Or should I call this “Are Chemicals Making You Fat? “
A new study that is being reported in the media is apparently the first to link chemical pollutants with obesity in humans. They report that previous studies have been on animal and show that environmental chemicals found in plastics and pesticides can make the animals more prone to overweight. They can alter gene function leading to disease and obesity.
But one previous study found that women with the highest levels of organochlorines (DDT, lindane, PCB’s -all now banned but persist in the environment) in their bodies were found to be fatter than those who had lower levels.
Environmental health and metabolism specialist Dr Paula Baillie-Hamilton has been conducting her own research and wrote her first book about the need to detox chemicals to get the weight off and stay slim in 2002.
How do chemicals make you fat?
1. Synthetic chemicals damage the appetite center in the brain so you end up eating more to feel satisfied
2. They damage your body’s mechanism to burn foods efficiently for energy production.
3. They interfere with the way the body burns stored fat.
You can read more about detox for weight loss in my article at Ezine Articles
Did you know that according to the EPA the average American consumes four pounds of pesticides each year and has residues from over 400 toxic substances in their body? Living in a chemically-based world has made toxicity a much greater concern for the 21st Century. Detox is necessary more than ever before if you want to improve your health, lose weight or stay healthy.