Let Us Elaborate On Cellulite…
Cellulite is not harmful to our overall health although many of us would like to improve its appearance. The dimpling of the skin is due to the uneven distribution of pockets of subcutaneous fat. It usually appears on the thighs, buttocks, stomach, abdomen and upper arms.
Cellulite is often believed to be a problem for men and women who are overweight. However, some experts believe that it has little to do with the amount of fat under the skin as people within their perfect weight range can also suffer from the condition. They believe it has more to do with a ‘tangle’ of toxins and crystallised waste products parked in inert fat cells, which then make fat cell development uneven and lumpy.
Environmental chemicals may be a factor of Cellulite as we are subject to pollutants, pesticides and preservatives, not only outside but also inside our homes with chemicals making an appearance in most of the cleaning products, shampoos, soaps, bubble bath, deodorants and toothpastes we use on a daily basis. Cigarettes, alcohol and drugs are also pollutants. We ingest many toxic materials which our body finds difficult to eliminate, especially when we eat highly processed foods, refined sugars and salts, starches, meat and dairy.
One way to tackle Cellulite is to reduce the toxins we ingest. Toxins from outside the body (exogenous toxins) have to first get past the skin. Bacteria cannot penetrate intact, healthy skin and our mouth, eyes, nose, ears, lungs and digestive tract are protected by saliva, mucus, tears and minute hairs.
Toxins produced inside the body (endogenous toxins) are the result of normal metabolic activities and the disposal of cellular waste (carbon dioxide, urea, and lactic acid) which takes place all the time. Blood carrying these toxins enters our liver, and if it is working well the blood leaves clean. So, unless your health is severely compromised, your body is well-equipped to eliminate toxins from your system.
According to Dr Norman Walker (Colon Health – The Key to a Vibrant Life) the colon, whose purpose is to eliminate toxins from the large intestine, is a natural breeding ground for bacteria. There are two types of bacteria – ‘good’ and ‘bad’. In a healthy colon, the good controls the bad and optimum health prevails, but when the bad wins out, sickness prevails. He continues: ‘The colon is the sewage system of the body… not to cleanse the colon is like having the entire garbage collecting staff in your city go on strike for days on end! The accumulation of garbage in the streets creates putrid, odoriferous, unhealthy gases that are dispersed into the atmosphere.’
Although studies and research on this subject are limited, there is an ongoing awareness that what we eat can have an effect on this condition.
What To Avoid
- Carbonated sugary drinks
- Processed foods
- Red meats
- Dairy products
- Trans fats.
What To Include
There are masses of expensive potions on the market, all claiming miraculous remedies. If, as we have seen, the cause is toxins and crystallised waste products parked in inert fat cells, then surely the remedy is to build up our immune system and clean up the ‘sewage system’, beginning with a 7-day juice cleanse. You may like to try Juice Master’s 7lbs in 7 Days programme.
- Detoxifiers – Juices, which assist in detoxing the body and may be beneficial include: cucumber, watercress, fennel, parsley, apples, celery, ginger, cabbage and carrot.
Natural Electrolyte Shot – taken from Jason Vale’s 28-Day Juice Challenge
¼ Medium Cucumber
x1 Stick Celery
How To Make
Simply juice the ingredients and knock back!
¼ Pink Grapefruit
x2 Sticks Celery
x2 Sprigs Fresh Mint
How To Make
Juice all the ingredients and serve over ice.
Juice Master’s Detox Special – taken from Jason Vale’s 3-Day Juice Challenge
1/4 Yellow Bell Pepper
1/4 celery stalk
1-Inch Broccoli Stem
1-Inch Raw Beetroot
x1 small handful of Ice
How To Make
Place one whole apple in the juicer and then add all the other ingredients except the avocado, finishing off with the final apples and juice. Place a couple of ice cubes in the blender along with the flesh from the avocado. Add the juice and blend until creamy and smooth.
Please note, it is impossible to give a definitive list as what supports one person can be a trigger food or allergen for another. You must stay your own juice detective at all times and listen to how your own body responds to certain foods and always consult with your healthcare provider when making changes to your diet which may affect your medication. Please be aware that we are not doctors, so it is important to consult with your GP or medical practitioner BEFORE making any changes to your diet. The suggestions above are not meant as an alternative to any current medical treatment so please DO NOT stop taking any medications you are on. They are also not an endorsement of their effectiveness, or a recommendation that they should be followed but instead, are provided for informational purposes. None of the information on the Natural Juice Therapy site is intended or implied to treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease.