Somewhat unfairly, women tend to suffer from cellulite a lot more frequently than men. This is mainly due to the creation of cellulite being partly driven by hormonal imbalances and because women are generally made differently to men.
But, before the bad news, here’s a little bit of good…
There is a blend of essential oils which really helps reduce cellulite. And, any reduction in cellulite is a clear outward sign that your overall health is improving!
Cellulite Vanishing Oil
It would be unfair to tell you about all of the horrors of cellulite, (which I will do in a second), without offering you the means of resolving your cellulite issues! If you follow this link to Cellulite Vanishing Essential Oils you’ll see a really effective list of essential oils for cellulite banishing use.
And, if you continue to the end of this article, I will also mention a couple of other natural ways of making a big difference…
Cellulite & Hormones
Women’s hormones are designed to fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, whereas men’s hormones remain a lot more constant. Oestrogen influences the creation of cellulite, not least because fat can actually create Oestrogen itself! In fact, the body is hard wired to lay down fat when the body is trying to correct an hormonal imbalance. The body will specifically lay down fat so that it can create Oestrogen to make up for the perceived deficit.
And of course, women typically have more body fat than men.
Cellulite & Connective Tissue
However, the main reason women are a lot more afflicted by cellulite is because the bands of connective tissue in their skin and their muscles are different to those in men. This means that the toxins stored in the fat are essentially more visible in women than they are in men.
Cellulite reached epidemic proportions a long time ago. It is reputed that eight out of ten women are afflicted with this dreaded skin distortion.
But is it a distortion or is it natural?
Cellulite & Environmental Toxins
Cellulite is both a distortion as well as being natural. Heh!?
The reason that women, and increasing numbers of men, have cellulite, is because of the massive hike in environmental toxins; pesticides, herbicides, chem-trails, as well as the major increase in the use of hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals in our domestic cleaning products, and more frighteningly, our actual skincare and cosmetic products.
And then there’s a few more nasty household pollutants that we have to contend with… and a lot of people will be surprised to learn what they are…
Collectively speaking they are our electronics, but more specifically the categories for all of these appliances and devices are…
All of us are bathing in the toxic load that all of these devices and appliances are giving off on a constant basis…
And, if this isn’t enough…
Cellulite & Toxic Skincare Products
There are also many skincare ingredients to avoid if you want to stay looking and feeling healthy!
Who would have thought there are carcinogens in the overwhelming majority of our make-up, toiletries and cleaning products?
Most people shrug and say it’s impossible to avoid them… But, it’s entirely feasible to remove a lot of the toxins fro your home over night!
It really is easier to do than you would think… Wild As The Wind products are free of these nasty ingredients, and there are many other artisanal, small scale producers that are making clean cosmetics, skincare products and toiletries…
And, a lot of these green alternatives will save you a lot of money… especially when it comes to cleaning and sanitising your home.
Cellulite & Chemical Cleaning Products
There are eco cleaning products that are more effective and, easy to make and use, that will cost you a fraction of what you pay for the chemically toxic alternatives, and using them will mean that you’re not living in a chemical war zone!
All of the green cleaning products are really easy to make using essential oils and a couple of other inexpensive ingredients.
And, lastly, we can simply wear Shungite and use Shungite pyramids to mitigate the harm being done by EMF etc…
Cellulite & Brown Fat
You may have heard that it’s brown fat, which is more in evidence in women than in men, causing all of our cellulite woes…? This is not true, but brown fat can become part of the problem, rather than the solution, if we don’t look after ourselves…
Keeping your baby fat turns out to be a good thing, as long as it is “brown fat”—the kind that burns calories, according to a study that found adults have much more of this type of fat than previously thought… Brown fat burns off calories and generates heat in babies and small mammals. Most of our body fat is white fat, which also provides insulation but stores calories…The “good” fat—brown fat—was considered essentially non-existent in human adults.
“We now know that it is present and functional in adults,” said the study’s lead author, Aaron Cypess, MD, PhD, MMSc, of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. “Three ounces of brown fat can burn several hundred calories a day.” … Brown fat is most abundant in young women and least frequent in older, overweight men. In fact, women were more than twice as likely as men to have substantial amounts of brown fat.
