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Obesity 

Loss of control of weight regulation may lead to obesity but to attribute obesity to emotional eating, genetic make-up or even to hormonal problems is perhaps a very simplistic view to what is a very complex problem.

Fat is comprised mainly of air bubbles and as such cannot weigh as much as muscle (protein) or even water retained within the body. And as it takes time to build muscle, it is safe to assume that most of the initial extra increase in weight in obesity is due to retained fluid particularly water. This water is essential in diluting the toxins from our everyday living. Toxins become deposited in fat depots when the means to get rid of them (detoxification) are not adequate and present a serious problem to the body.

In those individuals who are genetically more prone to deposit fat, the inability to detoxify adequately results in the increased production of more fat cells (adipocytes) to act as toxic stores which, eventually will need to be diluted leading to obesity. These toxins may also have the effect of upsetting enzyme systems that control hormones such as the thyroid, insulin and cortisol which all serve to enhance fat production.
 
Sugar balance plays a pivotal role in obesity. An increased intake of high glycaemic index foods (those that convert to sugar quickly) gives rise to an increase in the amount of glucose in the blood which, in turn, will result in an outpouring of insulin and converts the unused glucose into fat for storage.
Ironically, a near starvation diet or even missing a meal, signals to the body that lean times are ahead and the body then goes into hibernation mode. This state results in the next meal, no matter how small, into fat!
Naturally eating too much of anything that the body cannot fully use towards the production of energy will also be converted into fat and stored.

It is thought that one of the non psychological reasons of binge eating is the need to restore deficiencies of nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids of omega 3 and 6. These deficiencies may arise either from

a) Malabsorption in the gut as a result of food allergy/intolerance, pathogenic organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungus/Candida and parasites), toxins such as metals (aluminium, lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc), chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, food additives and preservatives etc), radiation (mobiles and phone masts, DECT phones, background radiation, air travel etc), medicinal drugs (antibiotics, NSAIDs, steroids, statins etc), an imbalance in the gut flora, probiotics as well as inadequate intake of soluble and insoluble fibre from whole grains, fruit and vegetables, or
b) The fact that our agricultural methods together with food preparation strip those important nutrients from our food, or
c) Perhaps both.


Treatment of obesity involves removal of the possible causes and ensuring an adequate supply of the major factors in healing and regeneration such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids of omega 3 and 6, the friendly bacteria, probiotics and soluble and insoluble fibre from whole grains, fruit and vegetables.
Last but certainly not least in the treatment of obesity is to ensure a plentiful intake of water to avoid dehydration, as well as exposure to sunlight where possible and not forgetting regular exercise. Sugar and caffeine as well as recreational drugs are perhaps the most deleterious factors in any condition which affects the mood and emotions and must be avoided at all times.
        
An Integral Health DNA Hair Test not only can identify the epigenetic factors which possibly give rise to cause/causes of an imbalance in the body and the potential for signs and symptoms of disease; it is also able to highlight the nutrient and lifestyle recommendations specific for each unique individual, helping to ensure they are able to achieve optimum health - naturally.

Click here to download your Integral Health Hair Test form and attach three to four strands of your hair from anywhere on the body.  We must have the root on at least one of the hairs, that is the white or black bulb on the end of the hair.   Simply Cellotape the hairs in the space provided on the Integral Health Hair Test form and send it to us at: Integral Health, Suite 215, 14 Chertsey Road, Woking, GU21 5AH along with payment of £130 (retest £95) made out to 'Integral Health' or click Hair Test Payment for other methods of payment.  

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