How Important are Food Enzymes in Your Life?
Part 6: Lymphatic System
In my final article of this six-part series, I will be talking about the lymphatic system. I would say that over 95% of the patients that walk into my office have a congested lymphatic system. That is because your body sends toxins and allergens into that system in an attempt to destroy them. But if the supply continues, the system eventually becomes overwhelmed.
Previously, I have talked about the importance of diet, digestion, elimination, immune system, autonomic system, hormonal system and these principles apply to the lymphatic system as well. I have written about the important role food enzymes play in supporting the normal function of these different systems.
One of the main functions of the lymphatic system is to collect and transport tissue fluid (cellular waste) from the extracellular fluid back into your circulatory system. The lymphatic system is vital for helping the body rid toxins, waste and unwanted material. The lymphatic system in the body is similar to the sewer system in your house.
Imagine walking around the first floor of your house and your feet are always wet because your toilets and plumbing did not drain properly, not to mention the smell. How long do you think it would take living in a house with poor plumbing before you started to get sick? Lymphatic congestion can become a very serious problem for your overall health. These toxins keep circulating around and around in the body, putting unwanted stress on other organ systems. Over time, this can eventually become a major health issue.
The lymphatic system can become overloaded with waste material and get congested. How can this happen? Chances are, if you have experienced any of the following, you may have lymphatic congestion:
- Have had any type of surgery
- Have chronic digestion or immune problems
- Don’t drink enough water
- Exercise regularly/do abdominal breathing
- any combination of the above
Here are a few common symptoms of a congested lymphatic system:
- History of lymphatic congestion
- Low resistance and immune function
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Localized swelling and edema
- Congestion in soft tissue
How do food enzymes affect lymphatic congestion? Food enzymes taken with meals can help pre-digest your food. This will help the body with absorption and assimilation of the nutrition from the food we eat. Food enzymes taken between meals can help nourish the immune system in breaking down unwanted toxins. This, along with other home care instructions, can help improve lymphatic congestion and improve a patient’s overall health.
Dr. Giaquinto has learned specific, scientific ways of determining how well a patient can or cannot digest their food and if you have lymphatic congestion. He utilizes formulated digestive enzymes to meet the specific nutritional needs of the patient, taking into consideration the patient’s diet and how well their body digests food, as well as looking at the organs of elimination and lymphatic system. Food enzyme supplements are extremely effective in supporting organs of elimination and assisting to clean up the lymphatic system.