Cellulite is not just a matter of ugly fats – its appearance actually signal a bigger overall health problem in your body. And this sign should not be taken lightly.
Cellulite often results from the buildup of toxins (including waste, toxic substances, pathogens, and other unwanted debris) in your body, particularly your fat cells. If you have cellulite, it may be your body’s way of telling you that your detoxification system needs help.
The accumulation of toxins in your body, brought about or made worse by poor bodily circulation, can actually make you very sick. For example, you could develop chronic health problems, or even succumb to life-threatening illnesses like cancer.
This means that having cellulite is not the worst that can happen to you with what is happening in your body. In fact, the appearance of cellulite is really just a tip-of-the-ice-berg manifestation of the problems that are building up within.
So even if you do not mind having ugly dimpled skin on your butt, lower limbs or abdomen, you should still not ignore the warning signals that your body is sending you about your declining health. Do something about it before it is too late.
Where it starts
A major circulatory system that is involved in your body’s detoxification process is your lymphatic system.
It is responsible for the removal of waste and toxic materials from your cells and tissues, so that the toxic substances can then be flushed out of your body by organs of detoxification and elimination, such as by your liver, kidney, skin and lungs.
However, unlike your blood, which is moved along by the pumping of your heart, the fluid in your lymphatic system (known as lymph) is only moved along when YOU move. This means that if you tend to be sedentary and don’t move much, it also means that your lymph does not move much either.
That’s when problems arise.
When your lymphatic flow becomes sluggish
When your lymph stops flowing smoothly, toxins begin building up in your cells and tissues. The effect on your fat cells is more pronounced, as fat cells can accumulate 500 to 1,000 times more toxins than your normal cells and tissue. Over time, your fat cells start to swell, leading to the appearance of cellulite.
But as I’ve mentioned, having cellulite is not the main problem. Neither is obesity, which can also result from excessive toxin buildup in your body.
The problem is when your body spends most of its resources coping with the destructive effects of toxicity in your body, and you begin to feel chronically fatigued. Then health problems begin to appear as the harmful substances in your body take their toil on your bodily functions. Eventually as the accumulation of toxins prove too much for your body to bear, your body will simply collapse and succumb to serious illnesses.
So do not ignore your cellulite, even if you have no cares about how your skin looks. For the root cause of your cellulite can actually bring you more troubles than you are prepared to handle.
Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.