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Podcast 64 Lymphatic System Detoxification Helps Lyme Disease

Tablet with the diagnosis Lyme Disease on the displayLymphatic system detoxification helps Lyme disease. I was fortunate to work with many clients with Lyme disease. Their symptoms ranged from digestive issues, heart disease, inflamed joints, extreme fatigue and serious neurologic Lyme and associated brain fog. Most of the clients were already seeing a Naturopathic physician and on a Lyme protocol of antibiotics, IV’s of vitamin C and glutathione, Meyers Cocktail, and  any number of treatments to clean the blood. I believe when a person with Lyme has difficulty in recovering after their first round of antibiotics and other treatments that their lymphatic system may have been compromised. When you have Lyme, you have more cellular waste in your tissues due to the bacteria. When you kill off the bacteria it will also create an extreme amount of cellular die off that can overwhelm an already overwhelmed lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system is compromised cellular waste can build in the joints, heart, digestive tissues or brain creating the many symptoms associated with Lyme disease. Including lymphatic sessions or learning how to do self-lymphatic drainage is an important part to helping Lyme disease.


Lymphatic System Detoxification Helps Psoriasis

John Ossipinsky explains how lymphatic system detoxification helps psoriasis. Many people suffer with red, irritated, scaly skin associated with psoriasis. If not managed it can progress to psoriatic arthritis, where the joints become stiff and inflexible from the buildup of cellular waste. The key here is cellular waste building in the body. The same waste can be causing the inflamed scaly skin and psoriatic arthritis. When the lymphatic system cannot reabsorb cellular waste and immune cells efficiently, they can build in the body creating inflammation and stiffness. By maintaining your lymphatic system with diet, supplements and self- lymphatic drainage you can better manage your psoriasis and help psoriatic arthritis. Learn more about maintaining your lymphatic system.

Podcast 63 Help Control Lipedema (Lipoedema) with Lymphatic System Detoxification

Lymphatic Vessels of the Leg, vintage engraved illustration. Lipedema or Lipoedema in Europe, is a growing problem affecting mostly woman. You can help control lipedema (lipoedema) with lymphatic system detoxification. Lipedema is an accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissue, this is not ordinary fat, it is hard and not easily broken down. Fat builds mostly in the legs and buttocks, it can build in the arms, creating fat pads around the elbows. Lipedema does not respond well to dietary changes that may help others lose weight. In my opinion an acidic pH plays a role in why the lymphatics are compromised. Lymphatic system detoxification; balancing pH and manually improving lymph flow can help you have better control over inflammation and lipedema.

Lose Weight with Lymphatic System Detoxification and Keep It Off

If you are having problems losing weight and keeping it off, you can lose weight with lymphatic system detoxification. Two studies in 2005 linked fat and obesity to damaged lymph vessels. Researchers damaged the Prox1 gene in the leg of mice and saw that the lymphatic vessels were ruptured and leaky. The legs of the mice became fat. If the lymphatic system cannot reabsorb cellular waste and fats from the tissues you become fat. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you must maintain your lymphatic system. When you maintain your lymphatic system by eating more alkaline, taking alkalizing supplements and manually maintaining your lymphatic system you gain more control over your weight.

Lymph Fluid Can Be Thick and Not Flow Optimally

In order to have health, your body fluids; blood, lymph and interstitial fluids must be able to flow. Did you know that lymph fluid can be thick and not flow optimally? When you had a virus, are chronically dehydrated, take medications or are overly acidic your lymph flow can slow and not flow well. When the lymphatic system cannot reabsorb cellular waste and fats, they can build in the body, limiting circulation and creating inflammation and toxicity. Learn how to use diet, supplements and self-lymphatic drainage to improve lymph flow to dramatically improve circulation and natural detoxification to improve your health.


