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Podcast 54 Lymphatic System Detoxification Helps Autism Spectrum Disorders

Child with autismThere is a clear need to learn ways to help those with autism think and feel better. Lymphatic system detoxification helps autism spectrum disorders by improving the lymph-brain connection and outflow of cerebrospinal fluid. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain, a direct lymph-brain connection. Research in 2017 has shown that the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid is through lymphatic vessels. This means the lymphatic system plays a large role in maintaining the brain. I believe that an acidic pH and compromised lymphatic system are a major contributing factor in autism spectrum disorders. The lymphatic system maintains the skin, bones, muscles, organs, blood vessels, nerves and brain. When the lymphatic system becomes compromised from an acidic pH, dehydration, immunizations, antibiotics, a virus, a child can have cognitive, digestive and skin problems, like eczema. Balance pH and improve lymph flow to reduce inflammation and toxicity to help many health problems associated with autism.

What is the New Phrase Intermittent pH Balancing?

Balance Foods Most people have heard of intermittent fasting, were you don’t eat for a part of the day, typically 14-16 hours. What is the new phrase intermittent pH balancing? I believe everyone needs to learn about a new way to improve their health with a phrase,  I have termed “Intermittent pH Balancing.”  Most people are unknowingly overly acidic, even if you have no signs of acidity. It is easy to see when you know we spend over $50 billion yearly on antacids and proton pump inhibitors, PPI’s. We treat acid as a digestive problem, instead of acid damaging our cells and creating disease. With intermittent pH balancing for one to three days, or more each week, you eat only alkaline foods (fruits and vegetables), take supplements like magnesium and improve your lymph flow. Intermittent pH balancing helps to reduce toxicity and inflammation in the body and brain.

Tips on Getting Over the Flu

Sick woman lying in bed with flu and high feverThe flu is severe in Arizona. Here are a few tips on getting over the flu. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with water, add olive leaf extract in capsules, or oregano oil for the virus and buffered Vitamin C. Magnesium, probiotics and enzymes help to break down cellular waste from virus. When fever becomes high, take two ibuprofen or what you normally take for fever, till fever passes. If a viral rash appears, use coconut oil or a salve to soothe the itching. Baking Epsom salt bath after fever breaks to help replenish magnesium, help rash and improve detoxification of cellular waste from the virus. The rash diminishes, a day or two, after the fever breaks.


Podcast 51 Help Crohn’s Disease by Balancing pH and Improving Lymph Flow

Crohn's disease Digestive SystemCrohn’s disease is inflammation that can affect any part of the lining of the digestive tract from mouth to anus. You can help Crohn’s disease by balancing pH and improving lymph flow through the digestive tract. In Crohn’s disease the lining of the digestive tract can be inflamed or develop damage like ulcers. When you read about Crohn’s disease you don’t see anything about the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system must reabsorb acidic cellular waste from inside the digestive tract and over it. When the lymphatics in a part of the digestive tract become blocked or constrict, the area can become inflamed from the buildup of acidic waste and inflammatory cells.

There are no medications or surgical procedures that can cure Crohn’s disease. Treatment options focus on helping symptoms, maintaining remission, and preventing relapse. Understanding how the lymphatic system must complete circulation and reabsorb damaging acidic waste, I believe improving pH and lymph flow in the digestive tract, can help cure Crohn’s disease.

Improved Lymph Flow Helps Weight Loss and Immune Response

Woman Green Lymph Vessels Black BackgroundHave you been struggling with stubborn weight and a weak immune system? Improved lymph flow helps weight loss and immune response. The lymphatic system plays a large role in removing fat from the body and in moving immune cells to build immune response. You can have more control over how your body deals with fat and in building your immune system by understanding how to improve lymph flow in the body. When your pH is more in balance the body releases waste and fats more easily.




Podcast 50 The Best Weight Loss Secret is to Balance pH and Improve Lymph Flow

seesaw with apple and ice cream best weight loss secret.There really is a secret to lose weight and keeping it off. The best weight loss secret is to balance pH and improve lymph flow to improve circulation and detoxification. Two-studies in 2005 linked fat and obesity to damaged lymph vessels.  Researchers damaged the gene that makes healthy lymph vessels in the leg of mice. The lymph vessels were ruptured and leaky and the leg of the mice became fat. When the lymphatic vessels cannot reabsorb cellular waste, fluid and fats you gain weight. In my opinion most of us with weight issues weren’t born fat. We slowly gained weight as our body’s lymphatic system became compromised from an acidic pH. Balancing pH with a more alkaline diet, supplements like magnesium, probiotics and curcumin and adding lymphatic therapy to improve lymph flow can help you lose weight.

