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The Truth About Cellulite and How to get Rid of it
Why do we get cellulite?
Females at any age before the menopause can develop cellulite. Young or old, fat or slim it can happen to any women or in some cases men too. It is due to a build up of excess estrogen in the body along will other factors that will aggregate the condition. For instance bad digestion, poor blood and lymph circulation and inflammation. To successfully treat cellulite these problems must be addressed also.
Cellulite in its advanced stages causes fibrotic fat cells which is essentially scar tissue. This scar tissue must be dissolved to free the body of cellulite. Mesotherapy can be used to break down scar tissue by injecting collagenase.
Estrogen dominance in an increasing common problem in women. It is due to depleted progesterone levels. Without progesterone levels of estrogen and other hormones such as cortisol are left uncontrolled. An excess of estrogen is a well documented cause of cellulite. Get your hormones levels tested to find your estrogen/progesterone levels. It may be necessary to take some form of progesterone supplement. Estrogen dominance is a very dangerous condition and can lead to may cancers in women. Signs of progesterone defiency include severe PMS and heavy periods.
How to treat Cellulite
However once cellulite forms it takes a lot of time and effort to remove it. A well balanced diet and regular exercise will of course aid this. If you have bad digestion this maybe worsening your cellulite especially in the abdominal region. I would recommend taking probiotics or digestive enzymes.
To help remove cellulite which is present in the subcutaneous and dermis of the skin you need a good blood supply to provide oxygen and essential nutrients. Cellulite often leads to poor lymphatic circulation in these areas and lymph fluid builds up. Body brushing is a cheap and effective way to stimulate both blood and lymph circulation. Supplements such as gingko biloba and ginger will improve circulation. Signs of poor blood supply are cold hands and feet and bluish discoloration of the skin.
Inflammation also plays a role in the formation and persistance of cellulite. A cream containing natural anti-inflammatories such as gotu kola, licrorice extract or aloe vera can really help. Boswellia extract is a very powerful anti-inflammatory health supplement proven to work by many clinical trials. Consider taking 1,000 mg a day. A body that is overly acidic (acidosis) is very likely to be affected by cellulite. Acidosis is caused by the toxins we eat and from the environment. These toxins are carried to fat cells, stimulated by estrogen, where there are stored safely away from our organs. Fat cells increase in size and cellulite becomes more prominent. A diet rich in vegetables and nuts will return the body to a safe less acidic pH. Water can also be made more alkaline by adding pH drops or green powder. Many health stores will sell these.
Stretch marks are scar tissue and the two often arise together. By treating one you will certainly see improvement in the other. To learn more visit www.science-talks-cellulite.co.uk/
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