More Cellulite Secrets & Story behind the CRT Skin Tightening System
February 10, 2000
Next week I will be traveling to New York City to workout/interview Candice Carpenter, the owner/CEO of iVillage.com. Candice, a 47 year old single mother of 2 daughters (age 4 and 6), seems to know the secret in balancing career, motherhood and fitness. She has always been a high achiever and lives life to the fullest... whether on her snowboard or in her boardroom. Can't wait to discover her secret how to maintain the energy level to "do it all."
New Format: Tip of the Week will now be delivered 3x a month on the 10th, 20th and 30th. My Webmaster has been busy redesigning the entire web site with scheduled release March 30th - April 1st. Last night I saw the first preview and wow, I really like it! Now I can't wait for it to be done!
Contest Winner: Congratulations to Jill Jade our new contest winner! She receives choice of Target Pop Video to fine tune her personal "target area" of weight gain (arms, legs, stomach or butt) and customize her workout program. T-Tapp Target Pop Videos feature T-Tapp target movements taught in depth to Point of Perfection. They're great for achieving ultimate results and when combined with the T-Tapp program really do give "spot reduction" - a hotly debated process never before achieved in standard exercise. But those of you doing the T-Tapp Workout know that with my original system, YOU CAN! And inch loss occurs within 10 days!
Cellulite System: For those new to my program, you can learn basic information about the CRT Skin Tightening System by reading my website. It is being recognized as the only homeopathic system available that controls (even eliminate cellulite) and enables the skin to regain elasticity. Instead of "patching" the problem with a thigh crème or special pill like other products on the market (which only give temporary results), the CRT Skin Tightening System actually helps the body repair itself. No more expensive treatments, machinery, or messy wraps.
Initially I created the CRT System for cancer patients undergoing chemo/radiation treatments, which alter or destroy their primary body functions (especially the lymphatic system). The CRT special brushing pattern stimulated their lymph system, increased circulation, helped eliminate their edema and assisted skin detoxification. The CRT Premium Blended Alfalfa (clinically proven to aid in the battle of cancer) provided nutrients necessary for collagen production for cellular/tissue repair and helped the body eliminate fluid retention resulting from treatments. Last of all, the CRT Fibertox formula (created by a PhD biochemist friend of mine) helped the body eliminate toxins created from the medications, chemotherapy and radiation needed to battle their cancer. Well... the CRT System worked and the medical community recognized its validity. However, those using the CRT System reported additional benefits: tighter skin and less cellulite. Female patients were thrilled to discover something that not only made them feel better, but also look better!
The reason why I was involved with cancer research and studied the lymphatic system extensively is because I am genetically linked to an aggressive form of brain cancer than killed my mother at age 29. I’ve had a "grape" size lump in my right armpit since age 19 and some projected that I would not live past age 33 since I would not allow them to remove the lump! Well, I know that "lump" is my body's way of fighting the disease! I became passionate about learning how to help my body help itself and to help others stay healthy. Prevention is so much easier than fighting disease. Every time I brush in the morning, my "lump" disappears for approximately 3 hours and if I do the Primary Back Stretch prior to brushing (a special 5 minute movement sequence I created), it doesn't reappear until evening. The CRT System is so effective at cleansing/stimulating the lymphatic system, most women report that lumps on their breasts disappear within 4 to 6 weeks. Think about it, our bosoms are primarily composed of lymph nodes. A healthy lymphatic system is so important in maintaining a healthy body. Cellulite is just a reflection that our internal system has a breakdown. It's not just fat! Having a healthy lymphatic system is one of the primary secrets to successfully reverse or prevent it appearance.
Alfalfa has been studied for years as being an effective anti-cancer nutrient along with anti-inflammatory properties (great for arthritis) since the 1940's. What makes the CRT Premium Blended Alfalfa so special is it's purity and how it is processed. It's nutritional content is superior and it is pharmaceutical quality (not food grade). I am very lucky to be able to get it. Thanks to a friend from medical school (many moons ago) who now works for a major Japanese pharmaceutical company that buys the entire crop organically grown in California. I'm allowed 100,000 bottles per crop. No one else in America has it. Because the crop is sprayed with ionic minerals during its growing period, the nutritional content surpasses any "food grade" alfalfa available in America. I am not allowed to reveal their special processing but I can share this... you will NOT gain weight with CRT Premium Blended Alfalfa! The only ingredient within the capsules is a blend of alfalfa - no fillers. Check out any herbal manual and discover all of the benefits alfalfa has but also notice that most manuals state that alfalfa may cause increase of appetite or weight gain. Not T-Tapp's Premium Blend – discover the difference yourself.
