A key reason we see so much yo-yo dieting, dieting fails, frustration and giving up around trying to lose fat is that most are trying to solve the wrong problem.
It isn’t necessarily a lack of exercise or consuming too many calories. You could be doing everything “right” and still not see any changes.
We may not think of our cells when we think of weight loss, but that is exactly where we should start.
That is because proper cell function is a prerequisite to the body being able to shed excess fat.
This means that nutrients must be able to dock with cell membrane receptors, enter the cell, and be usable toward cellular metabolic processes so that the cellular proteins can guide the cell’s activities and epigenetic expressions of healthy activity and avoid expression of disease activities.
Many still think of skin deep wounds or joint pain when they hear “inflammation,” but this literally only scratches the surface. Inflammation can go cell-deep, and when your cells are inflamed, you likely won’t experience acute pain alerting you to the damage that is happening. (Source)
Obesity has been linked to high CRP (C-reactive protein) levels—a marker for inflammation. (Source) When your cell becomes inflamed, the cell membrane doesn’t function like it should. It becomes “rigid” and crucial nutrients are unable to move in and out. This cellular dysfunction leads to weight loss resistance.
These inflamed cells cause your body to not use calories—food—like they should. That means no matter how much you work out or how little you eat, your body won’t function like it should.
What Drives Inflammation
The challenge of this day and age is that environmental toxins and radiation are damaging the core cellular life processes! We are surrounded by more toxins than ever, and this is hindering our cells from being able to do their jobs optimally.
These toxins affect things like mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, the various membranes that are part of the nutritive and hormonal systems, and key metabolic functions such as epigenetic transcriptions for cellular function. Fat will come in to the rescue and encapsulate those toxins to keep them from entering your bloodstream.
Some toxins that have been linked to inflammation and obesity are “bad” fats and refined carbohydrates.
We are surrounded by toxins in our environment from residual pesticides in non-organic foods to probable human carcinogens in our cleaning products.
These toxins create oxidative stress on the cells, and these changes in oxidative state also control multiple normal cellular functions. Which raises the possibility that toxicants might also affect normal processes of the body—like regulating weight. (Source)
Do Instead: Check out your cleaning and body products on EWG.org where you can get a detailed overview of the toxicity level of the ingredients.
Saturated and artificial trans fats tend to stoke the immune response. These “bad fats” triggers the liver to release chemicals to fight the toxins, which causes inflammation. In this study, CRP levels were 78% higher among women who reported the highest trans fat intake. (Source)
Eat Instead: Organic, cold-pressed coconut oil, cold-pressed olive oil, grass-fed butter, avocado oil, grass-fed tallow, grape seed oil, and palm oil, plus healthy fats naturally found in whole foods like fatty fish and grass-fed beef.
Refined Carbohydrates and Sugars
“Highly processed carbohydrates may promote inflammation by aiding the formation of free radicals.” – Harvard Health
Glucose in food can’t be transported to your cells while the body is inflamed, which means that your brain isn’t registering the intake. “Signaling” in the body happens in the cell membranes. Damage to these membranes prevents them from getting important messages, like insulin not signaling the cells to absorb more sugar. (Source)
Eat Instead: Small amounts of natural sweeteners like raw honey and pure maple syrup.
Core Cellular Health Detox Kit
Ultimately, nutrition and nutritional therapies must impact the individual cell: bio-energetically and bio-chemically.
So for those ready to start repairing at a cellular level, but not ready to jump into a fat loss program yet, I usually recommend the Core Cellular Health Detox Kit.
The Core Cellular Health Detox Kit addresses key factors of cellular metabolic activities—membrane fluidity, antioxidant usage, inflammation, methylation, ATP energy, repair of chromosomes and telomeres, and detoxification.
This is the first step to treating weight loss resistance.
The program includes:
VISTA-I & II (Membrane Regeneration)
Repair and maintain cell membranes – cell wall, mitochondrial, and nuclear. Help reduce cell membrane inflammation. Help reestablish hormone and molecular receptors.
ROX (Super Antioxidant Resveratrol)
More than 20 antioxidants that blanket the body. Supports SIRT-1 gene for youthful longevity. Broad-spectrum antioxidant with w Resveratrol. Teaches cells to repair DNA. Stops free- radical cascade. Protects cells from internal & external damage such as ultraviolet and radiation damage.
MoRS (Methylation donors)
Supports methylation processes for “gene silencing,” metabolic processes, neurotransmitter balance, and detoxification.
eNRG (Quantum ATP Energy)
Nutritionally supports the Krebs Cycle and Beta Oxidation processes whereby the cells’ mitochondria make life energy.
GCEL (Intracellular Glutathione)
Cutting-edge acetyl-glutathione booster which is necessary to clean the cell.
BIND (Toxin Elimination)
Super activated charcoal absorbs 300 times its weight in heavy metals and myco toxins. Helps clean the G.I. tract to reduce resorption of toxins.
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