November 12, 2022

Your Body’s Sewage System

Summary:

  • The lymphatic system is responsible for managing fluids within the tissue that has leaked from our blood vessels.
  • Fluids are cleansed of toxins by filtering through lymph nodes and then fluids are pushed back into the blood vessels for recirculation.
  • When not functioning well, it may result in the development of diseases like crohn’s disease, obesity, and others.

Why Your Body Needs a Sewage System

Image Taken From www.healthdirect.gov.au

How It Works and Why It’s Important

The goal of the lymphatic system is to regulate fluids, called lymph, nutrients, and cells to our tissue. Fluids are leaked into our tissue by our blood vessels along with waste and bacteria introduced through the skin. If these are not removed by the lymphatic system, cleansed, and recirculated into blood vessels, then our body will fail to function correctly due to toxins.

The lymphatic system is comprised of vessels, large and small. Large vessels have muscles in their walls to help push fluids along and has valves to ensure nothing flows back.  Smaller vessels, A.K.A lymph capillaries, are responsible for taking up fluids from tissue.  The vessels take fluids to lymph nodes that checks and filters any toxins out and then pushes the nutritious fluid back into our blood vessels.

If you’d like more in depth details, you can visit – https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/lymphatic-system

How to Optimize Function

Some signs that your lymphatic system is clogged or being overworked because of too much toxins in your body are:

  • Skin conditions
  • Excess weight gain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Digestive Disorders

The two main ways to alleviate the system is to increase your physical health overall and reduce the amount of toxins consumed or created (waste and free radicals) within your body. Below are some methods to achieve this:

  • Physical exercise
  • Drink clean water
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Eat foods that promote flow of lymph
    • Leafy green vegetables – contains powerful cleansing properties
    • Avocados – fatty acids
    • Low sugar fruits – Citrus, cranberries, watermelon, etc. provides enzymes to help cleanse lymph
    • Unsalted nuts and seeds – fatty acids
    • Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil – fatty acids and antioxidant
  • While fruits also contain antioxidants, herbal teas are the best source for them:
    • Green tea
    • Jasmine tea
    • Matcha tea
    • Hibiscus tea

Summary

The lymphatic system is a crucial system within our body that we must not neglect. By living a healthier lifestyle, we can help reduce development of diseases and skin conditions.

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