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Healthy Lymphatic System Equals Healthy Weight Loss



By: John Ossipinsky- Lymphatic Wellness   

There are many people (approximately 2/3 of the population) who have a difficult time losing weight or keeping weight off. Fortunately, there is hope and help.  Two studies published in 2005 have linked fat and obesity to damaged lymph vessels. These studies were completed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and the Center for Transgene Technology and Gene Therapy in Leuven, Belgium.

 Both studies involved inactivating a gene in mice called Prox1 that created leaky lymph vessels.  This Prox1 gene is required for the healthy formation of lymph vessels.  If lymph vessels are damaged, then cellular waste builds in the body creating fat.  In these studies researchers found that the inactivation of the gene led to abnormal lymph leakage from mispatterned and ruptured lymph vessels, allowing fat to build in the area.  They identified lymphatic vasculature dysfunction as a cause of adult-onset obesity.  These studies are groundbreaking and show that the lymphatic system plays a major role in obesity.

Although studies show that leaky lymph vessels can lead to fat and obesity, there is another reason for lymph vessel damage associated with obesity; that reason is acidity.  Even if an individual has no visible signs of being acidic, their tissues and lymphatic vessels can constrict (that’s why many individuals feel tight or sore). When the lymphatic vessels constrict, due to an acidic environment, it can no longer efficiently absorb large proteins (like parts of dead cells and fibrin, excess fluid, cholesterol, minerals and other debris) creating fat in the body.

Let me explain why there is such a growing global weight problem; an overly acidic body.  There is no doubt that there is a global acid problem, worldwide sales of antacids and Proton Pump Inhibitors like Prilosec, has topped $50 billion. On a good day an average of 500 million cells die within the body.  The circulatory system handles the majority of this cellular waste, but the lymphatic system must remove a small portion of these dead cells and waste.  If the lymphatic system is acidic, constricted and sluggish, cellular waste builds in the body and mixes with cholesterol and other debris to form what we call fat.

This buildup of waste isn’t just happening to individuals experiencing issues of excess weight.  They can be extremely thin, as in anorexia, and parts of dead cells and acid waste are filling their body, manifesting the disease.  If acid waste builds in the skin, then rashes, hives, eczema or swelling can occur.  If it fills the intestines there is bloating, IBS, constipation, or back pain.  If waste fills the organs, there is disease associated to the organ.  When acidic waste fills the brain, there is foggy thinking, aggression, depression, anxiety, bi-polar tendencies.

Help can be found to remove this buildup of debris by activating the lymphatic system.  This helps improve the detoxification of acid waste from the body in promotes weight loss and better health conditions.

The question to be asked is why the lymphatic system is in such bad shape? The lymphatic system is a tiny network of vessels and nodes, some vessels are as thin as a strand of hair.  These vessels can be damaged by many things, from dehydration, excess proteins (dead cells and fibrin), stress, extreme cold, infection, viruses, bacteria, an acidic diet, medications and a sedentary lifestyle.

So how can the lymphatic system be improved in order to assist in the removal of waste that causes fat to build in the body?  There are many ways to improve lymph flow such as exercise, drinking more alkaline water and massage.  One of the best ways to improve lymph flow is simply activating the lymph flow in the body by stretching the skin, as in lymphatic therapy. This manual therapy helps to open constricted tissues, improve circulation, detoxification and leads to healthy sustained weight loss.

About the Author:

John Ossipinsky is the developer of Lymphpractic®, a Lymphatic System/pH Researcher, Author, and a retired New York City Firefighter.  He sees clients in Scottsdale, AZ and has worked with the Lymphatic System helping clients with pain, stress, swelling, cognitive problems and weight loss for almost two decades.  His book An Undetected Acid-Alkaline Imbalance explains how acid is more than just a digestive problem, it is constricting the lymphatic system (the body’s sewage treatment plant) creating what we call disease. You can contact John for a free consultation at (602) 628-0070 or at johno@lymphman.com.  Learn more at www.HealthyLymphSystem.com

“Lymphatic activations will help increase you circulation throughout your body.  As you begin paying attention to your lymphatic system, you will gain control of your health and see an amazing difference in how you feel mentally and physically.  Besides losing weight, the side benefits to an improved lymph flow are less pain, stress and better sleep”

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