Love Your Lymph Month in Review

26 Feb

Can it really be the end of February already?

It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for the big event, fighting over the ‘I ♥ Lymph’ t-shirts, practicing for the lymph awareness marathon, volunteering to answer calls on the Love Your Lymph PBS fundraiser…  ahhh, the memories.

Looking over my initial goals for Love Your Lymph month, I can see we made a lot of progress.  We talked with one of the world’s foremost lymphatic experts, we explored the topic of manual lymphatic drainage, and we learned about the connection between proper nutrition and lymphatic health (watch out for those trans fats!).

But I had hoped to cover so much more. One of my main goals for the past month was to take a much deeper look at how the foods we eat affect our lymphatic systems. I don’t think I succeeded in reaching that goal.

To be completely honest, I’ve found it challenging to write about food and nutrition here at the Cellulite Investigation.  It’s such a personal subject and people can be quite sensitive when you start telling them what they should and shouldn’t be eating.  Plus, there is so much ground to cover, it’s difficult to find a starting point.

I am still racking my brain to try and come up with an effective way to organize nutritional information here on the CI site.  The “diet” section is still cringingly inadequate. Our meager “most wanted list” isn’t even making a dent in our investigational progress –or should I say, repairing a dent??  (sorry, I’m a perpetual sucker for the silly cellulite puns).

To all my fellow cellulite sleuths, I hope you aren’t too disappointed that Love Your Lymph month is coming to a close. To ease the pain, we are going to make a bold move here at CI. I’ve decided to flaunt all the rules and continue with the unabashed lymph lovin’!

So don’t pack away your ‘I ♥ Lymph’ t-shirt just yet.  Next week we will start a conversation with a leading lymphatic therapist about the miraculous results she’s witnessed with manual lymph drainage. She even offered to share with us that mysterious “advanced technique” Dr. Chikly mentioned, the one that helps break up the cellulite scar tissue so it can be eliminated through the lymphatic channels.

And someday soon, I promise to find a way to tackle the all-important d-word.

Diet. (There I said it!)

Thanks for all your kind comments and words of support this past month. May the lymph love continue.

A Cellulite Investigator Update

Thanks for stopping by The Cellulite Investigation.  Things are a little quite around here at the moment.  I’m taking an extended break as I get married and settle into married life and a new home.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon!

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Anything Fits A Naked Man says:
2/26/2010

DIET! Must we cover this? Sigh. OK…

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Oh wait, I didn't mean it like THAT! See… that's why I didn't want to use the d-word. It comes fully loaded.

Don't worry, we're not going down the calorie-counting, low-fat route. I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with the "diet" info we uncover!

Note to self: Mondays mission = tackle the d-word!!

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Elizabeth Walling says:
2/28/2010

I know what you mean about the word "diet." Every time I tell people I'm doing the milk diet, I have to stop and explain that it's not a weight loss plan and it's definitely not low-calorie!

I think diet could be one of the most important keys in reducing cellulite and healing the lymph system. After all, the body relies on good food to cleanse and rebuild itself.

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Elizabeth –I think you're right about diet being one of the most important aspects of reducing cellulite. That's why I really need to get better at incorporating nutritional info into our investigation. I'm finding it such a challenge to write about diet. The topic is SOOOOO big and blog posts are so tiny. It's hard to know how to approach it.

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