Dr. Robyn Benson


“The lymphatic system is a critical part of the immune system and plays a vital role in protecting us from illness and disease-causing inflammation. In other words, the lymphatic system is the body’s inner “drainage system.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

According to Cancer Research UK, this works because, “as the blood circulates around the body, fluid leaks out from the blood vessels unto the body tissues. This fluid carries food to the cells and bathes the body tissues to form tissue fluid. The fluid then collects waste products, bacteria, and damaged cells, as well as any cancer cells if present. This fluid then drains into the lymph system. The lymph then flows through the lymph vessels into the lymph glands, which filter out any bacteria and damaged cells.”

Once filtered, the lymph leaves the glands and moves into larger lymphatic vessels to the thoracic duct at the base of the neck. Lymph is then released back into the bloodstream, free of any harmful infection or bacteria.

The lymphatic system also helps to maintain fluid balance within the body.

“Lymph contains a high number of white blood cells called lymphocytes that work to target and destroy damaged or abnormal cells from the body.”

Title: Optimizing Your Lymphatic System

Key Takeaways:

  • The role of the lymphatic system
  • The anatomy of the lymphatic
  • The lymphatic system at work
  • Maintaining your fluid balance
  • Causes of swelling in the lymph nodes
  • A list of common diseases affecting the lymphatic system
  • Symptoms of lymphatic fatigue
  • Immunity-boosting lymphatic support is within your control
  • Keep the water coming
  • Increase lymphatic circulation making moves
  • Relieve stress for a healthy lymphatic system
  • Relieving stress with practiced breath
  • Brush away toxins
  • Get cozy to stimulate your system
  • Eating for optimal health
  • Managing the elimination process
  • Nutrient packed recipes
  • Be prepared for those snack attacks
  • Fight inflammation with turmeric

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

For more YOUNGER Podcast Episodes: https://robynbenson.com/podcasts/

Here are some wonderful recipes from Eating Well online:

·      Berry-Almond Smoothie Bowl: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/259665/berry-almond-smoothie-bowl/

·      Purple Fruit Salad: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/258254/purple-fruit-salad/

·      Spinach Avocado Smoothie: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/262759/spinach-avocado-smoothie/

·      Romaine Wedges w/ Sardines and Caramelized Onions: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250895/romaine-wedges-with-sardines-caramelized-onions/

·      Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup:  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/256519/roasted-cauliflower-potato-curry-soup/

·      Red Cabbage Salad w/ Blue Cheese: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252836/red-cabbage-salad-with-blue-cheese-maple-glazed-walnuts/

·      Orange-Sesame Salmon w/ Quinoa and Broccolini: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/256509/orange-sesame-salmon-with-quinoa-broccolini

·      Roasted Root Vegetables over Lentils w/ Greens: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/257758/roasted-root-veggies-greens-over-spiced-lentils/

·      Easy Saag Paneer: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/262568/easy-saag-paneer/

·      Dried Apples (snack): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252668/dried-apples/

·      Mango Date Energy Bars (snack): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/251259/mango-date-energy-bites/

·      Sweet Potato Chips (snacks): http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/256622/sweet-potato-chips/

·      Start fighting inflammation with this recipe for Turmeric Milk: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/golden-milk-turmeric-tea


“The lymphatic system works similarly, as the blood that gets circulated throughout the blood via the blood vessels. Except, instead of carrying blood, the lymphatic vessels carry lymph fluid through the body.”

“The fluid loss (approximately 2 liters a day) would cause dehydration if the lymphatic system did not take it from the tissues, clean it, and recirculate it into the body (John Stoddard Cancer Center, 2017).”

“Turmeric is excellent for its naturally occurring anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with inflammation in the body caused by stress and poor diet.”