Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Too Many Pharmaceuticals – Even in Our Water
Drugs are big business.
And drug companies have become very creative about selling us sickness via new lifestyle diseases.
Whether you’re sad, anxious, mad, hyper, or feel any other human emotion, they have a drug to medicate it away.
Many pharmaceuticals have been found to have endocrine-disrupting chemicals in them as well.
A common class of anti-depressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, has been linked to higher rates of metabolic syndrome.
And a French study found that after only 4-6 weeks on the antipsychotic medicine olanzapine, animals had higher blood sugar levels and more fat around their bellies.
One major review found many classes of pharmaceuticals cause weight gain:
>HIV antiretroviral drugs and protease inhibitors
>Psychotropics (antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers)
>Steroid hormones (like prednisone)
All of these pharmaceuticals could have a serious impact on your hormonal health.
Because our medical system doesn’t think holistically, your doctor could prescribe one drug to help you achieve the desired results in one part of your system, while over in another, you’re throwing a hormone level totally out of whack.
Certain herbs, vitamins, and other supplements can have very powerful hormonal effects.
If your doctor doesn’t know you’re taking them, and dashes off another prescription in haste, you could do real damage to your endocrine system.
You say you never take pharmaceuticals or any other pills, so this particular endocrine disruptor doesn’t apply to you?
The Associated Press did a massive study on the municipal water supplies of 50 of the country’s major metropolitan areas.
They found 24 of them – the water supply of 41 million Americans – had detectable levels of pharmaceuticals.
At least one, Philadelphia’s, had 56 different drugs, including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers, and sex hormones.
How did all those pharmaceuticals get there?
Several ways, but mainly through our toilets.
This drug-addled drinking water not only comes from human waste.
Livestock that are fed or injected with hormones or antibiotics will also pee or poop them out, and they’ll leach into the groundwater.
Some of the hormones given to cattle can be 100 to 1000 times stronger in biological activity than other environmental hormone disruptors.
The wastewater is treated at several stages, but many drugs remain because no sewage treatments were designed to remove them.
Only reverse osmosis removes almost all pharmaceutical residue, but don’t hold your breath that your local water authority will start using that process – it’s too expensive for large-scale use.
No one knows exactly what decades of drinking this medicated water will do to us, but disturbing trends are popping up all over nature.
One study found fish swimming in rivers downstream from a cattle farm had 4 times the hormonal activity of those swimming upstream.
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