D. The Obesogen Detox
Obesogens are chemicals we ingest which disrupt our hormonal system, which in turn can lead one in the direction of obesity. Whether one reaches full obesity or not, the symptoms of obesity begin to manifest as: weight gain, fatigue, reproductive disorders, and many more symptoms related to endocrine disruption. Some major source of obesogens are:
Xenoestrogens: These are found in antibiotics, phthalates in certain plastic containers and air fresheners.
Pesticides: There are thousands of pesticides sprayed on food, of special note, atrazine and DDE, but research ‘The Dirty Dozen’ to see that even the FDA does not want you to eat these 12 toxic foods, unless they are organic.
BPA: This plastic is in some hard plastic bottles, which hold sports drinks, and in linings of canned foods, unless the label says BPA free. BPA has been banned in baby bottles. Plastics have triangular markings imprinted within the plastic, so avoid plastics with the number 3 or 7 on the bottom, which may leach BPA. Instead look for the numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, which are unlikely to contain BPA.
BSA: This became the replacement for BPA, when the truth about BPA came out. However, it is just as bad as BPA. If in doubt, read your bottle manufacturer’s website, or write to them. Crystal Geyser wrote back to me, to inform me that their water bottles contain neither BPA nor BSA.
PFOA: THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN TEFLON COOKWARE, WHICH LEACHES INTO THE BODY, every time you cook on it. It is a known carcinogen.
PVC: Found in cling-wrapped meats, cheeses, and other plastic-wrapped foods. Also in the pipes leading to your faucet. Water Purifier is essential.
Polystyrene / styrofoam: This chemical leaches into your take-out coffee, and other drinks.
Meat, eggs, and cheese: All animals are given massive doses of Growth Hormone to increase their mass, which equals higher profits. So, only eat dairy stating “no BGH” on the label, or you will also get ‘fattened up’ too. Labels stating “Organic and no BGH” are even better.
High fructose corn syrup: HFCS is now in almost every type of packaged food, due to it being far cheaper to manufacture than sugar. Studies have found that regular consumption of hfcs will double your chances of becoming obese. High fructose corn syrup is not corn, nor is it fruit. Yes, it is derived from corn, but then the glucose in the starch is chemically converted into syrup. By the time you eat it, it is a chemical not a food. Due to the bad press HFCS has received, BE AWAR that companies producing HFCS have been granted permission to use the following terms on labels: corn syrup, fructose.
Tap water: Fluoride is only slightly less toxic than arsenic. Heavy metals are leached from pipes, and enter the faucet, Modern plumbing comprises PVC piping, which is a source of obesogens.
How to Detox from Obesogens
Obviously, you would avoid all the items on the above list. Secondly, the supplements most effective in removing obesogens from your cells, are:
reishi extract / tamarind extract / curcumin / calcium D-Glucarate / greens powders containing a blend of: wheat grass, alfalfa grass, barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, kelp, and cruciferous vegetable powders.
E) Vegan and Raw Foods Diet
This is the simplest diet of all, and only takes a week. For one week, give your inner organs a rest, and detox by giving up meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy.
Eat lots of raw and cooked vegetables, and as much fruit and fruit juice as you like. Any whole plant foods are allowed, such as nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains.
Avoid alcohol, refined food, and foods containing sugar.
This is a diet about cleansing, so don’t beat yourself up if you eat a chocolate, now and then, or a slice or two of pizza. Its about steering in the majority direction of clean, whole foods..
This diet can be done, at any time, after completing the above four detoxes.
Or do it if the above detoxes seem too challenging to do, for the moment.
What should somebody do after detoxing in terms of diet and lifestyle?
After completing any of the above detoxes, the change in how you feel, is life-changing. Most people completely change their diet, after having become aware of how toxic our environment is.
Some people, like me, are just so grateful for having been given a whole new radiant life, after completing all the above detoxes, that it is hard to imagine going back to the old lifestyle of ignorance.