What Happens if You Have a Sluggish Lymphatic System?

By Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician

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This article discusses emerging/ongoing science and research. It is intended for general informational purposes only. This content is unrelated to products offered by Organixx and does not contain any representations about the performance of such products.


Video Transcript:

Today, I want to talk to you about the importance of supporting your lymphatic system, and if you are wondering what this particular system is, it is one of the most important body systems that controls both your immune state as well as your detoxification process.

I specialize in the lymphatic system. I am a naturopathic physician and I’m also a certified lymphatic expert. I actually teach and train doctors and nurses, PTs, and other medical professions on supporting and enhancing the lymphatic health of their patients.

Symptoms Indicating Your Lymphatic System Needs Support

I’m really excited to share with you, today, some of the ways of understanding and acknowledging the sign of what we call a sluggish lymphatic system. These are going to be symptoms that you probably are not going to put together in kind of a circle of assessment, but are all factoring into the state of your lymphatic health.

Fatigue, weight gain, having poor vascular flow – sometimes in the legs, or noticing varicose veins and spider veins – experiencing cellulitis, or even cellulite on your legs. Cellulitis is a skin-oriented infection. It’s actually an infection, also, that compromises the lymphatic system, but cellulite is part of the detox process of storing excess toxins in the kind of fat cells. Usually, women, and some men, will experience it in and around the legs, the flank, the hips, and the butt.

Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, digestive disorders, upper GI GERD, and lower GI, like constipation, are going to be signs of poorly functioning lymphatic systems. Also, weakened immunity, so if you frequently get colds and flus and are sick frequently or have a longer recovery time, that’s going to identify that the lymphatic system is slow to respond to the foreign invader. Also, cataracts or the presence of cataract development is a sign of a poorly, sluggish-functioning lymphatic system.

How the Lymphatic System Works

Overall, your lymphatic system, it very much looks similar to your vascular system. We actually have a lot of the same kind of terminology to the lymphatic system; like we have lymphatic vessels, we have lymphatic capillaries, we have valves, and we have a pumping mechanism that is very different than the cardio, the heart, the vascular system.

In the cardiovascular system, your heart is the main pumping system. The main pump to the system and promotes that process of clean, oxygenated blood moving to organs and, then, relieving the organs and removing toxin debris. There is a connection to your vascular system into your lymphatic system. If you have any cardiovascular impairment – maybe heart disease or congestive heart failure – that will directly impact the function of your lymphatic system. And if you don’t exercise, that will affect your lymphatic system because part of the pumping mechanism comes from the blood flow and the pumping of your blood, but also the movement of your muscles.

Learn More About Lymphatics to Better Manage Your Health

I am really, really excited to share… I could go full-on deep-dive into all of my lymphatic expertise with you, but I do want to share if you have any specific lymphatic impairments or challenges with your lymphatic system – maybe you hold more fluid or you notice you’re holding more fluid or retaining it, you have swelling or edema in your feet or your legs, maybe you experience swelling and puffiness in and around the eyes, the sinus cavity, maybe you have different lymph nodes – those are particular aspects of the lymphatic system. If those are swollen or sluggish, I’m really excited to share with you an amazing special offer that I have for all of our Organixx customers and consumers here, is I’m offering you half off. A very special code [use code: LYMPH50] that will be linked down below, where you can take the deep-dive, my 60-minute lymphatic motivation masterclass. This is all about mastering your lymphatics – I explain more about the system, the functionality.

A Support for Your Body’s Natural Immune & Detox Systems

But just know, as a part of your immune system, it is going to help keep you robust and support your immunity. As part of your detox process, it’s going to help detox cellular debris, pathogens, parasitic activity, mold, assorted toxins we are absorbing on a daily basis, so supporting your lymphatic system, it’s a necessity to do this on a daily basis. There are assorted ways to do that. Again, I go through a massive deep-dive and checklists and assorted resources in my masterclass, and there’s an assortment of PDF downloads that you get access to.

A few things that I love to recommend – exercising, gentle exercising, walking, good deep breathing exercises, and even jumping on a rebounder or a trampoline – are highly beneficial to promoting your lymphatic system. Getting a good sweat on is another way of promoting your lymphatic system.

