Preface by Roman Catinca
Your own body care is influenced by the education and culture of the group in which you live. Think of the “grandmothers” living in the countryside, for whom body cream is just a sequence of words or the fad of a "lady".
Many say that this “grandmothers” have wonderful skin and, after sitting for hours in the sun, their skin is not as tainted as a woman's who has lived her entire life in an urban setting. Sometimes this is true, sometimes it is just prejudice.
I think the differences are: living in urban areas means that besides the comfort of technology we also have to deal with the discomfort of eating food not that healthy or wearing fashionable clothes, but not so good for the skin.
So it could not be more appropriate to learn to take care of our body, about its anatomy and physiology, to read things that today we can understand with the maturity that we lacked when we were students.
The fact that you are today in front of a book that teaches you what changes are happening to your body is a sign that our progress is in the right direction: we have in Romania professionals who can take care of us at international standards, but we also are patients who know what to ask from the experts.
And the book you are reading, as its author, Dr. Adina Alberts, are some of the best choices we can make in this area.
Foreword by Mihaela Tatu
When Adina Alberts asked me to write the foreword of her book, "Cellulite, a never-ending challenge", I was honored, but I felt - I will be suspected of lack of modesty - entitled. I do not know if she had a patient for whom her treatments had better results then in my case and I do not know if there is a woman more commited then me in the fight against cellulite.
Therefore, considering I'm an expert in everything related to the causes and the remedies for cellulite, I said I will not need more then to read between the lines of her book and... the foreword would be done! It was not like that. From the very first lines, my attention was caught by the complexity, rigor, precision and usefulness of the book, due to the seriousness for which Adina Alberts is known for and which is transposed in this book.
So I realized that when I decided to change my lifestyle, from eating to sports, through massage, relaxation techniques, teas, we took into account not just the cellulite (which I thought I knew so much about) but also the havoc it produces after a certain age, in terms of appearance. Following the Adina Alberts' endermology treatment, my looks improved.
But only now, thanks to Adina Alberts's book, I realized what were the many causes of cellulite and why many remedies I have tried against the "orange peel" had failed. I learned how the "huge publicity that was created around this pseudo-disease mobilizes fabulous sums, by promising great results by simply applying creams or taking of a pill. Authorities vested with the control and management of these consumer products prohibited countless times false advertising, forcing large companies to the reimbursement of large amounts of money to buyers. This explains why after only a year or two, "miraculous" cellulite pills promising total cure do not exist anymore on the market, or why some creams that just a year ago we saw in all media and on almost all TV commercials do not exist at the pharmacies anymore."
What seems to me to be more important and useful is that this book does not just treat cellulite, but it also covers notions of our body's anatomy, information on skin, hair, nails, metabolism as tools to understand the problem of cellulite. Knowing our body well, what's better and what not, with as much information about eating, diets and therapies. Thus we come to a better understanding of how our body responds to various external factors that we "bomb" it with, considering them as positive and necessary. And we are then amazed that we gain weight, that our skin looks tired, like an orange peel, and that we feel discomfort.
Dr. Adina Alberts's book gives us the opportunity to learn to make friends with our bodies and makes us understand that cellulite is a first warning, that the body warns us about some conditions that we have and we do not know or lurk around the corner. We must recognize that although women want to be beautiful and to delay aging as much as possible, we could not have a pleasant appearance, regardless of the standards of beauty, without good health and without peace and inner balance.
But why always talk only about women? Men would be amazed at the fact that they will realize some conditions that they could not explain until now or by finding solutions to some problems. It is a book for everyone, for all ages and all classes.
I thank Adina Alberts for the initiative, the fact that she led thought the end and especially for the care she shows in the work we do for my health and appearance and, at the risk of repeating myself, for her seriously and sincerity.