Similar to how arteries and veins circulate blood, the lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels, nodes, and channels that transports lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Lymphatic tubes circulate in tandem with your blood vessels. The lymphatic system lacks a pump (the heart), unlike the circulatory system. Instead, it uses muscular contraction and movement to force fluid through its channels. In other words, exercise and massage are crucial for a healthy lymphatic system in addition to being useful for calming your mind and body.
White blood cells known as lymphocytes are transported via lymphatic fluid. These cells serve as your protectors, neutralizing dangerous foreign invaders that are drawn from your blood. Have you ever noticed how bloated your lymph nodes are when you're sick? They are working extra hard to purge the foreign invaders from your body, which explains why.
A component of the lymphatic system is your GALT. The GALT, which is composed of a network of immune cells and membranes that coat our body's internal tubes, is the point where our gastrointestinal system, immune system, and nerve system converge. Consider it to be our "inside skin." The skin's roles include absorbing nutrients and acting as a barrier to prevent pollutants from entering the body. It functions somewhat as a part of our immune system. The GALT functions similarly, except it lines the internal organs of our body, such as the bladder, urethra, vagina, esophagus, mouth, large and small intestines, and sinuses.
An effective GALT takes up nutrients and gets rid of pollutants. Enzymes in the stomach and small intestine break down food—protein, fat, and carbohydrates—into smaller units when we ingest them. As amino acids, fatty acids, and glucose are formed from protein, fat, and fatty acids, respectively. These micronutrients go through the GALT layer and into the bloodstream, where they are then distributed to the appropriate tissues.
Because trash, toxins, and partially digested food cannot pass through the GALT, they are expelled as stool and passed through the large intestine. When the GALT functions as it should, nutrients reach your cells and waste is expelled immediately.
The second duty of the GALT is to stop infection. You have a lower risk of illness when your GALT is functioning properly. Fewer germs are breathed in by sick people than by healthy people. Their GALT's condition has a significant impact on their immunity.
Less nutrients are absorbed and the risk of infection rises when the GALT is compromised because more pollutants and allergens can enter our circulation.
White blood cells—antibodies trained to identify what belongs in your body and what doesn't—flag toxins as foreign invaders they need to get rid of and trigger an immunological or allergic reaction when more toxins enter your system. The majority of immunological issues, including allergies, begin with GALT dysfunction.
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