Our society implies that fat people are lazy or gluttonous. In fact, there are many reasons why people are fat. One is hormonal and I’m not talking about the good hormones, the kind we use for bioidentical hormone restoration. I’m referring to toxins in your life that act like hormones.
Exercise more. Eat less. Those are the messages we get about treating obesity. We get them from the media, from our friends and family and from our doctors. One message is not heard very often—that it’s our environment that is making us fat. There are many toxins that are now considered to be “obesogens.” That means they make us fat.
I’m going to focus on one of them: BPA (bisphenyl A). It has been found in 93% of US adults tested. It is used in plastics production. It is in the lining of canned food cans. It is in the plastic water bottles your “healthy” water comes in. BPA probably works in multiple ways to confuse your brain and body. It sends messages to create more and bigger fat cells. It confuses our hormonal messaging and makes our brains think we are stressed. This results in glucose and insulin regulation problems which lead to increased risk of diabetes. Obesogens also disrupt our hunger and satiety controls.
BPA studies in mice show increased obesity and cholesterol. Other studies in mice show that offspring are heavier weight when the mothers are given BPA. This could mean that in utero exposure to BPA and other obesogens results in fatter babies and children. We see that 6 month old babies are heavier than they used to be. The bottled water you drink in pregnancy can contribute to obesity in your child.
PAINLESS WEIGHT LOSS WITH A DETOX
The number one thing to do is cut down your exposure. Stop drinking water out of plastic bottles unless they say “BPA Free.” Purchase organic food when possible. Avoid canned and packaged food as much as practical. Minimize or avoid the use of nonstick cookware. Minimize the use of all forms of plastic, particularly for food storage and preparation. Glass and stainless steel are best.
The next thing to do is get the toxins out of your body. Our Core Restore Detox Kit contains everything you need to begin getting toxins out. We will be presenting you with a step by step plan for removing toxins and losing some weight at the same time at our September Detoxification for Health event at the Sklar Center.