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Natural Remedy for Cellulite
Its the bane of many women and an increasing number of men. While there are many professional services offering cellulite treatment, this home treatment will definitely help you get the results you want.
The starting point with any natural cellulite remedy is exercise, detoxification and correct supplementation.
Why does cellulite happen?
In their natural state, fat cells are arranged underneath the skin as organised chambers and in several layers. In a cellulite-free body these chambers are structurally sound, have good circulation and the fat cells tend to stay where they are. The cells are normally held in place by thin connective tissues between each of the fat cell chambers and between the fat cell chambers and the skin.
The reason why women are more susceptible over 90% of all cases is that mens fat cells have a more rounded shape, are more tightly woven together giving them greater strength and flexibility and are also thicker and stronger.
Cellulite happens when the connective tissue holding the cells in the chambers and between the chambers and the skin becomes weakened. This causes:
expansion of the fat cell chambers
movement of the fat cells into the underlying layers of the skin
leakage of fluid - and as a result,
poor blood flow into the area sometimes leading to varicose veins.
A natural cellulite remedy simply involves:
restoring strength to the connective tissue
reducing the size of the fat cells
improving the circulation
Here's How You Do It:
Lifestyle and Exercise - a natural cellulite remedy
Regular exercise involving approximately 30 minutes of aerobic activity a minimum of three times per week will produce results over an 8 to 10 week period.
The types of exercises should be fat burning exercises and include: walking, jogging, cycling, weight training (light weights), and yoga which is lower impact and especially good. A yoga book that I constantly refer people to is Yoga in Focus - Postures, Sequences, Meditations by Jesse Chapman; this has a number of exercises that will help with improving circulation and burning fat.
Regular massage of the affected area can also help. Always massage towards the head for the most benefit (i.e. upwards strokes).
Lose weight gradually. This will help to reduce the size of the cells.
Detoxify your system
This is very important in your natural cellulite remedy. Many impurities and toxins are stored as fat. As you lose weight you need to make sure that these are removed.
Drink plenty of fresh filtered water (more than 10 glasses per day) and consume a high fiber diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Eliminate bad fats such as fried food and margarine, hydrogenated oils (use butter to cook), refined carbohydrates, sugar and sugar substitutes.
As an alternative to an expensive trip to the beauty salon, you could try this mineral wrap at home to help sweat out some of the toxins:
1. Get approximately 4 elastic stretch bandages about 4 inches wide. Mix up a solution of plant derived colloidal minerals and water (about 60ml/4oz of minerals - into just over half a litre of water) and warm it up but not so that its too hot to place on your skin.
2. Dip the bandages, one at a time, into the solution so they are thoroughly soaked in the warm mineralized water, and wrap firmly around the main areas of cellulite (e.g. thighs, and stomach). Wrap these areas in plastic (sweat pants or fashion something out of garbage bags!) and leave on for approximately one hour or as long as you feel comfortable. The plastic will help your skin sweat, and if you live in a cold climate, then you could even then wrap the body in a blanket too.
3. The plant derived minerals are negatively charged and highly concentrated with minerals and will draw out toxin-filled fluid.
4. Make sure you drink plenty of water during the process and after youve finished.
To ensure that the cellulite wrap actually works, you need a high quality and high concentration of plant derived minerals and need to repeat the treatment several times over a period of a few months or for as long as you feel necessary.
Health Supplements the final ingredient of the natural cellulite remedy
Supplementing with all of the essential nutrients will ensure that your body has the optimum nutrition to assist in the repair of the connective tissues. Vitamin C, amino acids and copper (along with a number of minerals), for example, are involved in the formation of collagen and the repair of connective tissue.
An essential fatty acid supplement is important for keeping the skin looking healthy and moist and will also assist in the detoxification process.
Make sure you are getting a good source of EFA. Cheap, department store brands may actually do you more harm than good. This is because EFA is easily damaged by poor processing and storage procedures.
An antioxidant containing grape seed extract will assist by tightening and strengthening the skin and connective tissue between the cells.
Skin nourishing creams are excellent for the skin; specifically look for creams containing aloe gel, wild yam, vitamins A,D and E, DHEA and MSM - this is absorbed into the skin into the fatty layer beneath and then throughout the body.
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