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Are Chemicals Making You Fat?

by Sean Croxton

There’s a lot more to fat loss than meets the eye.

I’ve sat through many conferences, read hundreds of books, and spoken with countless experts about the causes of and potential solutions for our modern obesity epidemic.

Everyone has their own opinion. Some make sense. Others are overly simplistic — take the calories-in/calories-out fat loss formula, for instance. And most completely miss the point by approaching the topic with extreme tunnel vision.

In my opinion, solving problems usually calls for some lateral thinking, or what I call thinking outside of The Box. In other words, getting to the bottom of obesity requires that the conversation move beyond just diet and exercise alone.

This conversation can go in many directions. We could talk about the effects of sleep deprivation on weight gain, the role of stress in blood sugar dysregulation, or even how infections contribute to insulin resistance and thus fat storage.

But one leading cause of obesity that often gets lost in this ongoing discussion is how the abundance of toxic chemicals in our air, food, water, and even those lurking in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets are making you fat.

It is blatantly obvious that obesity has steadily risen as our food supply has become more processed and refined. I think we can all agree on that. Yet during this same period the number of chemicals in our environment has exploded in lock-step with our waistlines. For instance, in his fascinating-yet-kinda-scary book The Hundred Year Lie, author Randall Fitzgerald states that in a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control involving 2,400 adults and children, more than two hundred synthetic chemical toxins were found in the subjects’ bodies, with a hundred more chemicals suspected to be present.

The human body was never intended to deal with this kind of chemical assault. In fact, when you think about it, your body is a highly complex machine within which literally thousands of biochemical reactions are taking place at all times. If you’ve ever taken a laboratory course in Chemistry, you know that mixing random chemicals together can be a bad idea. You never know what you’re gonna get!

According to a growing number of research scientists studying obesogens, the chemicals we inhale, eat, drink, and lather ourselves with during and after a shower are making us fat.


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Fluoride is Good for You!

by Will and Susan Revak

Thanks to Seanʼs work, a lot of attention is given to the quality of food we eat, what types of food nourish us best, and above all how to use the toilet for the ultimate elimination! :)

When we talk about food, Sean helps us see why we want to eat natural, organic, ʻreal foodʼ and certainly choose foods free of toxic ingredients. Doesnʼt it seem appropriate to give a similar amount of consideration to the oral hygiene products we use on a daily basis?

We believe that to create optimal health and wellness we have to hold the same standard for our personal hygiene products as we do for the foods we eat to nourish our bodies.

But why do we need to put the same consideration to our oral hygiene products as we do for the foods we eat? After all, we arenʼt eating our toothpaste, right? I will let Dean Vafiadis, DDS, president and founder of the New York Smile Institute answer this question…

“Most of what you put in your mouth goes into your bloodstream, even if you don’t swallow it.” Dean Vafiadis, D.D.S.

In fact, some chemicals enter your system faster through the mouth than by the usual stomach route.

So, at this point, letʼs turn our attention and take a look at the main controversial ingredient in oral hygiene products, fluoride.

While there are valid points on each side of the fluoride argument, we have found the main difference is how broad of a perspective each side takes when viewing the subject. Those in favor of using fluoride in the mouth are looking from the viewpoint that goes something like this, “applying fluoride on the teeth helps to reduce tooth decay so we should use it”. Those not in favor of using fluoride take a broader, more holistic view. This more general approach questions whether the benefits of using fluoride on the teeth are greater than the risks of fluoride on the health of the whole body. Since our company produces organic toothpaste alternatives, you can guess where we stand on this argument.

It would be different if using fluoride was the ONLY way to achieve greater oral health. Then we may have to weigh more closely whether the benefits of using fluoride was more important than the risks. But, there are plenty of ways to create greater oral health without using fluoride.

So, hereʼs our major concern about fluoride exposure…

Fluoride displaces iodine in the body.

There it is. Did you miss it? Doesnʼt sound like a big deal, does it?

