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Detoxing, Can It Improve Your Weight Loss?

Detoxing, can it improve your weight loss?

You probably can relate to the feeling of being bloated, uncomfortable and generally feeling less than your best. It’s like your body needs a good flush. Can a good detox get your body back on track and primed for weight loss.

I am a big promoter of a healthy approach to diet, particularly the importance of a balanced lifestyle. But what happens when you really do feel generally unwell. Good weight management requires your liver to be functioning well and a detox process maybe what it needs. Our liver is responsible for the metabolism of fat, carbohydrate and proteins. It is also responsible for the metabolism and production of some important hormones.

A detox generally helps our liver to regenerate so it can do it’s job of removing toxic compounds from our body. In order to remove and metabolise fat our liver requires L-methionine, choline and inositol. These help to breakdown fats. These nutrients also support the synthesis of serotonin which makes us feel good and controls appetite.

If your thyroid isn’t functioning properly, you may also find your metabolic rate slows, making it difficult to exercise and increases weight gain. Again L-methionine, choline and inositol are important for normal thyroid function.

Our appetite can also be effected by poor liver function and gastro-intestinal health. When your liver is not functioning correctly, it causes a build up of toxic compounds and inflammtory hormones. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammatory protein that has been shown to be increased in people who are overweight. The problem with C-reactive protein is that it can prevent leptin from functioning. Leptin controls our appetite and people who have raised CRP will often complain of being hungry all the time.

If this sounds like you, maybe your body and liver needs a kickstart and a detox could be the answer. To find out which detox supplements may be right for you, just send me an email or call 1300 630 883. 

29 Feb 2012

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