The winter months seem to be synonymous with colds and flu. It is probably not a coincidence that our increased sugar intake (which depresses our immune systems) between Halloween and Valentine’s Day does not help to ward off the bad bugs. But, what about our indoor environments where we spend more time in the colder, darker months and where these bad bugs may take up residence?
Why is Hydrating your Body so Essential to Optimal Health?
As a massage therapist, I have been praising the benefits of water for years. Simply because it seems to help with the overall effects of a massage. Recently, I have learned more about the benefits of water from a nutritional perspective and why staying hydrated is so essential to your daily living.
You can think of the lymph system as your secondary circulatory system and part of your immune system. This parallel pathway which carries lymph fluid initially forms in the connective tissue. It carries large proteins, pathogens and toxins and transports these and many other components into lymphatic nodes which act as active purification centers. These lymphatic nodes are important features of our immune system.