I had the pleasure of learning some mind-blowing information about our lymphatic system from a local mom of four and kick-ass expert in all things homeopathic, and I’ve shared her invaluable knowledge below. Nicole Palmieri-Capotorto’s journey towards holistic healing began 10 years ago after her youngest daughter was diagnosed with a presumed neuro degenerative disease. After conventional medicine offered little to no hope, she empowered herself to learn all she could about natural and homeopathic remedies to help the body heal itself. This lead her ultimately to become a certified lymphologist and study the science and art of herbalism under renowned clinical herbalism pioneers in the field including Rosemary Gladstone and 7Song. She currently is developing her own line of organic extracts, tinctures, and remedies called “Wellness Delivered” which stemmed from her passion to help others and share her experience and knowledge.
A very simple way to help boost overall health is by activating and speeding up the lymphatic system, which is our bodies’ purification system. I’m sure most of you are familiar with rebounding (bouncing on mini trampoline). If done even once a day (for 15 or more consecutive minutes) you will literally strengthen your immune system and the benefits are absolutely amazing– it is just one of many techniques to “speed heal” by activating the lymphatics. Here is a bit of science to explain briefly why this is an excellent habit for overall health:
Most people are familiar with lymph nodes and their function. Many aren’t familiar with the lymphatic system– also known as the “other” circulatory system– which runs parallel to the circulatory system. Everywhere that we have blood capillaries we must have lymphatic vessels or channels, side by side.
Blood moves quickly through our system being pumped by the heart. It brings our cells nutrients. We are made of 17 trillion cells packed tight and close together, and every one of them requires both groceries and waste management. Since each cell that works is electrical energy (we are electrical beings), the process of cellular respiration breaks down sugar and oxygen into a form that the cell can use for this energy. Basically, cells are powered by glucose (hello—nutrition!) and oxygen (hello—exercise!), which creates energy (in the form of ATP)—the fuel that cells need to function properly.
To have healthy cells the body must maintain a “negative sub atmospheric pressure condition” or what is more commonly known as dry-state. In this dry state, cells receive optimum levels of oxygen and nutrients and there is no excess water or excess sodium around them, so the electrical generators are able to function uninhibited. In this perfect state, they are able to generate, keep the electrolytes in rotation, and bring in dissolved nutrients across the cell membrane—all things needed to maintain the normal life processes of each cell. The job of the lymphatic system is to make sure this perfect balance (dry-state) is maintained by draining any excess water that is full of the cell’s waste products and undigested proteins, because essentially, where there is excess fluid full of these waste products, there is inflammation.
Interestingly, cells that lack ATP appear to be damaged or dead, however in most cases they are actually fine. Like a new car with a new engine but no fuel, if we get the “fuel” to the cells all at once, THEY WORK AGAIN. Trapped Blood Proteins = cells lacking proper balance of glucose and oxygen= pain and disease. It is safe to say that all pain and disease is caused by inflammation (tumors, for example, are a classic sign of inflammation).
While the circulatory system is fast moving being pumped by the heart, the lymphatic system is slower moving because it doesn’t have a heart to pump it. It is moved by our muscle and joint pumps. Deep breathing, compression of tissues, bouncing, and movement—this is why it is crucial to remain active! One at a time or all at once, get energy to all the cells by speeding up the lymphatic system. If there is no excess fluid around the cells there is no pain or disease.
Nicole highly recommends taking at least 15 minutes a day to bounce lightly on a (rebounder) mini trampoline to activate your lymphatic system each day, I promise you’ll notice improvements in health just by that simple exercise. If you are interested in learning more, please comment below. She offers workshops to teach others more about how to “speed heal” using bio-electric techniques, and following three basic principles to achieve optimal health and wellness. These principles are priceless and she has personally applied them (even with children!) for many years with AMAZING success.
To Your Health!!!