Eliminate Toxins, Drop Pounds!
Did you know that most of the processed food on grocery store shelves contains harmful substances?
The common food toxins found in processed foods include:
- Nitrates in processed luncheon meats
- Omega-6 fatty acids in oils from cottonseed, corn, soybean, safflower, and others
- Processed sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) commonly found in soda
- GMOS or Genetically modified foods
- Residues from pharmaceuticals, manufacturing chemicals, and other toxins in meat, eggs, and dairy
- Pesticides and herbicides in conventionally grown produce and grain
When combined, all these toxic factors can result in low levels of fat-burning hormones and high levels of fat-storing hormones in the body, and this dreaded combination can sabotage your fat loss efforts and ruin your chances at having the slender body you want.
This is why you've had such a hard time losing weight, even though you do everything right. No amount of exercise and dieting can help you lose weight if your hormones are preventing you from getting the body you deserve!
One study from Princeton University showed that a diet which included sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup was associated with more weight gain than ones with the same level of natural sugars instead.
It's not just how much you eat, it's what you eat.
Detoxification program to rid their fat cells of hormone-blocking toxins to unlock their natural ability to shrink fat cells.
One research study conducted by Uppsala University in Sweden concluded that there is a clear relationship between high levels of the environmental toxin PCB (a coolant and lubricant used in manufacturing) and the amount of body fat around the belly. Belly fat is known to increase your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, among other dangerous conditions.3
One of the reasons your body holds onto fat is because it uses that fat as a "safe" storage facility for toxic compounds like pesticides and mercury.
Your body naturally protects itself by holding onto both fat and water to mix the toxins with your excess body fat and water weight. This is how your body reduces the harm that toxins do. Unfortunately, it also means you're gaining a lot of weight you don't want!
That's why you should seriously consider detoxing your body.
Research by Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero showed that detoxification can even reduce oxidative stress which has been linked to causing diseases like ALZHEIMER'S.4
That means that if you try to lose weight without detoxifying your body, you could end up with more oxidative stress and illnesses including Alzheimer's disease. This is actually part of the reason why losing weight is so difficult and even painful for so many people.
Even our own bodies can produce toxins without us even knowing. If all these sources of toxins aren't properly taken care of, the build-up can cause critical hormone imbalances which may lead to serious health issues and weight gain, and could end in obesity.
Yes, it's true that 68.7% of Americans are overweight or obese.
That startling statistic is partly due to the build-up of harmful toxins around us.
One of the main problems with trying to lose fat (especially around your belly) is getting those stubborn fat cells to let goof the locked-in fat so the body can cleanse harmful toxins and flush fat away.
The key to finally releasing this type of fat is:
Rebalance Hormones, Release Stored Fat.
How Toxins Cause Weight Gain and Hormone Problems
Toxicity affects our hormones and triggers weight-loss resistance. So, in order to lose weight you have to fix your hormones. Leptin is the hormone that tells the brain to burn fat for energy. If the brain is not receiving the correct message from leptin due to toxic overload, the body will not burn fat for energy. Lasting weight loss is therefore not possible when the body is in a state of toxicity.
What is the Proper Diet to Lose Toxic Fat?
The fastest and most effective way to jumpstart the release of toxic pounds is to follow my whole foods based Cellular Healing Diet. When treating a patient who needs to lose toxic fat, I always begin by addressing the reduction of inflammation in the body, which is at the root of modern disease. A body carrying toxic fat is an inflamed body. Lasting weight-loss will not occur until inflammation is under control, and the approach must begin at the cellular level. Following the Cellular Healing Diet allows the body to heal and recharge its 70 trillion cells, and assists in the removal of toxins and the regulation of hormone function. To immediately begin decreasing inflammation and promoting detoxification and hormone regulation, start with these three fundamental changes right now:
Remove Bad Fats and Replace with Good Fats
Bad fats found in the form of hydrogenated vegetable oils, trans fats and rancid vegetable oils create toxic cells leading to chronic inflammation and many health conditions including cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and the inability to lose weight. On the other hand, good fats such as organic coconut oil, grass-fed butter, pastured eggs, heavy cream, MCT oil, raw cheese and nuts, and cultured yogurt work to decrease inflammation at the cellular level. Good fats (or “God fats”) are the most important, yet absent, nutrient in the modern American diet.
Change the Meats You Eat
Conventional and organic, grass-fed meats are not created equal. When conventionally raised cows are fed an unnatural diet of genetically modified grain instead of grass, changes take place in the cow’s fatty acid ratio and denature the good fats into toxic fats. Conventionally raised meat has fatty acid ratios very disproportionate to those of organic, grass-fed meat. When toxic meat is eaten it creates inflammation and toxicity in your body leading to weight gain. Ditch feedlot meat, pumped full of antibiotics and hormones to boot, and choose organic, grass-fed meats raised as God intended, to aid in losing toxic fat.
Remove ALL Processed Grains and Refined Sugars
To restore and heal a toxic cell, you must remove sugar and everything that your body turns into sugar from your diet. Removing grains from your diet controls inflammation by eliminating a sugar called amylose. Amylose is present in all grains except corn, and triggers inflammation by spiking blood sugar, especially in those suffering from inflammatory conditions like heart disease, arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and IBS. By removing dietary sugars, your blood sugar and insulin levels will regulate, inflammation will decrease, and true detoxification and weight-loss will occur.
If you want to use this detox program to initiate weight loss, you should avoid foods that contain starch.
By switching your diet to a 100% certified organic and non-GMO, you're eliminating exposure to the very chemicals that are intoxicating you. The other things that are important to avoid are gluten, corn and corn derivatives, dairy, peanuts, carrageenan and food dyes. These are all pro-inflammatory foods that will add to or promote the progression of any inflammatory condition that you may be suffering.
If we scrubbed floors on our knees all day for a living then fell and scraped our knees, when would our knees heal? If we don't stop exposing our knees to the floor which continually irritates them, they won't be able to heal. If you don't avoid the very same toxins that are making you ill, your body can't heal.
Consider the fact that most major religions have historically incorporated fasting multiple times per year to purge or cleanse the body. History has acknowledged that stepping back and giving the body a break and getting "in tune" with your body is of importance.
Take Home Message to Drop Toxic Weight
- To lose weight you need to fix your hormones and decrease systemic inflammation by lessening your toxic load
- Cut out refined sugars, grains, bad fats and conventionally raised animal protein
- Add in plenty of good fats and organic, grass-fed meat to your diet
- Experiment with intermittent fasting to heal your gut\
- Include Far Infrared sauna therapy and detox support supplements to accelerate weight-loss