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Stretch marks, cellulite, and other skin imperfections actually signify a nutrient deficiency.

Stretch marks are not hereditary.

When it comes to stretch marks or cellulite, keep in mind that what is happening on the surface of the body is a direct reflection of the breakdown that is occurring beneath the surface. This means that in addition to stretch marks, cellulite, and wrinkles, you may also feel the breakdown of connective tissue in your joints, circulatory system, or even in the intestinal lining.

When workout videos claim to bust cellulite and topical creams claim to dissolve stretch marks, they are only addressing part of the problem.

Stretch marks are not hereditary. Which means - if your mom had them while pregnant, it does not mean that you will too.

Stretch marks are not necessarily the result of rapid growth, although they can result from rapid growth. For example, they can occur during puberty, bodybuilding, or pregnancy.

The most common mistake is to believe that fat creates cellulite. It does not.


Your skin needs collagen to stay smooth, supple, and strong. Body Ecology's Vitality SuperGreen is made with fermented Spirulina, packed with vital nutrients to help your body naturally produce collagen.

Good nutrition keeps skin elastic and firm. While poor nutrition leads to the premature breakdown of skin and loss of elasticity.

It turns out that if nutritional deficiencies are severe enough, both stretch marks and cellulite can occur at any age. However, for one reason or another, we are encouraged to forget about the very foods that keep these deficiencies at bay.

These are animal foods like bone, skin, feet, and sinews. Unfortunately, the most popular portion of an animal to eat is the flesh, or muscle meat, while we throw away the rest of the animal.

If you would like to support the health of your skin, the best thing to do is to eat skin itself. Or what skin is made of, which is collagen.

Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis.

In the case of stretch marks, scarring takes place in the dermis, the tissue that lies just beneath the most superficial layers of skin. When scars form in the dermis, skin changes color and eventually softens.

Beneath the dermis is the hypodermis. This is where we find subcutaneous fat and sheets of connective tissue.

When the connective tissue is weak in the hypodermis, the fat naturally held within this layer of skin herniates, or breaks through the connective tissue that holds it in place. Herniated fat in the hypodermis gives skin a lumpy appearance and leads to the development of cellulite.

This means that when skin loses its structural integrity, it can form striae, or stretch marks, and pockets of cellulite.

Collagen gives our skin structural integrity.

Collagen is made up of three proteins that spiral around each other. It runs throughout every tissue in the body. Collagen helps to give the body its structure.

There are several kinds of collagen in the body. For example, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid keep us flexible and lubricated. All collagen makes up a supportive matrix that unites cells, organs, and glands.

Chicken Feet, Oxtail, Marrow Bones, and Fish Eyes

Manufacturing collagen takes a lot work, and the body needs specific nutrients in order to do so.

Broth made from the animal parts that we usually throw away makes the best and most nutrient-dense supplement for your connective tissue. This includes things like:

  • Chicken feet, skin, neck, and bones
  • Oxtail, knuckle bones, and knee joints
  • Fish carcasses, including the fish head and eyes

The parts of an animal that are full of chewy cartilage and tough sinew are exactly what can slowly cook down into a nourishing broth. Finding a vegetarian equivalent to these foods is difficult.

This is because the process of synthesizing collagen is complex and time-consuming. For example, if you have ever watched a wound heal or acne disappear, you may notice that the scarring takes weeks or even months to fade. Sometimes a scar can linger for a full year.

Collagen fibers are made from protein, in particular hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline. If you are vegetarian or vegan, eating foods high in proline and lysine may help the body to produce collagen. Fermented Spirulina is an excellent source of both proline and lysine.

How to Get Rid of Cellulite and Stretch Marks

Besides choosing to eat collagen-rich foods, you can also make a few other dietary adjustments in order to optimize skin regeneration and repair.

It is essential to avoid pro-inflammatory foods, like wheat, excessive sugar, and oxidized oils. This is because inflammation ignites an immune response. Once this happens, white blood cells release something called collagenase, which is an enzyme that breaks through collagen.

By following The Body Ecology Diet and the Principle of Acid/ Alkaline, you can naturally keep inflammation in check. Fermented foods and probiotic beverages will help heal the gut and reduce inflammation.

Also, be sure to eat foods that contain:

  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is necessary to synthesize the proteins needed to produce collagen.
  • Zinc: Zinc deficiency has been found to inhibit the formation of collagen, especially after trauma.

Everyone wants smooth, unblemished skin. Healthy skin is a sign of internal health. Supporting skin integrity with the right diet does more the diminish scarring and cellulite - it contributes to health from the inside out!

What To Remember Most About This Article:

Contrary to popular belief, skin imperfections like cellulite and stretch marks are actually the sign of a nutrient deficiency. What occurs on the outside of the body is a perfect reflection of issues occurring underneath the surface of the skin.

There are two common myths in the beauty community today:

  1. Stretch marks are hereditary.
  2. Fat creates cellulite.

Both of these rumors are completely false! The truth is that good nutrition is what will keep your skin elastic and firm, and poor nutrition will lead to premature aging.

Collagen is the substance that gives your skin structural integrity. You can support the health of your skin with nutrients that help to manufacture collagen from foods like chicken feet, oxtail, and fish eyes. Fermented Spirulina is an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans to provide vital nutrients that will help the body produce more collagen.

To keep your skin soft and supple, avoid pro-inflammatory foods by following the Principle of Acid/Alkaline in The Body Ecology Diet. It's also important to regularly eat fermented foods and drink probiotic beverages to alleviate systemic inflammation. Making these critical changes to your diet will improve your health from the inside out, resulting in smooth, unblemished skin!