“One theory for this is that women may have less muscle mass overall, so they need more brown fat to generate heat and keep warm,” Cypess said. Brown fat provides a new focus for developing treatments protecting against obesity and its complications, according to Cypess. However, it may not be enough to lose weight to just have brown fat. The researcher said, “We may have to turn it on and make sure it burns calories in a regulated, safe manner.”
Brown Adipose Tissue & Cellulite
So, brown fat is great for cellulite, and white fat is the enemy. But brown fat has to be functioning correctly for it to help in the reduction of cellulite.
Brown fat is triggered by exposure to the cold and allows calories to be burnt off by producing a thermal response within the body.
Brown fat cells, unlike white fat cells, are capable of diverting significant quantities of dietary caloric energy into thermal energy or heat. This makes the metabolic role of brown fat cells completely opposite to that of white fat cells whose primary function is to store energy for future use as adipose tissue…. Brown fat is colored darkly because of the high density of iron-containing mitochondria it contains.
White Adipose Tissue & Cellulite
It’s all too easy to see white fat as the ‘bad guy’, especially as it’s the form of adipose tissue that causes cellulite, but white fat is actually doing us a great favour…. considering the circumstances…
If it weren’t for white adipose fat there would be nowhere for our bodies to store the excess of toxins flushing around in our systems. And, when toxins are on the move they’re dangerous. When deposited in our fat they are completely disarmed.
Everything the body does is to keep us safe… even at the expense of looking good!
However, if we were to help our bodies to detox the toxins rather than being forced to store the excess of toxins then this would be the ideal solution.
Main Causes Of Cellulite
In no particular order…Poor diet
- Poor diet
- Fluid retention
- Poor circulation
- Weak collagen structure of the skin
- Having increased body fat
- Hormonal changes
- Lack of physical activity
- Environmental Toxins
Please note, obesity is not one of the listed causes of cellulite. Whilst it’s recognised that obesity doesn’t help with cellulite, a lot of slim women also suffer from cellulite!
Having increased body fat also afflicts slim women.
Cellulite & Hormonal Imbalance
Some other factors that can cause skin changes such as cellulite, sagginess, wrinkles and formation of dark spots include: hormonal imbalances, high amounts of stress, existing medical conditions like autoimmune disease or diabetes, genetics, poor diet, allergies, smoking, and other causes of toxicity like our addiction to coffee…
Whilst the connection between stress and cellulite may strike you as a little absurd, what you must realise is that one reaction in the body will inevitably lead to another. The body is a closed system of amazingly interrelated, sophisticated symbiosis.
So, just as much as if you put sugar in the fuel tank or your car, your car will suffer a complete systemic collapse… so if you expose your body to toxins, it will produce cellulite!
Bad diet and stress lead to hormone dysfunction, and hormonal imbalance leads to cellulite… It’s all in the chain reaction!
Cellulite & Inflammation
Anything that causes inflammation in the body will age it, and anything that is toxic to the system will cause cellulite. End of!
According to the European Academy of Dermatology cellulite can be caused by increased levels of catecholamines which are caused by high levels of stress and the consequential adrenal response. Stress can be emotional or physical, fractious relationships, bullying, financial worries can equally cause the body to load on cellulite as a poor diet and exposing yourself to toxicity in the form of EMF from WiFi and radio phones (cordless phones),and also cause your body to slow down the production of collagen, which is crucial to keeping skin looking young and healthy.
So… What Is Cellulite In A Nutshell?
Cellulite is the dimpled, orange peel skin, which tends to worsen with age. It is mainly found on the legs, rump, stomach and the back of the arms.
The formation of cellulite is due to the increasing number of globules of fat, along with the increasing number of toxins, beneath the skin, which apply sufficient force to the connective tissue, making the skin appear uneven and unhealthy.
So, What Really Causes Cellulite?
As mentioned in the Main Causes Of Cellulite section, there are a fair number of factors that contribute to cellulite:
The toxic ‘conventional’ diet, (especially fizzy diet drinks and deep fat fried foods etc.) is one of the key causes. Our addiction to convenience food and our coffee consumption are placing our already over-stressed bodies under incredible strain, leaving it no other option than to store toxins in our fat.
