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How Your Environment Impacts Your Weight – OHR #433

Could your fatness be due to environmental toxins?

Could your fatness be due to environmental toxins?

Environmental chemicals called “obesogens” have been identified that are likely culprits in causing obesity.

They include:

  • Bisphenyl A (BPA)
  • Phthalates
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
  • Polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs)
  • Organochlorine (OC) pesticides
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

They disrupt energy metabolism, glucose and lipid metabolism, alter thyroid and sex steroid hormone regulation, leptin, ghrelin, and others.

What to do?

  1. Use paraben and phthalate free body products. See ewg.org.
  2. Avoid chemical cleaners. Use hydrogen peroxide or vinegar.
  3. Store all food in glass.
  4. No non stick pans.
  5. Drink water from reverse osmosis and never plastic bottles.
  6. Eat only organic
  7. No farmed fish
  8. Wild fish only
  9. Drink nothing in aluminum cans.
  10. Add fiber to your diet: 2 tablespoons of ground flax daily to smoothies, salads, or soups.
  11. No refined carbs or sugar.
  12. Eat crucifers daily at least one cup. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale.
  13. Start using a sauna and work up to 30 minutes 3x week
  14. Take Body Detox 3 sprays twice daily
  15. Take BH Multi, Perfect Amino, Greens or Reds, daily.

If you do this and eat 1200 calories per day organic Paleo, eat in an 8 hour window, walk 30 minutes per day, make sure your hormone levels are normal, you will lose weight.

Let me know how you do!

Have a great week!

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.