Thursday, September 01, 2016

Fattening pollutants can slow fatloss…

Today's Post:  Thursday, 9-1-2016

“Toxic fat cells can block fat loss; & so can the pollutants in food & water that put the obesogens into your fat...”

I got this in an email from: Advanced Natural Wellness

"Obesity and diabetes are huge problems days. A lot of folks are calling this the “diabesity epidemic”. I see enough of this combination in my practice to agree with the moniker. These two problems generally go hand-in-hand.

If you have one of these issues – or if you have both – you probably work hard to get regular exercise and eat healthy foods. And it can be very disheartening if you aren’t getting the results you’re looking for.

So you’ll be glad to learn that today I may be able to provide just the help you need to break through any barriers you’re facing.

When it comes to weight loss, the idea behind eating a healthy diet and exercising is to reduce the amount of fat in your fat cells. However, there may be something inside those cells besides fat. And it could be what’s hampering your efforts.

You see, today’s world is loaded with toxins. They’re in your water, air, food, perfume, deodorant and all sorts of other items.

....these pollutants tend to bind to your fat cells. So they’re mostly found in fatty tissue. And they just keep building up inside your body, year after year.

The problem is, these toxins, often referred to as “obesogens”, are also creating a cascade of events that lead directly to diabetes and obesity.

This Could be Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Obesogenic compounds make your fat cells grow bigger, damage both your mitochondria and the beta cells (insulin producers) in your pancreas. This creates the perfect storm for insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity.

Many of these pollutants are also considered endocrine-disruptors. This is problematic, because your fat tissue acts as an endocrine organ. It releases hormones that regulate your appetite, satiety and ability to burn calories.

Additionally, endocrine-disruptors are known to slow down thyroid function – which can drastically reduce your metabolism.

So, let’s say your fat cells are loaded with these unhealthy toxins. Guess what happens when you diet and exercise to trigger fat loss?

Not only do your cells release fat. They also release these obesity-causing toxins back into your bloodstream.

This can suppress thyroid function even further… causing your resting metabolic rate to drop even further, too. This means you’ll burn fewer calories when you’re at rest. And your body’s fat-burning ability will fly right out the window.

It’s no wonder so many people hit roadblocks in their weight loss journeys! However, there is a way to overcome this seemingly unbeatable problem.

Flush Toxins from Your Fat Cells

Obesogenic compounds are all over the place. They’re hiding in your personal care products, plastic bottles and wraps, cans and Teflon coated skillets.

However, the foods you eat are actually one of the biggest sources of these toxins. So that’s what we’re going to focus on today.

Conventional fruits and vegetables are loaded with toxic herbicides, pesticides and environmental pollutants that bind to your fat cells. That’s why I always use the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list to check out which ones are laced with the most chemicals. All items on this list should always be bought organic.

Farm-raised fish can contain all sorts of chemicals. The most common are polychlorinated biphenyls, which have a direct link to obesity and diabetes.

Farm-raised salmon is, by far, the worst. Avoid it at all costs. Stick with smaller species of wild-caught fish like Pacific halibut, mackerel, Alaskan salmon, sardines, herring, rainbow trout and flounder.

Commercial livestock for meat purposes is exposed to a wide variety of toxins from their food supply. As in humans, these toxic compounds tend to collect in the fatty areas of the animal. Always choose lean cuts of meat and poultry from grass-fed/pasture-raised animals.

The faster you can get these foods out of your diet and replace them with healthier options, the faster you’ll be able to start shrinking your fat cells.

There are also a few nutrients that can help that can help clear toxins from your fat cells more quickly. As in humans, these toxic compounds tend to collect in the fatty areas of the animal.

At the top of the list is chlorophyll. This is the green pigment in green leafy vegetables. It has the ability to bind with a variety of toxic substances… and remove them from your body with your bowel movements.

You can eat more organic leafy greens. But I also recommend investing in a chlorophyll supplement. They come in pill, liquid or powder form. Choose whichever works best for you.

The main compound in green tea, EGCG, is also a powerful weapon when it comes to relieving your toxic load. It helps reduce your body’s burden of polychlorinated biphenyls and other pollutants.

If you don’t like green tea, you can always take it in supplement form. Look for one that contains EGCG and standardized to 60% polyphenols. For the most impact, set a goal of 240 to 320 mg. of polyphenols every day.

It’s also a good idea to boost levels of your “master antioxidant”, glutathione. People who show high levels of pollutants in their bodies often have depleted stores of this antioxidant.
Your body doesn’t manufacturer glutathione on its own. And glutathione supplements are not very well absorbed by your body.

However there’s another nutrient called N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) that’s a glutathione precursor. 500 mg. daily can boost your glutathione stores.

To your good health,

David Blyweiss, M.D." 

Here are my additions:

1.  Because the chlorophyll and soluble and insoluble fiber in organic green vegetables and the soluble and insoluble fiber in raw tree nuts and organic whole fresh fruit, directly remove these toxins, this is yet another reason that an eating style that includes an abundance of these foods lowers cancer and death rates as well as it does! (Doing this also cuts heart attacks and BOTH kinds of strokes!)

It also is another reason that a Mediterranean Diet with extra organic vegetables, no grain, and raw tree nuts and avocados and extra virgin olive oil has the documented health benefits that it does!

2.  Matcha Green tea, Whole Foods sells an organic version; and green tea extract also works.

So does drinking several cups a day of green tea.  Whole Foods and other stores carry Choice Organic Premium green tea.

3.  In addition to NAC, Dr Al Sears recently listed several other supplements that boost Glutathione: 

"There are other nutritional supplements that will also help increase your natural production of glutathione. Some of them are:

*Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) - This antioxidant helps regenerate glutathione and increases its effectiveness. Take 250 mg a day.

*Bilberry - This berry keeps glutathione from being depleted and increases its activity. Take up to 100 mg a day.

*Grape Seed Extract - This extract helps switch on your glutathione production. Take 60 mg a day.

*Turmeric - This powerful spice enhances the synthesis of glutathione. You can find turmeric's active ingredient, curcumin, as a supplement. Take 500 mg twice a day."

You can also eat organic blueberries which have other health benefits; and drink a moderate amount of red wine; and use turmeric with extra virgin olive oil and black pepper as spices in addition or if you don’t take these supplements.

4.  You can also avoid using many cleaning products, and cosmetics and insecticides and herbicides in and around your home.

5.  You can get and use advanced water filters and/or distilled water for your drinking and cooking water.  And, if you can also use them on the water you shower or bathe with that’s desirable.

6.  You also can escape fattening bacteria and harming your thyroid and simply be less fat by ensuring you never ingest MSG. 

Fast food restaurant food and spice blends and mustard and other condiments that list “spices” or even “natural spices” as ingredients almost always contain MSG.

7.  Eating Brazil nuts and taking selenium supplements and taking magnesium supplements and eating greens and nuts high in magnesium tends to block your body taking up mercury.

Eating tuna only occasionally or less, never eating swordfish, and never eating or drinking foods that contain high fructose corn syrup lowers your intake of mercury.

This too is important for fat loss.  Dr Mark Hyman had a woman client who ate right and exercised but lost little fat.  When he was able to help remove the excess mercury his tests found in her body, she lost 25 pounds of fat in about 3 weeks!


Between not wasting any of your calorie intake on foods or drinks that contain these obesogens; and eating the organic foods that tend to remove them; and taking the supplements and eating the foods the boost glutathione which protects you from them, you can do a lot to avoid these obesogens and prevent getting more.

This will definitely improve your health.  And if this is a block to your fat loss too, you may find you lose the fat these obesogens were forcing your body to keep!  

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