The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet dedicated its Thursday, June 19, 2008 show to the fight against cellulite – the lumpy fat cells that look like “cottage-cheese” under the skin. Cellulite is believed to affect up to 90% of the female population; and a large number of men – though men aren’t affected by cellulite nearly as much as women. And, there doesn’t seem to be any real solutions that work. Or is there?
Cellulite is the “dimpled” appearance the skin takes on as fat cells in the deepest layer of the skin continue to store fat to the point the fat is pushed up towards the surface of the skin. Though not a serious health issue, cellulite is a concern – if not a problem – for many women. But what’s the solution? What can we do about cellulite?
Creams, Lotions, Gels, Wraps, Liposuction, Massage Shorts, and other remedies have proven ineffective because, according to medicine – there is simply no cure for cellulite. But some people do lose the “orange peel” appearance caused by cellulite; how do some people get rid of cellulite if there’s no cure? Though the medical community at large doesn’t really claim to know that much about cellulite; the answer may be simpler than you think.
Though medicine has said that cellulite is a genetic problem and can’t be cured; holistic health care practitioners, natural health therapists of practically all disciplines, and more and more psychiatrists and physicians are leaning toward what some call, “The New Medicine,” or, “The New Biology,” and its explanations of how the body creates itself based on our underlying beliefs. Despite the new language and terminology, this new health model is really not new at all; in fact, it fits the basic teachings of most religions and philosophies – essentially, “It is done to us according to our thoughts.”
In her book, Heal Your Body, Louise Hay lists the “probable cause” of cellulite as, “Stored anger and self-punishment.” Common sense will tell you that you get more than genes from your parents; you get you way of looking at the world, your beliefs and belief systems, your self-image and self-esteem, and – in most cases – some pretty heavy emotional baggage. Though we don’t always dwell on our old hurts consciously, the programs are always there and running – stored in our hips, thighs, and butts.
In his book, The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains how the events in our lives – those things that shape our egos and personalities – also rewrite our DNA. Basically, we can change our cellular expression with our thoughts. For example, when we are worried, we feel it in our stomach and call it “butterflies.” Louise Hay suggests using the affirmation, “I forgive others. I forgive myself. I am free to live and enjoy my life,” as the “corrective thought pattern” to reduce or eliminate cellulite. Dr. Lipton’s work suggests that our body seems to collectively respond to our thoughts, but it is each individual cell picking up signals and changing its own expression – ultimately even rewriting its own DNA. Many people have successfully used Louise Hay’s recommendations – curing what were thought to be incurable conditions – by simply repeating affirmations until a new way of thinking took over. This “affirmative” method is only one way of applying this newly rediscovered ancient wisdom.
Based on the New Medicine and New Biology, Energy Psychology methods such as the Z-Point Process, developed by Grant Connolly, and the Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT, created by Gary Craig, help us quickly, easily, and safely “remove” the stored “anger-thoughts,” and other stored hurts, traumas, and negative or limiting beliefs and self-talk – including those negative thoughts trapped deep in our subconscious. Whether you use methods like prayer and affirmations, to “install” a more positive way of thinking or methods like Z-Point and EFT, to “remove,” or “delete,” negative, painful, or limiting thought-patterns, a new mind set, and a new set of thoughts, will ultimately result in a new body, new physiology, and a new life experience.
Considering that the medical community doesn’t know what to do about cellulite, you owe it to yourself to at least ponder the potential benefits of forgiveness to your health, body, and life. Try as many of the other methods and approaches to getting rid of cellulite as you want; each of them has the potential to work, or at least create a placebo response within your body. But don’t neglect the most important aspect in the fight against cellulite – forgiveness. You have nothing to lose by forgiving yourself and others – except maybe handfuls of cellulite!