Chronic Pain Helped by Improving Lymph Flow

senior man hand holding he neck and massaging in chronic pain area.Chronic pain can be due to many reasons from surgery, trauma or over use or inactivity. Chronic pain can be helped by improving lymph flow to improve circulation and detoxification. The lymphatic system completes circulation through the body and brain. When a lymphatic vessel becomes blocked, it can lead to inflammation, toxicity and pain anywhere in the body. Learning to improve lymph flow with a more alkaline diet, proper hydration and supplements like magnesium can make a big difference in your pain level. Manually draining the lymphatic system is a powerful way to directly improve lymph flow, circulation and detoxification. Less inflammation and toxicity, less pain. Maintaining your lymphatic system, helps you gain more control over your chronic pain.



Podcast 49 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Helped with Lymphatic System Detoxification

Doctor shows information: chronic fatigue syndromeChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances and pain. Chronic fatigue syndrome can be helped with lymphatic system detoxification. Chronic fatigue is a syndrome, and not actually a disease or virus. This basically means that it’s a set of symptoms that fit together to pinpoint a certain condition, although it isn’t a specific disease. Those with chronic fatigue may present with impaired memory/concentration, sore throat, tender neck or armpit lymph nodes, muscle pain,anxiety, headaches, disturbed sleep, relapse of symptoms after exercise ( post exertional malaise) that lasts more than 24 hours,  pain in multiple joints without swelling or redness. Many of the symptoms associated with CFS are signs of a congested lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system is overwhelmed you become toxic from the buildup of acidic cellular waste. The goal in chronic fatigue is to balance pH and improve the lymphatic system to reduce toxicity and inflammation.

Help Foggy Thinking by Improving Lymph Flow

Girl Foggy ThinkingIf you are having difficulty remembering or have foggy thinking there is an answer. You can help foggy thinking by improving lymph flow. The lymphatic system has been found to be the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid out of the brain. That means if your lymphatic system is not working optimally you can have excess fluid and cellular waste buildup in the head, creating foggy thinking. Improving lymph flow can help foggy thinking, chemo brain and fibro brain fog. Many people can’t think when they have sinus problems or a cold. Often they take a decongestant  and they feel less congested and can think better. The medication is drying up the excess fluid improving how they think. Unfortunately, you can become dehydrated from excessive use of decongestants. You can improve lymph flow by helping to balance the body’s pH, with an alkaline diet and an alkaline supplement like magnesium. Manually draining the lymphatic system can dramatically help relieve excess fluid and foggy thinking.

Podcast 48 Help Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with Lymphatic System Detoxification

Green LymphManYou can help inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with lymphatic system detoxification to help reduce inflammation. Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are very different inflammatory bowel diseases. Both may present with any of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, severe internal cramps/muscle spasms in the region of the pelvis and weight loss. Anemia is the most prevalent extra-intestinal complication of inflammatory bowel disease. The lymphatic system plays a large role in maintaining the health of your intestines.

There are over 200 lymph nodes and hundreds of lymph vessels in the abdomen. There are three lymphatic vessels, called the cisterna chyli that must reabsorb fluid from the legs, intestines and pelvic organs When the lymphatic system can’t clean your intestines of cellular waste and fluid efficiently, inflammation builds in the intestines. To help inflammatory bowel disease you must balance the body’s pH, to improve lymph flow. To help balance pH it is important to reduce processed foods, eat more fruits, vegetables and probiotic rich fermented foods. Including LymphPractic or Lymph Drainage Therapy sessions or learning to self-drain your lymphatics can help you have more control over your inflammatory bowel disease.

