Lymphatic Congestion

lymph May 03, 2021

Welcome to the WHOLISTIC LIVING PODCAST: Episode 23
Aligning Body, Mind, and Soul with Elena Bensonoff



Hello and welcome to today’s podcast. My name is Elena Bensonoff. In my work as a quantum energy practitioner, I pay close attention when I see trends with my clients. A resounding complaint that I keep hearing recently is that people are feeling worn out, sluggish, becoming ill often, and generally feeling lousy without a clear reason why. If this describes how you have been feeling too, what I am about to share may be a key to regaining your health.

Today, I am going to introduce you to your lymphatic system. We will learn why it is important, what happens when it becomes congested, and I will leave you with three ideas to help clear lymphatic congestion.

For many of us, our routines have changed quite dramatically in the past year or so. We have been home bound: working from home, playing from home, and cooking at home. Gym access has been limited. We may even get groceries and necessities delivered to our home. As a result, we have become more sedentary without realizing it. After all, walking from the kitchen to the couch isn’t very far. Unless we have been mindful about our movement on a daily basis, it’s likely that you have slowed way down.

Now, why does this matter?



Your lymphatic system is dependent on your movement.

Unlike the cardiovascular system which is pumped along by your heart, the lymphatic system works against gravity by using the movement of your body as you breathe and your muscles move and contract.

Your lymphatic system is an intricate network of vessels, organs, and tissues that work together to move a fluid called lymph through your body.  The lymphatic system functions like a filtration system in your body. As the fluid moves along, it collects cellular waste and carries it along to be detoxified by the kidneys and liver.

The lymphatic system is also a vital part of your immune system which protects you from harmful bacteria and viruses. White blood cells, beneficial bacteria, and mechanisms which trap pathogens are all found throughout the lymphatic system. If this immune system were to become compromised, you become more vulnerable to infection and disease.

The lymphatic system maintains a fluid balance in your body. Every day, a whopping 2-3 liters of fluid is filtered through the lymphatic system!

When you experience swelling and water retention, often that is a sign that there is a blockage that needs to be cleared in you lymph. Think of this congestion like a clogged sink drain. Debris and sludge accumulate over time, creating a buildup. When your lymphatic system is congested, your body is unable to process the toxins and waste. This build up of junk can lead to a wide array of health problems.

Thankfully, there are many ways you can work with the lymphatic system to get things moving freely:

  1. First, stay hydrated! Water is essential to your wellbeing. When you are dehydrated, all of your bodily systems feel the effect. Lymphatic fluid becomes thick and is unable to flow well. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help your lymph stay fluid and able to move with ease. Aim for at least 8 8oz glasses of water per day.
  2. Next is movement. Get up every hour and move around. Do some jumping jacks or gentle rebounding on a mini trampoline. This will get your blood flowing, your breathing activated, and your muscles moving. All of these things help the lymphatic system do what it is designed to do. Taking breaks throughout the day is important for your mental health as well! Get outside for a walk and enjoy all nature has to offer.
  3. My third tip for you is to avoid toxins - including the sneaky chemical ingredients found in your personal care products. Harmful ingredients in topical products, beauty products, and cleaning products seep into your skin and accumulate in your tissues. These are extra burdens on an already busy lymphatic system. Choosing clean, green products will protect your body and the environment we all share.

I hope this information inspires you to take an active role in your health and appreciate your lymphatic system. Our bodies are incredible in design and work hard each and every day to protect and support us. By incorporating small changes to your daily routine I know that you will begin to feel amazing and empowered.

Thank you for listening today. If you would like to learn more about my work, you can find me at I would be honored to help you in any way I can. Until next time - be well!

Wellness Wishes,



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