Could A Toxic Environment Play A Role In Obesity?

Published September 17, 2014

ObesityIt can be disheartening to stroll through a store these days; the amount of people riding around on scooters due to obesity is astounding. The statistics today are just frightening; two out of three adults are overweight or obese, one in three children is obese, and one in three children born in 2000 will eventually become Type 2 diabetic. We spend billions of dollars on healthcare associated with obesity when this money could be better spent elsewhere.

Recent studies suggest that it may not just be a matter of diet and exercise; we have toxins stored up in our bodies from our environment which can cause a disruption in the way our body processes sugar and also how cholesterol is metabolized. Body cleanses and detoxification programs have been popular for years, and now studies are proving that detoxing the body can indeed help with weight loss.

It is important to remember that removing the toxins from the body is not the answer to weight loss, it merely enhances it. In fact, detoxification and exercise are one and the same in some cases. When a person exercises they usually breathe heavier, which is bringing oxygen into their lungs and helps to remove toxins. Exercise also causes a person to sweat which is another method of removing toxins; sweating for a minimum of 20 minutes, three times a week will help to push those nasty toxins right out of the body through the pores.

Another way our body processes toxins throughout the day is through the kidneys, which acts as the bodies filter. The kidneys also make red blood cells and help to regulate our blood pressure. Drinking enough water throughout the day to keep the kidneys flushed is vital to the human body’s ability to function properly. If the kidneys are not flushed regularly toxic waste can build up and be reabsorbed. Fiber is another great way to remove toxins from the body as with every bowel movement we are removing toxins from our body. Toxins that are left to build up in the digestive tract can be absorbed back into the blood stream leading to eventual organ failure and even death.

The good news is that anyone can do something about their weight if they choose to. It will not be easy but with a sympathetic support group and some willpower change can be accomplished. Part of the change will be to remove the toxic environment around you as much as possible. Change your cleaning products to all natural, purchase an air purifier to remove airborne toxins and buy products that are organic.

Setbacks are bound to happen but if you can work your way through the disappointment and get back on track success will follow. The key is to find what motivates you, such as a loved one or a specific goal; make a positive change every day and you will find yourself feeling better, eating better and setting a positive example for those around you.

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