The lymphatic system is the second circulatory system, twice the size and with twice as many lymph vessels as blood vessels. There is twice as much lymph fluid as blood in the body. Gerald Lemole, MD Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University believes he was the first to recognize that clearing the lymphatic system can substantially reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, or blockage of the arteries.

Without a properly functioning lymphatic system, fat and cholesterol cannot be carried away from the heart. Dr. Bruno Chikly believes that at least 30% of heart attacks may be related to the lymphatic system, a condition called lymphostatic angiopathy.