Toxins are Stored in Body Fat as Protection
Fat and water storage are your body's way of protecting you from
poisonous toxins by diluting them and storing them in water and fat. This is
often the reason why people can't lose weight.
The highly intelligent immune
system will not allow the removal of excess fat and water if the level of
toxins that is stored in the fat and water may put your life in jeopardy by
their release into the bloodstream.
Source: Chelation Therapy
"It is an important further factor in the detoxification of the
human body that substances can be stored in fatty tissues -- these substances
being the ones that are dissolved by oil, rather than water."
"There are many other types of toxins that store in the fatty
tissues. A few are excerpted below:
Some endocrine disrupting chemicals are persistent in the
environment and bioaccumulate; they accumulate in the
fatty tissue of organisms and increase in concentration as they move up through
the food web. Because of their persistence and mobility, they accumulate in and
harm species far from their original source.
POPs [persistent organic pollutants] accumulate exponentially
in fatty tissue as they move up the food chain, such that concentrations can be
70,000 times the background levels in a top predator.
POPs are found in everything from paint to pesticides and
remain in the environment for decades without breaking down. They are spread by
winds and oceans, and have been found everywhere from Antarctica to remote
areas of Canada. They accumulate in fatty tissue and have been blamed for
disease and birth defects in humans and animals.
Second, the toxics bioaccumulate
in the fatty tissue of animals, and are difficult or impossible to metabolize
or excrete. Even
minute amounts may have a major effect on wildlife as the toxics build up to a
dangerous level over the lifetime of the animal.
in the food chain occurs when, for example, plankton which has absorbed toxic
chemicals from the water is eaten by fish, which, after storing the toxics in
fatty tissues, are then eaten by birds.
Because the birds are at the top of
this food chain, they may over time accumulate levels of toxics which are
thousands of times higher than those in their prey, which themselves were
thousands of times higher than those in the plankton.
Many contaminants such as dioxins and PCBs have an affinity for
"Toxic Chemicals that Store in Fatty Tissue"
Protein - Many people who go on weight loss programs greatly
reduce their protein intake because of the association of protein and fat. This
is a big mistake. Our muscle tissue is comprised of amino acids from protein.
If you do not maintain adequate protein intake you will lose lean muscle tissue
instead of body fat.
When the diet is finished, lean muscle tissue will not be
replaced by lean muscle tissue. It will be replaced by body fat. That is why we
see people yo-yo dieting and getting larger and larger each time. Daily protein
intake should be between 50 - 75% of body weight in grams of protein per day.
As fat in the diet is decreased, the body gets less essential fatty
acids which are necessary for many body functions and hormonal balance. Also
the body will not release fat if there is a lack of essential fatty acids.