Article #1 :
:: “The Lymph System” ::
“There are several sections that make up the lymphatic system and it is involved in three separate processes within the body:
- removing fluid from tissue within the body;
- transportation of fatty acids;
- production of immune cells.”
Website: ‘Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia’ is a UK-based volunteer website for those affected by this condition and aims to provide information designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor.
:: “The Lymphatic System: Your Ultimate Healer” ::
by John Ossipinsky aka the “Lymph Man”
This article is a general overview of two emerging sciences: the lymphatic system and the acid-alkaline balance of the internal human body.
“The lymphatic system acts as a sewage treatment plant for the body. When this tiny plumbing system becomes slowed or clogged, your body begins to congest with your own cellular waste (parts of dead cells, fibrin and other waste). This acid waste constricts and clogs your skin, muscles, bones, organs and brain, beginning the disease process.”
Website: ‘Holistic Healing News’ is a compilation of holistic sources to improve your health, enrich your spirit and bless your soul. It strives to be the #1 source for individuals seeking wellness of mind, body and spirit. On this site you will find the most current and cutting edge information about holistic, integrative, inspirational, spiritual and green-centric services and products.
:: “Improve Brain & Nerve Health By Activating the Lymph/Brain Connection” ::
“New research shows that up to 48% of your cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that helps to support and maintain your brain and spinal cord, must be absorbed by the lymphatic system.”
An acidic pH disrupts normal, healthy bodily function by causing your lymphatic system to constrict. This results in the accumulation of acidic waste products e.g. acidic fluid and proteins (parts of dead cells and fibrin), in the cerebrospinal fluid, brain tissues or nerves. This build-up of acidic waste reduces circulation and the proper functioning of your brain and nerves.
“In most diseases of the brain, like learning disabilities, aggressiveness, ADD, Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Batten disease, being bi-polar, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette’s Syndrome, panic disorders, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), dementia and Alzheimer’s, we are lacking the lymph/brain connection. At LymphMan.com you learn to help detox acidic waste out of the head and body by balancing your pH and activating your lymphatic system to take control of how you feel and think.”
Website: ‘Lymphman.com’ website is dedicated to ‘Improving World Health, one lymphatic system at a time’.
“After retiring from the New York City Fire Department in 1991, John Ossipinsky and his wife Eileen, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In 1994 John graduated from Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College. He continued his education with the Upledger Institute where he learned the work of three world-renowned doctors becoming certified in Lymphedema Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy. John has been studying and working with the body, especially the lymphatic system and the brain, for over 14 years.”
His work is an “emerging science outside current medical paradigm”.
:: “Why rebounding is so beneficial” ::
This article tells of the benefits of ‘rebounding’ on a mini-trampoline as, probably, the most effective exercise for maintaining a healthy lymph system and thus, a healthy immune system too. One of its major advantages over other forms of exercise is that it is low-impact exercise and thus, does not jar the joints and bones as running on hard concrete does.
“The mini-trampoline subjects the body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 – 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding…
The human body needs to move. The lymph system bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Contrary to blood which is pumped by the heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation which contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases as well as aging. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times…
Because rebounding has oxygenating benefits, it might be considered a precursor exercise for better achieving the oxygen therapies.”
The article also mentions:
The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding
”Rebounding enables you to rid yourself of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells. The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons; and”
Rebounding’s Stabilizing Effect on the Nervous System
”Along with yoga and deep breathing, rebounding is an excellent way to reduce stress. It can put the bouncing person into a trance-like state and provide wonderful relaxation. Jumping for health and fitness not only stabilizes the nervous system during the exercise session, but continues to help maintain a relaxed disposition even after one steps off the trampoline. The result is increased resistance to environmental, physical, and emotional stress. The kind of thing which helps a person avoid psychosomatic disease and depression.”
Also read the article :: “The role of niacin in detoxification” :: in the same website. It talks of the function of niacin (water-soluble vitamin B3) in the role of flushing-out toxins stored inside fatty tissues. The visible rush of blood through the surface of the skin is known as ‘the niacin “flush”’. It is an indication that niacin is causing small blood vessels (‘capillaries’) in your body to be expanded in size.
Our blood capillaries are so narrow, in diameter, that blood cells can only go through them in single file: one-cell wide. Sometimes, though, the small capillary passageway is so clogged that blood doesn’t get through at all.
Niacin causes these small capillaries to expand to the width of 2 or 3 blood cells, enabling the doubling or tripling of blood flow at any one time. This is a tremendous increase in blood flow.
The visible, physical experience is a “flushing” of the skin, simply because there is more blood circulating closer to the surface of the body. As there is increased blood flow in these areas, the body has greater ability to carry away the waste products of these small capillaries at a faster rate. Often a chemical called ‘histamine’ is also produced as part of this ‘niacin flush’ process. Histamine is a natural substance produced by every cell in the body when a cell is under attack or is eliminating toxins. Histamine causes a feeling of itchiness.
Website: ‘HealingDaily.com’ “focuses on self-care, natural health, body detoxification, healing naturally. Our bodies know how to heal and are ready to heal, if only we will stop violating the laws of Mother Nature.”
My Thoughts and Words
Don’t over-do the exercise:
when you’re tired, you are tired.
Let the body rest.
I know there is
a period of time when we are undergoing some form of progression and development,
either in our working lives or our personal lives, and
facing the challenges that we must deal with and confront,
and thus, we must summon our energy.
Therefore, a well-selected exercise programme
allows us to be in fighting-fit form to do this,
but prolonged time in this enhanced state of health and fitness
is extraordinarily taxing and draining on the body
(as well as the mind, spirit, heart and emotions;
but that depends on what you have been using).
We must eventually allow relaxation on many levels
to enable ourselves to heal and rest
for significant renewal and turnover of the Self
in all the ways
we have been burdening and taxing ourselves
– to cast away the old, the past, the done-and-dusted
and to enable ourselves to move on.
Know how to use your time
in this necessary period
of healing and recovery.
I have used a rebounder and,
despite being fit,
when I’m tired, I am just tired
and must stop and rest.
No point flogging a dead horse.
DO recognise the difference between:
“can I do more and better?”
“am I exhausted, shattered and knackered?”