The Hidden Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight

August 10, 2012 0 Comments

It has been common knowledge for some time that toxin buildup in the body can cause major damage. Toxins can diminish the human body’s ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. In time this leads to insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity.

Don’t think you have toxins traveling around your blood stream right now? In a recent report put out by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), scientists found that nearly every individual they tested was full of toxins, including things you’d never even image like flame retardants which were found stored in fatty tissue cells, and Bisphenol A, which is a hormone-like substance found in plastics.

Even sweet innocent babies were toxic with 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord, 217 of which are poisonous to nerve cells.

How to Rid Your Body of Toxins

Every single day the human body gets rid of toxins through four main channels: urine, feces, sweat and breath. However there are absolutely some ways you can aide your body detoxify.


It’s common knowledge that water is what helps your body flush out the toxins. A dehydrated body cannot function at its optimum. The kidneys are responsible for removing excess salt and toxins from the blood stream, and without water continually flowing through the kidneys, the salt and toxins build up and the kidneys become burdened. When this takes place, you could develop an infection and if not dealt with in time, the kidneys could start to shut down. You never want this to happen so be sure to keep your body hydrated.

Try a Juice Cleanse

A juice cleanse can help the kidneys in getting rid of hazardess toxins. By abstaining from solid food and drinking only juice from organic fruits and vegetables, particularly green veggies and herbs like Kale and spinach, the body can take a break and use the energy normally given to digestion to heal any illness and imbalances. The juices are full of nutrients and able to flush the kidneys helping to remove toxins through your urine.

Fiber is Essential

One of the most erroneous offenders of toxin buildup is constipation. Like water through your kidneys, your intestines and colon also need help in keeping things moving through the system. Water also plays a role here as does fiber. Eating fibrous foods like fruits and vegetables will help move the toxic waste out of your body.

Get Sweatin’

Were you aware that your skin is the single largest organ of elimination? When we sweat, we purge an incredible amount of toxins. exercising is not only good for your heart and lungs, exercising makes you sweat, and the more you sweat, the more toxins can be released.

As a side note, consider using a sauna if you have access to one.

Breathe With Your Belly

Fully inhaling and exhaling not only relaxes us and regulates certain bodily functions, it also gets rid of toxins. As you inhale you are drawing in fresh, life-giving oxygen, and as you exhale you letting go of stale air filled with toxic waste.

Think about taking some yoga classes every week as a big part of yoga is focusing on the breath. At the very least, take time each day to stop what you are doing and breathe deeply for a few minutes.

If you eat what you should and exercise a few times a week and you still find yourself struggling with your weight, consider the previous tips to purge harmful chemicals that are perhaps making you fat.

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