Information on cellulite
No matter how perfect or sexy your body - cellulite is unattractive on anybody and does not contribute to the health of the collagen, elastin, connective tissues or adipocytes in your skin. The main remedy for fighting cellulite is to detoxify the body.
Getting rid of and fighting cellulite can be easy, but needs dedication and consistent work.
Miracle cures are offered from many sources to fight it, but there is NO miracle - yet it can be removed.
The main ingredient to fighting, remedy, cure and sorting out cellulite is to get rid of the toxins, and toxic build-up, and to make sure that no further toxins build up in your system and that wastes are eliminated properly.
Detoxifying the body is vital when starting anti-cellulite treatment and therapy.
When detoxifying the body, all the toxins must be removed to enable the body to once again function properly, getting rid of the waste products that build up when oxidation takes place in the body. These toxins clog up your healthy body, forming cellulite.
To detoxify, fight and remedy cellulite is a process to go through, and a couple of areas need attention to achieve an anti-cellulite, toxin free body, brimming with health and vitality and to be the picture of the ageless, anti-aging body.
Remember you are fighting cellulite, where detoxifying the body is most important, and then keeping the body detoxified.Where do you find cellulite on your body
Regular fat can be found anywhere on the body, while cellulite tends to settle on the following areas
Where cellulite is present you might also experience further problems with broken blood vessels and/or varicose veins.
Press tissue between your thumb and finger, or between the palms of your two hands and if it is "normal" fat it will appear smooth, with no ripples or bumps but if you have ripples or bumps which look like "orange peel" -you have cellulite. When pressing the tissue together, it will be sensitive when cellulite is present.
All muscles in the body are covered with a padding of fatty, connective tissue, which varies in thickness, and is surrounded by a liquid supplying this "covering" with nourishment and removing waste products.
There are some medical practitioners that do not believe in the term "cellulite", but there are others that do subscribe to the term and the condition.
This fatty tissue is held in place by a network of fibers, and when the system works well, all waste products are removed from this system resulting in smooth body curves.
When the waste removal system starts to fail, waste products start building up, and the connective tissue becomes saturated with liquid, which then thickens and hardens forming hard pockets that puff up to produce the "orange peel" or "cottage cheese" effect.
The following are contributing factors in causing cellulite:
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Cellulite and toxin build-up
Our bodies eliminate waste efficiently, but if a problem occurs with proper elimination, cellulite can be the result. This inefficiency of the system to cope with the "poisoning" of our bodies is normally caused by excessive indulgence and an incorrect life style.
The following should be kept under control:
Cellulite appears normally from around the age of 14, but can happen at any age, and although cellulite is not hereditary, you might be more prone to cellulite because of acquired bad habits from your parents.
Cellulite sometimes appears after pregnancy, (or when taking birth control pills), when the system is flooded with estrogen, or after a traumatic experience, since it interferes with blood circulation, or it can be simple toxin buildup, as listed above.
Although largely a feminine problem, men can also have cellulite, and normally get it on their stomach and neck areas.
In order to recapture your previous smooth body contours, you need to loosen the trapped waste materials from the tissue and effectively remove these wastes from the body, while returning the connective tissue to normal elasticity.
In the dermis and hypodermis, adipocytes (fat cells) store the triglycerids (fatty contents) absorbed through meals. Adipocytes are spread all over all over the body and accumulate in certain areas. This storage is made in preparation of starvation periods. Adipocytes will then release triglycerids in the form of fatty acids and glycerol.
The connective tissue and skin is irrigated through the capillary network in order to bring the indispensable components to the tissue and to regulate body temperature.
As starvation periods are rare, the body stocks triglycerids in excess and we gain weight.
Adipocytes increase in size and number and so create cellulite:
When this happens, wastes, toxins and liquids accumulate and the connective tissue becomes sluggish and is often inflamed and swollen. Growing adipocytes destroy the network made by elastin and collagen fibers and they press on nerve endings - making cellulite painful under pressure or during exercise.