Podcast 62 Raise Healthy Children with Lymphatic System Detoxification

crying newborn babyThe lives of children are affected by ailments like eczema, digestive issues, sleep problems and cognitive problems. You can raise healthy children with lymphatic system detoxification. The lymphatic system is a tiny network of vessels and nodes that helps to maintain your skin, muscles, bones, organs, blood vessels, nerves and brain. Throughout your child’s life there are times when you should be maintaining their lymphatic system to improve gentle detoxification.

In the womb your child has been all cramped up for nine months. Receiving a lymphatic session right after birth can help alleviate many small health problems that may be due to limited circulation. Help reduce the inflammation from vaccinations by maintaining your child’s lymphatic system between vaccinations.  If you are breastfeeding check your pH, you may be souring your breast milk making your child acidic an sick. When you take steps to improve your child’s lymphatic system, you improve circulation and gentle detoxification for a healthier child.

Podcast 61 Help Chronic Pain with Lymphatic System Detoxification

senior man massaging chronic pain areaChronic pain can be caused by many things, from infections, trauma, surgery, medications and dehydration. You can help chronic pain with lymphatic system detoxification. Chronic pain is often due to lymphatic system congestion. The lymphatic system, is a tiny network of vessels and nodes that completes circulation through your body and brain. If the lymphatic system becomes damaged or congested it can no longer reabsorb fluid and cellular waste from the body and brain. When this occurs fluid and cellular waste can build in the skin, muscles, bones, organs, blood vessels, nerves and brain creating excess pressure or inflammation from cellular waste. You can have more control over chronic pain by going through a lymphatic system detoxification. Learn more about maintaining your lymphatic system.

Acid Reflux is More Than a Digestive Problem

Acid reflux or acid indigestion is a very common problem. Acid reflux is more than a digestive problem, it is acidic waste that is breaking down and damaging the body and brain. When overly acidic the lymphatic system becomes compromised and you become toxic from the buildup of cellular waste. Where acid waste builds, is where you have your pain or health problem. Billions of dollars are spent on products and medications to buffer acid. Every household has an antacid in their medicine cabinet. Many are taking Proton Pump Inhibitors, PPI’s, to reduce the amount of acid made by the stomach. There is no doubting there is a large problem with acid. Learning to maintain your lymphatic system can help reduce the buildup of acidic waste and resulting inflammation in the body and brain. The lymphatic system is a tiny network of vessels and nodes that maintains your skin, muscles, bones, organs, blood vessels, nerves and brain. When you maintain this system you directly help to balance your pH.

Improve Lymph Flow to Help Insomnia and Sleep Better

If you are like millions of others, you are having problems with sleep. You can improve lymph flow to help insomnia and sleep better. John Ossipinsky explains how improving lymph flow can help insomnia. There is a very strong connection between the lymphatic system and brain. In Fatal Familial Insomnia those affected have severe insomnia were they don’t sleep and become very ill. In an autopsy of a person with Fatal Familial Insomnia researchers found proteins building in the thalami. In many diseases of the brain accumulating proteins are a contributing factor. The lymphatic system plays a large role in maintaining the brain. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain, that’s a direct connection that can be used to help maintain the brain and improve detoxification of excess proteins. When your lymphatic system is congested the brain can become filled with cellular waste (proteins), this waste affects how you feel mentally and physically. Learn how to maintain your lymphatic system to improve your health and sleep. Learn More.


Podcast 60 Help Skin Problems Like Bullous Pemphigoid with Lymphatic System Detox

Bullous Pemphigoid Skin DiseaseOne of the worst skin diseases I have worked on and helped, is with a client who had bleeding blisters all over her body for a few years, the disease is called Bullous Pemphigoid. You can help most skin problems like Bullous Pemphigoid with lymphatic system detox. The superficial lymphatic system is right under your skin, when your skin becomes overly acidic, the lymphatic system becomes congested and cellular waste can build in the skin, creating inflammation. The inflammation further congests the body, limiting circulation. The superficial lymphatic system is mostly dependent on deep breathing to move lymph fluid through its vessels. Deep breathing, good posture and especially learning to maintain your lymphatic system with diet, supplements and self-lymphatic drainage can help improve many skin diseases. Manually doing self-lymphatic drainage is a powerful tool to help directly improve lymph flow and detoxification.

