Microblog: Ways to Support Detox – Lymph
Our heart has a pump which helps the blood constantly circulate.
❗️Our lymphs don’t have that luxury.
🏃🏻♀️So we need to MOVE.
⚠️The only way that lymph can move is through exercise, breathing and muscular contractions.
🛡A healthy lymphatic system is key to immune health. The lymphatic system helps protect the body from infection against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and toxins.
❗️And there’s more lymph in our bodies than blood.
💦The lymphatic system is a network of thin tubes, fluid and lymph nodes.
🤺The lymph nodes are the factory for white blood cells (lymphocytes) that make antibodies that defend against infections.
🛡The thymus, spleen and bone marrow play key roles in the lymphatic system’s function.
THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM:
🔅distributes fluid and nutrients in the body
🔅prevents tissues from swelling
✖️other waste products
out of the body.
❗️A healthy lymphatic system NEEDS healthy digestion, kidneys and a healthy liver.
🐌A sluggish liver likely means a congested lymph system. (liver health is key!)
😮💨When the lymphatic system is congested, cells become deprived of oxygen and the body is unable to detox properly.
💤And if you’ve ever heard why SLEEP is important for detox: here’s why
🌟It’s the GLYMPHATIC SYSTEM.
Our brains do most of its detoxification while we’re sleeping.
🧠The brain has its own internal detoxing system called the GLYMPHATIC system. So when we sleep the brain gets rid of toxins and waste that can cause neurological disorders.
❗️The glymphatic system is TEN TIMES more active during sleep as opposed to when we’re awake.
💤Just another reason as to why SLEEP is CRITICAL for optimal health.
💡Support the lymphatic system with movement and diet (and the glymphatic system with sleep).
🦸🏻♀️There’s no better way to help the body’s immune and detoxification systems.
🥩Eat meat-based. Jump. Sweat. Sleep. Repeat.