Cellulite - different types
Hard or solid cellulite can sometimes be difficult to identify right away, as it sticks to the muscle structure, and does not lift away very easily. This type is very common on active people, such as dancers.
Soft cellulite is not as concentrated as hard cellulite but occupies large areas, is looser and more noticeable as it hangs and sags. Soft cellulite is less firm than hard cellulite, but soft cellulite results in poor muscle tone, and the skin dilates easily.
In order to fight cellulite a person must pay attention to the following points:
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Although the active ingredients in our Herbal Cellulite Gel will help in the fight against cellulite, because of the synergistic mix of ingredients, it is mild enough, because of the herbal nature, not to cause any discomfort.
Our gel also need not be massaged in - you can simply apply it to the area in question, twice a day.
So, drink plenty of liquids to help flush the system, and also ensure that you have regular bowel movements. To keep your bowel movements regular, without using laxatives, have a look at a more natural way to keep regular by using our Herbal Digest capsules.
Remember - purification is the keyword in fighting cellulite, not weight-loss.
Keep your liver in mind -this overworked organ needs a break to rejuvenate.
To help the process along we suggest that you consider adding powdered brewer's yeast to your diet. Powdered brewer's yeast is not pleasant tasting but does help a lot and can be made a bit more palatable by taking it in some vegetable juice. One to two teaspoons in a glass of juice at least twenty minutes before a meal will be more than enough.
Dietary proteins are the basic building block of all living tissue, and are made up of nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and are broken down to amino acids during digestion. Proteins are needed for the building and repairing of tissues.
Twenty two of the amino acids contained in protein are needed for life and while some of them can be synthesized by the body, 8 of them, called essential amino acids, must be supplied in adequate quantities through our diet. A "complete protein" food contains all 8 essential amino acids.
Most complete proteins are derived from animal sources, such as milk (fresh or powdered), yogurt, cheese, meat, fowl, fish. For vegetarians, it is important to note that complete proteins are present in soy beans, dried brewers yeast, certain nuts and wheat germ. Incomplete proteins lack certain essential amino acids and are found in products such as dried beans, flour, cereal, lentils etc.
Dietary carbohydrates (as well as fats) are the sources of energy needed to keep us going. They are mainly derived from plant foods and are broken down during digestion into simple sugars - glucose, fructose and lactose.
High quality starches and sugars are found in brown rice, fresh fruits, dried fruit, vegetables, whole grain bread, honey, un-sulfured molasses, etc. and supply quick energy to the body. Avoid empty calories such as candy, chips (crisps), soft drinks, pastries, etc. as they can be stored as unwanted fat.
Dietary fats are concentrated energy substances, and produce a lot of energy when oxidized. In order for fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, to be absorbed properly, fat has to be present in the diet.
During digestion fat is broken down into glycerin (glycerol) as well as fatty acids. Although the body can manufacture most fatty acids even when no fat is ingested, there are 3 fatty acids, called essential fatty acids, which need to be taken in the diet to ensure optimum health. These are: linoleic acid, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid.
The best sources for these essential fatty acids are pure vegetable oils such as safflower, soybean, sunflower, corn, cottonseed and wheat germ. Margarine and butter supply very little essential fatty acids, although butter contains a good amount of vitamin A.
Vitamins help to regulate body processes and help us to properly utilize the food we ingest. A shortage of vitamins prevents maximum health and can result in fatigue, nervousness, irritability etc. While the greatest amount of vitamins is obtained from our diet, the body can manufacture some.
Vitamin A is derived from carotene and is essential for a good skin, vision, as well as strong bones and teeth.
The best sources are tomatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, deep yellow vegetables (such as carrots), fish liver oil, liver, butter and milk.
Vitamin B Complex
Most of the B complex vitamins are found in dried brewers yeast and wheat germ.
These vitamins are separate vitamins, but are grouped together as they work in synergy and help with the functioning of the nervous system, food utilization, tissue activity, as well as the forming of red blood cells.
