The lymphatic system and fat digestion

By | 2018-04-06T06:22:54+01:00 March 28th, 2018|The Lymphatic System|

Why the quality of the fats we consume is vital: Whether it comes from the finest extra virgin olive oil or the 3 a.m. burger van raid, all the fat we eat is absorbed by the lymphatic system before onward transmission into the bloodstream where it can be used as fuel. Unlike other nutrients, fat cannot be absorbed directly into the blood from the gut because fat molecules are simply too large to be taken up by the tiny capillaries that line it; it would simply clog them up. Instead, it must be absorbed by another route – [...]

The good oil on… Ginger

By | 2018-03-23T11:59:18+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Ginger: Essential oils can play a part in helping the lymphatic system in a number of ways to support it in its detoxing and microbe-fighting mission. Depending on the oils used, they can detoxify, boost blood circulation and improve lymphatic flow. Let’s look at ginger… Ginger essential oil is derived from the ginger root, a powerful spice that contains more than a hundred chemicals that support and enhance overall well-being. Used for centuries, it is prized in Chinese medicine where it is regarded as a warming herb with particular benefits for the lymph nodes, spleen, heart and digestive [...]

The lymphatic system and the brain

By | 2018-03-20T05:56:14+00:00 March 20th, 2018|The Lymphatic System|

How does the brain clean itself and why is it so important?: Every organ of the body produces waste as part of the metabolic process, and the brain is no exception. However, the way in which it rids itself of waste has been something of a mystery as it was thought that there were no lymphatic vessels in the cranial cavity. Indeed, in any representation of the lymphatic system, there is a huge space where the brain is located. This omission has always been problematic as the brain is both very active and extremely sensitive to waste build-up, [...]

Lymph lovin’ foods

By | 2018-03-16T07:59:35+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Beetroot: Stick in your shopping bag this weekend and your lymph will love you right back! Well on the road to rehabilitation after decades languishing in a glass jar swimming in malt vinegar, beetroot is fast gaining a reputation as a true super-food with the ability to boost stamina, lower blood pressure and improve immune and digestive function. Whether eaten raw grated into a salad, juiced with apple, lemon and ginger or roasted in the oven as a side vegetable, beetroot is packed with fibre and nutrients that are naturally lymph enhancing. Betalain Betalains are naturally occurring chemicals that [...]

Ballancer in sport and fitness

By | 2018-03-13T15:01:13+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Body Ballancer|

Making Body Ballancer® part of your fitness programme Body Ballancer® isn’t just all about body contouring, water retention and cellulite! It also has a significant role to play in providing a relaxing but highly effective form of active recovery as part of any exercise and training schedule. How? Here comes the science… Let’s first look at what causes the dreaded ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’ or DOMS - the muscle fatigue and pain that is a familiar and unwelcome consequence to any strenuous training session The energy needed for our muscles to work effectively comes from the food we [...]

A little Lymph reading

By | 2018-04-06T10:00:16+01:00 March 9th, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Love Your Lymph: For one of the most informative and easy to read books about all things lymphatic, you can't go wrong with 'Love Your Lymph' by Donna Strong. With detailed and engaging descriptions from a number of sources, Donna explains what the lymphatic system is, how it works and its interconnection with a number of the body’s vital systems from cardiac to immune, nervous and digestive. From the starting point that the lymphatic system is ‘one of the best-kept secrets of our biology’, Donna covers wide range of topics on how to improve lymphatic function including diet, exercise, [...]

Dry skin brushing for lymphatic health

By | 2018-03-09T16:58:40+00:00 March 6th, 2018|The Lymphatic System|

Dry skin brushing for lymphatic health Many of us have heard about dry skin brushing and its ability to: remove dead skin cells unblock the pores and facilitate the removal of toxins soften, smooth and brighten the skin boost circulation As well as the other main detoxing organs of the liver, kidneys, colon and lungs, our skin is also responsible for the removal of waste from the body. In fact it is estimated that almost a quarter of the waste we excrete every day is eliminated by the skin in the form of dead skin cells and sweat. [...]

The good oil on… Lemon

By | 2018-03-23T11:59:42+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Something for the wekend...|

Lemon: Essential oils can play a part in helping the lymphatic system in a number of ways to support it in its detoxing and microbe-fighting mission. Depending on the oils used, they can detoxify, boost blood circulation and improve lymphatic flow. Good lymphatic stimulant oils include a number from the citrus family, particularly: Lemon Grapefruit Lime Sweet Orange Tangerine Let’s look at lemon… Lemons are well known to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and it is one of the most widely used and powerful essential oils. Indeed, Ayurvedic medicine uses both lemons and lemon essential [...]