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Improving the Lymphatic System with LymphPractic Helps Swelling

Lymphatic system Swelling in NeckWhen you start having problems with swelling or major edema you should begin maintaining your lymphatic system. Improving the lymphatic system with LymphPractic helps swelling. I just helped a client referred to me for swelling in her neck. I did three LymphPractic sessions over two weeks and the reduction in swelling was amazing. The lymphatic system is a tiny network of vessels and nodes that help to maintain every system in the body, even your brain. When the lymphatic system cannot reabsorb cellular waste it builds in your skin, muscles, organs, bones, blood vessels and brain creating inflammation.

I started my career 24 years ago as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, so I understand how the lymphatic’s play a major role in edema and swelling. LymphPractic was developed after I realized that an acidic pH was limiting the lymphatic system’s ability to function. LymphPractic is a whole body lymphatic session that focuses on gentle detoxification. Over a few sessions of improving the lymphatic system with LymphPractic, lymph flow, circulation and detoxification is dramatically improved. By improving the lymphatic system with LymphPractic your swelling will reduce, you will have less pain and feel more alive.

Lymphatic System Swelling in Neck 3When you are swelling, protein rich fluid is building in a part of your body. I see this in Lymphedema and Lipedema, as the lymphatic’s cannot recover the protein rich fluid efficiently the client’s feel congested and swell. Learning how to maintain your lymphatic system can help you have more direct control over your swelling and health.



Podcast 59 First Possible Drug Treatment for Lymphedema is in Trials

Lymphedema Stage 1I have been very aware of the plight of those with Lymphedema. It is a disease that is hard to manage and has profound impact on your daily life. Fortunately, the first possible drug treatment for Lymphedema is in trials. In a recent study researchers found that the buildup of lymph fluid, in Lymphedema, is actually an inflammatory response within the tissue of the skin, not just a “plumbing” problem within the lymphatic system. Scientists discovered that a naturally occurring inflammatory substance known as leukotriene B4, or LTB4, is elevated in both animal and human models of Lymphedema. and that at elevated levels it causes tissue inflammation and impaired lymphatic function. Inflammation is the root cause of most disease, even Lymphedema. Based on results of the study, the drug Bestatin, which is not approved for use in the United States, was found to work well as an LTB4 inhibitor, with no side effects.


Podcast 58 Everyone Should Learn Self-Lymphatic Drainage to Improve Health

lymphatic system drawingWe all have a lymphatic system, a tiny network of vessels and nodes, that helps to clean our body and brain. Everyone should learn self-lymphatic drainage to improve health. The lymphatic system, is the body’s sewage treatment system. It helps to maintain your skin, muscles, bones, organs, blood vessels, nerves and brain. This system that cleans us is ignored in the idea of health and disease. When you start maintaining your lymphatic system, your health and life improves. Self-lymphatic drainage is similar to dry brushing.  Self-lymphatic drainage is more detailed and focuses on whole body lymphatic system detoxification. When you improve your lymphatic system with self-lymphatic drainage you immediately improve the body’s ability to clean, heal and build a stronger immune response.

Podcast 57 Understanding pH and the Lymphatic System Can Help All Diet Programs

fat woman measuring her stomachIn the USA it has been reported that 2/3 of the population is struggling with their weight problems, even with all the diets on the market. Understanding pH and the lymphatic system can help all diet programs. Weight watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutri-System, The South Beach diet, Paleo diet, Adkins diet all become more powerful when you include balancing pH and the lymphatic system. In 2005 two-studies linked fat & obesity to damaged lymph vessels. When the lymphatic vessels cannot reabsorb fat effectively, it builds in and around your cells. When you have an acidic pH your body stores waste and fat. When your body is more alkaline your body gives up waste and fats more easily.


