then begin to starve and can trigger intense episodes of hunger and cravings, which, of course, is an all-too-common source of one’s weight gain. Plus without adequate oxygen to ignite the metabolic process less energy is produced and fewer calories are burned.
What disrupts your lymphatic flow? The usual suspect is a weakened immune system, which makes you more susceptible to illnesses.
Your immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that collaborate to defend your body against attacks by invaders, such as bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi that can cause infections. It is the immune system’s job to keep them out or find and destroy them.
If you have found yourself getting sicker more often as your weight has risen and if you have a tougher time recovering from illness, it may be due to your lymphatic system. When infections occur, your lymphatic system can slow so much that fluid accumulates and causes lymph nodes to swell—those tiny bean-shape glands found in your neck, armpits, groin, and elsewhere. Notice how a sore throat makes the lymph nodes around your neck balloon? That’s built up lymph fluid.
But keep your immune system strong and healthy and you can stave off illness and thus keep the lymphatic system running smoothly to move out fat-building toxins and waste.
Your LYMPHATIC Helps You Detox by:
- Carrying toxins from the body to the blood for excretion by bladder, bowels, and skin
- Reducing cellulite formation
- Strengthening your immune system
Your LYMPHATIC Needs:
- Friendly Prebiotic bacteria
- B Vitamins, including B-6, Folate, and Thiamine
- Minerals, including Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc
You Can Help Your LYMPHATIC Stay Healthy by:
- Increasing your daily mobility
- Getting regular massage
- Adding Lymphatic SKILL© foods, herbs, and spices to your diet