My bone broth experiment has been in full swing for a few months now. The theory is that gelatin, glucosamine, and other nutrients in traditionally-prepared stock will allow the body to repair the damaged connective tissue that causes cellulite.
I did not expect to see results right away. I know real healing takes time. It took approximately two years to heal my acne even after I discovered it was caused by fluoride. While healing from fluoroderma, small signs of progress along the way let me know I was on the right track. Hopefully the same will be true with my effort to heal cellulite.
For the past week, I’ve been drinking stock made from the beef bones I purchased from U.S. Wellness Meats. I’ve been having trouble finding a source of truly organic, pastured soup bones (my fluoroderma flares up if the bones contain fluoride). So far, it seems the bones from U.S. Wellness are top quality. When I consume fluoride, it goes directly to my face where I develop distinct cystic welts. I’ve had some breakouts over the last week but they are small and heal quickly, which leads me to believe it’s a detox reaction rather than fluoroderma.
Another sign of the quality of these bones is that the stock gelled easily. The other bones did not produce a thick stock, even when I reduced it down by evaporating most of the water.
I also have reason to believe these bones are high in boron, a nutrient known for its ability to displace fluoride from the body. After my first day drinking the stock, I noticed that familiar feeling of water retention around my upper abdomen. It’s the same symptom I get when I consume large amounts of boron from supplements. From experience, I know to go slow with my detox efforts when I see this symptom develop, so I’m only drinking the stock every few days.
I also noticed a canker sore below my lower lip. This is the same spot I’ve had canker sores from previous detox experiences. It makes sense since my teeth and jaw are storing a lot of the fluoride in my body.
The same day I started drinking this current batch of stock, I noticed a very tender spot on my right leg. It was just above my knee on the outer side of my lower quad. Back when my cellulite hurt, this was the most painful spot. I have a large artery that is starting to bulge out in that area. I was wearing long pants when I first noticed that this spot was tender, but I assumed I must have bruised it somehow. When I checked the area, there was no sign of any bruising. It still hurt when I brushed against it, but not when I pressed it straight on like a bruise would. The next day, the tenderness was gone.
Of course I’ve been checking my legs for any sign of improvement in my cellulite. I do a quick visual inspection, but I think it’s easier to feel any changes in the bumps and dimples than it is to see them (at least in the beginning stages). Lately, it feels as if there is less inflammation in my legs and the dimples don’t feel as deep.
This could be from the coconut coffee anti cellulite cream I’ve been using or it could be from the stock. It’s hard to tell at this point. I’m just happy to be noticing some signs of improvement again, even if they are subtle. Perhaps in a few months I will be able to add my experience to our growing list of cellulite success stories. It could happen!
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!