Ep. 31 - The Intricate Role of the Lymphatic System in Health and Wellness with Karen Devine



Episode 31

Karen Devine is a registered nutritionist, colonic hydrotherapist, integrating functional medicine and naturopathy. She focuses on detoxification and supporting eliminations, helping people feel more energised and balanced.

In this episode, Nicole invites Karen onto the show to discuss the importance of the lymphatic system, detoxification, and how these impact overall health. They highlight the signs of a poorly functioning lymphatic system, the impact of lifestyle factors on our health, and how we can shift our understanding of health from merely dealing with symptoms to boosting the body’s overall vitality.

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Episode Timestamps


Karen’s journey into nutrition and naturopathy


Understanding detoxification and the lymphatic system


The importance of elimination in detoxification


The role of antibiotics and steroids in chronic conditions


The connection between diet and chronic symptoms


Understanding the link with gut health and lymphatic drainage


Sleep and the circadian rhythm


The impact of lifestyle habits


Simple steps to improve lymphatic health

“We’re living and breathing with all the byproducts that we produce, what’s going on outside, what we bring in – we are absolutely all able to detoxify. However, the amount and type of toxins that are coming in, we have lower vitality than we’ve ever had.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

Establishing the signs of a poorly performing lymphatic system

The important link between gut health and lymphatic drainage

Understanding detoxification and the lymphatic system

How we can improve our lymphatic health for the long-term

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Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
Registered Nutritionist BANT
Podcast Host – The Goode Health Podcast
Media Contributor – Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Thrive Global
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Founder of The Goode Health Clinic – WINNER Best Functional Medicine Clinic UK 2023 

Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.