What is the body's "automatic" flushing system?
Today we're going to talk about the body's "flushing system" which is called . . . the "lymphatic system".
Now . . . I've spoken about the "lymphatic system" many times before . . .
But today . . . let's refresh . . . because we need this system functioning properly "if" we want to keep "cancer", illnesses and excess fluid retention at bay.
So first question of the day is this . . . what exactly is the "lymphatic system"???
Well . . . the "lymphatic system" is a network of tissues, vessels and organs that work together to move a colorless, watery fluid called . . . "lymph" . . . back into the body's circulatory system.
And these vessels run along side of our veins throughout the entire body.
Now . . . this fluid that "flushes the "lymphatic system" . . . is made in white blood cells called "lymphocytes" . . . that attack the "bad" bacteria in the blood.
This "lymph" circulates throughout the "lymphatic system" . . . and its main role is to act as a "filter" against microbes, organic waste, toxins and other debris. And it carries "lymphocytes" throughout the body that "fight" against infections.
It also absorbs and transports "fatty acids" and "fats" as "chyle" from the digestive system . . . and transports white blood cells to and from the "lymph nodes" into the bones and capillaries.
So what are the parts of the "lymphatic system" you ask???
Well . . . that would be . . . bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, tonsils, heart, lungs, intestines, liver and the biggest organ of all . . . our skin.