Cellulite also known as diposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, gynoid lipodystrophy, orange peel syndrome and cottage cheese skinis a term used to describe the dimpled appearance of skin caused by fat deposits that are just below the surface of the skin. It generally appears on skin in the stomach, legs and hips, arms and buttocks.  Cellulite is thought to occur in 80-90% of postpubertal females and you don’t have to be overweight to have cellulite.

Cellulite can be caused by many things including hormones, genetics, diet and even clothing.

With hormones Estrogen may be the important hormone to initiate and aggravate cellulite. However, there has been no reliable clinical evidence to support such a claim. Other hormones, including insulin, the catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin, are all believed to participate in the development of cellulite. According to Rossi AB, Vergnanini AL (July 2000). “Cellulite: a review”. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 14 (4): 251–62.

Cellulite may be more prevalent in smokers and people who do not exercise.

It is important to watch your food intake including certain foods.  It is best to avoid or limit processed foods, salt, diet soda and caffeine and starches and make sure to ALWAYS drink plenty of water.  This is a big key to remove toxins from the body.

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