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Did You Know that Chemicals Can Cause Weight Gain? – they are called Obesogens.

Convincing evidence suggests that diet and activity level are not the only factors in weight gain.

Have you heard of Obesogens? These are chemicals, either natural or man-made, that take control of your metabolic systems, causing weight gain. They come from compounds found in certain plastics; in pesticides and fungicides; in soy and sweeteners; and in the hormones that are injected into our livestock. These obesogens increase appetite and disrupt normal development and lipid metabolism, all of which can lead to obesity.

Chemical “obesogens” may alter human metabolism and predispose some people to gain weight. Fetal and early-life exposures to certain obesogens may alter some individuals’ metabolism and fat-cell makeup for life. Other obesogenic effects are linked to adulthood exposures.

The idea that chemicals in the environment could be contributing to the obesity epidemic is often credited to an article by Paula Baillie-Hamilton, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2002.10 Her article presented evidence from earlier toxicologic studies published as far back as the 1970s in which low-dose chemical exposures were associated with weight gain in experimental animals. At the time, however, the original researchers did not focus on the implications of the observed weight gains.

The role of environmental chemicals in obesity has garnered increased attention in academic and policy spheres, and was recently acknowledged by the Presidential Task Force on Childhood Obesity11 and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Plan for Obesity Research.

Want to take action?

CLICK HERE to join my 28 Day Gut Matters Online experience begins November 5 and covers ways to clean your body of many of these toxins!

 

Be Your Own Health Detective PART 1

One of my goals in my life is to teach people to be their own Health Detective. Our bodies are comprised of many interdependent systems and when there is an imbalance in one area it affects the inner workings of others.

I call the skin our “second mouth” as it is the barrier for all the environmental “food” we are exposed to (internal/external) .With your skin being your largest organ at approximately 20 square feet for a 120lb. person – it is our first line of defense. It has major functions to perform:

  • detoxification
  • filtration
  • protection
  • temperature regulation
  • absorption of nutrients
  • a sensor connecting us to the outside world.

With all these bodily responsibilities the skin has, you can see how something in our environment (internal/external) can cause a response that may trigger the skin to perform differently in its attempt to return to its natural state of wellness. By slowing down enough to see the skin’s responses as the clues they are – we can begin to uncover and detect the best route for our return journey to balance and well-being.

Yet, often we forget about taking care of our skin as an organ!

CLICK HERE for my FREE EBOOK called Love the Skin You’re Living In – 10 Habits for Glowing Skin

PART 2 of being a HEALTH DETECTIVE will look closer at how the skin gives us messages and how to listen!

Sugar is our #1 Recreational Drug of Choice

One of my favorite snacks is frozen yogurt. I always get the fat free variety!

Well…. when you look at the ingredients label and sugar content, I am  better off eating a candy bar!

I thought low-fat yogurt was supposed to be good for me??? Think again……..So now the research is taking a turn and looking at a new villain causing lifestyle diseases: SUGAR!!!!

Sugar, and refined flours create conditions in the brain  similar to what happens with cocaine and heroine. Sugar and flour can affect your brain just like drugs of abuse. Research shows that rats already addicted to cocaine and heroine will SWITCH and turn to sugar, that’s how powerful it is!  It’s the refining process that makes sugar and flour so dangerous to our brains!!

My 5 Day Sugar Cleanse is the  beginning of re-wiring your brain chemistry and down regulating the cravings that you have become so accustomed to. After the 5 days I was amazed that I had no sugar cravings. My brain was so used to being stimulated by that oh so amazing sugar rush.

Within the 5 days I send daily e-mails with information about nutrition, the negative effects of sugar, research, etc. to motivate you throughout the week

EDUCATION  + PRACTICAL APPLICATION + ACCOUNTABILITY = OPTIMAL HEALTH

My next 5 Day SUGAR CLEANSE BEGINS FEBRUARY 5th CLICK HERE to join

 

 

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