You may have never heard of the lymphatic system or be aware of the important role it has in maintaining your health.

The lymph system serves as the body’s central drainage system, channeling cellular wastes and toxic materials away from cells, and eliminating them from the body. This waste disposal mechanism is why the lymphatic system has been called “the metabolic garbage can of the body.”

The lymph system is the body’s internal plumbing, helping it dispose of wastes and debris generated by muscles and other body tissues. Lymph is the interstitial fluid found between the cells of the human body. It enters the lymph vessels by filtration through pores in the walls of capillaries.

Lymph picks up bacteria and brings them to lymph nodes to be destroyed. Metastatic cancer cells can also be transported via lymph. Aside from transporting cells, lymph also transports fats from the digestive system.

The lymph fluid, normally clear, can become heavy and thick and the lymph nodes and channels can stagnate with toxins. This accumulation of wastes in the lymph puts an added burden on the other detoxification organs, particularly the liver and kidneys. Eventually, these organs can also become weakened by the constant flow of toxins from the polluted lymph nodes and channels, leading to a cascade of health problems, including an accumulation of excess weight.

Unclogging the lymph can make the difference for many overweight individuals. Unfortunately, mainstream medicine tends to ignore the lymph’s role in maintaining a healthy body weight. Few doctors examine or treat the lymph and rarely even mention or discuss it with their patients. The action of the lymph system is basic to everything else that happens in the body, but mainstream medicine has overlooked its vital importance.

A person entering the hospital, saw two white coated doctors searching through the flower beds.

"Excuse me," he said, "have you lost something?"

"No," replied one of the doctors. "We're doing a heart transplant for an income-tax inspector and want to find a suitable stone."

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