Learn The Best Way to Improve Your Lymphatic System

lymphatic system drawing bodyLearn the best way to improve your lymphatic system. Everyone has a lymphatic system, a tiny network of vessels and nodes that helps to clean most systems of their body. If you could manually activate your lymphatic system, you would immediately improve lymph flow, circulation and natural detoxification. By manually improving lymph flow you will also be improving your immune response. Learn how to open the lymphatics in the shoulders with the “LymphMan Shuffle” and manually draining the major lymph drains under the clavicles.



Podcast 47 Migraines are Helped with Lymphatic System Detoxification

Woman with MigraineMost of you have probably had a migraine before, pressure, throbbing and pain.  Most migraines are helped with lymphatic system detoxification to help reduce inflammation. Symptoms associated with migraines, may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by any physical activity.  Up to one-third of people have an aura: typically a short period of visual disturbance which signals that the headache will soon occur. Occasionally, an aura can occur with little or no headache following it.

Recent research has found that lymphatic vessels handle the majority of cerebrospinal fluid outflow from the brain. If the lymphatic vessels become blocked, cerebrospinal fluid builds in the brain and you feel pressure, creating aura’s and migraines. To help migraines it is important to improve lymph flow, to improve circulation and natural detoxification to reduce inflammation. The first step is cutting out processed foods, grains, flour, coffee, tea, sodas, and reduce consumption of red meat. Try eating more alkaline fruits and vegetables to help balance the body’s pH to improve lymph flow. Magnesium supplements have been shown to help headaches and migraines.

Reduce Anxiety and Depression by Improving Lymph Flow

Anxious and depressed young woman at the window in the rainWhen you want to help anxiety and depression, you must maintain your lymphatic system. It is possible to help reduce anxiety and depression by improving lymph flow. New research shows that the lymphatic system is mainly responsible for reabsorbing cerebrospinal fluid. If you want to feel better mentally and physically, you need to learn ways to improve lymph flow through your body and brain to improve detoxification. When the body is more acidic it limits lymph flow, allowing cellular waste to build in the body or brain. By taking steps to balance your pH and improve your lymphatic system you can have more control over your anxiety and depression.

It is not about being “Perfect”, in diet and lifestyle, but learning to “Balance” your health and life. To balance your life you need to understand which foods are acid forming or alkaline forming in the body. We all need to know the importance of manually draining the lymphatic system to improve circulation and detoxification in the body and brain.


Podcast 46 Insomnia Can Be Helped With Lymphatic System Detoxification

Insomnia Word Med PicInsomnia is a bigger problem, than you can imagine. Many clients come to me for more severe problems and mention that they have insomnia, difficulty sleeping. It is important to know that insomnia can be helped with lymphatic system detoxification to improve lymph flow, circulation and detoxification. In a research project I did at my office, I put clients through three consecutive days of a one-hour lymphatic drainage session. When you drain the lymphatic system, you at first become more acidic and toxic for a couple of days. The night of their second session, many clients had depression, anxiety, aggressiveness and insomnia. After the third session they felt better. This happened over and over again. It showed me that anxiety,  depression and insomnia have a lot to do with toxicity.

In 2015 researchers found lymphatic vessels in the brain. This is a direct lymph-brain connection that can be used to reduce toxicity and help insomnia. Most clients when going through a lymphatic system detoxification over a few sessions, have a night of not sleeping well. This shows me how insomnia has to do with toxicity and how well the brain is able clean itself.

Podcast 45 Help Fatty Liver with Lymphatic System Detoxification

Liver You can help a fatty liver with lymphatic system detoxification to help improve lymph flow, circulation and natural detoxification of fats. When the liver becomes overly acidic the lymphatic system in the liver becomes toxic and overwhelmed. It can longer efficiently reabsorb triglycerides (fats) and cellular waste from the liver.  There are many ways to improve lymph flow to help improve circulation and natural detoxification in the liver.  An alkaline diet, supplements like milk thistle, intermittent fasting, daily exercise and lymphatic drainage can help improve lymph flow to help reduce fat in the liver.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Outflow Mostly Through Lymphatic Vessels

Brain Image Xray Med PIcRecent research has found that cerebrospinal fluid outflow mostly through lymphatic vessels. That means there is a direct lymph-brain connection that can be used to help how you feel mentally and physically. This is important emerging science, if you are interested in helping headaches, migraines, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, OCD, PTSD, TBI, dementia and Alzheimer’s. For decades it was known that there were no lymphatic vessels in the brain.