Add to this, working long hours, poor sleep and going to bed after 11.00..pm, binge drinking and the consumption of alcohol in any amount, toxic relationships, undue stress at work, as well as coffee, sugar and smoking addictions… etc… etc…
Quite often the above issues feed into each other, with stress, environmental toxins and a poor diet all very much exacerbating hormonal balance for example…
Cellulite is indicative of the body’s attempts to detoxify the bloodstream and its cells by depositing toxic waste in the fat where it can do little harm.
It is toxins like sugar and diet drinks that convert the body into a carbohydrate burning system instead of a fat burning system, which serves to exacerbate the cellulite issue.
Increases in Oestrogen Dominance are often indicated by an increase in fat around the belly, inner thighs and the lower section of the buttocks. This is usually accompanied by an increase in cellulite.
Who Is More At Risk Of Cellulite?
As hormones play a key role in the creation of cellulite, it may come as no surprise that women are more susceptible to this condition than men.
Cellulite affects about 80% of women, although the amount of cellulite varies from person to person. Cellulite grows increasingly prevalent as people age, they become more sedentary and their skin loses its elasticity. This condition is not entirely confined to women, however, and the number of instances of cellulite amongst men is on the increase.
It is hardly surprising that cellulite is becoming more pervasive. Our environments are becoming increasingly toxic, and our food is less and less healthy from one year to the next.
Teenagers & Cellulite
Anyone can develop cellulite, even teenagers who are dealing with weight problems caused by the over-consumption of sugar and processed foods and exposure to other toxins via their environment. And, of course, hormonal changes can trigger the creation of cellulite.
Because we are living amid an ocean of xeno-oestrogens, (pronounced zeno, which are synthetic oestrogens), which are found everywhere… our pillows, our duvets, our carpets and even our water!
Yes, the chlorine in our tap water is not only a bleach that is killing our gut bacteria, but it is also a xeno-oestrogen that is making us fat with orange peel skin!
*As the bacteria in our gut forms 80% of our immune system, and because this bacteria is actually making a lot of our decisions for us, (some say over 90% of our decisions!), we really can’t afford to continue drinking unfiltered water!
Is Cellulite Dangerous?
As a skin condition, cellulite itself is not serious or harmful, and therefore many choose to just simply leave their cellulite alone. However, cellulite can be seen as a gauge of the level of toxicity in your body, and as it is usually accompanied by increasing weight, it can be a very clear indication that levels of health are on the decline.
Cellulite Cosmetic Surgery
Not everyone succumbs to cellulite without a fight! Many cellulite sufferers consider the dimpled fat extremely unsightly, and resort to cosmetic interventions to try and assuage the increase in it’s appearance. Unfortunately, rather than offering long term solutions, these interventions, like liposuction, are not only very expensive, but, they usually makes matters worse.
Natural Cellulite Protocols
However, there are things that we can do to improve the appearance of cellulite naturally… but, these things usually mean cleaning up our act on every level!
But hey… this means that our present health as well as our long-term health prospects become a whole better… Can’t be bad now can it!?
Learn more about how to do this on the Cellulite Vanishing Essential Oils page…. but not before reading this fantastic news…
Cellulite & Turmeric
Well now… it may just be that Turmeric is our best friend when it comes to helping us get rid of cellulite. And, it helps support weight loss too.
We STRONGLY recommending taking a teaspoon of turmeric a day as part of any cellulite reduction and weight loss protocol.
Korean researchers have established that curcumin, from Turmeric, is capable of inducing browning of white fat cells through four or five different mechanisms:
- Enhancing the expression of brown fat specific genes.
- Stimulating the production of new mitochondria
- Increasing protein levels of hormone-sensitive lipase and p-acyl-CoA carboxylase
- Increasing the activity AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK).
- Through it’s amazing anti-inflammatory action
Go to Cellulite Vanishing Essential Oils or check out Nigella Sativa Oil, which is referred to as the “cure for everything but death”. It is being used successfully by Wild As The Wind customers to reduce weight, thereby releasing stored toxins which contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
Wild As The Wind also sells Turmeric Essential Oil
The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.
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Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.
Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.
We use the industry ‘bible’ on essential oil safety: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals [2nd Edition] by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, to establish the safety of the Wild As The Wind formulations.
We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price and Patricia Davis.
Many of the scientific studies used to inform the claims made on this website are via GreenMedInfo, as well as via Dr. Josh Axe.
Other resources include:
- Robert Tisserand
- Dr. Robert Pappas
- Dr. Mercola