Of all the health risks, one of the most serious is obesity. Doctors are now associating obesity with higher rates of chronic medical problems and a much poorer quality of life than is seen with alcohol abuse, smoking and even poverty. In the June 2001 issue of Public Health, an article states that the risk of heart disease, osteoarthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer rises with increasing weight gain.

We all know that it is possible to put on weight because we take in more fuel in the form of calories than we need, so the body starts storing it. But there is another type of weight gain caused by toxins present in the body. Toxins are stored in fat cells as a mean of protecting vital organs. The body protects itself from being poisoned by encapsulating fat away from the parts of the body that keep us alive.

There are approximately 100,000 known toxins that we can breathe into our bodies, eat in our food, absorb through our skin, or drink or smoke. A man I heard about recently, measures air quality with certain devices. I heard that if you can imagine a dice, one that you roll in different games and see the size and shape of the dice. There are 3500 particles of contaminants in the space of that imaginary dice that we breathe into our bodies. How many “dice” do you breathe into your body every day? The body has to put those contaminants somewhere so it stores them in fat cells. If these chemical contaminants come in contact with the cells or the replicating part of the cell called the DNA it can cause damage to the genetic makeup of the cell. This can cause cell mutations such as cancers. As there is more and more exposure to pollutants, more and more storage space is needed, thus more fat cells. This is a condition called toxic obesity. You can really see the toxicity in cases where people have liposuction done. The fat that is removed is dark brown and sometimes almost black. So the body is very efficient in trying to protect itself from serious damage.

Another way that the body becomes toxic is through cosmetics, makeup, skin, hair and nail products. According to The Telegraph.co.uk a woman’s body can absorb up to 5 pounds of chemicals in to her body every year through the make-up and cleaning products that she uses. As more and more men are looking for than youthful look, they too will start absorbing more and more toxins.

The body is supposed to be about 70 percent water but most of us are quite dehydrated, some of us extremely so. But, nonetheless, the water that we do have in our body becomes just as toxic as the rest of us. The damage and the irritation caused by this toxic fluid, causes the body to try to dilute it further, so it “pulls” water from wherever it can so the result is fluid weight gain.

When individuals try to lose weight by cutting calories, exercising, or other means, the body starts to release toxins from the fluids and fat cells into the circulation as the body adjusts to the new regimen. This reaction causes feelings of discomfort as the body “detoxes.” Symptoms can range from fuzzy thinking, brain fog, low energy, joint aches and pains, digestive upsets, skin rashes, loose stools and a whole range of other symptoms. As the discomfort increases, people very often stop dieting because they don’t feel well. They start into their old food habits again because it feels familiar. As the detox slows and stops they feel better. This can bring about emotional responses to their failure to lose weight again because they don’t understand that they are detoxing. In a sense, the body is alarmed by the release of toxins within itself and wants to survive. Understanding what detoxing is and how to manage it effectively is the key to effective and sustained weight loss. For the obese person, losing weight can be very dangerous, if their weight loss program does not include a detoxifying component. There are some simple ways to effectively manage the release of toxins from the body. Let’s look at how it can be done.

Your body need half your body weight in ounces every day in good quality, clean, pure water. This supports the proper digestion, absorption and circulation of nutrients and the elimination of digestive by-products, toxins, food additives and contaminants from the body. Most of our diets are acid forming in the body and certainly a lot of the water sources are acidic either because of the water source or what the water contains. The public works department will assure you that the water is “safe” to drink because it meets federal standards. This may or may not be true, especially if you read any of the Center For Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency, and other watch dog agency reports. Most of the tap water contains chlorine and chlorine by-products and is can be somewhat acidic to slightly alkaline.

Cerra alkaline, ionized  water is the healthiest water in the world to drink. It will support health in every system of your body. As your body alkalizes, it no longer needs the fat to store the metabolic and environmental acids you have accumulated. Suddenly, skinny looks much easier than you thought. Isn’t it time you found out more about it?

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