The discovery of lymphatic vessels in the brain is monumental, researchers at that time, said they will have to rewrite the textbooks. This is especially true for any problems with how you think and feel. The lymphatic system plays a large role in maintaining your brain and most of us, have been ignoring it. Start maintaining your lymphatic system and change how you feel mentally and physically.

Podcast 44 Help Sinus Infections with Lymphatic System Detoxification

Lymphatic Vessels in Head andWe are entering the colder months and more people suffer with inflammation and pain due to recurring sinus infections. You can help sinus infections with lymphatic system detoxification. Sinus infections are in part due to limited circulation and the buildup of cellular waste, that creates inflammation and a breeding ground for bacteria in the sinuses and nasal area. Many clients with chronic sinusitis benefit from learning how to improve their lymph flow by balancing their pH and manually draining their lymphatic system.

When trying to heal a sinus infection, limit processed foods, coffee, tea, soda, alcohol, rice, flour and red meat. Eat a more alkaline diet of fruits and vegetables, take a supplement like magnesium to help balance your pH, to improve circulation. Whether you see a therapist for lymphatic sessions or learn how to self-drain your lymphatic system, manually improving the lymphatic system is powerful in its ability to improve lymph flow, circulation and natural detoxification to reduce inflammation.

Beta-Amyloid of Alzheimer’s May be a Whole Body Problem

Alzheimer's Active Human NeuronsAlzheimer’s has been thought of as a disease originating in the brain. Recent research has shown that beta-amyloid of Alzheimer’s may be a whole body problem. Beta-amyloid is made in blood vessels and muscles and can pass through a weakened blood-brain barrier as we age. In this study researchers used conjoined mice to show how beta-amyloid in the body can accumulate in the brain and manifest signs of Alzheimer’s. Healthy mice were conjoined to mice modified to carry a mutant human gene that produces high levels of a protein called beta-amyloid. In people with Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid forms clumps, or plaques, that limit circulation to the brain cells.

Normal mice that had been joined to genetically modified partners for a year, began showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The lead researcher said the beta-amyloid traveled from the genetically-modified mice, to the brains of their normal partners, where it accumulated and began to inflict damage. Not only did the normal mice develop plaques, but also a pathology similar to tangles — twisted protein strands that form inside brain cells, disrupting their function and eventually killing them. Knowing this information, how beta-amyloid from the body can build in the brain, it is important to improve the lymphatic system to help circulation and natural detoxification of cellular waste like beta-amyloid.


Podcast 43 Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s with Lymphatic System Detoxification

Brain MRIIf you are in your 40’s and 50’s, you should be concerned and take steps to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. You can help lower your risk of Alzheimer’s with lymphatic system detoxification. Alzheimer’s disease has been identified as a protein mis-folding disease, caused by plaque accumulation of abnormally folded amyloid beta protein, and tau protein in the brain. The mis-folded proteins look like staples, as they build in the brain they limit function. It was always thought that these mis-folded proteins were from the brain.

New research has linked Alzheimer’s to cellular waste, in the whole body, making its way into the brain. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain. This is a direct connection between the lymphatic system and the brain. In a recent study researchers found that the outflow of cerebrospinal fluid is predominately through lymphatic vessels. The lymphatic system helps to reabsorb and remove from the tissues, cellular waste, immune cells, fats and other debris. To help lower your risk of Alzheimer’s, you should balance your pH, with a more alkaline diet and improve your lymphatic system to improve circulation and natural detoxification.

Podcast 42 Rebounding Improves Your Lymphatic System and Health

Rebounder workout with two ladiesThe first “small trampoline” was created by Ed Russell in 1938, it was Victor Green, who patented the “small trampoline” in 1975. Since that time millions have learned how rebounding can improve your lymphatic system and health. The rebounder is a great way to get low-impact exercise. A rebounder can be especially useful to improve circulation and detoxification when you are healing after a trauma or surgery. Research has shown that gently bouncing on a rebounder can help to improve lymph flow in the body and brain. It is best to start rebounding off slow and don’t over do it.  You want to be well hydrated when rebounding to help avoid a detox reaction of a headache or digestive problems. Rebounding has been shown to help weight loss.