Manual Lymphatic Drainage - A Little Known Weight Loss Secret

You may not know that 80% of all overweight people have a congested lymphatic system. What is the connection?

Toxins and slow metabolism.

The lymph system plays a major role in the body's defense mechanism. Its main function is concerned with metabolic processes, and the lymph system interacts with every organ in the human body. It also ensures drainage of excess fluids and proteins and acts as a "garbage collector" for cell debris, fats, foreign bodies, bacteria, and other metabolic waste. 

If the lymphatic system becomes too stressed with excess fluids, they escape into the surrounding tissue, leading to swelling of the affected part of the body. This is what is known as lymphedema. Often, this happens as a result of surgery, radiation, injury, inflammation, burns, tumors or parasites. The skin in the affected area can swell up severely, and the tissue gets firm and painful.

There is three times more lymph fluid in the body then blood. But while blood has a pump, the heart, to keep it moving, the lymph must be pumped by the movement of our muscles. The less we move, the more stagnant the lymph system becomes.

But how does this affect our waistlines?

First, fluid backs up, causing bloating. In many cases, bloated tissue can cause you to swell two extra dress sizes. Many experts also believe that a lazy lymphatic system is directly connected to the formation of cellulite because backed up fluid ‘sticks’ to fat cells. 

Second, bloated tissues prevent cells from properly absorbing nutrients and oxygen. In a sense, the cells begin to starve. And as cells starve for nutrients, it only makes sense that intense hunger and cravings will set in.

Worse, without adequate oxygen to ignite the metabolic process, fewer calories are burned and less energy is produced.

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