Only three pages into this month’s Cellulite Book-of-the-Month (BOTM), The Cellulite Solution by Dr. Howard Murad, we discover a cornerstone concept of cellulite theory. Dr. Murad refers to it as the water principle.
Dr. Murad developed the water principle during his thirty-year career as a dermatologist. It is the basis for his popular healthcare programs that address acne, wrinkles, and of course, cellulite.
According to the water principle, cells lose their ability to hold water as we age, allowing water to pass through the cell walls. This wasted water, as Dr. Murad call it, can accumulate between tissues or pass through the body altogether. Improperly hydrated cells are more susceptible to damage, including acne, wrinkles, and you guessed it… cellulite.
The water principle is not an unfamiliar concept, which is why conventional healthcare wisdom prescribes eight glasses of water per day. But as Dr. Murad explains, hydration is not that simple.
Usually when you drink excessive amounts of water, most of that fluid goes right through you without ever reaching the cells that need it. Drinking even more water won’t make a difference. Dr. Murad points out that the body can be bloated from water retention even while the cells are dehydrated because the water doesn’t reach the parched cells.
Instead of chugging endless gallons of water, we need to focus on improving the body’s ability to absorb fluids properly. How do we do this? It’s that dang D-word again. Diet.
Dr. Murad’s cellulite treatment program focuses on key nutrients that restore the body’s hydration to optimal levels. We’ll focus on Dr. Murad’s nutritional recommendations in next week’s Cellulite BOTM post. I’m so excited to discuss this dietary information with you because it complements our earlier research in important ways. Plus, I have a strong investigative hunch that a magical anti-cellulite potion just might be simmering away on my stove this weekend. Can’t wait to tell you the theory behind this one!
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