Today’s Cellulite Story from Cassiopeia is further evidence that colon cleanse products aren’t an effective way to treat cellulite.
While testing out every colon cleanse product on the market, this dedicated undercover agent has avoided sugar, flour, AND coffee for the last three years and is still looking for an effective way to tackle the blight. Sounds like this experienced cellulite investigator is at the right blog!
Maybe you can offer Cassiopeia a fresh perspective or some words of support. Also, I’m curious to hear any suggestions for dealing with anxiety through nutrition (in response to #3 below). Please let us know in the comments section. Thank you!
I started noticing when I was in high school but it only showed up when my skin was “squished”–crossing my legs or something. In my late twenties, I began to notice that the backs of my thighs had small waves in them. Then, when I turned thirty about five years ago, I noticed one little dimple above my knee. The back of my thighs remain wavy (small waves) and the fronts of my thighs have now become large bumps with waves.
It’s weird, because it depends on the light I’m in…some lights the cellulite looks horrendous…others, not so bad. I mention it because sometimes now I can see large waves of cellulite on my upper arms, and in other lights I can’t see it. Oh, and there’s a little on my butt. Really, really attractive stuff.
I’m 5 foot 2 and 115 pounds–so for me, I don’t think weight has a lot to do with it. Sometimes I wonder if it’s height! I see so many tall women with long legs that look like they have no cellulite….maybe all of mine gets squished within a small frame… 🙂
(Analyst’s Note: Yes, I’ve noticed this same phenomenon with the lighting. I think most women have. Oddly enough, it’s not just about the brightness, right? It’s the type of lighting and the angle that seems to make the most difference.)
It’s really just gotten steadily worse, even when I lost twenty pounds three years ago. My skin got looser, which might actually have worsened the appearance of the cellulite. About three years ago, I was diagnosed with a systemic yeast overgrowth and let me tell you, since then, I have done every colon cleansing/detox thing out there. As a result of this, for the past three years I have not eaten sugar, gluten/flour, or dairy (except yogurt) nor had caffeine (but I never drank it anyway). No improvement as a result of this diet and/or detox.
(Analyst’s Note: Your experience here supports the research we’ve uncovered about fiber. I did not see any improvement either when I added psyllium husks to my diet, which is a main ingredient in most colon cleanse products. After further research, I believe the focus on fiber is misplaced. Instead, I’ve found it’s much more effective to focus on building up the healthy bacteria in the gut by eating probiotic-rich foods such as kefir, naturally fermented sauerkraut, etc.)
Actually, I think it’s stress and anxiety. I’ve been doing a lot of reading about how stress can raise the levels of cortisol released from your adrenals and persistent stress can cause the whole hormonal and lymphatic system to go kind of wacky. Adrenals are responsible for so much hormone production, I guess. Constant stress lowers your immunity and makes it harder for your body to detox. I have had an anxiety disorder for years which I’m only just beginning to address, so I think it might really contribute to my body’s overall health (or lack thereof).
(Analyst’s note: Just a thought here, but did you ever consider that recurring anxiety might be a result of a nutritional deficiency? I’ve read a lot of research linking anxiety disorders with a lack of healthy fats. Does anyone have any recommendations for a book/website for further investigation on this?)
I’ve never really used any until two months ago. I read Bronwyn’s book and started dry brushing every morning, using ACV in the a.m. and taking baths with essential oils/massaging. Thus far, I see no improvement. It’s kind of a bummer. I’m trying to stay positive though.
I do work out, though not as often as I should so I’m going to try upping that. I’m just going to stick with what I’m doing for now, as I think maybe I might be one of those people it takes longer for.
Also, as I mentioned, I am working really hard on de-stressing. I’m working with a cognitive behavioral therapist to combat anxiety because after all the reading I’ve done on it, I guess it can really wreak havoc on your body. I, too, am looking for the whole body cellulite solution: I believe when I am healthy all around, I’ll see an improvement.
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