93% of women have cellulite. Women are dropping money like it’s HOT on treatments like creams and lasers to get rid of cellulite, I’m talking upwards $4,000 per treatment. 😳
The increase in cellulite comes to no surprise considering the extremely estrogenic, stressed out, mineral depleted world we live in.
The cause for your cellulite? Any stressor that creates excess estrogen in your body. Low thyroid function, low progesterone, PUFAs, and nutrient and mineral deficiencies.
A sluggish thyroid causes a sluggish metabolism leading to poor circulation and less oxygen creating cellulite. And what do we need to have a robust metabolism and well functioning thyroid? Lots and lots of nutrients.
PUFAs (you know those vegetable oils, nuts and seeds) act like estrogen in the body by increasing cellular growth driving cells to take in water.
There needs to a be a happy balance between estrogen and progesterone. If progesterone is too low then estrogen will become dominant.
Let’s be clear estrogen is not a bad thing. It only becomes a bad thing when we are not able to detox excess out of the body due to a sluggish metabolism, blocked detox pathways, poor digestion and an overburdened liver.
Estrogen has to go through phase 1 and 2 detox, then get escorted out of the body through your bile (why having a gallbladder is so important ladies!), binding to excess in the digestive tract, and then gets eliminated through your poop.
What to do?
+ Limit PUFAs
+ Switch to non toxic skincare, makeup and cleaning products
+ Stop drinking tap water and get a water filter
+ Make sure you are pooping everyday to eliminate excess estrogen
+ Raw carrots, beets, cooked mushrooms for bile support and to bind to excess estrogen
+ Consider vitamin E, milk thistle, + bitters
+ Copper + zinc rich foods like beef liver + oysters
+ Dry brushing
+ Get sunlight everyday to bring down stress hormones
+ Estrogen accumulates in fat tissues so it can be helpful to strength train + lose weight if necessary. Reminder, it’s not your weight, it’s the estrogen
Women of all sizes have cellulite.
Remember, cellulite does not determine your worth as a human.