Your gut plays a bigger role in your health than you think....
The lymphatic system is a really important aspect of our body that frankly most of us don’t learn very much about. I remember some aspects in anatomy and physiology, but honestly very little. It wasn’t talked about nearly as much as it should have been (although I suppose it could be an entire semester + long class lol)
In terms of gut health there are many different factors related to the lymphatic system 👇
✨ Immune Response in the Gut:
Lymphatic vessels in the gut, known as lacteals, absorb dietary fats, fat-soluble vitamins, and other nutrients. This process is essential for nutrient absorption and overall health.
✨Transport of Immune Cells:
The gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is a significant component of the lymphatic system in the gastrointestinal tract. It includes lymph nodes, tonsils, and Peyer's patches, which are crucial for the immune response in the gut. Immune cells within the GALT help monitor and respond to potential threats, such as pathogens in the digestive system.
✨Drainage of Interstitial Fluid:
Lymphatic vessels in the gut play a role in draining excess interstitial fluid from the tissues. This helps maintain fluid balance and prevent swelling or edema in the gut and surrounding areas.
✨Absorption of Dietary Fats:
Lacteals in the gut's lymphatic system are responsible for absorbing dietary fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the intestines. This process is essential for lipid metabolism and overall nutritional health.
Keeping your gut happy and healthy is crucial in allowing your lymphatic system to do its job properly. Everything in our body works together to serve its purpose and help us feel our best. Whenever a client is feeling out of alignment, the first thing we talk about is their gut health!
Grab my Gut Healthy Made Easy guide here for some info on how to start taking care of your gut!