Alfalfa also helps the body rid itself of water retention. It's great for those who are sensitive to retaining water from carb consumption. Fact: one gram of carbohydrate causes body to retain 3 grams of water. Protein, however, eliminates water and alfalfa is plant protein. Water retention is one of the factors involved with cellulite production. I'm a water retainer (especially with pasta, wine, or soda!), but when I know I'm going to consume a lot of carbohydrates at one meal, I just take 2 Premium Blended Alfalfa capsules. In the modeling world, a lot of the models would wake up with "puffy" eyes from too much partying/eating/drinking the night before... but after taking 2 Premium Blended Alfalfa capsules, doing Primary Back Stretch and brushing the puffiness would disappear within 20 minutes! Before me, the industry recommended use of a product called Preparation H (ugh!), which was never intended for eyes!!
Alfalfa News: I was very excited when the American Dermatology Association reported in May 1999 results of a 15 year clinical study proving alfalfa having anti-aging properties both in prevention and rejuvenation – the clinical study proved that intake of alfalfa on a regular basis reverses aging of facial skin!
Now think about it, skin is one organ that covers the entire body (not just the face), so I was thrilled to have medical research backing what I had already seen for over 20 years. For the first 30 days, alfalfa is an important part of the CRT Skin Tightening System since it provides nutrients necessary for skin to create collagen. Fact: you cannot absorb collagen through a crème – the body must produce it. This is one reason why the CRT Skin Tightening System works.
Pictures Don't Lie: Take a look at reader/model Connie Tindall's before/after photos after doing the T-Tapp Total System (both Total Workout and CRT System) for 5 months. Her picture is in on the web site article for weight loss and cellulite... she is the person in the red, white, blue swimsuit. Connie lost 4 clothing sizes and when you look at her face, it appears that she had a face-lift. Well, she didn't! At age 48, her skin tightened as she lost the inches by taking the Premium Blended Alfalfa for 5 months along with daily CRT brushing. But now she no longer has to take alfalfa to maintain her tighter, cellulite free skin – she only dry brushes each day using the special 5 minute CRT pattern.
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Additional Tips: In addition to the CRT Skin Tightening System, here are some tips for those want or need "body perfection" like in the modeling industry (models battle cellulite too!) or for those who get cellulite easily (like me). In a previous tip of the week, I let everyone know about ”Fruit of the Earth" clear aloe gel. This gel is inexpensive ($5.25 for 12 oz), but very effective. It helps "feed" the skin externally and seal in moisture at its dermal layer. Just apply right after shower/bath – apply lotion or oil afterwards. It is odorless and not sticky. Added benefit: use after shaving legs or armpits – no more red bumps! (Available at drug stores, larger grocery stores, and Wal-Mart.)
Once a week soak in moderately warm bath filled with one half to one cup of mineral salts (use either sea salt, mineral salt, even Epsom salt works). Skin needs minerals – loss of elasticity is often due to mineral deficiency. This is why I always made sure my models swam in the ocean daily when they came for high season (3 months) to South Beach (Miami, FL). What a difference it made within a week! But you can create "sea water" at home. Check out the spa "salts" available at your local health food or bath and body store. Epsom salt is very inexpensive and available at drug stores.
Furthermore, lavender essential oil will help your skin. I add this to my mineral bath. It "heals" the skin and relaxes tension from the body. Your face will look younger too! I'll do a separate newsletter on lavender since there are many benefits to this age-old secret!
Don't soak in too hot of water - hot water makes circulatory system sluggish. Soak in warm water, but for stubborn cellulite apply hot/cold treatments to specific area (stimulates circulation – constriction/dilation) after the bath. Use hot washcloth to "heat" area for 60 seconds, then follow with ice application for 60 seconds. Repeat twice. A heating pad works well too. For ice application make a Dixie cup "Popsicle" -- easy to hold and apply evenly without melting ice in hands.
Iron, found in regular tap water, has been proven to break down skin. Previously I revealed dermatology discovery of phytic acid's ability to neutralize iron. This ingredient is in the Enfuselle Hydrating Toner created for the face, but models have been using it on cellulite areas along with Enfuselle C+E Repair P.M. for ultimate skin repair. Models make more money than the average female, so I never really shared this secret before, BUT I am happy to report that the Enfuselle skin care line FINALLY came through with a moisturizing body lotion that contains both phytic acid and antioxidants for skin repair AND retail is only $17.25 for 8 fl oz. So body perfection is affordable for all. If you want more information regarding Enfuselle line, send self addressed stamped envelope to my office and I'll mail you two samples of the C+E Repair P.M. along with scientific information why Enfuselle’s patented delivery system is superior to anything else on the market today.
Another model's trick that works temporarily is applying fresh coffee grounds to affected areas of cellulite. It's a little messy, but the caffeine will extract any water retention from tissue. This helps when you are wearing a skirt/pant made of thin material – an additional 1/8" matters. Just remember though, most models are living in hotel rooms during working season and have maids available to clean the messy bathtub!
