Sink Filling With Water

Why Drainage Matters and What You Can Do

We talk a lot about drainage in our practice. Drainage is important because we need elimination pathways open to allow for the free flow of fluid and debris in our bodies. When those pathways are closed or clogged, it’s inevitable that we will experience symptoms because there is nowhere for the waste and toxins to go.  

The lymphatic system is a subsystem of the circulatory system (most well-known for moving blood throughout your body). It is a network of tissues, vessels, and organs that move fluid through your body. Lymph carries nutrients to your cells and takes toxins and waste from the cells into the bloodstream to the kidneys and liver for elimination through urination or bowel movement.

If your lymphatic system is slow moving or blocked, you may experience puffiness, congestion, and inflammation. Symptoms such as back pain, constipation, fatigue, and weight gain are common. Our current lifestyle doesn’t jive with actively moving lymph and encouraging drainage. We are mostly sedentary, we are indoors, we are dehydrated, we sleep poorly, and we are eating processed foods. 

The detoxing of chemicals and substances and the elimination of pathogens is a process. The more attention we give to the drainage pathways during this process, the more comfortable the experience. Keeping elimination pathways open and supported while you move through your Nutrition Response Testing program will not only speed up the process of healing, but will lessen any symptoms you may experience (because nobody wants to feel worse than they need to!).

The Drainage Funnel

Let’s take a look at the drainage funnel. At the bottom of the funnel is the colon. Most people aren’t moving their bowels frequently enough. You’d be surprised at how often I ask how a client’s bowels are doing, they say, “great”, and I later find out I didn’t ask a clear enough question because they’re only going once every few days! The colon should be emptying 1 – 3 times per day for a healthy individual. Our goal is to first get bowels moving once daily, if they aren’t already, then work to increase that to 2 – 3 times per day. It’s normal for the body to then balance out, and we find that 1 – 2 times per day becomes normal for people.

Up next we have the liver and bile duct. The liver’s job is to clean out the impurities in the blood, then to send that via bile through the bile ducts and into the small intestine. In many people, the liver is congested and our bodies create a way for the excess to find its way out. As drawn in the graphic below, what will happen is the liver/bile duct will find a trap door for toxicity and waste by pushing it through one or more of these areas: 

  • The skin (think hives, rashes, eczema, red bumps)
  • The kidneys (think low back pain, UTIs, bladder issues)
  • The lungs (think respiratory illnesses, bronchitis, pneumonia, coughs, asthma, allergies).
CellCore Biosciences Drainage Funnel
Used with permission

Another Way to Think About Drainage

Imagine you’re going for a walk in the woods. You come to a murky pond covered with algae. There’s no sign of life or movement. Then you come upon a clear pristine pond — there’s movement, water flows in and out, it’s clear, and you can see the bottom. Now imagine your body as as a pond. What do you want your pond to look like?

Picture of Two Ponds

How Do We Encourage Drainage?

Actions you can take at home to support drainage include:

In terms of supplementation, Cellcore’s carbon technology is helpful in creating a healthy microbiome. Biotoxin Binder is quite helpful here. Hydroxygen helps to repair and heal the gut, and Bowel Mover itself has herbs to support moving the bowels. Additional helpful support in keeping drainage open are KL Support, LymphActiv, and Advanced Tudca. These high-quality supplements are available only through a practitioner. Contact us for more information.

Whatever you do, the key is consistency. Get started today. Book a free Discovery Call.

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am leading the charge in raising up women who are devoted to their healing. Glad to have you join this community.
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am leading the charge in raising up women who are devoted to their healing. Glad to have you join this community.

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