The lymph system is an organization of lymph nodes, lymph ducts, lymph vessels and glands that produce and transport lymphatic fluid from tissues to the bloodstream. This system is a vital component of the body's immune system. Removing and destroying waste such as dead blood cells, pathogens, toxins, cancer cells, and debris; you can see how the Immune system is assisted by the lymph.
The spleen, tonsils, and thymus gland are part of this lymphatic network. Unlike blood, which flows throughout the body in a continual loop and has a pump (the beating heart), lymphatic movement occurs in just one direction. This flow is only upward toward the neck. This one-way street, so to speak, relies exclusively on the muscle contraction and respiration for the valves to circulate the lymph fluid. Diaphragmatic deep breathing and physical exercise are critical for lymph cleansing and to an over-all healthy immune function.
How does this talk of the lymphatic system tie into the integrity of the intestines? Well, being that the colon is the major outlet for waste products, the failure to properly evacuate overwhelms the lymphatic system and ultimately compromises healthy immunity.
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