Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Toxins deter Weight loss

Can't seem to lose weight? Maybe it is the toxins that have invaded your body.

The average person living in the developed world is now contaminated with at least 500 industrial toxins. We live in a toxic world and carry many toxins within us.

According to Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton, who published her work in the 2002 Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, between the years of 1930 and 2000, the rise in the use of synthetic chemicals matched the rise in the number of overweight and obese adults in the U.S. The liver plays a major role in weight loss and in metabolism functions. When the liver is overloaded (toxic), weight loss efforts may be blocked.

"A liver overloaded with pollutants and toxins cannot efficiently burn body fat," says Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS. "A tired, toxic liver is the number one weight-loss stumbling block."

Everyday, we are exposed to numerous chemicals that can wreak havoc on our health. These chemicals are not only found in the air we breathe, but also in the food we eat, water we drink, homes we live in and in the personal and cosmetic products we use.

Traditionally, overweight and obesity are caused by a number of factors from super-sized portions to sedentary lifestyles. Nowadays, experts believe that one of the underlying reasons for being overweight is an overload of environmental toxins throughout our body. The fewer toxins the body has, the more weight that probably can be lost.

A great way to lose toxins is through a radiant heat sauna which will allow the body to sweat out the chemicals through your pores. At Fitness Spa, we had one girl lose 10 pounds in a week from simply sitting in the sauna for 30 minutes every day. Try our radiant heat sauna free to see if it helps you. Drinking lots of pure water will help flush out toxins while you are sitting in the sauna.