Dr. DicQie Fuller-Looney has released a new article, "The Lymphatic System," a great overview of how the lymph system works in the body, its crucial importance, and how to best support its functions with enzymes and herbs.
As we get older, our bodies simply cannot effectively detoxify our blood and lymphatic system without help. For decades, millions of concerned consumers have tried a variety of self-administered ways to detoxify. They experimented with everything—macrobiotic and other vegetarian diets, fasting, herbal regimens, etc. Most of these approaches work to some degree, however my studies have convinced me that enzyme supplements are the missing ingredient.
The lymphatic system is one of the most complex and vital systems inside the body. A companion to the circulatory system, its primary purpose is to isolate and eliminate dangerous infections. The lymphatic system circulates more or less parallel to the blood, where it filters out waste products. For example, white blood cells attack bacteria. As part of that process, they die along with the bacteria.
The lymphatic system ushers all these waste products to the lymph glands where the fragments break down and assimilate harmlessly into the body.
In order to accomplish these important functions, the lymphatic system requires a complex network of ducts, nodes and other organs located throughout the body. The lymph glands, or nodes, are made up of valves and filters that circulate the lymph fluid throughout the body. The major parts of the lymphatic system are the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and the tonsils. Lymphatic tissue can also be found in every part of the body except the central nervous system. Other organs such as the heart, lungs, intestines, liver, and skin all contain lymphatic tissue.