"Blow your Buns Oil" is another model secret. This self-heating essential oil mixture combines several top grade essential oils to stimulate cellular growth, tissue repair and detoxification. The lab that creates it only does it for distribution within the modeling industry because their quality of essential oils is not "cost effective" for mass distribution. Cost for 4 oz bottle is $29.95 (models pay $39.95). To use, just apply to affected area then take blow dryer and heat area for 60 seconds... thus "blow your buns". I can get this oil but it isn't necessary to achieve successful cellulite control/elimination... instead I suggest brushing twice a day and save money, BUT for you diehards wanting perfection, I can get it for you – just email request - receive in 2 weeks.
Don't soak in chlorinated water! If you have a body that gets cellulite easily, try not to swim or stay in a Jacuzzi very long. Chlorine definitely affects elasticity of the skin – any chemical is toxic to the skin and will break down its structure. If you must swim in public pool or Jacuzzi that is chlorinated, be sure to immediately rinse/shower – don't just lie in the sun afterwards. Plan your mineral salt bath at home on days you swim and apply aloe gel afterwards to offset damage.
Get a professional massage at least twice a month! This really makes a difference with cellulite control, but you still need to brush in the special CRT pattern to tighten skin. Massage doesn't exercise the skin, but it does move the lymphatic system to eliminate stored toxins. Be sure to drink lots of water afterwards to flush the body, otherwise you pretty much waste your money since toxins will just return to lymph nodes. Models get massages at least once a week to keep their moneymaking "machines" cellulite free. It is amazing how much better thighs look with weekly massages. Discover the difference "lymphatic drainage massage” makes. Want to get the most from your massage? Do the Primary Back Stretch movement right before it!
Exercises that help control/eliminate cellulite: First of all, Primary Back Stretch is the big secret to success for maintaining weight, fat burning and cellulite control. Do this 5-minute movement sequence first thing in the morning. Do it before dry brushing for even faster results. You'll feel the difference immediately and you should see a difference within a week. This rehabilitative movement is available on separate Target Pop Video for only $19.95. Hoe Downs is another movement I created that really does the trick when wanting to take cellulite off the thighs and lose inches! It is very lymphatic and aerobic, yet you never put your arms above your head and there is no jumping. It is available on separate Target Pop Video for only $14.95. Both PBS and Hoe Downs are part of the T-Tapp Total Workout. Awesome Legs is another move I created that will crush cellulite within 2 weeks. This 5-minute movement is featured on my website, so you can print it out for free. It is on Mini Max #4 for lower body (27 minutes) and it is available on Target Pop Video for only $14.95. This exercise is used in all the Paris modeling agencies where thin thighs are necessary. Parisians never have thick thighs! It not only effectively gets rid of cellulite; Awesome Legs will reverse bulky thigh muscles. It's also known as being the quickest way to lose fat from the thigh – spot reduction is possible with Awesome Legs. Last of all, try to combine 20 minutes of walking/jogging 3x a week while regaining control and 2x a week to maintain cellulite free results. Here is what I do when getting ready for a photo shoot: I walk on treadmill at .5 to 1.0 incline set at 4.2 speed level for 3 to 5 minutes making sure to use my "KLT" (knee to little toe) technique with each step. Then I jog 7 to 10 minutes without any incline at 6.0 speed. Repeat walk without incline at 4.2 for 3 minutes. Repeat jog for 4 to 7 minutes and finish with walking. I range from 20 to 30 minutes. I do this 3x a week to get "perfection” with day off in between and only once a week to maintain. Sometimes I do it early in the morning in my neighborhood. I always do Primary Back Stretch prior to walk/jog. You might not be able to jog as long, but don't worry – it's the combination of walk/jog that's important, not how long the jog is. Sometimes I spray Pyruvyl Glycine prior 3x, middle 3x and finish 3x for extra fat burning/endurance.
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Thanks to all who have answered questions regarding the effectiveness of the T-Tapp workout on the iVillage Boards "Equipment/Video Review" and on "Workouts that Work”. I really, really appreciate your words letting others know that my workout works and the encouragement to others to give it a try. THANK YOU! Word of mouth (people talking to others) is still the best advertising and because of you, Candice Carpenter requested me to come to NYC for an interview and to workout. I'll let you know what happens and I will have a copy of the interview within a future issue of Women's Fitness… and possibly on my web site sooner!
Testimonial that really "pumped" me up: check out iVillage "Equipment and Video Review" under fitness bulletin boards where personal trainer "Athena" wrote "T-Tapp Workout Rocks!" She has taught Pilates, Yoga and regular fitness for over 25 years. When you read her review of the T-Tapp Workout, you'll realize from a trainer's educated point of view what's involved within the T-Tapp Workout and why it works for all women regardless of age or fitness level – even for her! It's too long to type out on this newsletter, but it will be on my upcoming redesigned web site under testimonial page. Thanks Athena! Hope to see you at the Belleview Biltmore Fitness Retreat March 9-12 – it would be fun working out together.
Until next tip on the 20th… Best wishes to all!
P.S. I didn't forget about Fibertox, which is also an important part of cellulite control – check out archives on detoxification. I discussed Fibertox benefits during that newsletter and this one is long enough!