Feb 18, 2014

What is Cellulite? Fat cells become swollen, congested and enlarged. This  congestion can interfere with the circulatory systems, which affects the elimination of waste and toxins. Women are far more prone to this condition due to the  underlying structure of their skin and fat cell alignment.
Why do we get cellulite?

There are many reasons why one gets cellulite and these are my conclusions: Too many toxins ingested such as coffee, fizzy drinks, foods that have a high content of  the unhealthy fats.

When one overloads the lymph and digestive system the body literally becomes sluggish and cannot eliminate these toxins sufficiently. We would need to consume litres of water a day to help the body rid itself of these toxins. They say for every  up of coffee one needs about 5 glasses of water to prevent dehydration from the  caffeine. Do YOU drink even one glass of water after your cup of coffee… ?

Some people are unfortunately intolerant to starchy foods like bread and other wheat or gluten products – when this happens, the body holds on to water and we literally ‘puff up’. One can also become constipated if there is a real intolerance to the gluten and holding onto toxins in the digestive system overloads the lymph system as well as other organs and in turn cellulite becomes worse.

Eating these kinds of food, if one is intolerant to them, over a long period of time will lead to bulking of the body and the body usually feels sluggish. One does not really feel like doing exercise when one has excess weight to carry and this makes the problem worse because the toxins sit and perhaps the metabolism slows down.

Hormonal imbalances can also lead to other organs not functioning at their  optimal level. We could also say that sluggish organ function can lead to hormonal imbalances.

When the body and it’s organs are not functioning at optimal levels then toxins will not be eliminated fast enough. Toxic bodies tend to have more cellulite.

How to improve the cellulite condition?

Diet – I would always look at Carbohydrates first.

Drink – 2 to 3 litres of filtered water per day.

Apply Dr.Hauschka Birch Arnica body oil to wet skin after a shower or bath. Use circular and kneading movements working up the leg towards the groin area. This will help encourage your circulatory system to eliminate waste and toxins.

Poor circulation? – Apply Dr.Hauschka Rosemary Leg and Arm Toner daily to legs, thighs, buttox and upper arms.

This is my favorite product to use in the morning as it’s aroma brightens my whole day, my legs feel alive and my bathroom smells glorious! – Caro

Detoxify the body. The adoption of a healthy diet and lifestyle is important in improving cellulite. This means good nutrition, reduced salt intake, sufficient water intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, no smoking and adequate  relaxation.

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