“Most people do not realize and are never told there is a huge association between a toxic body and the ability to lose weight.”
Loretta Lanphier, NP, BCTN CN, CH
There is simply nothing healthy about too much body fat. Not exactly “breaking news,” right? Consider this: too much fat is not only unhealthy but downright toxic. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize and are never told there is a huge association between a toxic body and the ability to lose weight. Like so many other people, you may have tried everything to lose weight, such as becoming a “gym rat,” trying every new fad diet that promises you will look twenty years younger, scouring the internet in search of the latest weight-loss “secret” or fat burning pill, or obsessively eyeing the scale every morning. If you have jumped through all these hoops and have yet to experience any significant weight loss or maybe have even gained more weight, read on — there is hope. Now is the time to get honest with yourself by learning about body toxicity and the importance of addressing it to achieve total body health and well-being. Among other health benefits, you will find that stubborn pounds will begin to fall off. Sound too good to be true? Take a deep breath, relax, and read on…
Reasons for a Toxic Body
The more toxic or inflamed your body becomes, the more difficult it will be to lose weight and, more importantly, keep it off. For example, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink, along with negative emotions, provide a constant stream of toxins going into the body. These toxins significantly impact your health, resulting in inflammation and accumulations of fat — both of which can make losing weight difficult or nearly impossible. If body toxicity is not addressed, losing weight is hampered.
The build-up of toxic and irritating chemicals causes inflammation throughout the body. For example, toxins like PCBs, which accumulate in fat, are a huge concern. Most folks consume the Standard American Diet (SAD), which includes hormone and antibiotic-laden meat and dairy, GMO grain-fed animals, and even farm-raised fish fed with fertilizers. As you ingest these hormones and chemicals, they eventually find their way into your digestive tract — which composes up to 80% of your immune system. And let’s not forget the mercury found in most fish, the chemicals and solvents in Acrylic nails, chemicals and toxic excipients in your personal care products that you slather on your body every day, and mercury amalgam dental fillings. All of these are toxic, cause inflammation, and are also disastrous in your attempt to lose excess weight.
Love Handles & Stomach Pouches
The “love handles” and “stomach pouch” around your waist could actually be toxic-waste storage sites. These are the body areas where most people have difficulty losing weight. Toxins can trigger inflammation, a huge health issue, and the primary cause of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, and many other degenerative diseases. Are these health concerns rampant because most diet programs never teach you how to eliminate toxic overload? I believe the answer is a resounding YES.
A Toxic Body Often Exhibits the Following Health Concerns
- Chronic Fatigue
- Degenerative Disease
- Memory Loss
- Premature Aging of Skin
- Skin Disorders
- Hormone Imbalances
- Emotional Disorders
- Autoimmune Disease
- Constipation and Digestive Tract Issues
When you have a toxic body and your liver and digestive tract cannot process and eliminate toxins effectively, you can develop a condition called “toxic overload.” Some initial symptoms of toxic overload include lack of energy, depression, cravings for sugar, environmental allergies, food sensitivities, and excessive mucus pr duction. Other signs of a toxic body include foggy thinking, mood changes, constipation, sallow and saggy skin, respiratory issues, joint aches, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and easily contracting colds, flu, and infections.
Diet and a Toxic Body
Most of us consume far less fiber than the body needs while simultaneously ingesting excessive amounts of white sugar, refined white flour, saturated fats/hydrogenated oils, and way too much non-organic animal protein. Your digestive tract needs fiber to help neutralize toxins and keep things moving in the intestinal system.
Diets rich in organic whole grains, organic legumes, and organic fresh vegetables and fruits provide the digestive tract with an abundance of fiber which is a must when dealing with inflammation. But how many of us eat that way? Unfortunately, not many. Because we are a society of convenience, we are more likely to consume fatty, sugary, and floury foods or go on the latest low carbohydrate/ low fiber diet. The result is that the acidic food we eat sits in our digestive tract for days, where it gradually putrefies. This often causes constipation, which can add more poisons back into your body. It also highly challenges your already overtaxed liver, which as the primary filter of the body, is supposed to filter out all toxins and poisons. The good news is that your liver is very forgiving and does the best it can, even under the harshest of circumstances. Still, after a while, it will begin to operate less efficiently and will not properly metabolize fat due to the daily assault of toxins. Hormones are also metabolized in the liver, and if not processed properly, weight gain can result — especially in women. Performing liver/gallbladder flushing along with total digestive cleansing is essential to not only a healthy intestinal tract but will also help to alleviate the onslaught of toxins that your body is exposed to daily.
