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.
This system "protects" the body from illness-causing foreign invaders, maintains bodily fluid levels, absorbs digestive tract fats, removes cellular waste and it's part of the "immune system".
So you can clearly see . . . just how important this system is to "our" optimal health . . .
Now . . . what would cause this "automatic flushing system" to fail???
Well . . . science says . . . the most common cause of a faulty "lymphatic system" is "cancer" . . . and if cancer cells block "lymph" vessels . . . "lymphedema" is the result.
But in my world of Alternative medicine . . . what science states . . . is kind of like putting the cart before the horse, so to speak.
You see . . . I agree that "cancer" cells "can" block "lymph" vessels from functioning properly . . .
BUT . . . that's the cart before the horse part . . . because if this system wasn't "faulty" in the first place . . . "cancer" cells would be flushed out of the body and there would be "NO" cancer cells to block "lymph" vessels.
So the question we need to really be asking is this . . . how do we keep the body's "lymphatic system" unclogged and running smoothly???
And tomorrow, we'll continue this discussion.
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