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Introduction

An overweight and obese future for America: how to avoid it?!

The consequence of being overweight on your health.

The epidemic of overweight and obesity which is ravaging the US is very worrying, not only because it touches adults, but also more and more kids and teenagers. Fifty-nine million Americans are considered obese, and 300,000 die each year from related causes, making this disorder the second-leading cause of death after smoking. So many things have been said and written on this problem, and yet no one seems to be able to pin down what is causing this disaster. Or maybe scientists and doctors have been looking at the wrong place? You will learn in this article about a very important factor which makes Americans more and more overweight and obese and how to remedy this problem simply and easily.

We all know too well that both overweight and obesity increase the risk of many diseases and health conditions like:

  • heart disease
  • some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • high blood pressure
  • high triglycerides and cholesterol
  • sleep apnea and respiratory problems

The National Health Institute (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sponsoring many studies to try to understand what is causing such an alarming outburst of overweight and obesity in the US. The CDC indicated 3 years ago that 65% of American adults aged over 20 were either overweight or obese, with 30% being clinically obese. Overweight and obesity increase the risk of poor health. We hope these results will serve as a wake-up call to Americans of all ages .. said an expert. Three years down the road, things are looking even worse.

Watch your waistline!

Have you checked your BMI (Body Mass Index) lately? Want to try? you can do it here or here
Have you always been in the normal range, do you eat healthy and do you exercise regularly? Even if you do, it does not necessarily mean you are safe! Here is bad news: it looks like you are still at risk for overweight and obesity in the future - this is horrendous conclusion of the latest scientific study of the Framingham Heart project which surveyed 4000 patients over 30 years.
Does it mean we are all doomed to dress in size XXL at some point? Read on and you'll see there are simple and easy ways to avoid such a nightmare. But first, you need to know what are the real causes of obesity.

What makes Americans overweight and obese?

Sadly, pointing fingers at overeating, bad diet and lack of exercises won't help to solve this massive problem, simply because they aren't the only culprits for this disastrous epidemics! Medical studies 1 show that the exponential exposure to toxic chemicals plays a major role in overweight and obesity. Experts are starting to understand that in utero or neonatal exposure to environmental chemicals, notably hormone-disruptors (like bisphenol A, read further!), plays a role in the rise of obesity. Why? - It's simple! A lot of these chemicals are fat-soluble and your body uses fat to store them because it cannot get rid of them. This is because most of your everyday chemicals didn't exist 50 years ago ... so your body may not be equipped to eliminate all of them properly. More importantly, some of these chemicals (hormone-disrupting pesticides or phthalates that you can find in some personal care products and perfumes) are well-known to sabotage the natural weight-control mechanisms of the body and to promote weight-gain. Dr. Baillie-Hamilton MD 1 says: Once organophosphates get into your body, chances are they will proceed to damage your weight control systems, making it just that little bit harder to lose weight in the future...

Dr Jerrold J. Heindel from the prestigious US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences wrote in one of his articles: "(Science) provides fascinating examples of chemicals that have been tested for toxicity by standard tests that resulted in weight gain in animals at lower doses than those that caused any obvious toxicity. These chemicals included heavy metals, solvents, polychlorinated bisphenols, organo-phosphates, phthalates and bisphenol A"2. Don't let these chemical names mislead you: these chemicals aren't limited to closed bottles in regulated laboratories, they're everywhere... Just as an example, Bisphenol A (BPA) is a potent hormone-disruptor and is found in plastic bottles and metal cans, in plastic coating of children's teeth to prevent cavities, in some pesticides, fungicides, antioxidant, flame retardant, rubber chemical and many other places...
You can find more information about the ravages of bisphenol A on the very informative website of the book Our stolen future

Detoxify regularly to ban extra fat from your body.

Here comes the good news: we are not all doomed to be obese or even fat! The study above is just a statistical projection and luckily not everything that is projected has to happen. But you have to be proactive to prevent this statistic to apply to you.

If your body is loaded with these weight toxic chemicals, spending hundreds or thousands of $ on pills, weight loss clinics and special diets won't give you much results because your weight metabolism is thrown off balance. So whatever you lose will come back once you stop your strict dietů If chemicals in your body are causing you to gain weight, you need to get them out of there.
In order to help your body to gain control over its weight, you obviously need to eat reasonably and exercise consistently, but you also want to DETOXIFY REGULARLY! Detoxifying means to flush toxic chemicals and toxins out of your body.
There are a few ways to detoxify naturally. One very efficient way is to use clay. Dr Cindy Engel wrote a very well documented book about how animals heal themselves in the wild. She quotes: Clay has long been used as a detoxifying substance in traditional medicine as well as in food preparation...Clay mixed with foods containing toxins makes them edible. Animals use it instinctively, like parrots in the rain forest to protect themselves from the poison of some seeds they feed on 3.

Clay is a very potent and safe detoxifier. It has been used for millennia all over the planet to heal and cleanse people and animals. Taken internally (yes, it's safe and beneficial to drink it) or used externally, it acts as a sponge and a sticky paper for toxins and chemicals (as well as for some bacteria, viruses and parasites). When you start a detox cure, take clay at least for 3 weeks daily and drink a lot of water. There are only a few instances where Clay intake isn't appropriate: if you are pregnant, or if you have high blood pressure or chronic constipation. Outside these 3 restrictions, clay will help you tremendously by deeply cleansing your body of toxins, chemicals and pollutants.
You can read more about clay detoxification and easily start your detox cure right away.
Use clay regularly with a healthy diet and a reasonable amount of exercise. This way, you give yourself the best chances to stay slim or to get back to slenderness. Enjoy energy, health, and a sexy silhouette thanks to the oldest natural remedy of all times: clay!

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1 Dr Baillie-Hamilton works at the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group at Sterling University, Scotland, UK

2 Heindel, J.J. "Endocrine disruptors and the obesity epidemic" Toxicol. Sci. (2003) 76, 247-249; Stokstad, E. "News focus: pollution gets personal" (2004) Science 304, 1892-1894; Baillie-Hamilton "Chemical toxins: a hypothesis to explain the global obesity epidemic" (2002) J. Alt. Compl. Med. 8-2, 185-192; http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/

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4 Engel, C. "Wild Health: Lessons in natural wellness from the animal kingdom" 2002 Houghton-Mifflin Co. p62-70

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