Wiping down your baseboards. Dusting the mantle. Cleaning all the windows. These are tasks you probably take on to give your home a little tender loving care during spring cleaning. But I’m willing to bet you’ve missed a spot… and perhaps the most important one of all: You.
It’s imperative to rid your system of the toxins that accumulate over time. Especially since every day, synthetic chemicals known as obesogens penetrate the environment and find their way into your body.
Obesogens are endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that can send your hunger hormones into overdrive and program your body to pack on extra pounds — no matter how careful you are about what you eat or how much you exercise.
But don’t worry. You can protect yourself in two simple ways…
Your household detox strategy
Forewarned is forearmed, so avoiding obesogen exposure is the first major step in your protection plan. But you might be surprised to learn how high your exposure risk really is.
For instance, a recent Consumer Reports investigation of 45 fruit juices revealed a shocking degree of heavy metal contamination. Almost half of the samples were found to contain mercury, lead, or arsenic!
Meanwhile, the air you’re breathing this exact moment is likely contaminated. And even if you happen to live in a remote rural area, you’re likely still not safe from airborne obesogens that can disrupt your metabolism…
That’s because the air of most homes is actually more polluted than the outside air due to a wide range of synthetic chemicals, like:
- Cosmetics and grooming products
- Flame retardants and stain repellents (commonly found in furniture, curtains, carpets, etc.)
- Fluoride and other chemicals in water
- Household cleaning products
- Lead, asbestos, and other chemicals in older homes
- Pesticide and herbicide residue on the foods we eat
- Plastic bottles and packaging
- Shower curtains
- Car interiors
The list goes on and on. So the first way to protect yourself is to reduce your exposure. In Dr. Fred Pescatore’s Metabolic Repair Protocol, he outlines seven immediate ways you can dramatically cut your exposure to obesogens:
- Use glass or wooden containers instead of plastic.
- Install a water filter onto your kitchen faucet.
- Purchase organic foods.
- Minimize handling of cash register receipts (most are coated with Bisphenol A — BPA).
- Avoid canned foods and beverages (most cans are lined with BPA).
- Use shower liners and curtains made from EVA or PEVA. (PVC shower curtain liners can release dozens of obesogens when heated by warm shower water.)
- Use cast-iron or stainless steel cookware. Non-stick cookware delivers obesogens with every meal! (To keep food from sticking, Dr. Pescatore offers this cooking tip: Use grass-fed butter or macadamia nut oil.)
Evicting dangerous chemical buildup
The second major way you can protect yourself from obesogens is to drive them out of your body with a periodic detox regimen. And Dr. Pescatore has guidance for that plan too.
In his Metabolic Repair Protocol, Dr. Pescatore details a detox strategy he’s developed that promotes overall health in a number of ways — including getting rid of the damaging chemicals that accumulate in your fatty tissues.
And the program is actually quite simple. There’s no elaborate planning or special equipment needed. The regimen consists of a few supplements, two shakes per day, and a light dinner every evening.
Dr. Pescatore divides his detox plan into three phases:
- Phase I
The detoxification process begins by modifying your toxins into water-soluble substances. Dr. Pescatore explains that your body produces enzymes ideally suited to facilitate this process.
- Phase II
Dr. Pescatore calls this phase conjugation. He says, “Compounds, like glutathione or amino acids, join with water-soluble toxins to neutralize them and prepare them for excretion.”
- Phase III
In this elimination phase, neutralized, conjugated toxins are safely eliminated from your body through your urine, bile, and bowel movements.
Dr. Pescatore notes that his patients are surprised by how quickly this seven day program goes by. And a vast majority end up feeling much better, with reduced symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or chemical sensitivities and allergies.
And he adds, “It’s also ideal for anyone who wants to jump start a weight loss program, or to get off the cycle of yo-yo dieting.”
This effective method isn’t for everyone
If you’re ready to banish accumulated toxins from your body with Dr. Pescatore’s detox method, the best place to start, he says, is with a consultation with your doctor to be certain that you don’t have any health issues that might not be ideal for a detox.
For instance, he notes that pregnant or lactating women shouldn’t attempt this cleanse. The same goes for children or anyone with a debilitating disease.
And Dr. Pescatore also warns that your doctor might not embrace this idea. He says, “Most mainstream physicians aren’t likely to have the first clue about detoxing. So don’t expect much in the way of brilliant feedback. It’s probably best to work with a naturopathic physician if you’re undertaking any serious detox regimen.”
You can find the full details about Dr. Pescatore’s comprehensive detox method in his Metabolic Repair Protocol. To learn more about this online learning tool, or to enroll today, simply click here.
“Arsenic and Lead Are in Your Fruit Juice: What You Need to Know.” Consumer Reports, 1/30/2019. (consumerreports.org/food-safety/arsenic-and-lead-are-in-your-fruit-juice-what-you-need-to-know/)