Granted, people do lose weight on low carbohydrate diets, but there may be a price to pay. The effects of low carbohydrate diets are disastrous for both health and long-term weight loss. Low carbohydrate diets encourage the over-consumption of very acidic foods such as high protein meats like beef, chicken, fish, and pork. These diets also encourage very low consumption of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, which help to purify the body, add oxygen to the body, add minerals to the body, and eliminate toxins. The result is the ingestion of too much protein, along with insufficient amounts of stomach acid and enzymes to digest it efficiently. Emotional stress, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and poor exercise and dietary habits also conspire to deprive the body of adequate amounts of stomach acid needed for proper digestion. All of these factors combine to make it difficult to digest the excessive amounts of meat recommended on low-carb diets. It then putrefies in the digestive tract and overloads the liver and intestines, leading to inflammation and weight gain.
Elimination Concerns = Toxic Body = Inability to Lose Weight
All of us have a toxic body to some degree, and we all have a certain amount of poisons stored in our bodies. We can compare this to not taking out the garbage in our homes every day. Soon, the garbage piles begin to overflow, and the odor starts to consume your home. This happens in your body when you take in toxins and don’t get rid of them via proper and effective elimination. Your body has a very efficient waste management system that keeps you healthy when it’s functioning correctly. However, like a home where the garbage is not removed, your digestive tract (remember this is where 80% of your immune system resides) can become overwhelmed with toxins that result in inflammation — which then can cause a myriad of diseases.
How can this be avoided? Unless you live in a bubble, toxins bombard you daily, mainly because we have allowed our water, air, and food sources to become so very polluted. The chemicals used in pre-packaged and GMO foods, prescription drugs, synthetic supplements, household cleaning products, personal care products, and lawn care products contain an over-abundance of toxins. And daily, we literally walk through a maze of hormones, electrical-magnetic frequencies, and dangerous chemicals just by going outside!
The Weight Loss Solution
Don’t lose hope. There is a solution to every situation. And you don’t have to listen to an hour-long presentation before getting the solution. The solution for a toxic body is “detoxification“—a process that will help your body to eliminate toxins, which will then help you lose weight and eliminate inflammation to boot.
Detoxification is NOT about popping pills, eating mass quantities of only two to three “special” foods, or exercising until you drop. It IS about cleaning up your body by removing toxic overload and enabling it to be in a position to heal and repair itself and let go of fat.
Be aware that during cleansing and detoxification, your cells, tissues, and organs start to dump accumulated waste products from cellular metabolism, as well as chemicals, pesticides, and other toxins. You may feel a bit worse during the detoxification and cleansing period. However, this is only the initial result of truly eliminating built-up toxins. While it may be uncomfortable for a while, it will not last long, nor will it harm you. It is a good sign that your body is responding to the cleansing efforts.
Below are some very simple steps that you can implement to aid your body with the removal of harmful chemicals and toxins and help your natural waste management system keep them out.
Ways to Decrease Your Exposure to Toxins
- IMPORTANT. Perform a complete oxygen colon cleanse.
- Next, perform a liver/gallbladder cleanse once every two weeks for the first two months. After that, do a flush quarterly at the beginning of every season.
- Perform a chemical and heavy metal cleanse after your digestive tract cleanses and liver/gallbladder cleanse.
- Consume half of your body weight every day in ounces of clean, pure, or filter d water. Avoid tap water. Purchase a water filtration for your home or use a water filter carafe, as most bottled water is unhealthy and possibly full of toxins.
- Eat more organic plant-based foods and less meat and dairy. Thoroughly wash all vegetables, fruits, and meats before preparing them.
- Eat at home. It will save you money and protect your body from the toxic ingredients of fast food and pre-packaged foods.
- Consume healthy fats and oils every day, such as organic flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil, and coconut oil. Eliminate all hydrogenated oils and fats.
- Avoid inhaling smoke of any kind. Make your home a “smoke-free zone.” Incorporate air purification in your home and place of work.
- Wear protective gloves and masks when using any chemicals or solvents.
- Replace all home-cleaning and lawn chemicals with organic products.
- As you lose weight and fight inflammation, work with a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner to eliminate as many prescription medications as possible, including over-the-counter meds. Stopping toxic meds will give your liver a considerable break and allow it to be more effective at ridding your body of built-up toxins.
- Take a high-quality probiotic and prebiotic every single day.
- Take an organic multi-vitamin/mineral complex every day.
- Take digestive and systemic enzymes every day, which can help tremendously with inflammation.
Commit Right Now!
Are you tired of being overweight? Are you tired of the aches and pains of inflammation? If your answer is yes, it’s time to get serious and begin by flushing the years and years of built-up toxins out of your body. I highly encourage you to follow the suggestions above – that is, if you are “sick and tired of being sick and tired” and ready for change.