June 07, 2016
In a recent study it was concluded that POP’s (persistent organic pollutants), which are low dose organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls predict obesity, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance among people free of diabetes, i.e. they cause you to put on weight!
There is emerging evidence that background exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are important in the development of conditions predisposing you to diabetes. They concluded that simultaneous exposure to various POPs in the general population may contribute to development of obesity, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance, common precursors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Although obesity is a primary cause of these metabolic abnormalities, POPs exposure may contribute to excess adiposity and other features of dysmetabolism.
In a previous article I talked about the precedence of pesticides in your food, in fact one in three of all the foods you eat contain pesticides. Pesticides work by employing a neurotoxic mechanism to kill insects. They are absorbed when you eat food but also when you breathe through your skin and lungs. That’s why even when you used pesticides and herbicides in your own garden, your neighbors garden or on your pets you can still be absorbing the toxin.
It has been known that heavy exposure can cause rapid death from respiratory paralysis. Now pesticides are known to be carcinogenic, affect birth defects, decrease fertility, are toxic to the brain and nervous system but also cause weight loss. The worst offenders are weed killers, flea and tick products and bug bombs. Pesticide use may also increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s.
Pesticides are not only in the food we eat but they are also in our schools, on our gardens, the plants we have inside and on our animals. The government has legalized pesticides and has stated that they aren’t harmful to humans. However it’s the chemical cocktail we are ingesting due to the amount of pesticides used on our food that is harmful and quite often more than one pesticide is used on one food. The government doesn’t analyze the effect this toxic cocktail has on your body. Studies have shown that these toxins can be a hundred times more toxic when used together than when used alone.
Some of the lethal pesticides, such as chlordane, that are now banned in many countries can persist in the soil for 20 years and in the home for 15 years, so even though it is banned it is still in our homes and soil. This pesticide is also stored in fat in yourbody for a long time and continues doing damage. There are natural alternatives, so you can prevent the use of pesticides in your home. You can also use preventative pest control by removing the pest’s sources of food, water and entry into your home so they won’t be able to survive.
As a part of your weight loss routine it's important to look at the toxins in your environment and food as this causes the body, more importantly the liver, lymphatic system and the digestive system to work harder, reducing its efficiency to metabolise fat and keep weight down. When the body is overloaded with toxins the liver lymphatic system becomes clogged and retains fluid, affecting your weight. Start a healthy eating plan by buying organic and refrain from using pesticides on your plants and pets, you can find healthy alternatives.
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