I began 2011 determined to figure out how to detox fluoride from my body in the hopes that it would lead me to full cellulite recovery. The detox process started slow the first couple months and then quickly accelerated when I added a key supplement to my strategy.
In spite of all my efforts over the last 5 months, I have not yet seen any improvement with my cellulite. I was hoping the detox process would take weeks rather than months, but that does not seem to be the case.
Last week I wrote about how my skin broke out when I used lesser-quality bones to make beef stock (a lot of animal bones contain fluoride if they aren’t raised to organic standards). My skin broke out right away with those same familiar welts that plagued my face for years. It seems all this detox has not made my skin less sensitive to fluoride, as I was hoping it would. I stopped drinking the stock and the acne quickly went away.
A few days later, I had another fluoroderma outbreak from a jar of fish eggs I picked up at Whole Foods. Fish eggs are another nutrient-dense food so I try to eat them on a regular basis. I buy either wild salmon or tobiko from Caviar Russe. Usually it takes me a few days to eat the whole jar, but this time I finished it off within 24 hours. The iodine in the fish eggs caused my skin to break out… again. It wasn’t the painful welts I usually get after ingesting fluoride, but small pimples all over my forehead.
I also felt “down” for a day after eating all those fish eggs. I noticed that reaction before, too, and I think it’s another side effect of the iodine displacing fluoride from my body.
This weekend, I tried to give my body a chance to recover. I slept in, drank a lot of fluids, and did my whole “lymph love” routine.
The latter starts with a short bouncing session on my trampoline. Rebounding is a good way to improve lymphatic circulation. Once the lymph was flowing along, I gave my back a good massage with my Rumble Roller and Thera Cane. The main lymphatic ducts are just between the shoulder blades; I’ve had a “knot” in this exact spot for years. After the self massage, I steamed my face to help it recover from the trauma of the previous week. (I haven’t had a need to steam my face in months!)
Next, comes my favorite part. After a quick dry brushing, I rubbed my skin with oil and then soaked in a hot tub. I added epsom salts and some essential oils to the water and let my skin soften before scraping it off with my handy strigil-like scraper. Finally, I rinsed with cold water and rubbed some of my homemade coconut coffee cellulite cream on my legs.
The whole routine takes a couple hours so I don’t get the chance to do it as often as I would like, but I really needed something to help set me back on the path to healing.
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