Pilates, lymph flow, weight loss, and your immunity

Pilates and the Spanish Flu

This is the story of how Pilates came to be, and how Joseph Pilates, its founder, used the Spanish flu pandemic to market his exercise regimen, which he called "Contrology".  The really interesting thing about that marketing tactic is that I don't think Joe was totally off the mark, and I think he realized the relationship between lymph flow, breath control, and health.

Click the link above to listen to the episode.  Rather read the episode instead?  You can read the full blog post on Lymph Flow, Pilates, and the Spanish Flu here.

And, you may enjoy this post as well:  "How to Improve Lymph Flow Naturally" written by acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Leslie Deems, DACM, L. Ac.

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References

Lymph and Pilates

Why Pilates is so important for lymph drainage and our overall well being

Spanish Flu

Joe Pilates at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man

POW camps in Great Britain during the First World War

Origins and History of Pilates

Brandy Searcy founder Rain Organica

About the Author

Brandy's a formulation scientist and self-proclaimed health geek who loves hiking, gardening, bird-watching, and body boarding. 

Her struggle with acne during her teens and 20s led to a holistic and healthy approach to skincare, embracing skin as an organ to be loved and cared for rather than a canvas to wage war on. 

Since 2008, she's been developing all-in-one products for a simple routine at home, & Rain Organica started when her backpacking friends asked for a portable skincare routine to keep their skin healthy & happy on and off the trails.

You can try Rain Organica for yourself with The Essentials Kit, a complete skincare routine in just 3 steps.

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