Research shows that 80% of what we apply to our skin gets absorbed into our body. And women especially are prone to this - our skin is exposed to many more toxins than most men, in the form of cosmetics, lotions, body washes, and even cleaning products. In fact, research shows that 78% of those with autoimmune disorders (for example, Hashimoto's thyroid disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis) are women! Could our products be a contributory cause to this rise in autoimmune disease?
Because excess body weight can lead to many health problems including inflammation, diabetes, and heart disease it is (obviously) important to keep your weight under control.
For many - in fact, most - people this is easier said than done. Although everyone knows that frequent exercise and proper nutrition leads to weight loss, many people find that the generally accepted rule of eating less and exercising more simply does not work for them.
An imbalance of hormones could be to blame for why your efforts to lose weight may not be working.
In our practice, we encounter many patients who appear to eat "perfectly" (watch calorie intake, eat regularly, eat wholesome healthy foods, exercise), but who cannot seem to lose the weight. Of course, there are many things to look into when evaluating someone who falls within this category, and we always start with blood work (which can reveal a lot of what is going on within the body), stress evaluation, and sleep evaluation. After we get baseline evaluations, we evaluate nutrition.
Here are 6 reasons why all calories are not created equal: