The lymphatic system is one of the most important and often underlooked systems of the body. It is responsible for but not limited to hydration, removal of toxins and impurities, transporting crucial immune cells throughout the body in order to handle pathogens.
The word lymph quite literally means “Goddess of water” and “Goddess of spring” in Greek and Latin. It is a fluid based system in the body that needs to be properly hydrated to function optionally. I came up with an acronym to help support you in taking care of lymphatic health. It’s simple and serves as a great reminder.
M.O.W. Your Lymphatic System
- Movement: Movement is a key factor for lymphatic health and lymphatic drainage. If your body is not moving the lymphatic system cannot cleanse and drain properly. Movement is to the lymphatic system as what the heart is to the blood. Movement is the muscle, the pump, the lever that moves things. If you aren’t moving enough the lymphatic system will become sluggish and accumulate a load of toxins and impurities that cause you to feel sluggish as well. Headaches, brain fog along with aches and pains are signs of a sluggish lymphatic system. Moving your body in any form is good. The form of walking, running, biking, swimming, jumping (trampoline), yoga or calisthenics. Anything movement is better than no movement. I personally love rebounding with the bellicon as it’s a great tool that gets my heart rate up, it’s actually fun and has been scientifically shown to help to remove toxins from the lymphatic system better specifically better than other forms of movement.
- Oxygen: Oxygen is the #1 nutrient for life. It’s the first nutrient we receive when we’re born and the last nutrient we give away when we die. It is also closely connected to the spirit, some say it actually is the spirit. Oxygen is crucial for the lymphatic system as the fluid in the lymphatic system is H302. It is 3 parts hydrogen and 2 parts oxygen. There are a few crucial things to keep in mind here. First, breathe in through your nose and into your stomach. Noses are for breathing and mouths are for eating. This is the proper way to breathe. Breathing in this manner gives your body more readily available oxygen and enhances circulation via the nitric oxide pathway. Nitric oxide is produced when you breathe through your nose, not through your mouth. Second, breathe light to breathe right. Breathing light and in a calm manner doesn’t throw the nervous system and other components of the body off. When you breathe calmly through the nose the body has a good rhythmic relationship with oxygen, similar to your heart being stable, you want your breathe to be also.
- Water: Hydration is incredibly important for the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is quite literally comprised of water. It’s structured differently than regular water. It’s called “EZ water” or “The 4th phase of water” which is a thicker, almost honey-like state of water. When most people think of being hydrated they break it down into it’s simplest form. Drink more water. While drinking more water is beneficial if you’re not hydrated it may not solve your dehydration. The body needs sufficient levels of hydrogen and oxygen (H20) to stay hydrated. The body needs to absorb the water. Many people drink water and pee it all out. The body retains water and nourishes the cells and lymphatic system when key minerals and electrolytes are present. Namely magnesium, potassium, phosphate, calcium and sodium. These minerals are needed by the body to absorb water into the cellular membrane through a process called osmosis. If the minerals aren’t present these key door openers are not there to allow water to flow freely in and out of the cell.
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Here are some videos explaining the bellicon rebounder a bit further and why I recommend using one on a daily basis for your lymphatic system.
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