ENVIRONMENT TOXINS can make you fat and cause diabetes. Inside the body, these chemicals monkey with your ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Over time, the changes can lead to insulin resistance.
This discovery should be headline news but no one is talking about it
Why? Because there are no drugs to treat it. In your quest to conquer the two biggest epidemics of our time—diabetes and obesity—we’ve got to turn our attention to the heavy burden environmental toxins put on our bodies.
If your body’s detoxification tools aren’t up to snuff, waste will build up
Overtime, the damage is similar to what happens when trash collectors go on strike and don’t pick up the garbage off the streets. The waste piles high, making the neighborhood smell bad and creating a breeding ground for illness. We don’t want that, right!?!
It starts by you feeling moody, lethargic, a bit spacey and struggling with weight gain and cravings! This is NOT how you are supposed to feel everyday. There is a much brighter learner life available for you.
Don’t let the word detoxification turn you off
You may think it sounds like a New-age idea or something from celebs in Hollywood on the heels of an alcohol or drug binge, but detoxification is a normal, every day function. It’s the body’s way of breaking down and eliminating anything that doesn’t belong. And, these days, there are a lot of things our bodies come into contact with that don’t belong.
The average newborn has 287 chemicals in her umbilical cord blood, 217 of which are neurotoxic (poisonous to nerves or nerve cells) (1).
Where do we start: We Take Out The Trash - Here are some key things to focus on to help your body rid of waste.
1. Pee: The kidneys are responsible for flushing waste from the blood.
Make sure you give them what they need by drinking plenty of water. Humans are predominantly composed of water (about 66 percent by weight for men, about 60 percent for women). Drink plenty of clean water, at least half your body weight in ounces of water, everyday! One of the first signs of dehydration is the color of your urine.
Your urine should be mostly clear (clear enough to read a newspaper through) or with only a slight tinge of yellow. (If you take vitamins, keep in mind that some nutrients, especially riboflavin, causes your urine to turn bright yellow.) But, if your urine is dark yellow or has a strong odor, chances are you aren’t drinking enough. Come up with a system to ensure your successful hydration.
I like these 5 water bottles with refrigerator holder and on Sunday I load them all up for the workweek. Then all I need to do is grab and go, check it out.
2. Poop: One or two well formed bowel movements every day is one of the best ways to give toxins a one-way ticket out of your body.
If that goal seems high you’re not alone. As many as 20 percent of people struggle with constipation. But bowel function is something you have a lot of control over. For starters, up your fiber intake. Fiber cleans out the colon by making our stool heftier and easier to expel.
Secondly, drink plenty of water. And, if you still can’t get going, then you need some help and this can include taking two tablespoons of ground flax seeds, taking acidophilus and extra magnesium capsules in the form of magnesium citrate.
3. Perspiration: Your skin is your single largest organ of elimination.
Make sure you’re maximizing the detox-potential of your pores by working up a sweat at least three times a week. Of course, heart-thumping exercise that gets the body sweating for 20 minutes, three times a week is ideal, since it confers other health benefits. And if you are local come try my Blastercise Class.
But, if that is not an option, consider using a sauna, steam or detox bath to trigger the body’s natural ability to detoxify itself through sweat.
4. Pranayama: The lungs are the unsung heroes of the body’s detox squad.
With each breath, they bring in fresh oxygen and help transport it throughout the body. Unfortunately, the air we breathe is not always clean. Every day the lungs filter out carcinogens in gas fumes, allergens from pets and plants, and spores of mold.
Restricted or shallow breathing can diminish the power of the lungs by preventing oxygen from reaching all of your tissues. Breathing deeply and fully will oxygenate your brain, body, and spirit, transforming your health in the process.
One of the best ways to harness the power of the lungs to heal and detoxify is to learn how to belly breathe. Start by putting your hand on your belly. Breathe out, squeezing the air out of your lungs with your stomach muscles.
As you breathe in, relax your stomach muscles and, after filling your lungs, try to push your hand off your belly with your breath, filling the lower part of your lungs. Continue to breathe in and out slowly through your nose. Each in and out breath should last to the count of three. Do this for five minutes a day.
If you are struggling to lose weight despite eating well and exercising your butt off, toxins may be interfering with your body’s metabolism. Consider applying the tips to your life. And if you want help, let us create your STEP-BY-STEP plan for DETOX and WEIGHT LOSS. Call today for your free 15-minute consult to discuss your goals and needs. 619.653.9656.
(1) Environmental Working Group “Study Finds Industrial Pollution Begins in the Womb”