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Monday, February 13, 2012

Detoxification for Longterm Easy Weight Loss

The battle to lose weight is for some men and women, a lifelong challenge. I have counseled many of my patients on how to lose weight effectively, with longterm results and not just a quick fix. Weight loss is a lifelong commitment to taking care of your mind, body and spirit in a healthy way, that then translates into a lean, firm physical body. It is not easy by any means, and requires self-control, discipline and a desire to get and then remain healthy.

With all of those factors in place, I have still seen a number of patients who continued to have difficulties losing weight. I found over the years, that there was a missing link for so many of my patients who diligently worked out and watched their diets. It was TOXICITY. I learned way back in naturopathic college that the body holds onto extra water and fat to dilute the toxins that have accumulated from the exposure either in environment, water and foods. We are all exposed to numerous toxins on a daily basis, some of which we are aware, and many are hidden.

I noted that a side effect of doing detoxification protocols with many of my patients was weight loss, even if losing weight was not the initial intention. For instance, I was working with Joanne who had some environmental exposures to heavy metals in her practice as a dental hygienist. After just a few short weeks of detoxification of Joanne's liver, kidneys and digestive tract with our VitaDetox supplement, Joanne magically lost ten pounds! She did not change her diet or add more exercise to her regular regime. Because she was able to rid her body of the toxins, the fat cells no longer needed to stick around to dilute those toxins and they shrank considerably. This resulted in a very pleased Joanne who reported that even though the weight loss was not her main goal, she was thrilled to lose those extra ten pounds that have been sitting on her hips for the past 10 years and despite everything she has tried in the past, was not able to budge.

When I continually noted the phenomenon of this "easy" weight loss with a number of my patients, I started to wonder myself about the more detailed explanation as to how this was occurring from a physiological standpoint. I was able to find data on the hormone called Leptin and its connection to obesity and toxicity.

In summary, there is a definite link between toxins in the body and the inability to lose weight easily. For more information about detoxification, see my book The Healthy Millionaire, and VitaDetox, a comprehensive detoxification supplement from VitaTree Nutritionals.

Dr. Janine Bowring is a naturopathic doctor and author of The Healthy Millionaire-The Secret to Manifesting Health and Wealth.

She is the formulator of VitaTree Nutritionals, a whole food supplement company.

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