Thursday, June 14, 2012

A little info on the dreaded topic of cellulite

Pretty much every woman I know has cellulite; overweight, average and petite alike. "While it's impossible to know just how many women are driven batty by cellulite, John Morgan, MD, a dermatologist in Columbia, S.C., estimates that about 85% of women have some cellulite." (source) I personally think this number is LOW!

According to the wonderfully talented and extremely knowledgeable Michelle LeSueur "cellulite is toxins that are stored in fat cells." Your body stores these toxins in your fat cells as a defense mechanism; your body is trying to protect itself! According to this article, cellulite mainly has to do with your toxin load. The higher your toxin load, the more cellulite you will most likely have. This is also why cellulite is not exclusive to overweight people.

So, where are these toxins coming from? Unfortunately, they're all around us! "They permeate our home, our office, our food, our car, even the air we breathe and the water we drink." We are exposed to 80,000 manmade chemicals in our day-to-day lives. (source) Its unrealistic to think that you can avoid all of the toxins we are exposed to. However, you can reduce your exposure as much as possible once you understand where they are found and the impact they have on your body.

Preventing and getting rid of cellulite is not just about looking better in a bikini, its about getting rid of cancer causing toxins in your body. The article states: "Throughout our lifetimes, toxins and carcinogens build up in our systems and can eventually cause the spontaneous ignition of cancerous growth cells. People are suffering from cancer at an all time high. According to the American Cancer Society, over the course of a lifetime, men now have a one in two chance of getting cancer and women a one in three chance. This year alone 570,280 people are expected to die of cancer—almost 1500 people a day!"

So, what do we do? Dieting is not the answer. In fact, dieting could make things work. Look at the diagram to the left from LeSeuer's page. (If you click on the picture, it will become larger.)

LeSeuer states, "this is why healthy weight loss is so important.  As we reduce our body fat, those toxins have to be eliminated via some kind of elimination system such as lymphatic, kidneys, liver, etc. If to many enter the system at once the system becomes overloaded and you see problems, for example water retention or swollen lymph nodes."

LeSeuer continues by saying, "cancer treatment still focuses mostly on cure, not prevention." 
Some of the most important preventative measures you can take include:

  • Eliminate smoking and alcohol intake
  • Control your weight (especially true for women)
  • Exercise regularly
  • Control and limit stress
  • Adopt a positive mental outlook (which is important in controlling cancer)
  • Eliminate toxic substances from your life
  • Feed you and your family organic foods
  • Use lotions and potions that are toxin free
This article by LeSeuer goes into more detail about what to look for on labeling, tips on lowering your toxin load, how to go about cleansing, etc.

What about the "magic pill" approach to getting rid of cellulite with creams, pills or ointments? 
"Cellulite creams are pure hype," says Alan Kling, MD, dermatologic surgeon specializing in liposuction surgery. "People need to remember that the beauty industry can make claims based on anecdotal evidence that have no scientific or medical backing whatsoever." (source)


  1. Interesting, even though I've lost body fat with running. I still see cellulite. Maybe not as much, but definitely a genetic trait that I just have to work!

  2. Very interesting! I am a twig and I still have some cellulite on my butt. LOL

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  4. Eating the right meals while you are on a Cellulite to get rid of your fat is another critical facet. Cut down on fats and crabs as Ways To Get Rid Of Cellulite these are opponents in your battle to gain control over fat. Eat healthy veggies, fruits, trim proteins and whole meals rich in minerals and nutrients.

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