Many know all the right things to do in order to lose weight; the right foods to eat, the right exercise program to follow. They drink enough water, they count calories religiously. They’ve tried a multitude of weight loss programs. They’ve lost some weight but either not enough or it’s come right back. Finally, they give up. What’s the point? It’s way too hard, so they might as well go back to eating whatever they want since it’s not making any difference anyway.
There is a reason for fat build-up and fat retention that most people are unaware of. It’s toxicity. Chemicals that we are exposed to get stored in the body’s fat cells. It’s a way for the body to attempt to protect itself from the attack of harmful toxins that have no natural place in our system.
Recently on The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Mehmet Oz introduced his audience to a relatively new word in the fight against fat: “OBESOGENS”, also know as endocrine disruptors, that are essentially chemicals you’re eating that are making you fat. These chemicals, found for example as pesticides on an apple, are digested and broken down. Dr. Oz explains how these endocrine disruptors “essentially hijack the regulatory system that controls your weight and promotes obesity by increasing fat cells, decreasing metabolism and altering the brain”s ability to manage feelings of hunger.” The obesogens go into and irritate the liver, and then get put into fat cells. These fat cells are forced to multiply and thus result in fat and weight gain. As long as we keep ingesting chemicals, the body will hold on to fat. These chemicals are in the form of herbicides, petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, heavy metals, food additives and synthetic drugs. Millions of pounds of antibiotics are injected into farm animals every year and our fruits and vegetables are bombarded with insecticides and pesticides.
Is there a solution? Is there a way to rid the body of these chemicals?
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The answer is yes; by incorporating a lifestyle of nutritional cleansing. The best cleanses are systemic, meaning they cleanse the whole body on a cellular level as opposed to targeting specific organs. They also contain high quality, natural cleansing agents in conjunction with nutrient rich ingredients that in turn replenish the body. Once toxins are flushed from the system, the body no longer has a reason to hold on to the fat and so a positive “side benefit” of cleansing is therefore the melting away of body fat.
It is important to know that true nutritional cleansing does not mean fasting or depriving the body of food, and that by incorporating healthy cleansing as a lifestyle, it is possible to lose weight and keep it off, fighting and defeating obesogens every step of the way.
Kristin Steinholt lives and laughs with horses in Golden, Colorado, and alongside her husband, Ken Emrick, helps people all across the country improve their health through nutrition.
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