Detoxification, Health and Weight Loss
I introduced in my last article the concept of intestinal health and detoxification of the body as key principles behind weight loss. I think to many people this will be common knowledge, and to many others it will be news. However even if you’re au fait with the virtues of detoxing, it might be worth reading on to hear how I have detoxed myself.
Detoxing should be to my mind a gentle progressive procedure which we use to degunk our systems. Unfortunately modern living exposes us to so much junk, in every sense of the word, that we all really need to take steps to look after ourselves in this regard.
Now, I am really going to get technical here, because to my mind it cuts to the quick of the matter. There are all sorts of junk, non-foods basically, that we eat in our modern Western diets, things like trans-fats, which cause our bodies huge problems. But I will cover all this later. I want to speak right now about “adipogenesis”. Adipogenesis is the formation of fatty tissues, and there is now scientific evidence coming out that the all the chemicals floating around our environment cause adipogenesis.
These chemicals are everywhere, washing powders, air fresheners, food preservatives, paints, etc etc etc. Many products these days are chemically treated, and the scary thing is that the chemicals used are fairly unregulated, so we have all sorts of things to which our bodies are now exposed. Now there seems to be a clear link between these chemicals, and our putting on weight.
One explanation for this is that when our bodies are exposed to high levels of toxins, our livers become unable to handle the load, and therefore the toxins are sent to a safe place in our bodies where they can do less damage. I.E rather than floating around our essential organs, they are sent to our fatty layers, where they are effectively stored until our body is able to process them. Of course if we are continually under toxic stress, then we will never process them, and we will just continue to put on weight.
This model makes sense to me personally, since I have suffered from obesity and MCS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, for the last 10 years.
So the solution is relatively straightforward. Cleanse your body properly, and you will allow it to start getting rid of toxins. Once the toxins go, then the fatty layers become redundant, and can also go as well. It is as I say relatively simple, but it is not the orthodox view of weight loss either.
Cleansing as I say should be progressive and gentle. And I should also add, on-going. Once you start maintaining your body to a higher standard than previously, you might as well carry on that way. After all, our environment is not getting any cleaner.
The first step in detoxification is normally intestinal cleaning. But we can step back I think and do a deeper clean. The bloodstream can be a source of life… or death. If it is the latter, it’s best dealt with. My first detox suggestion is to rid your body of mercury and heavy metals. There is a society for mercury free dentistry where you can learn about how awful having mercury, nickel and cadmium in your mouth is, and how to safely and effectively remove it. Ok, I’ll see you in my next article.