Weight Loss and Detoxification
There is a direct relationship between weight gain and body toxicity. Toxins are stored in our fat cells, and as the body grows more toxic, more fat is produced to store the additional toxins. This is the body's way of protecting the organs from being damaged by the toxins.
Be aware that many weight loss diets on the market do not address the need for body detox in long term weight management. When the body cannot expel toxins they are stored mostly in the liver, kidneys, lungs, joints, pancreas, and in fat tissue. One cause of weight gain is the body's manufacture of fat for the storage of synthetic toxins it cannot process.
Why We Lose Weight with a Detox
If the body does not have the nutrients to process out the toxins when they enter the liver, they are stored, either in the liver or in fat tissue. There is a distinct connection between body toxicity and weight gain. Toxins are stored in fat cells. As toxicity increases, the fat cells enlarge in size. One of the reasons detoxification is an excellent way to lose weight is simply due to the fact that a reduction in toxic build up in fat cells directly contributes to a decrease in the actual size of fat cells.
When someone is dieting by taking in fewer calories than are being burned, nutrients (which are also stored in fat cells) are tapped. Along with the nutrients, toxins are released from the fat cells. If this release of toxins is too rapid, the symptoms of toxic overload are likely to emerge: nausea, light-headedness, headache, fatigue, anxiety are the most common. Fasting as a dietary method encourages this kind of toxic overload. For this and other reasons, fasting is not the best way to detox or diet.