What is cellulite? Cellulite is a toxic accumulation of fluid retention, poor circulation, poor lymphatic flow, lack of exercise, nutrient deficiency, and a toxic colon.
Cellulite is not fat. It’s actually a toxic body condition combined with edema and lack of circulation. A person doesn’t have to be overweight to have cellulite. Thin people are also affected. Thin people can also have problems with toxins in the body which cause cellulite. Cellulite does not respond to normal exercise and weight loss programs, because it is not fat. Eight out of ten women have cellulite as well as many men.
Cellulite consists of uneven deposits of water and waste that have become trapped in the connective tissue just below the skin, in the subcutaneous fat. Hard cellulite is where you can squeeze the skin and there is a ripple that appears like and orange peel. Soft cellulite is more advanced. It shakes around a lot, slides easily over muscles and ripples can be noticed without applying any pressure.
Certain foods contribute to cellulite including increased estrogen and hormonal activities, various drugs, excessive weight, crash dieting followed by weight gain, constipation, inadequate water intake, lack of exercise, cigarettes, excessive stress, and genetic predisposition. To help eliminate cellulite detoxification is very important. Lymphatic cleansing wraps that clean the internal waste system are also helpful. both are addressed in our program. Detoxification is part of our cellulite program. It’s going to cleanse the liquid waste systems of your body, cleanse the connective tissue to help eliminate waste materials, help eliminate cellulite and help soften and break down toxins and waste products.
You can literally lose half a dress size or pants size per treatment. Detoxification stimulates circulation to aid in healing areas of body due to poor circulation, such as the lower extremities for people who are diabetic and pre diabetic. It also reduces water retention and tightens and tones the skin. Detoxification is a critical part of any program, particularly in patients with Fibromyalgia, Candida, weight loss or any health issue that involves a depleted immune system.
One of the things we recommend for detoxification is a body wrap. These body wraps were developed by a biochemist from the UCLA Medical Center. How does a body wrap work? A body wrap works by ridding the body of toxins and dead skin cells. It also helps to unclog pores and treat body blemishes like acne. Most of the toxins and dead skin cells are removed during the exfoliation process as surface skin layers are sloughed off to remove healthier skin underneath. The application of the mask followed by the 45 minute wrap allows the body to fully absorb the nutrients, such as vitamin E and antioxidants in the lotion. Some masks may also contain salicylic acid, particularly if the person suffers from acne. The person is left with glowing skin after the treatment.
Before each wrap the person should always be exfoliated and then a special cream is used specifically for body wrapping. This cream will soften the waste, stimulate circulation and help to flush out waste through normal body function. Purification and elimination are the main goals for these wraps, not weight loss. These wraps are not a water loss wrap. The inches lost are permanent because of body cleansing. It is an internal cleansing process. The Niacin based cream that we recommend will promote circulation.
We have seen great results from the Body Wraps in our clinic. Most of our programs have Body Wraps as part of the program but we also have treated hundreds of patients who are not on a particular program utilize these great treatments. They are great for inch reduction and for body detoxification.
Success Story of the Month (Jim)
This month’s success story is about Jim. Jim has been dealing with weight issues for many years. He had tried many programs that would help him lose the weight but it the weight always returned. Many times he would put on more weight than than he lost. For many years he gave up. He was tired of trying and until recently did not want to “waste” as he put it any more time. Recently he was told by his physician that due to the real possibility of a heart attack he had to do something. His cholesterol levels were shooting out of sight. His blood sugar was rising to levels that would soon require medication. He took the plunge and we placed him on a 12 week program. Over the 12 weeks he lost 51 lbs, his cholesterol levels are normal as well as his blood sugar. But what he says is the most important to him is the love of life he has again. The level of energy, the great sleep and the way he feels day to day. Great job Jim we are so proud of you.
Remember whether you are just trying to lose that extra weight or get over chronic health issues, take time to attend one of our free seminars on Wednesday evenings. I am currently giving every one who attends a copy of my new book, “Improve the Quality of Your Life – Why Live in Pain?” We look forward to seeing you.
As we celebrated Veterans Day this week I would like to echo my thanks to all those that put their lives in harms way so we can have the freedom we do. I salute each of you and give you my thanks and gratitude for the jobs you perform and the selfless acts of courage you display every day. You are the real heros of today. I would hope that each of us would take time to thank those who are sacrificing everything for each of us. Thank you and may God bless each of you.