While that doesnʼt sound so terrible, hereʼs my case for fluoride poisoning from toothpaste (and water fluoridation) being a driving cause for subclinical hypothyroidism which has direct links to all of the major modern diseases we find in our global culture.


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How to Filter Your Shower Water!

by Sean Croxton

I’m pretty pumped up about tomorrow. It almost feels like Christmas.

Tomorrow morning, I will be uploading the fourth episode of The Underground Wellness TV Show to the YouTube channel.

My guest is Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and traditional naturopath David Getoff.

This particular episode is ALL about water. David and I cover chlorine, fluoride, and all of the other harmful toxins that may be lingering in your water supply and toxifying your body. And, of course, we also cover (at length, in fact) exactly how you can safely remove these toxins from your water.

In the video below I share with you a couple of my favorite safe water products. First, I cover my trusty shower filter.

Did you know that taking a 15-minute shower in chlorinated water is like drinking eight cups of it? Craziness!

Then, I get into my fabulous glass water bottle — because I like my water to be estrogen-free.

I guess we can call tomorrow David Getoff Day.

Stop by here in the morning for our TV show. It’s a really mind blower.

By the way, Brett Klika is my second guest. He puts me through another one of his extremely creative workouts.

Then tune in to tomorrow night’s UW Radio show. It’s Ask David Getoff! You can call in and ask David anything you want about your health and wellness. The man is a genius!

The radio show goes down LIVE at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Click HERE to listen by internet. Or dial 347.237.5608 to ask David a question on the air.

If you’re a bit shy about calling in, post your question on the UW Facebook Page.

Enjoy today’s vid!

I’m out.

Sean

Click HERE to order my e-book The Dark Side of Fat Loss! Ten chapters of Truth Bombs!


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Detoxification and YOUR Gut Flora! (DVD Winners Announced!)

by Sean Croxton

Is there anything that gut flora cannot do?

Yesterday, we discussed how the beneficial bacteria in your gut protect you from invaders, as well as their role in building a healthy intestinal tract.

Today, it gets even better!

Turns out that these bacteria also produce the entire spectrum of B vitamins, Vitamin K2, and amino acids. So when your body is running low on vitamin B16, for example, it calls your gut flora and has tells it to produce more of it. Very cool!

Also, in a nation obsessed with detoxification, we have completely ignored the role of gut flora in carrying harmful, cancer-causing chemicals and heavy metals out of our bodies. Wait until you hear about the rat study that demonstrated just how protective your gut flora (when healthy, of course) can be in eliminating mercury from your body. Absolutely mind blowing.

Click the video below and get your learn on!

I also announce the winners of yesterday’s Wise Traditions 2011 DVD giveaway. Thanks for all of your comments!

Enjoy the day.

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss




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Detox Salad: The Garden of Goodness!

by Sean Croxton & Melissa Henig

I know! I know!

I was supposed to blog about glutathione, your most powerful antioxidant enzyme, today.

BUT I have a bunch of little stuff to do around the office, including preparation for tomorrow’s radio show. Come back tomorrow and I’ll drop some more antioxidant truth bombs on you.

In the meantime, get a load of this yummy Detox Salad courtesy of our favorite Raw Food Stylist, Melissa Henig.

The main detoxifying ingredient is cilantro. It pulls out all kinds of nasty toxins, including heavy metals like mercury.

Personally, I like to have cilantro as a garnish when I’m chowing down on fish due to the mercury issue. I also like it on my eggs along with turmeric, of course!

It’s great on tacos, too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

* Food Processor w/Shredder Blade
* Cilantro
* Red Peppers
* Green Onions
* Ginger
* Cold Press XV Olive Oil
* Lemon
* Apple Cider Vinegar
* Maple Syrup

Just mix them all up, put ‘em on a plate, and throw down!!

This a great excuse to stop by your local Farmers Market this weekend. Get to know your farmers. Go organic. And get your detox on with this Real Food Fantastic dish!

Post your thoughts, videos, and Detox Salad pics on our NEW Just Eat Real Food Facebook fan page. Lots of great stuff on there!

See you tomorrow!

See you next week.

Sean