And now they are finally acknowledging the role that toxins play not only in our risk of diseases such as cancer, but also in our increased fat deposits as our body desperately tries to protect delicate tissue by walling off these toxins in our fat. It is also why once you start to make progress in losing weight you’ll often plateau. You see as you metabolize fat you release those toxins, in the form of organochlorides, into your system, which then interfere with your thyroids ability to function, stalling weight loss.
These toxins come from our environment, prescription drugs (esp. antidepressants) synthetic hormones (which are also in our environment as xenoestrogens) antibiotics, and artificial sweeteners all of which change our gut flora leaving us susceptible to weight gain, immune dysfunction (including autoimmune diseases) and yes even depression and learning disabilities!
With these new challenges to your health you need a more integrated approach to effectively lose weight and maintain your health. First you must have high quality nutrients available that include powerful anti-oxidants to manage the organochlorides as they are released into your system during fat metabolism. (They also help manage the daily assault from our foods, environment and pharmaceuticals.) You also require those nutrients to build healthy new cells as you body replaces itself on the molecular level every 11 months.
Another wonderful tool we utilize is called a FitBomb. The FitBomb is an infrared sauna that is equipped for you to perform resistant band workouts while building muscle and efficiently metabolizing fat. Another wonderful thing about the FitBomb, as you work out in the infrared sauna yo ur sweat rate increases and 40% of that sweat is composed of toxins.
The thinking that needs to shift is as follows: You do not get healthy by losing weight. As you reclaim your health by making healthy choices and participating in health supportive activities, your fat will melt away and your weight will normalize for your healthy body.
For more information on our weight loss and health reclamation approaches contact Health Pyramid at 1-800-893-5000.
Yours in health,
Dr. Kathleen Hartford
1.USA Today It was easier to be thin 20 years ago. Michael Harthorne, Newser10:05 a.m. EDT October 3, 2015