I shall never ever lose this memory. I was giving a weight-loss forum when I did what I thought was an off-the-cuff reference to the connection between weight loss, the environment and a detox diet.
Of course, living in a toxic environment is most likely our most critical barrier to fat loss, I declared to a class of long-time dieters, a great number of whom attended exactly because they counted on me to offer a few break through ideas for achieving their weight loss objectives. This has been an issue which they’d wrestled with for several agonizing years. When our bodies are assaulted by so many agricultural pesticides, petro-based fertilizers, additives, preservatives, antibiotics, hormones and environmental toxins, its damaging to our physical wellness and it makes it immensely formidable for our bodies to lose body fat and keep it off permanently.
I was ready to move on to my succeeding topic when I was stopped by a number of demands for more explanation. ‘Before you move on, a female injected who was about to reach thirty, and who also after the class opened up to me that she had a regular runner and a avid dieter ever since her teenage years. I know harmful substances that contaminate our environment are injurious for our bodies in general. Sure every one is aware of that. But give us specifics on how does pollution have anything to do with our problems with keeping unwanted weight off our bodies – and why is it critical to learn how to detox your body naturally?’ The high count of nodding heads across the room told me that this female was far from being the only dieter puzzled about this correlation.
And so, I explained to her the liver is our body’s filter responsible for neutralizing all kinds of substances, from the waste products of everyday metabolism to the significantly rising volume of toxins pollutants found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, our sources of food , beauty and cleansing products and workplace. One of the most significant results of an overstressed liver or liver with too much toxins is that it becomes so swamped it cannot fully metabolize fat. Hence, our liver releases fat and cholesterol back into the circulatory system, defeating your reduction of body fat and making you vulnerable to numerous health problems, such as indigestion, fatigue, high cholesterol, inability to concentrate, rapid mood changes, arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune disorders. A toxic liver also generates disastrous consequences for your skin health, giving you a tendency for having rashes and blotchy skin.
Moreover, your colon – which functions to help your total body detox itself and expel both natural waste products in our body and toxins is also laboring under a double strain. If you’re not eating adequate amounts foods rich in fibre, and most of us aren’t, especially if you subscribe to a low carbohydrate meal plan, your colon does not have the required fiber it needs to do its job well.
An overworked colon means that toxins and gall or bile (a important substance secreted by the liver) has been staying in our gut for longer periods. Ultimately, the body will reabsorb these toxins and send them back to the liver a second time.
And that is just the health aspect of this issue. You should also be aware that toxins and waste products left in the colon can calcify and produce an impacted condition that induce the colon to expand, resulting in added pounds and inches to your abdominal area. That is commonly mistaken for fat, but it’s food waste and by products.
Hence, I concluded, a toxified liver and a heavily encumbered colon will sabotage the benefits of a healthy diet program much quickly than a a bacon cheese burger! What’s the point of restricting ourselves to control our food intake if our organs are buckling down under the strain of processing large amounts of toxicants in our systems?