Thursday, October 13, 2011
I was reading this article about losing weight and detox. I've started doing a detox cleanse ritual daily, and this sparked my interest.
Toxins In Fat: The Food Chain
We are at the toxic end of the food chain.
Since we are high on the food chain, we end up consuming the accumulated toxins of all the lower forms of life on the food chain. We eat the accumulated toxins in fat of lower life forms.
Pesticides and herbicides, for example, are lipophilic (meaning, they are attracted to fat molecules and attach to fat), they are sprayed in mass quantities on crop fields, and leech into the soil. As the crops grow, the toxins are taken into the cells of the crop. Herbivores eat these crops. Carnivores eat herbivores, and we eat all of it!
There is more, though, the toxins in the soil go into the ocean, they travel through air. Because they are Persistent Organic Pollutants, they biodegrade at an extremely slow pace, they can travel vast distances.
When they go into the ocean, plankton can absorb them, fish and marine mammals (which have a lot of body) fat are force to consume these toxins. All of these animals end up right back in our mouths.
This is the concept of bioaccumulation.
As humans and as omnivores (eating anything, plants, meat, and crap) we get the accumulation of toxic storage through the food chain into our mouths.
Our fat will store these toxins. Most of the toxins in, "Lose Weight With Detox" are lipophilic and accumulate in our fat tissues.
This is one of the reasons a detox is practically necessary in today’s world in order to stay healthy and lose weight and keep it off.
So do not eat animal fat anymore!
As for vegetable oil, get organic!
These toxins are real, they are not a neat little ice-breaker conversational piece to talk about.
This cumulative factor of stored toxins or chemicals in fat tissue becomes a greater threat when we eat animal products. When you eat an animal, you consume all the residual toxins which that specific animal has consumed in its lifetime and of which are stored in that animal's fat tissue originating from the air it breathed, from the polluted water it drank, and from the polluted food that it consumed. These toxins and chemicals, stored in the animal's fat tissue, now become stored in your fat cells when you consume that animal.
Toxins In Fat: Causing Weight Loss Plateaus
Another factor to keep in mind is that when you start to lose weight, the fat cells mobilize these toxins back into your system. When the fat cells become utilized for energy the toxins go back into your blood stream. These toxins are proven to suppress thyroid production and alter thyroid hormone utilization. Thus someone starts to have symptoms on subclinical hypothyroidism and hypothyroidism.
This can feel like depression, sudden and intense cravings for sweets and starches, and a sudden lock-down in fat loss! This can be alarming for someone.
This plateau is a good sign!!!
This is the indication that you are moving forward. Keep going and it will break. But you have to keep sweating and you have to stay extremely hydrated to keep the toxins out of your system.Toxins In Fat: Fat Protects You
This also puts body fat in a new light and a new perspective. Fat seems to have as one of its roles, a protective buffer for toxins.12
In fact fat is one of the therapies used to help a person detoxify!
Dr. Guy Weinberg developed a therapy to treat sever local anesthetic toxicity with fat injections to absorb the toxins. Through his use of this therapy and ample testing13,14,15,16 it was revealed that fat serves as a sink that removes toxins from the blood and vital organs.17,18
"... Lipophilic toxins may be stored in the body fat to a large extent. This storage will lower the concentration of the toxin in the target organ and thus act as a protective mechanism. In the same way, it is possible that fat storage leads …"19 (Dupin, et al.)
I hope this sheds some light on the subject of today's obesity epidemic and your difficulty losing weight.
I don't think I was ever taught to think of fat as my body's duffle bag for the insanity of toxic junk our world tosses at us every day. How much it makes sense that America is the fattest country in the world. We roam around without a care poisoning our water and air and soil like its coming back clean again tomorrow. It seems that it's rising up to bite us in our oversized butts. It's very ironic. The last laugh's on us. DETOX DETOX DETOX! Make sure you drink tons of water as you lose weight so that your toxins don't just balloon out more fat cells and put you back on the same page over and over again.
Down with the toxins! xD