Toxins and Obesity

I have recently attended a most interesting workshop by Jeff Bland PhD, who pointed out something I know to be true from my practice experience: toxins in our foods and environment are contributing to the obesity epidemic in a major way. What was striking was the finding that diabetes itself ┬áis more highly correlated with organic pollutants such as lindane, bisphenyl A and PCB’s than even obesity itself.

The effect of these pollutants is just starting to be recognized. One target is the mitochondria, the organelle inside the cell that produces energy. The effects of persistent organic pollutants (POP) is great enough that there is a new term for their effect on weight gain-obesogens.

You can reduce the effect of these pollutants through choosing organic foods, avoiding soft plastic containers and following the suggestions for detoxification in The Adaptation Diet to reduce the overall stress on the body.