What on earth is an obesogen? Well, they are environmental toxins that contribute to weight gain or resistance or weight loss by disruption of your metabolic pathway. For example chemicals from air, food, cleaning products, cosmetics and plastics. Toxins are accumulated in the fat cells and as you start to lose weight the fats cells release their content including the toxins. The liver takes the brunt of this, working overtime to try to eliminate the junk. If it's overloaded it can't do the job very well and can become a bit sluggish mimicking a weight loss plateau. This difficulty is exemplified for those bearing the MTHFR gene snip thus hampering methylation and the detox pathway. It is easier for the body and your liver to adapt to a slow weight loss but I know the feeling of "I want it as in yesterday."
What can we do? Besides the obvious of eliminating further environmental toxins (easier said than done). Consider a liver detox to help with weight loss. In addition make sure your using a good quality probiotic. Thorne is my go to, why? The Mayo Clinic uses Thorne in their clinical trials. That tells me the ingredients are quality and what's on the bottle is what's in the bottle. I worry about supplements from any other source except direct from the manufacturer. Copycat products are sold all over, potentially even on Amazon. Use my link direct to Thorne and sign up for an account. By doing it this way I can give you a professional discount. Also, be sure to read my recommendation on the Thorne website on weight management.
Jolene Culver ARNP, mother, grandmother, daughter and definitely menopausal. I love my pellets! As a matter of fact that is what inspired me to do hormone therapy. I'm NOT going down without a fight. My goal for myself and all of my family of patients is for optimal health and to feel the best that we can and look the best that we can. Defy gravity with Botox, fillers and PRP!