The Cellulite Problem
Many women suffer from cellulite and there are many creams and so called cellulite treatments that will miracluously make your skin cellulite free. According to Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon Morell, “no one knows for sure how many women have cellulite, but best guesstimates are from 85 to 98 percent.” That’s a lot of people! So if you struggle with cellulite, don’t feel discouraged. Your not alone! Sally Fallon also mentions that, “even lean women often have it, including Hollywood stars who are regularly shamed for their dimpled thighs with unflattering close-ups in the pages of supermarket tabloids. Clearly, the cellulite problem is not solved by being young, lean, and fit. Being male does help, however, as only about 10 percent of men have cellulite.” Just because you have cellulite doesn’t mean that you are fat. Sally Fallon goes on to say that,” studies show cellulite sufferers do no have larger fat lobes or even more of them. The problem only arises when those cottage cheese-like lobes poke through. What prevents that is healthy connective tissue that is strong, flexible, and able to hold things in. Men have an advantage in cellulite-prone parts of the body ecause their connecie tissue has a crisscrossing structure unlike women’s, which is more linear. Women are also more prone to cellulite than men because they have three subcutaneous fat layers, not just one, and because they have nine times more alpha estrogen receptors (which produce fat) than beta receptors (which break down fat).” There are so many different treatments that women try to rid their bodies of cellulite. Excercie is also seen as something that is important for getting rid of cellulite. Eventhough excercise is important and can help with cellulite, a diet that includes plenty of foods that nourish our collagn and cartilage is essential (Morell 139). Excercise alone won’t help with cellulite.
What can we do?
Don’t worry. I am not going to tell you to use a certain type of cream or that you need to spend money on some special treatment. The miracle cure for cellulite is… drumbroll please… bone broth and any foods that nourish collagen and cartilage. Homemade bone broth is a great source of minerals and vitamins and it is also very nourishing for the cartilage and collagen in our bodies. Bone broth can help with many health problems as well. Another great thing to help with cellulite is gelatin. Grass-fed gelatin is the most perfered. There have been studies that show that gelatin increases collagen production. Mommy Potamus has a great article about gelatin and a study that was done on mice to show how gelatin increases collagen production. If you want to look more into this, here is her article:
Here is the gelatin that I use:
There is also an orange bottle which can be used for making gummies and other recipes that require gelatin. The orange bottle is not for using as a daily supplement as it is in a different form and it is much harder to digest. For daily use, the green one is perfect.
Another great thing that can help reduce cellulite is to make your own bone broth. I will have another post about bone broth later. It’s very simple to make and it has so many health benefits. In fact, Sally Fallon has written a whole entire book on the subject of broth called Nourishing Broth.
If your wanting perfect barbie doll skin, this won’t do it. This is just to help the overall health of your body including your skin, nails, and hair, but it won’t give you perfect skin. It will give you healthy skin. That’s what your wanting and this will come with a healthy diet and excercise. But as Christians, our focus shouldn’t be about looks. Our focus should be to glorify God in all that we do. We can glorify Him by taking care of the temperary bodies that He has blessed us with and to be good-stewards of them.
There is such a obsession in our culture to look good and have the prefect figure. In the end though, it doesn’t reward much. It might feel good for a time, but it doesn’t fix all your problems. You can have all the things in this world, but it can’t satisfy like Christ can. We are terrible sinners and we have fallen away from our creator to worship other things like having a perfect body and clothes, money, and pretty much anything that our hearts turn into idols. Anything, even if it is good, can become an idol when it becoms more important to us than God. The good news though is that there is hope for those that put their trust in God and repent. 1 John 1:9 tells us that ” If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (NASB).
Fallon, Sally, Kaayla T. Daniel, and Mary Woodin. Nourishing Broth: An Old-fashioned Remedy for the Modern World. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.