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Love Your Lymph

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Your Lymphatic System Deserves Some Attention

Your lymphatic system is one that doesn't get much attention but does a lot of important work! Some of the important functions that it does include:

  • Draining fluid back into the bloodstream from the tissues

  • Filtering lymph

  • Filtering the blood

  • Fighting infection

  • Detoxifying the body

  • Transporting dietary lipids to the blood- fats & fat soluble vitamins (A, D, K) absorbed by intestinal tract

  • Draining excess interstitial fluid

  • Maintaining proper fluid balance

  • Initiating responses against microbes or abnormal cells

The lymphatic system acts like a feeding and drainage system for all cells in the body. It has the ability to carry nourishment to cells while also transporting waste!

Because it lacks a pump like the heart it is reliant upon skeletal muscles that push against the lymphatic vessels and in so doing squeezes them in a type of "milking action". In a similar way the respiratory system provokes pressures change during inhalation and lymph them flows from the abdomen to the chest area.

The lymphatic system and the liver are very connected. An overburdened liver that is unable to detoxify waste from the body will shuttle toxins and the lymphatic system will often pick up the slack! Bug overburdened and stagnant lymph poses health risks long term. All the more reason to take a holistic approach to supporting all drainage pathways! Want to know more about how to support your bodies drainage naturally? Read one of my most popular posts "5 Essential Tips For Supporting Drainage On Your Healing Journey"

Why The Lymphatic System Needs Attention On Any Healing Journey

Supporting the lymphatic system is pivotal in the healing process from chronic illness as this network plays a crucial role in immune function and waste removal. The lymphatic system helps transport immune cells, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body while simultaneously draining away toxins and cellular waste.

In cases of chronic illness, a compromised lymphatic system can lead to the accumulation of harmful substances, inflammation, and impaired immune responses.

By promoting lymphatic health through practices like regular exercise, hydration, and specialized therapies, one can enhance the system’s efficiency in removing toxins and supporting immune function. This proactive approach aids in reducing inflammation, improving cellular communication, and ultimately contributing to the overall healing and well-being of the body.

Helpful Tools to Support Your Lymphatic System Include:

  • Dry brushing

  • Epsom salt baths

  • Daily bowel movements

  • Vibration plates

  • Daily movement and exercise

  • Infrared sauna

  • Rebounding

  • Deep tissue massage

  • Diaphragmatic belly breathing

  • Increased hydration

Lymphatic tools

It's helpful to have some "tools in your toolbox" to support your lymph (and your whole body) daily.

It isn't necessary to do all these things daily but doing one or several will improve lymphatic health and function and have a positive affect as you are working on improving health and healing from a chronic illness.


Stefanie is a Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in Bioenergetics, a Functional Medicine Health Coach & Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in whole body detoxification, chronic illness, gut dysfunction, improving digestion, fatigue, autoimmunity, functional nutrition, Lyme Disease & mold illness and more.

Holistic Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Health Coach

She is available for one-on-one appointments to support you throughout your entire healing journey.

If you are interested in working with Stefanie reach out to learn more about how partnering with me can help you along your healing journey.

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