Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lymph system and Infection - Sunday, August 28, 2011

What does the lymph system do anyway?
  • carries nutrients to cells
  • carries waste from cells
  • drains to the heart and dumps
  • lymph is interstitial fluid and has no red blood cells
  • lymph nodes are base camps (neck, armpits, groin)
  • Important: IMMUNE system (learns and creates fighters; new and exciting ways to get ride of things in the body)
  • clear-ish fluid that moves slowly; passively
  • helps move and digest fat
  • the body moves 4-liters of blood per day
  • flows only one way; towards the heart
  • tonsils are lymph material; defenders
  • the appendix may store beneficial bacteria; “safe spot”
The lymph system likes:
  • gentle massage and touch in the direction towards the heart
  • exercise
  • deep and full breathing
  • hydrotherapy
  • drinking lots of water
  • fresh leafy greens
The lymph system dislikes:
  • stagnation
  • sugar (feeds patogens)
  • radiation (kills white blood cells)
  • steroids
  • tranquilzers
  • tight clothes
  • too much fat intake
Amazing lymph herbs include: Clevers, Redroot, Calendula, Echinacea, Pokeroot (LOW DOSE)
Deep immune drivers include: ~*~TAKE WHEN HEALTHY ONLY~*~
  • Astragalus! root from the pea family; a great addition to cooking or tea (boil me!); a good everyday tonic.
  • Ganoderma mushroom for long-term use, not acute; helps protect healthy cells and expel unhealthy cells especially cancer cells. (Shiitake mushroom too! - try face up, drizzle with olive oil and tamari and place in toaster oven)

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