Do Environmental Toxins Contribute to Weight Gain?
Did you know that certain chemicals in our personal care products and in the environment around us affect our hormones? They are called endocrine disruptors— some of these are linked to weight gain and obesity.
These chemicals contribute to weight gain by increasing the fat storage capacity of fat cells or by increasing the number of fat cells. Also, they may make it harder to maintain a healthy weight by changing hunger and fullness hormones, leading to more eating or by increasing the effects of high fat and high sugar diets.
If you and loved ones are looking to protect yourselves from such chemicals, and especially from the metabolic issues and resulting weight gain, read on.