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  • 5 Keys to Kill Cellulite

    This was beautiful and very well written. I agree with everything in this article. Some other thoughts…
    Rubbing virgin coconut oil on the affected areas can help break up the fatty deposits and this can help create a more softer nourishing appearance. This is a natural remedy so the risk of anything strange happening is close to none. You can apply whenever you'd prefer, but my suggestion is either doing this before going to bed, or early in the morning. Exercising is key too, the cellulite won't disappear by adding coconut oil to your legs, breaking a sweat and doing some special physical activities is important.

  • danni

    Here is an easy soup recipe my husband.s great grand-mother has been making.
    When I make a whole roasted organic chicken , we are never able to finish it ( we do eat meat in moderation). I put aside the rest of the meat and all the bones and skin I let them simmer on low for 5-6 hours with 2 roughly chopped onions and 4-5....6 crushed garlic cloves ( there.s never 2 much garlic :) ). you can also add celery stalks towards the end to enhance flavour. after 5-6 hrs, strain the broth and let cool. when it reached room temp. I put it in the fridge overnight. the next day it looks like jello. by doing this, the fat from chicken solidifies and can be easily removed with a spoon. I reheat the broth and add more water, fresh thyme, sage ( dry or fresh), pepper, sea or Himalayan salt, and the last 5 min, organic turmeric, rest of the chicken, millet, buckwheat or quinoa ( cooked by the BE.s instructions). It is divine!!! Also, if you find you don.t have much chicken or no chicken at all, you can add cooked lentils. Also if you have too much chicken leftover, you can make a chicken salad by chopping it, avocado, chopped celery, chopped onion, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper. A chicken can and should go a long way! Hope you find some inspiration! ✌❤

  • danni

    Jacquie Slinger, This was on The Doctors ( also Dr Oz talks about it on his blog). here.s the link they are basically saying you need to soften the skin using a home made scrub from sugar and olive oil and massage it into skin. other ppl say coconut oil, Dead Sea salt and organic cane sugar works as well. but she needs to do it daily and it takes a bit of time until you see results. it.s worth trying since this is a natural treatment. good luck

  • Jacquie Slinger

    My daughter ,who is 17 years old, has KP a skin condition. This is where there is an over production of Keratin. She has had this since birth, she has asked me to email to ask if there is anything she can do? Wheat and dairy definately make it worse, so she steers clear of gluten and dairy. Please can you offer any advice?


  • Heidi Steele

    I am in my third month of taking all the BE products plus ordering fermented veggies from a source in my town. In addition, during this time, I gave up a long time addiction to coffee. I now have a coffee free, alcohol free, sugar free (abstain from sugary treats, but don't mind the sugar in sauces for example) and feel fantastic. Physically I feel strong, and the more important part for me, mentally and spiritually too. Thank you Donna for sharing your gift of high quality nutrition to the world. Feeling great at age 40 :)

  • Jeannie

    Any cruelty free suggestions???? Eating dead animals and their parts is gross. Thanks.

  • amy smith

    I wondered once the cellulite is there can it be reversed? I love the BE products and my intestinal inflamation is virtually disappeared. I will order the coco biotics next.

  • Carol

    Michelle You can find recipes and more information at Or if you facebook type in Weston A Price Foundation and you also see what their page has. ~Carol

  • cass

    My teenage daughter has stretch marks from weight gain in her prepuberty years. She has them on arms and legs on the back of her knees. She eats home made bone broth made with the feet and heads and other parts of the animal. Is there anything else she can do to repair the damage?

  • Dr Josh Lamaro

    Bone Broth is a good place to start for collagen and elastin and indeed gelatin.
    using a slow cooker or just a good old fashioned pot, half fill with marrowbone, shank offcuts, chicken frames, tendon etc (al available for pennies from your local butcher)
    boil/simmer slow and low for 5 hours.
    you will find it reduces heavily and some floating fatty globules will appear, this is the good stuff.
    the longer you cook, the more gelatinous it will become when cold.
    this can be added to soups as a stock or sipped on from a mug, its actually very tasty and nourishing. This type of broth forms the base for the vietnamese noodle soup "pho"
    ox tail can be stewed long and slow iwth tomatoes and beef stock, zucchini etc and is also very tasty with some parsnip mash

    hope this helps get you started :)
    Josh @ paleo osteo

  • Veronica

    Excellent article. Do you have any advice for small white spots on a dark skin.

  • Michelle

    I'm thankful to know that stretch marks and cellulite aren't hereditary. However, I don't know how to eat the nutrient and collagen dense food items that are supposed to help with it. Do you have any recipes or any advice on how to start incorporating these things into my everyday diet. I'm ready to be done with this cellulite!!

  • http://body ecology Leslie

    OMG! I received my COCO BIOTICS last week and it worked in an instant! I will continue to buy this product and the entire BODY ECOLOGY Line. I have Crohns and Colitis and I have been looking for a Natural way to help my body and Thanks to The BE System I believethis is it. Can't wait until my next colonoscopy to see how well I am doing. Thank you again : )

  • Carolyn

    Donna, Thank you for an excellent article!

  • Deborah Marshall

    I appreciate this information it is very eye opening, however due to poor nutrition in the past, I now have stretch marks and cellulite at the age of 50+ is there any way I can do away with this or make them less apparent.

    Kindest regards
    Deborah Marshall

  • nancy

    Thank you for your article! it's greatly appreciated-

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