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Lose Toxins, Lose Fat

Sep 25, 2012 02:51PM ● By Susan L. Jackson

What makes fat so easy to put on and so hard to take off? One reason is toxins. Toxins are often defined as any substance that is harmful to our bodies. Our modern environment is full of chemicals from many sources, including synthetic substances in the food we eat, the containers we eat from, artificial ingredients in the toiletries and cleaning products we use, artificially formulated prescription medications. The list goes on. Stress, physical injury, and emotional trauma are known to increase toxin levels in the body.

When toxin exposure is at a minimum and our bodies are functioning optimally, the liver processes water-soluble toxins and excretes them from the body. When overwhelmed by too many toxins, the liver is unable to naturally cleanse the body of these toxins. Instead it converts them into a fat-soluble form that accumulates in our fat cells and helps protect us from the effects of these impurities. Freeing the body of toxin-ridden fat cells is not so easy. Diets are not successful long term because they don’t address the need to cleanse the body.

Symptoms caused by toxins include headaches, fatigue, memory loss, brain fog, skin problems, muscle or joint pain, emotional upset, neurological problems, sleep problems, visual disturbances, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Toxic chemicals have been linked to impaired immune function, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, and cancer.

Cleansing the body of toxins releases fat cells without the loss of muscle mass. Fat comes off more easily. More fat lost and more muscle retained equals, not only pounds lost, but also a leaner, healthier appearance superior to weight loss with muscle loss and retention of toxins. With fewer toxins in the body, organ systems function better, skin appears smoother and healthier, eyes are clearer, and energy is renewed. You not only look better, you feel better.

Susan L. Jackson, PT is a Physical Therapist and weight loss consultant. She can be reached at Health For Life 321-259-0555. For more information, visit