In general, when individuals present with sluggish lymphatics, they also are going to have secondary- and tertiary-related conditions within the body. Sometimes that might be recurrent sinusitis or autoimmunity, or even just a sluggish digestive process. The best way to support your lymphatic system is to pump that system, get the blood flowing, and really, really enhance that process by hydrating well and taking supportive supplementation.

I’m really excited to share with you, we have launched a new line that is so fantastic for, really, daily supporting your overall detox process and it enhances the process of your digestive system, which therein lies over 85% of your immunity and a clustering of lymphatic vessels and lymphatic nodes that can also help promote that lower abdominal lymphatic system. I hope you’ll check that out as a daily supplement, to really open up those detox pathways.

Take Control of Your Health

Lymphatically, generally speaking, most doctors are not even going to recognize or even diagnose a lymphatic disorder, and generally speaking, they learn about two sentences or maybe a half a paragraph, if you will, in their anatomy and physiology and that is it. Most clinicians that I teach and train that are working in the medical space in the hospitals or in their own clinics just don’t have a broad understanding of the lymphatic system. This is one of those systems and categories of wellness that we have to take the onus on ourselves to promote and to enhance.

I look forward to answering an assortment of your questions about lymphatic health and definitely encourage you to take my Lymphatic Mastery Class. I have a whole signature program that’s a trademark process to promote and let your lymph flow, so I hope you’ll check that out. Let’s get that lymphatic system motivated to really support and enhance your overall wellness.

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Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a Doctorate of Naturopathy. In addition to providing expert guidance to Organixx, Dr. Melissa maintains a busy private practice in Texas. Her primary focus is working with individuals addressing digestive disorders, hormone balance, detoxification therapies, and primary and secondary lymphedema cases through lymphatic decongestive treatments.


    • Hi Dean, thanks for your question.

      We're sorry to hear about the health challenges you are currently facing.

      Please know, that we always suggest that anyone with a medical condition work with their trusted healthcare practitioner to help determine whether starting a new supplement or health regimen would be appropriate for their personal health needs, and if so, what serving recommendation would be best suited for them.

      With that said, since we're not able to provide any medical advice, we're happy to announce that Organixx has recently collaborated with Dr. Melissa Gallagher, a leading Naturopathic Physician, and Nutritionist, who’s just as committed as we are to helping people achieve optimum health.

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      Please note, due to the number of entries we receive, we cannot guarantee that your specific question will be selected to be answered. However, we will be providing frequent video responses from Dr. Melissa to respond to the many inquiries and topics that are important to so many of us. So please be on the lookout for emails that will announce when we release a new video from Dr. Melissa.

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  1. I am interested in this product for my daughter… she is extremely overweight(close to 500 lbs) Her legs are very very large and her don’t even look like feet anymore. I fear for her life. She has lost 63 pounds, but has many many more to go.. she wears wraps on her legs and special shoes because she can’t put regular shoes on. She goes to lymphedema clinic once a month and they do a lymphatic massage. I do not believe that’s enough…. She’s only 34 years old. It just breaks my heart. i’m just wondering if this product would be an answer for her to get started getting her life back.

  2. Does the masterclass start on

    10/23 or is it available now? I struggle with constipation (I go at least once a day but I have to push to go) and I've had cellulite for years but I walk regularly, jump on my rebounder, and eat a pretty healthy diet. I also do weekly coffee enemas and castor oil packs every other day. I have an infrared sauna and yet I still seem to have sluggish lymph.

  3. I have a problem with acid reflux. I also have a chronic cough that I have had for year. I have been told I have allergy induced asthma. Nothing the doctors give me help with my cough. Could this be a sign of the Lymphatic problems?

    • Hello Donna, We are sorry to hear of the health issues you are facing. Sending a healing prayer your way. Generally speaking, when lymph nodes are swollen or tender some people may experience a coughing. However, ask that you direct this question to your trusted doctor as they will have deeper insight into your specific cause. Wishing you the very best on your health journey. :)

  4. Hello Dr. Melissa i have stage 4 soft tissue Sarcoma cancer what should i used ??? also i have watch you on y-tube on topic of Maringa can this help me ?

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