Dr. Murad’s Cellular Water Principle (TM)

10 Sep

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.

What is the Water Principle(TM)?

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.

Do You Really Need to Drink 8 Glasses of Water Per Day?

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!

*This post is part of Fight Back Friday hosted at FoodRenegade.

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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Elizabeth Walling says:
9/13/2010

I’ve really been interested in reading how things like adrenal health and mineral deficiencies are connected to the balance of fluid in the body. As important as it is to be hydrated, the “drink-8-glasses-a-day” mantra is clearly missing some of the finer points.

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Melissa says:
9/13/2010

I agree, Elizabeth. My skin isn’t incredibly dry, but it’s definitely not fully hydrated either. I’m curious to see if the cellulite situation will automatically improve once I follow Dr. Murad’s cellular water principle.

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Manu says:
6/7/2011

Sorry, what is his principle? I don’t think I saw it anywhere.

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Here’s the gist:

“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.”

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