You mentioned exercise. One of the best
exercises that I’ve been getting over the course of this investigative report from different
doctors and researchers is that you jump on a mini trampoline to
stimulate your lymphatic system to help you detoxify. Talk about the lymphatic system.
What is the lymphatic system? Dr. Irvin Sahni: Yeah. So the lymphatic system
is something that I think people aren’t as aware of as their lungs and their heart.
The lymphatic system is basically to some degree an overflow valve for the body. So
what happens is we all know our heart pumps blood out to our distal extremities. They
go from arteries and the arteries go to capillaries and then the capillaries—so most of the
blood that pumps through your body is constantly pumping through your body goes from arteries
to capillaries and passes back into your heart through veins and goes in a circuit through
your heart and your lungs. There is some bleed off, okay, and that’s what we call interstitial
pressure in tissues. And there’s some bleed off where fluid, and a lot of it has to do
with osmotic forces.
I don't know if you remember—people remember osmosis and basically tissue pressure
gradients and some of this fluid will bleed off into that interstitial pressure because
the pressure inside the vessels is greater than the pressure outside of the vessels and
there’s some bleed off, some loss of fluid. Well, that fluid doesn’t jump back into
your veins. It has to go somewhere. That’s why some people get edema. They’ll get swelling
in their ankles and swelling in different parts of their bodies. Well, how does that—where
does that fluid go? Does it just disappear? Is goes into your lymph system, so your lymph
system is a system of vessels.
There’s different components to it but your lymph system is
a system of—it's like—it’s kind of like vessels. They don’t have muscular walls
like bigger arteries but the lymph system grabs this fluid and then returns it back
into the system, ultimately back into the venous system through a large duct in your
chest called your thoracic duct. But this extra fluid that sort of bleeds out through
these capillaries will then feed back into that system. It also passes through other
parts of your body including your spleen, okay. That’s also sort of considered part
of your lymphatic system, your thymus, your tonsils, and your adenoids what a lot of people
have removed as a child.
There’s lymph tissue or there’s lymphocytes and those lymphocytes
recognize pathogens, viruses, bacteria, or things that are considered non-self and your
body builds immunity through those lymphocytes which is what’s effective when someone has
an immune deficiency disorder whether you believe in HIV virus or not. There’s certain
immune deficiency disorders and T4 cells and helper cells, different classes of cells are
affected when the immune system falters. And those are the little soldiers that are facing
these pathogens, these bacteria, these antigens, toxins even as they pass through the lymphatic
system and sort of as a—kind of like your oil filter, I guess, they’re filtering out
some of the nasty stuff. So the reason jumping on a trampoline is useful is because your
lymphatic system, unlike other parts like your muscles or your heart or your skeletal
muscle, it doesn’t have its own muscle.
It doesn’t have a muscle wrapped around
it like arteries have muscle around them. It’s called the tunica, tunica media. It's
what helps vascular changes. You can actually change the pressure by those muscles clamping
down or letting go. Well, the lymphatic system doesn’t have
that ability. And so it depends on the skeletal muscles for that return. So by compressing
your thighs, by just simply walking you’re actually pushing lymph through your body.
It’s sort of passively pushed through by the other muscles in your body. And so by
hopping on a trampoline you’re basically forcing those muscles to contract and you’re
helping that drainage instead of having it collect in your ankles like you see people
with swollen ankles, you’re helping some of that return. And that’s why when people
start having problems with blood pressure and their heart they sometimes will get swollen
ankles because that big pressure differential is pushing all that fluid out into their interstitial
tissues and their lymph system can’t keep up especially if they’re sedentary. If they’re
sitting around, they’re sick, they’re hurt, they have cardio—they have congestive
heart failure and their heart has poor return so they get dizzy quickly.
They’re not going
to be able to get up and walk around to help push that lymph back into their venous system..