By Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O.,D.A.C.B.N., MS
Obesity has hit epidemic proportions and the world is desperate to do anything to lose their unwanted fat.
Although eating a healthy diet and exercise is paramount to losing fat, there is one little unknown fact that will prevent millions of people from ever losing fat.
According to the US government, this one thing is considered the number one pollutant in the human body and will put a quick halt to ever reaching your desired level of fitness and fat loss.
One of the major causes of the obesity epidemic is the unprecedented level of phthalates or plasticizers.
The problem with these toxic environmental toxins is the fact that they are difficult and near-impossible to avoid. Today, they are found in every species even in the most pristine wild.
These toxins have so damaged the chemistry of even animals in the wild that the polar bears in the Arctic have human diseases such as hypothyroidism and osteoporosis.
Phthalates are the highest pollutant in the body and are more than 10,000 times higher than any of the thousands of other environmental toxins.
In fact, they are so pervasive that now children six years of age have levels that used to take adults until the age of 40 to accumulate.
The government agencies’ scientific and medical literature have clearly documented that a huge amount of these environment toxins (phthalates) come from our water, soda and infant formula bottles, food packaging, cosmetics, nail polish, mattresses, couches, carpets, clothing, medications, styrofoam cups, IVs, vinyl flooring, construction materials, home wiring, computers, industrial and auto exhausts, etc.
The sad point is the fact that these toxins stockpile in the body and overwhelm our ability to detoxify them.
We routinely measure them with a wonderful test called Phthalates & Parabens Profile(https://www.gdx.net/product/phthalates-parabens-test-urine).
In addition to the damage these environmental toxins do to the biochemistry of losing fat, they have also been known to be associated with difficult to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, ADD, syndrome X, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, allergies, and much more.
The label that a disease has is now less important. All we care about is what caused the disease and what biochemical corrections are necessary to get rid of it and actually bring about a true solution, a word you rarely hear in drug-oriented medicine.
What is even worse is the fact a pregnant mother’s phthalate levels (look at how many are continually drinking from plastic water bottles, etc., thinking that it’s something healthful) hugely influence not only the development of the child’s brain and glands, but even future fertility and cancers in their unborn children, not to mention, of course, obesity.
What you need to understand and something the researchers have forgot to mention is the fact that fat stores a huge amount of our chemicals, so the more overweight you are the more difficult it is to lose fat. Interesting, but at the same time depressing.
The bottom line is many people will never lose weight or solve their medical problems because they have not gotten rid of the phthalates and other environmental pollutants that have damaged their chemistry and genetics.
One of the key ingredients to ridding the body of these harmful toxins is first to do what you can to avoid it (STOP DRINKING OUT OF STYROFOAM CUPS and PLASTIC BOTTLES) and invest in a far infrared sauna.
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