The B complex range is made up of:
Found in good quantity in whole grains, liver, brewers yeast, wheat germ, eggs, molasses, nuts, soybeans etc. Essential for good digestion, proper elimination, healthy nerves.
Found in good quantities in cottage cheese, avocado's, leafy green vegetables, liver, wheat germ, eggs, peas etc. Contributes to healthy skin, calm nerves, bright eyes, oxidation of tissue, also participates in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates.
Found in good quantities in molasses, egg yolks, liver, milk, nuts, green vegetables etc. It is important in the utilization of fats and proteins and also helps in the formation of blood and the functioning of muscles and nerves.
Found in good quantities in organ meats such as kidneys, liver, heart and brain as well as fish, eggs and milk. Very important in red blood cell formation.
Found in good quantities in organ and muscle meat such as heart, kidneys and liver as well as brewers yeast, wheat germ, fish, powdered skim milk, leafy green vegetables etc. Required for oxidation of starches and sugars and the normal functioning of the liver and nervous system.
Found in organ meat as well as brewers yeast and green vegetables. Essential for the formation of red blood cells.
Found in liver, and kidneys, egg yolks, soybeans, broccoli, mushrooms, peas and brewer's yeast. Required for functioning of the digestive system, aids in carbohydrate metabolism as well as mental stress.
Found in egg yolks, liver, brewers yeast, wheat germ and green vegetables. Needed for utilization of cholesterol and affects the distribution of fat in the body.
Found in liver, kidneys, fruit, soy beans, brewer's yeast, wheat germ. Works in synergy with choline and assists in the absorption of vitamin E.
Found in liver, brewers yeast and wheat germ. Needed for digestion and assimilation of fats as well as good mental health.
Found in rose hip and citrus fruits, as well as tomatoes, red peppers and leafy vegetables. Reported to fight against infections and is required for the formation and maintenance of connective tissues and the capillary walls, therefore preventing unsightly broken blood vessels and bruises.
Found in eggs, fish liver oil and milk and also produced by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun. Needed for a healthy skin and strong teeth and bones as well as the utilization of calcium and phosphorus in the body.
Found in wheat germ, wheat germ oil, peanut, peanut oil and corn oil. Is used in the storage of oxygen and the working of the endocrine glands as well as breaking down fats. Vitamin E is a major fighter of free radicals in the body.
Found in pure vegetable oils. Needed for the distribution of calcium and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K.
Found in all leafy green vegetables and also manufactured by the body. Needed for proper blood clotting.
Found in rose hips, citrus fruits, tomatoes, red peppers and green vegetables. Needed for strong capillaries and works in synergy with vitamin C.
Minerals are needed to complete different metabolic processes and in regulating the body's water balance. They are found in small amounts but are vital for optimum health.
Found in milk, cheese, yogurt and molasses. Essential for strong bones and teeth as well as muscle tone, promoting peaceful sleep and preventing irritability, tension and muscle cramps.
Found in poultry, fish, meat, soybeans and whole grains. Vitamin D must be present in the system for phosphorus to be taken up. Works in conjunction with calcium. Assists in assimilation of fats as well as carbohydrates and converting protein to amino acids.
Found in liver, eggs, oysters, green vegetables, nuts, molasses, dried fruits, and wheat germ. It is important in oxygen absorption and helps in the oxidation of food nutrients and forms part of hemoglobin.
Found in fish, shellfish and sea greens. It is a catalyst in the functioning of the thyroid gland, which helps regulate body weight.
Found in clams and fish, wheat germ, brown rice, celery, artichokes, greens. It is needed for the maintenance of body fluids but an excess intake of table salt may cause bloating.
Found in meat, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, paprika, dried peas, beans lentils etc. It works with sodium to regulate body fluids.
Found in leafy vegetables, nuts, honey and whole grains. It is important for the relaxation of muscles and also promotes elimination.
Other minerals like manganese, zinc, copper, chlorine, sulfur, bromine, cobalt, nickel and fluorine are also needed by the body.