Leslyn Keith is an author, speaker, educator and certified lymphedema therapist who treats people with lymphedema and obesity.

I had a fascinating talk to her about this very important but not often discussed health problem. I certainly learned a lot and look forward to another podcast to delve deeper and answer listeners questions.

Lymphedema is the buildup of fluid in the body’s soft tissue when the lymph nodes become damaged or blocked. Lymph is carried through a network of lymph vessels, tissues and organs around the body. When the lymph can’t flow through the body for some reason fluid builds up and causes swelling. It is a common problem after cancer treatment, but can happen for other reasons as well.

Leslyn talks about how diet and exercise can help with the symptoms. She has a programme available for practitioners who treat lymphedema and is extending this to an online programme for the public.

If this is something you suffer from, or know someone who suffers from, I recommend you contact Leslyn, follow her blogs and read her books. You can find her at the links below.

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Leslyn Keith Resources

Website: https://www.leslynkeith.com/

Links to books as PDF downloads:

The Lymphatic Code
https://www.leslynkeith.com/lymphatic-code.html

The Ketogenic Solution for Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.leslynkeith.com/diet-lymphedema.html

Print editions (from Compression Guru):
https://www.compressionguru.com/

Lymphatic Lifestyle Solutions online program:
https://self-care-therapy.mykajabi.com/Lymphaticlifestylesolutions

Lipedema Resources:
The Lipedema Project – https://lipedemaproject.org/
Lipedema Simplified – https://lipedema-simplified.org/

Articles of Interest
Insulin resistance and breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema –
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33761281/

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