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Detoxification and Weight Loss

In my last post I discussed possible obstacles to weight loss

- Detoxification

- Inflammation

- Hormone Balance

1. Detoxification

A healthy diet and lifestyle might not be enough to achieve weight loss. I see this daily, women are frustrated with an eating program that used to give them good results but now the scale is stuck despite their best efforts. Could detoxification assist in weight loss? For me, healthy detoxification pathways and weight loss are inseparable. Detoxification plays an important role in maintaining a healthy hormonal balance which is important to facilitate weight loss.

What is detoxification?

Detoxification is a natural process where the body removes toxic by-products of cellular metabolism and normal body functioning, along with environmental toxins that make their way into the body. Today, we are exposed to much higher levels of environmental toxins and heavy metals than our ancestors which may not be sufficiently eliminated from our bodies. This could happen because of an increased environmental load in conjunction with a diet and lifestyle that doesn't support our body's natural detoxification processes. In addition, our genes can also play a role. Genetics play a very important role in detoxification and some people have genetic variations that are not optimal to support their natural detoxification pathways.

I like to support my body's own natural detoxification pathways through diet and lifestyle choices, and I will be discussing several ways that I do this in my next post.

There are times when I feel it is necessary to support detoxification through supplementation and herbals and you can talk to your primary health care provider to help support you through this process with a protocol based on your individual needs.

*Disclaimer : Health related information provided in these posts are for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or to treat any disease, nor does it replace professional medical advice. Always consult with your primary health care provider if you have any health concerns or queries.

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