Water and the health of your Lymphatic System?

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Water and the health of your Lymphatic System?
Water is simply crucial to the Lymphatic System! Why? Because the Lymphatic System is about 96% water. Because water is at the center of human life – both inside and outside of us!
Do you know that your whole body is mainly water? The body is composed of about 55% to 75% water and the blood is only about 20% of this water. Most of your body’s water is the lymphatic fluid! Anatomically, the LS is much bigger in volume and number of vessels than the blood system. It’s also much slower flowing than the blood, because the heart does not pump the lymphatic fluid!
In addition, the presence of hundreds of lymph nodes makes the lymph fluid even slower. So, we need to assist lymph motion for us to have a healthy life.
Babies, Adults and Water Composition
Babies are composed of about 75% water, but as we age, we gradually lose this vital fluid. An adult carries from 55% to 65% water. Depending on his age, an average 120 pound person carries about 75 pounds of water.
For the body to function properly, we need to drink enough water to keep the lymph fluid clean and flowing freely.
When we don’t drink enough water, or when we have a sedentary life or when we breathe shallowly, the water within – the lymph – tends to get stagnant and dirty. When it gets stagnant, the lymph fluid retains the toxic cellular waste that is supposed to move away from the body. The cells can’t get the nutrients they need. They gradually weaken or perish. At this point, rather than doing its job of nourishing and repairing cells and tissues, the lymph is impairing and damaging them!
The Lymphatic System can easily become a hazardous system to the other systems of the body when proper water intake is neglected.
Water Loves to Move!
As we know, water loves to move and to circulate! When it flows, water has a tendency to clean itself. When water stagnates, it gets impure. Like a river! The LS is the same. So, it’s important to become aware of the quality and quantity of water within ourselves.
Proper water intake determines the balance and health conditions of organs, systems and functions in the body because it is directly affecting the mighty lymph fluid.
How Much Water is Enough?
Daily water intake needs to compensate for the amount of water lost through the kidneys (urination), skin (perspiration), lungs (breathing) and intestines (feces). Otherwise dehydration sets in. Dehydration means that more water is moving out of the body than the amount of water we take in.
The amount of water we need can be determined when we divide the body weight in pounds by two. The result would be the number of ounces of water you need daily.
Keep in mind, that if you exercise heavily or if you’re in a hot climate you may need more water than that. To be sure what’s correct for you, check with your health professional.
And, please, don’t wait to be thirsty to drink water! We are already dehydrated when we feel thirsty! Dehydration causes sluggish lymph. We really don’t want this problem! So, we should drink water regularly throughout the day

Lymph breast oil by Linda

Breast massage oil~
2oz of poke root oil from redmoonherbs.com
32 drops of frankincense,
12 drops lavender
12 drops cedar wood
12 drops cypress
18-20 drops fennel
20 drops lemon, orange, or lime.
4 oz of organic oil.
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Poke root~ healthy breasts

Poke root~ healthy breasts
Since breasts are made up of mostly fatty tissue and lymph, they’re especially susceptible to absorbing toxins from the environment. Many of these toxins come from personal care products—aluminum from antiperspirants, phthalates found in cosmetics, etc.
Poke root is especially good at moving lymph fluid. Herbalists use it routinely for problems associated with the breasts because it’s good at dissolving lumps (tumors) as well as swelling and inflammation in the breast, and some herbalists claim to have cured breast cancer with it. Author and herbalist Susun Weed recommends applying a generous amount to the lump, covering it with a flannel cloth, and a hot water bottle.
Although poke root oil has a good reputation for helping to maintain breast health, the plant is nothing to mess around with. Poke root is not for use by pregnant women or children. If you’re not a trained herbalist, don’t go trying to make your own tinctures or oils from this plant. Use it according to directions, and if you discover a lump in your breast get yourself to a doctor.