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Oedema and Celluvac Part three

Posted on March 31, 2015 | 0 comments

As discussed in Part Two last week, oedema  is the term used for the retention of water in a sluggish lymphatic system. Without intervention, some of this lymph and its impurities end up getting re-absorbed into the body and the hard residue sticking to the tissues just below the skin become those deposits that start forming cellulite. Daily use of the Celluvac massage will definitely help stimulate the lymph system and assist the body in getting rid of the stagnant fluid; another way you can assist your body in it's fight against oedema and cellulite is by eating the right foods. Below is a list of 'Good Foods', that help remove impurities and promote the stimulation of the lymph system.

Water  - Drink between 6 - 8 cups of water daily (1.5L - 2L).

Fresh fruits and vegetables - Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. Remember, you can eat as much veg as you like, but limit yourself to two small fruits. Below id a list of the fruit and veg you should opt for first.

Melons
Bananas
Citrus fruits
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Watercress
Carrots
Celery
Broccoli
Spinach
Cauliflower
Asparagus
Brussels sprouts
Beetroot
Green Leafy veg

Proteins - Eating a portion of protein with every meal ensures that you body is able to produce enough albumin, which is vital in the prevention of oedema. Below are protein-rich foods you should tuck into.

Salmon
Chicken
Eggs
Cheese


Good Fats - These are specific fats which actually help you body in it's fight against weight gain, oedema and cellulite.

Avocados
Olive oil
Coconut oil

Vitamins and minerals - Make sure you're getting enough of these vitamins and minerals as they help combat cellulite.

Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6
Potassium
Calcium
Vitamin D


As a rule of thumb, remember that foods that are either sodium free or very low in sodium are generally very good at preventing water retention.

Carol Burgers
IAHB/ITEC (Austria) DIP.Reflexology/Shiatsu/Aromatherapy/Massage

 

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Oedema and Celluvac Part Two

Posted on March 23, 2015 | 0 comments

As discussed in Part One last week, oedema  is the term used for the retention of water in a sluggish lymphatic system. This liquid is comprised of impurities and toxins that would normally be eliminated had the system been functioning correctly. Instead of getting flushed out and evacuated from the body, this "heavy" and "dirty" liquid lies stagnant in the lymph. Without intervention, some of this lymph and its impurities end up getting re-absorbed into the body and the hard residue sticking to the tissues just below the skin become those deposits that start forming cellulite. While the Celluvac massage can help stimulate the lymph system and assist the body in getting rid of the stagnant fluid you will find prevention is always better than cure. One of the ways you can prevent this build up is by looking at the food you consume.

Sodium and sodium rich foods that affect fluid retention. 

The human  body is sensitive and is always trying to maintain homeostasis at the cellular level. Your cells are filled and surrounded with water. Around and within those cells specific water percentages are controlled by chemical process which involve sodium and potassium levels, Hormones and proper kidney function.  Generally if you are taking in an excess amount of sodium  (which is easy to do in today's society,) the mechanism which expels the water from your cells is inhibited thus causing them to swell.  This is the basic science behind sodium related water retention.

Foods to avoid that exacerbate cellulite: 

Salty foods  - keeping the salt shaker at bay is good practice.

Processed and preserved meats -  preserved foods contain salt to prevent spoiling by prohibiting the forming of bacteria and to enhance the flavor sodium is added

Canned foods - sodium us added to make sweet things even sweeter, and  it can also mask unsavory or metallic flavors that accompany packaged and processed products

Packaged meals -  microwaved meals, though convenient are high in salt and sodium, as are frozen drinks; instant meals; and toaster snacks

Next week we will discuss the foods that assist our bodies in their fight against Cellulite

Carol Burgers
IAHB/ITEC (Austria) DIP.Reflexology/Shiatsu/Aromatherapy/Massage

 

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Oedema and Celluvac Part One

Posted on March 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Just as with cellulite, it is mostly women who suffer from a swelling (and fluid retention) known as oedema. Since oedema is a symptom of a wide range of disorders, the diagnostic goal is to find the underlying cause. In addition to taking a medical history and conducting a physical examination, a doctor will pay special attention to the location and nature of the swelling as it can be indicative of the cause.

Marked swelling of one limb (arm or leg) often suggests a blockage of the affected areas lymph channels. While Doctors usually prescribe diuretics, they only work for short periods of time, and the swelling returns after the tablet has worn off. Rather use the Celluvac massage to unblock and get sluggish lymph channels running properly again. The suction and movement of the Celluvac cups address the root cause of the swelling, which means that once the swelling is gone, it is unlikely to come back anytime soon.

You will need to spend only a few minutes a day on each swollen area with your Celluvac cups , and in no time you will get the system balanced and up and running properly again. 

It is also important to remember that a good lymph flow means less toxic build up which in turn means no cellulite!

Carol Burgers
IAHB/ITEC (Austria) DIP.Reflexology/Shiatsu/Aromatherapy/Massage

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