Let’s Help Our Lymphatic System

by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

When it comes to women’s health, I believe a main factor to pay attention to in our bodies is the lymphatic system.

As part of your immune system, the lymphatic system is a network of vessels, nodes and tissues that clean nearly every cell in our bodies. It does this by removing toxins, metabolic waste and more. Lymph tissue helps fight infection by generating strong white blood cells.

Our lymphatic system, part of our immune system, has many functions. These include protecting our bodies from illness-causing invaders, maintaining healthy body fluid levels, absorbing digestive tract fats and, again, removing cellular waste.

The lymph nodes filter out harmful substances, they also contain immune cells called lymphocytes that destroy bacteria and cancer cells. The filtered fluid is then returned to the blood circulation.

Here are some natural ways to cleanse the lymphatic system:

  • Exercise, regularly and consistently.
  • Dry brush your skin.
  • Get massages.
    Drink plenty of water. Eat greens to promote lymph flow.