Toxins Make You Fat

We will hear from Dr. Raymond Francis and Sam Tonkin For Mail online.

Raymond Francis, D.Sc., M.Sc., RNC has been called a “brilliant advanced thinker” and has been cited as “one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease.”

Raymond is an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance and a pioneer in transforming our failed disease-care system to a true health-care system. He is a chemist by training, a graduate of M.I.T., a bestselling author, and a world-class speaker.

He has written five breakthrough books, the international bestseller Never Be Sick Again, Never Be Fat Again, Never Fear Cancer Again, Never Feel Old Again, and The Great American Health Hoax.

Toxins and Lack of Nutrients Cause Weight Gain – Raymond Francis

Disease: There are two only causes of inflammation of our cells and the resulting diseases (dis-ease). The causes are deficiencies and toxicity.  The solution is a diet of foods in the form that Mother Nature provides and stopping exposure to toxins and clearing out the stores of toxins in our bodies.  Most people will feel better once they stop eating processed food, wheat and sugar.

Toxins are a promoter of chronic, systemic inflammation is fat cells. More than two-out-of-three Americans are overweight, and fat cells, especially those that form around the abdomen, produce large amounts of inflammatory chemicals. This is a huge source of inflammation, and is the reason why overweight people suffer so much more disease and disability.

Environmental toxins are also inflammatory. Synthetic fibers, latex, glues, adhesives, plastics (* see below), air fresheners, cleaning products, personal products, Electric and magnetic fields (including 5G), and perfume are examples of everyday chemicals that can trigger an inflammatory response. Chronic exposure, at even low doses, can drive your immune system crazy, resulting in inflammatory autoimmune diseases.

Chronic stress produces hormones that result in chronic inflammation. Stress produces inflammatory chemicals that can make your skin break out or your intestines go into revolt. Likewise, insomnia causes inflammation. People who are sleep deprived have higher levels of inflammatory chemicals.

Inflammation is a common element in virtually all disease. By causing chronic inflammation we are aging ourselves prematurely, causing us to look old, feel tired, and suffer every imaginable disease. Controlling chronic inflammation takes a combination approach because it arises from a combination of causes, but most of it is under your control. By learning how to prevent and reverse inflammation, you can achieve power over aging and disease.


Inflammation: A Common Denominator of Disease. By Raymond Francis

Here is his lecture based on his book Never Be Fat Again

Let us take one toxin source – plastics.

A new study suggests that plastics in shampoo bottles could actually be making people fat.

That is because scientists have discovered 11 chemicals that can affect our metabolism and contribute to weight gain in everyday products such as plastic drinks bottles, kitchen sponges and hair conditioners.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology looked at 34 different plastic products to see which chemicals they contained. 

Chemicals from one third of the plastic products investigated were found to contribute to fat cell development. The substances in these products reprogramed precursor cells to become fat cells, which in turn rapidly multiplied and accumulated more fat.

They found more than 55,000 different chemical components in the products and identified 629 of the substances, 11 of which are known to be metabolism-disrupting chemicals.

‘Our experiments show that ordinary plastic products contain a mix of substances that can be a relevant and underestimated factor behind overweight and obesity,’ said Martin Wagner, an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

For a long time, experts believed that most plastic chemicals would stay in these everyday products, but Wagner’s team has shown that they leach a large number under real world conditions. This allows the chemicals to then enter the body.

Previous research has also suggested that some plastics contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals, also known as ‘obesogens’, that may affect our development and fertility. However, now it appears they may be to blame for weight gain as well.

That’s because chemicals from one third of the plastic products investigated in the new study were found to contribute to fat cell development in laboratory experiments.

The substances in these products reprogramed precursor cells to become fat cells, which in turn rapidly multiplied and accumulated more fat.

While some plastic products contained known metabolism-disrupting substances, others did not – yet they still induced the development of fat cells.

This means that plastics contain currently unidentified chemicals that interfere with how our body stores fat, the researchers said.

‘It’s very likely that it is not the usual suspects, such as Bisphenol A, causing these metabolic disturbances,’ said Johannes Völker, one of the study’s authors. ‘This means that other plastic chemicals than the ones we already know could be contributing to overweight and obesity.’

Obesity contributes to some of the most common causes of death in the world, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.  Being overweight also increases our susceptibility to various infections such as the effects of Covid.

Around two billion people in the world are overweight and about 650 million of them are classed as obese. There are many reasons for this but the latest study’s authors say plastic chemicals may well be a factor that has not been previously considered.

The chemicals include phthalates and bisphenols, but the new research shows that there are many more substances that trigger these problematic effects.

Phthalates and bisphenol-A are known for their potential effects on reproductive, neurological and immune functions. But animal studies also suggest early life exposure to some can cause weight gain later in life.

Some manufacturers have reduced the use of EDCs, also dubbed ‘obesogens’ (see the definition below), in products, but many are still common in consumer goods.

‘Consequently, identifying and understanding other environmental factors than lifestyle is crucial to manage obesity,’ the authors wrote.

‘Given that the endocrine system controls appetite, satiety, metabolism, and weight, exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals is one such factor.’

The study has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Obesogens Defined: Obesogens are a form of endocrine-disrupting chemical that meddle with your hormones and promote the build-up of fat in your tissues. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are synthetic or naturally occurring compounds that can interfere with or mimic the body’s hormones.

EDCs – such as flame retardants, phthalates and bisphenol-A – are known for their potential effects on reproductive, neurological and immune functions. But animal studies also suggest early life exposure to some can cause weight gain later in life, and are dubbed ‘obesogens’.

Some manufacturers have reduced the use of EDCs in products, but many are still common in consumer goods.

Source: How Your Shampoo Bottle Could Be Making You FAT: Scientists Discover 11 Chemicals In Common Plastics That Contribute To Weight Gain By Sam Tonkin For Mail online. Published: 26 January 2022

To learn how to avoid toxins please read, 5 Ways to Avoid Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

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