The lymphatic system is the largest circulatory system in the body. It plays a vital role in digestion, detoxification, and delivery of nutrients. The lymph starts inside small “lacteals” which are finger-like projections which run along the intestinal lining. These “lacteals” absorb and transport nutrients and toxic fats, lipids, undigested proteins like gluten and casein. When these proteins are not completely broken down along with environmental toxins, pollutants, pesticides, preservatives and heavy metals which all contribute to lymphatic congestion.
The Lymphatic System Drains the Brain and Central Nervous System!
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine discovered “glymphatics” which are meningeal lymphatic vessels which drain neurotoxins (wastes such as, beta-amyloid and protein) from the brain into the cerebral spinal fluid while we are asleep. Cumulative stress, lack of sleep, and digestive weakness cause glymphatic congestion. This has been linked to autoimmune conditions, infections, inflammation, cognitive, memory and mood-related disorders.
The RMT application of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Essential Oils offer a safe detoxification process in each session which releases new immune cells into the tissues. This strengthens immunity and reduces allergies and infections! This means the body starts to experience an adaptive immune response which builds resistance to colds, flus, habitual strep throat or viral respiratory infections.
5 Causes of Lymphatic Congestion are impacting Aging & Longevity!
Dr. John Douillard articulates five major causes of lymphatic congestion: Stress, high cortisol, lymphatic congestion, digestive imbalances irritate intestinal villi, and iodine deficiency. “Iodine helps mitigate the effects of a toxic environment and supports the lymph at the cellular level”. His research explains how stress manufactures and secretes excess fight, flight, or freeze stress hormones which initially boost energy. Unfortunately the irritation of the intestinal villi impact lymph flow, detoxification, assimilation, and immunity. Waste products of these stress hormones are acidic free radicals, which alter the blood and cellular chemistry.
Dr. Douillard believes “it is the ability to detoxify well and eliminate waste efficiently that will determine longevity and optimal health”.
Dr. Douillard practices Ayurvedic Medicine and recommends the following ingredients which are powerful lymphatic detox herbs (Douillard’s LifeSpa: The Miracle of Lymph).
- Red root
- Ocotillo bark
- Stillingia root
- Ginger root