Struggling with your excess weight? It May Not Be Your Fault
Based on the World Health Organization’s 2012 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Report
Have you been losing the battle of the bulge, especially around the stomach, hips, and thighs?
If have been carrying this excessive poundage in these areas, it is a strong indication that your hormones are out of balance. If you have been dieting and exercising to lose this weight you will not win unless this balance is restored.
Most people are unaware that hormones are the leading risk factor in weight gain and loss: Most people don’t realize that hormones control a person’s metabolism, fat storage, fat burning, cravings, etc.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, or EDCs, cause your hormones to go out-of-balance. The World Health Organization has labeled EDCs as “obesogens,” which are directly tied to obesity.
EDCs are any substance that interferes with the function of the hormone, or endocrine, system and can adversely affect health. There are about 800 different chemicals that fit this description. The disruption of the energy storage-energy balance endocrine system is a cause for obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
“Obesogens” is a new class of endocrine disrupting chemicals and it includes substances shown to alter components of the hormonal system that control weight gain such as adipose tissue, the brain, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle and the gastrointestinal tract. These chemicals disrupt your metabolism, fat storage, bone development and the immune system.
Obeseity is a widespread problem in the United States. Thirty percent of all Americans in 2007 were clinically obese; 65% were overweight. It is becoming an epidemic in children today when more than 6 out of 10 children are obese or will be later in life.
Although there are several factors that cause obesity – genetic, behavioral and environmental – we now know that weight loss and weight gain are ultimately controlled by the endocrine system. When there are EDCs interrupting the body’s internal communication system regulating fat development, hunger, pleasure-related reward mechanisms, fat burning, insulin and body weight, there is no exercise or diet program that can correct the problem.
These “obesogens” can increase the number of fat cells, change the reward center of the brain to affect appetite, alter food metabolism, change insulin sensitivity, etc. When this happens the body’s hormonal system is thrown out of balance and change set points to predispose people to obesity.
Why is this happening today? Data suggests that we are being exposed to countless chemicals in the environment and at home that are causing our hormone levels to go out of balance. We are exposed to BPA (in plastics), various pesticides, air pollution, lead, nicotine, MSG and many pharmaceuticals which lead to changes in our cholesterol metabolism and weight gain.
Medical drugs for contraception, hormone therapies, fat regulators, beta-blockers, antidepressants and antibiotics are made with EDCs.
Normal household products – such as shampoos, hair products, toothpaste, soaps, and lotions – contain chemicals such as solvents, preservatives, plasticizers, antimicrobials and fragrances.
Household cleaners, toys, electronics, furniture, building materials, paints, paper, clothing, lawn & garden supplies and pesticides contain chemicals that create an imbalance in our body’s hormone system. These chemicals are powerful inducers of adipogenesis (fat formation) which increased weight gain and obesity.
But there is a way to restore your health, hormones and reach your ideal weight. NutriMost’s advanced NRF Technology can determine the exact endocrine imbalances. Once we correct the underlying cause for your excessive weight, your body can eliminate the toxins, burn excess adipose (fat) and restore balance to hormones, microbes, and neurotransmitters.