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Finding Flow in the Lymphatics

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 18 September 2021
Finding Flow in the Lymphatics
Picture your lymphatic system as an interconnected series of streams that run throughout your body. When you’re healthy, the system flows smoothly, clearing fluid from the body while also transporting proteins and waste products. But if there’s a disruption, like with a blocked stream, it causes problems — in this case, lymphoedema. Breast lymphedema occurs because of damage to the lymphatic system. It often happens after cancer, surgery for cancer or radiation. It’s...
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A Good Lymphatic System improves Immune Health

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 30 June 2021
A Good Lymphatic System improves Immune Health
The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system. It eliminates waste and toxins from our cells and control the flow of bacteria fighting immune cells throughout the body. It 'cleans' nodes, vessels, ducts and organs such as the thymus, bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, appendix and Peyer patches in the small intestine that produce and process specialised white blood cells that fight infection and cancer. Keeping the lymphatic system healthy is crucial for detoxification,...
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