Toxic surrounding and obesity vice: Is the environmental toxic to blame
Truth be told, the world around us is not the way it was some four or five decades ago thanks to technology that has made industrialization to take root in all the states across the globe. One of the measures used to establish the economy of any given nation is how well she is able to add value to her natural resources like agricultural produce and mineral deposits. The process of adding value to this natural produce has been one of the sources of pollution of the environment in all dimensions. The air, water, and the land are all victims of pollution ingredients emanating from the various industries processing different products we consume today. Because of this, we are forced to live in the toxic surrounding which is not healthy for habitation. It is on this background that we want to engage the expert opinion from the professionals at AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the able leadership f doctor Dalal Akoury MD in discussing the effects of our toxic surrounding and the vice of obesity as a health condition. And even as we get to the discussion, you are free to call on doctor Akoury anytime in case you are having any burning concern.
First thing first, are we surrounded by toxins? In response to this, let me as a question “What is in that fat when you lose it? Interesting indeed, because we are rapidly being exposed to both internal and external toxins.
External toxins – are those elements derived from the environment and may enter the body when it’s being subjected to an overwhelming array of chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides that contaminate practically everything we come into contact with like the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat while Internal toxins arises from the gut as breakdown products of our own metabolism.
Under normal circumstances, in the past, our ancestors were able to stay healthy by detoxifying their bodies using the endogenous detoxification mechanisms something we find very difficult doing today. What we would call our endogenous detoxification mechanisms are so much overloaded that the excess toxins are stored in our fat depots.
When a person loses weight (fat) these stored toxins (e.g. bisphenol, DDT etc.) are released back into the body where further interfering with normal metabolism. It has even been suggested that the release of toxins during fat loss may be responsible for slowing down weight loss and even stopping it altogether in some cases. Looking at the increase of toxins we often released into our body systems when losing weight it is necessary that our mothers and ladies, in general, should embrace weight loss before they can plan to have children i.e. getting pregnant. This will prevent the possible damage to the unborn child’s brain.
Toxic surroundings and obesity vice: Effects of toxins
The presence of toxins in our may change our metabolism in many ways like:
- Disrupt the function of hormones
- Damage the mitochondria in our cells
- Increase inflammation and oxidative stress
- Lower the levels of the thyroid hormones we produce
- Change our circadian rhythms and the autonomic nervous system
All of these changes can eventually hamper the most important weight control mechanisms in the human body. According to researchers, writing in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics, recent accumulating evidence indicates that obesity may present an adverse health consequence of exposure during the critical developmental window to environmental chemicals disrupting endocrine function. The critical developmental window is the period from conception through fetal development in the mother’s womb until the end of the first two years of life. Infants and young children are probably the most vulnerable group when it comes to exposure to harmful chemicals and endocrine disrupters.
Toxic surroundings and obesity vice: Is the environmental toxic to blame