Podcast 56 Self-Lymphatic Drainage is a Powerful Tool for Detoxification

Self-Lymphatic Drainage UnderarmMany people don’t know they have a lymphatic system that cleans their body and brain. Self-lymphatic drainage is a powerful tool to improve detoxification in the whole body. The lymphatic system is connected to every system in the body, even the brain. When the lymphatic system is working optimally and flowing it helps to improve detoxification of cellular waste, fibrin, fats, hormones, toxins and other debris from the body. When you do a lymphatic system detoxification with self-lymphatic drainage you are helping to improve circulation and detoxification in the whole body. The lymphatic system is a tiny network of vessels and nodes that can be manually drained. Everyone should know how to use self-lymphatic drainage to maintain their health.


Podcast 55 Lymphatic System Detoxification Helps Young Children With Autism

Lymphatic System Detoxification AutismIf you have a child on the autism spectrum you should include maintaining their lymphatic system to improve how they feel and think. Lymphatic system detoxification helps young children with autism. Children with autism have more than cognitive problems, they often have eczema and digestive issues. These are clear signs of toxicity. The lymphatic system maintains every system in the body. By maintaining the lymphatic system you can help many health problems associated with autism. When your child is young the brain has more plasticity, ability to change. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain, in 2017 the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid is through lymphatic vessels. If you child is having difficulty you must maintain their lymphatic system to help how they think and feel.

Help Many Health Problems With Lymphatic System Detoxification

Lymphatic System DetoxificationMost people have more than one health problem. You can help many health problems with lymphatic system detoxification. The lymphatic system is connected to every system in the body and maintaining it can help many health problems. from pain, headaches, swelling, weak immune system, digestive issues, eczema and foggy thinking to name a few. Most of your health problems are due to toxicity, from cellular waste building in your body and brain. Understanding this system that cleans us is life changing. For most of your life you have had health problems with many different names, but the root cause is toxicity. When you want to improve your lymphatic system function, its ability to reabsorb cellular waste, you need to balance your pH and manually improve lymph flow. By balancing pH and improving lymph flow, you improve circulation and natural detoxification in the body and brain.




Podcast 54 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is Helped with Lymphatic System Detox

Brain x-rayChronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is helped with lymphatic system detox. CTE is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by an abnormal accumulation of tau protein around small blood vessels in the brain. CTE causes brain cell death, cognitive deficits, and dementia. Research has shown that chronic traumatic encephalopathy is from repeated hits to head, not from concussions. You often hear about NFL players with CTE, but it can affect veterans who were exposed to IED’s, but did not suffer a concussion. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain, that is a direct lymph-brain connection that can be used to help improve circulation and detoxification to help CTE.

Podcast 53 Brain Fog can be Helped by Opening the Lymph-Brain Connection

Girl Foggy ThinkingThere are many forms of brain fog, like fibro fog or chemo brain. Brain fog can be helped by opening the lymph-brain connection. Many things can affect how you think, from diet, dehydration, stress, hormonal changes, medical conditions and medications. All of these can create an acidic pH which could limit lymph flow and circulation in the brain. In 2015 researchers found lymphatic vessels in the brain, and in 2017 researchers found that lymphatic vessels were the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid. This means the lymphatic system plays a large role in maintaining the brain. If lymph flow is impeded in the neck or clavicle areas, it can create a back flow of cerebrospinal fluid which can interfere with how you think. Eating a more alkaline diet, being hydrated, supplementing with magnesium and lymphatic drainage sessions can help brain fog.

Autism in Young Children can be Helped by Improving Lymph Flow

If you are a parent of a child with autism, you look at every piece research or science that may help your child. Know that autism in young children can be helped by improving lymph flow. Look at new science of the lymphatic system to improve lymph flow and detoxification in the brain. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain. A direct lymph-brain connection that can be used to help how your child feels and thinks. In 2017, lymphatic vessels were found to be the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. If you want to help the brain you must improve lymph flow.