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Did you know that the lymphatic system is one of the most vital systems in our body?
This system helps to fight infection, remove toxins and foreign substances from the body and helps to circulate nutrients throughout the body. It is responsible for maintaining our immune system, and when it is not functioning properly, we are more susceptible to illness and disease.
What is the lymphatic system and what does it do?
The lymphatic system is made up of a network of vessels that carries lymph fluid and white blood cells throughout the body. The lymphatic system also includes the spleen, thymus, tonsils, and bone marrow. These organs help to filter the lymph fluid and produce white blood cells. The lymphatic system is essential for our health and well-being, and we should do everything we can to keep it functioning properly.
Symptoms of poor lymphatic function:
How to keep your lymphatic system functioning properly?
One of the more mundane ways is having a lymphatic drainage massage, or Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). MLD is a very gentle, light effleurage massage that moves the skin in the direction of the lymph nodes, which encourages movement of stagnant lymph out of the tissues and back into circulation.
There are also some basic things you can do at home to keep your lymph system flowing:
Your natural solution:
You might also consider some support from mother nature's garden including horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).
The compounds contained in the seeds are diverse, but one stands out for its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous properties - aescin. This compound is thought to work by strengthening the walls of capillaries and veins, thereby reducing capillary permeability and edema. Research on aescin has shown it to be effective in reducing edema, inflammation, and pain associated with chronic venous insufficiency.
In one study, it was shown to be as effective as compression stockings in reducing ankle and calf circumference, helping to keep the swelling down. [1, 2] In another study, 300mg taken daily for 8 weeks reduced leg volume by 16.5 ml compared to 3.8 ml in the placebo group. 
This is why it is vital to choose clinical products like Venaforce that comes as oral tablets, liquid tincture and a topical gel for your convenience. It has undergone three clinical trials and a review that demonstrates the efficacy of this high-quality, standardized extract of horse chestnut. [4, 5, 6, 7] Each tablet contains almost 200 mg of the seed and is standardized to 50 mg of aescin per tablet. You can also combine the gel and a manual lymph drainage massage for added benefit, working towards the heart.
Foods that help support the lymphatic system:
The gut-associated lymphoid tissue, also known as GALT, is a vital part of the immune system. It helps protect the body from infection and disease by producing antibodies and other immune factors.
GALT is located in the digestive tract, including the small intestine and colon.
The health of GALT is important for overall health and well-being, especially given what researchers have uncovered about the gut-brain connection. One team of researchers even looked at the impact of prebiotics on the gut-brain axis outside of their action in feeding the healthy species of the microbiome. 
There are many different foods that support the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). Some of the best foods to eat for GALT health include prebiotic and probiotic foods like yogurt and sauerkraut, as well as leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach. Other good GALT-supporting foods include garlic, onions, and ginger. All these foods help to promote a healthy gut flora, which is essential for proper lymphatic functioning. You could also consider options that are rich in prebiotic lactic acid like Molkosan, perfect for adding to smoothies or even taken on its own.
Exercise tips for keeping your lymphatic system healthy:
When you exercise, your body pumps lymphatic fluid through the vessels and nodes in your system. This increased flow helps clear away the toxins that have built up in the tissues. Exercise also increases the number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that fight infection. Therefore, extra body mass can push you the other way, impairing the proper circulation of lymphatic liquid. A team of researchers are quoted as saying, "In conclusion, in the present study we showed that aerobic exercise, independent of weight loss, can reverse obesity‐related lymphatic dysfunction." 
To keep your lymphatic system functioning properly, aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. Walking, biking, swimming, and yoga are all great choices. If you're short on time, three 10-minute sessions spread throughout the day will do the trick.
Tips for reducing stress and promoting relaxation:
The blog was sourced from avogel.ca