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Insulin Resistance Metabolic Syndrome Environmental Obesity  I.V. Ozone

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2021 8:04:42 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

Almost half of the U.S. adult population is obese. Obesity can result from diet, lack of physical activity, socioeconomic factors, genetics, and even chemicals in the environment. Low level exposure to obesogenic chemicals, found in food, water, air, etc., contributes to obesity, and can also affect hormone activity, metabolism, and fat cell formation. The main chemicals include: BPA, phthalates, PBDEs, PFCs, OC pesticides, and PCBs.

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· BPA, bisphenol A, is found in common household products, such as hard plastic water bottles and plastic containers. Many BPA products have replaced BPA with different bisphenols, but they have similar effects.

· Phthalates, in consumer and personal products like toys and soap, can significantly affect the development of obesity, particularly from prenatal exposure.

· PBDEs, which are put on products as flame retardants, enter the air, water, soil, and “can leak from products that contain them”. Food is the main source of exposure besides air pollution, and these chemicals can build up in the food chain.

· PFCs, in grease, water, and oil resistant products, are ‘forever chemicals’ that do not break down in the environment. They also build up in the food chain.

· OC pesticides are used to treat infestations and crops. Some are banned in the US, but still present in the environment. We are exposed to them via air, water, and food. They are linked to metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, which leads to obesity.

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· PCBs were banned in 1979 but still are present in the soil, water, and food chain. We are exposed through meat, dairy, and farmed fish. They are linked to insulin resistance in non-diabetics.

The article features a case study of a woman who lost weight through avoidance of environmental obesogens and toxicants in foods, sauna therapy, supplementation, and more. She also avoided products containing any of the chemicals previously mentioned, eating organic and pesticide-free foods, and other recommended guidelines. 

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Marchese, M. (May 2021). Do Chemicals Make You Fat? The Influence of Environmental Chemicals on Obesity. Townsend Letter, (454). 26-29.


Topics: Detoxification, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Weight Loss and Obesity

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