Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have received so much wonderful feedback on the blog, the OH Detox and the products we have that are contributing to your health and wellness. You have also been great on letting us know what’s on your mind and areas that you would like to know more about. One of those areas is the effect that toxins have on our body and why they contribute to weight gain.
If you are struggling to lose weight despite eating well and exercising like mad, toxins are the likely culprit interfering with your body’s metabolism.
Scientists recently uncovered a surprising and disturbing fact: Environmental toxins make you fat and can cause diabetes. Inside the body, these toxins interfere with our ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol.
Why isn’t anyone talking about it?
Because there are no drugs to treat it = no money to made by drug manufacturers.
Obesity and diabetes are two of the biggest problems plaguing our Country’s health. To help solve this we need to turn our attention to the burden environmental toxins put on our bodies.
Why organic vs. conventional?
When you consume food with toxic chemicals, such as residue from the pesticides found on many fruits that do not come from an organic farm, you are consuming something that does not belong in your body. Since many of us don’t know our farmers or suppliers directly, buying organic provides us the assurance that the food that we are buying is free of the unwanted toxins, GMOs and harmful additives that we don’t want.
So what’s the big deal?
Toxic synthetic chemicals (prescription drugs, food additives, pesticides and herbicides) are highly fat soluble therefore when the body is exposed to these substances it then creates fat tissue as a storehouse for those toxins that cannot be processed and eliminated from the body. Therefore creating more fat on our bodies.
Even babies are contaminated.
The average newborn has 287 chemicals in her umbilical cord blood, 217 of which are neurotoxic.
A group of insecticides and herbicides used in the growing of food, cosmetic, and medicinal ingredients, known as Carbamates, are also used as growth promoters with penned/caged livestock production. Carbamates slow down the metabolic rate. So, the same synthetic chemicals used on our fruit and vegetables are used to fatten livestock! Carbamates are also used in medicine to promote weight gain in humans.
So what can I do?
STOP ADDING MORE TOXINS INTO YOUR LIFESTYLE!
Just because your house is dirty we don’t turn it into a free for all and add more trash and dirty laundry to it because “it’s already messy”. We need to start by not adding any more trash and starting the cleaning process.
- Eat organic fruits and vegetables as often as possible. Organic foods are grown and produced without preservatives, additives, and toxins.
- Avoid processed foods as much as possible. Most are made with flavor enhancing additives (toxins) and have preservatives to prolong shelf life at your grocery store.
- Support certified organic products that hold ‘integrity’. What we mean by integrity is this. Just because you see an “organic” granola bar it doesn’t mean it’s good for you. It could be made with copious amounts of organic sugar. Yes, the sugar is organic and it’s better than High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) but it’s not something that will help you lose or maintain your weight.
- Filter your own water and carry it with you in stainless steel bottles. Many bottled waters contain contaminants that disrupt our metabolism as well.
With a diet rich in organic, chemical-free foods, losing weight is much easier. You will also feel better as these foods are processed and assimilated through your body the way nature intended.
To your health and wellness always,
Donna and Daniela