Archive for December, 2011

Detoxification During Fat Loss: Why?!?

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Fat in our body is a storage unit.  Many people know that we store fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A & D, vitamin E and essential fatty acids in our fat and liver in our body.  So this is a good thing.  Fat also keeps us warm and gives us that glow of good health when in perfect harmony with muscle and a great diet and lifestyle.

As a storage unit however, fat is known to store many toxins.  The body insulates us from these toxins by storing toxins in our nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves), our liver, our bones and our fat mass.

We store toxins such as the following in our fat mass:

  • heavy metals such as aluminium, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead…
  • pesticides, herbicides and other food-toxins
  • preservatives, colourings, flavourings
  • stress hormones such as cortisol, adrenalin, noradrenalin…
  • pain hormones
  • drug residue – any drugs commonly taken such as pain killers, the OCP, anti-depressants etc
  • insulin (is your tummy fat getting bigger as you get older)
  • dodgy oestrogens & dodgy testosterones (the ones that cause mood swings, cancers of the reproductive tracts)

So, you can imagine when you start a weight loss programme, particularly a successful programme such as the HCG diet or the Shake It/Keto Programmes the fat loss will start (almost immediately) and these toxins will be released into the bloodstream to be eliminated.

In our clinic, in order to find out how you are coping with these toxins we may recommend:

  • ph testing – oral & urine to find out how well your body is coping with toxins through the whole digestive tract;
  • urinary indicans – lets us know how much dodgy bacteria your body has, therefore liver detoxification would be exceptionally dangerous at that stage;
  • live blood screening – lets us know how ‘leaky’ your gut is, stressed your liver is, whether toxins are running rampant through your bloodstream and more
  • kinesiology balancing to release heavy metals; to re-boot the brain after post-traumatic stress syndrome,
  • infrared saunas – we have 2 private rooms – infrared saunas penetrate 6cm under the skin instantly – this mobilises toxins from the fat tissue, blood stream, bone, spinal cord and releases them to be removed from your body…

So, fat loss WITHOUT detoxification can be very dangerous.  We have seen cases of people getting chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, migraines after weight loss without detoxification.  There are simple things you can talk to us about that will be safe, easy and effective to both lose weight healthily AND detox simultaneously…

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849 / healthteam@nlnt.com.au

Why do we have fat?

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Why do we have fat in our body:

  1. normal fat keeps us warm, makes us look healthy and happy
  2. structural fat is great for keeping our joints and bones bending easily
  3. brown fat is our survival fat – lives around and inside our organs and our muscles and designed to be burned for energy when we are starving or freezing to death, hmmmm  not likely these days, huh?!
  4. unfortunately fat also has the unpleasant job of storing toxins – any toxins we breathe/eat and can’t eliminate or any toxins we create from internal processes such as pain, inflammation and stress
  5. fat is also known to store excess insulin (tummy fat/visceral fat) particularly

Therefore for those of us who eat more than we should, eat the wrong combinations of foods, alcohol, meats, fruits, we can have to store excess calories as fat.  Food can turn into fat within 12 hours in a body that is not burning enough calories for energy.

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Naturopath
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849 / healthteam@nlnt.com.au