“Overweight (obesity) is a serious medical condition that needs expert care. Weight loss is not what you buy over the counter or from the streets…” Kathy Emiko

Prescription Drugs: From anti-histamines for allergies to beta-blockers for blood pressure to diabetes and anti-depressant meds, to hormones like birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), medications can alter your metabolism, making it difficult – if not impossible to lose weight.

Medicine introduces chemicals into your blood stream the body doesn’t intend to be there. In addition to causing side effects that may be worse than the disorder, these chemicals slow the metabolism and cause people to pick up pounds. For example, many women have hormone problems; most often a condition called estrogen dominance, where there is more estrogen in the body than progesterone. Excess estrogen not only causes women to retain fluid and become irritable, it causes many women to crave sugar or carbohydrates, which in turn, cause the body to create fat.

No wonder, women know that if they go on the pill, HRT or other hormones, they are likely to get heavy. If a women has too much estrogen in her system, she tends to retain fluid, gain weight, bloat, and become irritable. If this is you, you sure need a DETOX!

This does not mean you should stop taking your pills; that too can be dangerous. I always recommend that clients consult with doctor before discontinuing any medication. That said, there are many natural approaches to treating common health conditions. For instance, many people realize that essential fatty acids relieve their depression and garlic is an age-old effective approach to decreasing blood pressure.

Sluggish metabolism: When the body doesn’t get enough oxygen, it becomes sluggish and the metabolism slows, making it harder to loss weight. This can occur among smokers, people who have asthma and are unable to breathe deeply, and those who don’t exercise or are chronically ill and unable to move much.

It causes many women to crave sugar or carbohydrates, which in turn, cause the body to create fat

Yeast overgrowth: Everyone’s body contains, at least, a little yeast, which is a type of fungus. There are three major causes of disease – fungus being one of them (viruses and bacteria are the other two, with parasites in hot pursuit).

Excess yeast causes a variety of symptoms, depending on the person. Common signs include vaginal yeast infections among women, rashes that can develop under large breasts, male jock itch, and athlete’s foot. When there is so much yeast in the body that it overwhelms the entire system, it is called Candida, which places a significant strain on the immune system.

Symptoms of fungus spread include extreme fatigue, stress, brain fog, weight gain or loss, craving carbohydrates and sweets and thrush in the mouth, which is common among people with AIDS. When a person who has Candida is also sensitive to mould, the combination can suppress metabolism, depleting the body of vital energy. When this happens, the body gains weight.

Hormone imbalance: From insulin to testosterone, the body is brimming with hormones, chemical messengers that ferry information between cells. For many reasons – not excluding infrequent interference from toxins – our hormones can get out of balance.

When they do, they alter our body functions as well as our metabolic rate. Consider what happens when metabolism-controlling thyroid hormone drops too low: hypothyroidism develops, slowing the metabolism and causing weight gain. People develop dry skin and dry brittle hair and nails that break easily. Doctors usually prescribe a thyroid hormone, which can affect menstrual cycle, causing a new set of woes. Conversely, when thyroxin levels rise too high, we tend to lose weight.

DO YOU WANT TO LOSE 10KG IN 20DAYS AND REJUVENATE YOUR HEALTH? DO YOU NEED A SKIN DETOX? Attend Body Perfect’s “Get Your Health in Shape” seminar on 19th March at Surulere, Lagos. Call 08023126770 for enquiries.

Detox – Missing Link to Health and Beauty

1. MIRACLE DETOX: A cleansing programme that helps to rid your system of free radicals and increases liver function. It is also good for jump starting any weight-loss programme. (You can lose as much as 7kg in 7days. It could also help to remove/reduce any tumour growth in the stomach).

2. BROWN RICE PROTEIN DETOX DIET (30-DAY PROGRAMME): This is strictly for WEIGHT LOSS and POST-PREGNANCY WEIGHT GAIN, especially stomach and Caesarean section tummy bulge.

3. 30-day Beach Body/Detox: Lose up to 18kg.

4. 48-HOUR DETOX: This is used to flush fat, reduce bloating and water weight. It also helps to restore metabolism and glowing complexion. (It is a quick and healthy way to drop as much as 4-5 kg in 48 hours).

Six reasons why you need “Body Perfect Cleansing & Healing Cocktail, NOW WITH MILK THISTLE”

1. It is an ENERGIZER: It helps to fight fatigue, wards off stress and provides energy boosts to the entire body.

2. IT IS A DETOXIFIER: It rids the body of toxins, thereby ensuring cleansed and invigorated liver.

3. IT IS A BLOOD SUGAR STABILIZER: It helps to steady blood sugar which curbs your appetite and prevents fatty deposits that are part of insulin resistance.

4. IT IS A DIURETIC: It helps to de-waterlog the tissues and eliminates excess water weight.

5. IT IS A CHOLESTEROL ZAPPER: It helps to rid the body of bad cholesterol, thereby balancing the ratio between “good” and “bad” cholesterol.

6. IT IS A THERMOGENIC: It helps to raise body temperature, thereby helping it to burn fat efficiently rather than storing it as fat.

 

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