The obesity causes are genetics, environment, lifestyle. It is being seen more and more that certain toxins are a disruption of key mechanisms in weight management.
The key biological systems involved are neuro-endocrine-immune systems the mitochondrial energetics and redox status.
Foreign molecules are causing obesity, this includes medications like:
psychotropics in particular, monoamine oxidase[MAO} inhibitors, Lithium, valprate,
Mirtazapine,clozapine,olanzapine, some selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors [SSRIs] such as Fluoxetine, seraline, and paroxetine actually promote weight gain through various mechanisms.
We spend so much money to develop the magic pill to cause weight gain, but are defeating the purpose, because if medications cause weight gain then most certainly envirnmental toxins will do the same.
Why? Because they interfer with metabolism, overload hepatic function [detoxification is made more difficult], and disrupt central weight-control systems [already in the body are certain triggers to keep our weight balanced], they promote insulin resistance, alter circadian-rhythms, increase inflamation, interfere with thyrid function, damage the mitochndria; All of which causes weight gain.
We live in a virtual chemical soup of toxins, our exposure comes through our food supply, our air, the VOC gasses in the homes and offices that surround our bodies every day. In fact Eighty thousand new chemicals have been introduced since the year 1900. Most of these have never been tested for their cumulative effects on living tissue.
We can test for these various toxins but unfortunately they are quickly moved by the body to storage sites like inside of fat cells or in our muscles and bones, or organs; so any test we do on the blood and urine will underestimate the amount of toxins we have circulating and purcolating in our bodies at any given time. The body does this storing to preserve itself. If all those poisons were running around loose in our bodies it would kill us. Now you see why our bodies hang onto the fat it has accumulated, because releasing the fats releases the poisons.
The body is also stressed by Internal toxins, those that arise from bacteria and yeasts in the gut: and leading to increased inflamation and oxidation; including endotoxins, toxic amines, toxic bile, various carcinogenic [it means it produces the atmosphere needed for cancer to begin] substances like putrescine and cadaverine.
EWE! What are they?
putrescine-[from Wikpedia]related to cadaverine; both are produced by the breakdown of amino acids in living and dead organisms. The two compounds are largely responsible for the foul odor of putrefying flesh, but also contribute to the odor of such processes as bad breath and bacterial vaginosis.
All of this is what your body manufacturers in response to things like Candidiasis.
cadaverine-[also from Wikipedia] is a foul-smelling molecule produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. It is responsible for the smell of urine and semin.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO DETOX?
>Drink lots of pure water, eat more fiber. This floods and pushes out the toxic stuff and we get rid of it.
>eat garlic every day. It purifies.
>eat more beans, fruits and nuts, the same effect as the first two.
>probiotics can help, even fermented foods, sauerkraut, kefir, Kombucho tea. Make our bowels more healty to get rid of toxins from Candidiasis etc.
>citrus peel, caraway and dill oil contain limonene a toxin-fighter
>eat lots of fresh whole vegetables, preferably locally grown and non-GM.
>Sweat a lot, it rids the body of toxins. Exercise and saunas work well for this.
>eat cruciferous veggies day, brocolli, cauliflower, etc. getting healthy really helps
>juice from celery, carrots, cilantro,beets, parsley, ginger
>take detox teas with burdock root, dandilon root,ginger, licorice, sasparilla, cardomom seed, cinnamon bark and other herbs
>detox the Liver every few months.
>x-rays, microwaves, dust and allergans, any aluminum, cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust.
>Air out your dry cleaning before wearing
>have houseplants to clean your air
>filter your air with HEPA filters
>for reduced Glutathine levels
>hidden infections [Lyme, H.Pylori, etc.]
>heavy metals [hair analysis]
>mold and spore antibodies
I continue to take the following which are really helping me to heal:
CellPower™ to cover the basics, also
FLAX SEED OIL for my colon, but of course
~Glutathione-the master antioxidant is a great helper to counteract many diabetic complications.
~4 essential minerals for diabetics
~SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight.
Also I really have to give you one little miracle I know to be true: Cinnamon, but it needs to be pure and at least a teaspoon per meal to do any good. It really lowers my blood glucose levels. Also celery juice!!!
http://www.alternative-therapies.com/at/web_pdfs/ifm_proceedings_high.pdf see page 134