Are you gaining weight for no reason? Are you dieting, not loosing weight and even getting anemic? Is sluggish lymph to blame for weight gain? Can we also blame sluggish lymph for our difficulty in loosing weight? Today, research indicates that all of these is true!
Fat, obesity and bloating, the dreadful enemies of many of us, are now associated with an impaired Lymphatic System (LS). Two researches published in 2005 – Dr. Natasha Harvey in Australia and Dr. Martin Schneider in Belgium – point to the fact that impaired or damaged LS can lead to unknown weight gain.
The Lymphatic System is a very delicate system of capillaries, vessels and nodes that can be impaired by several factors including: stress, diseases, infection, flu, surgeries, air travel, extreme cold, medication, dehydration, excessive intake of protein, and sedentary lifestyle.
So, let’s remember that the LS is mainly a transport system. It’s the nourisher, cleanser and defender of the body. The LS carries nutrients to cells and moves away the metabolic waste from them. It also defends the cells, as it’s part of the immune system.
The Link Between Lymph and Weight Gain
Another less known function of the Lymphatic System is its ability to absorb “long-chain fatty acids” or, in simple words, to dissolve fat during digestion!
Fat is mainly divided into two types: short and long-chain fatty acids. Short-chain fatty acid is absorbed by the liver. Long-chain fatty acid is absorbed by the Lymphatic System in the intestinal tract. If the lymph fluid is sluggish it will not be able to optimally perform its task. Fat absorption will be impaired and inevitably, fat accumulates in the tissues.
So, in many cases, sluggish lymph is to blame for weight gain. A poorly functioning lymph flow is the unknown factor in the industry of weight loss that can definitely change the industry!
Conversely, if lymph flow is improved the fat deposit accumulated in the tissues can be cleared! A simple sequence of Lymphatic Yoga and deep breathing can speed up a lazy lymph flow and cause you to loose weight. Without stress and effortlessly! This can really be a game changer in the science of weight loss!
Now, can we conclude that the activation of your lymph flow not only improves overall health but can also make you loose weight? Probably, the answer to this question is a big YES! Another question: does sluggish lymph flow make you fat? The answer is also, Yes!
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