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Toxins Make You Fat

May 31, 2016 10:53AM ● By Candice Klein

Food may not be the only reason we gain weight. When the body accumulates too many toxins, new fat cells are created for fat storage to keep them away from major organs. The CDC estimates that an individual can have 167 environmental toxins and shockingly reported that 287 chemicals were detected in the umbilical cord.

Fortunately, our bodies have exit pathways for these toxins. One pathway is the colon or large intestine. Daily one to three well-formed bowel movements that break apart easily are healthy. Constipation defined, is dry, infrequent bowel movements, perpetuated by over processed and fiber-less food choices and diminished water consumption.

For optimal colonic function, consume 64 ounces of pure water daily and strive to eat 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day, the deeper and more variable the color, the better. Dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, chard, and arugula support the liver, our body’s filter.

Our body will refuse to eliminate fat if the toxic load is too high and new research states that detoxification before, during, and after a weight loss program, is beneficial.

Candice Klein, MEd, LMT is a licensed colon therapist and owner of Health Connections since 1988. Call 321-725-8347 for more information.

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