Your Body and Obesity

 

All you have to do is look around you to see that a large percentage of the US population is overweight or obese … the latest data says about 75% of us weigh more than we should. Billions of dollars are spent every year on weight loss diets and pills, without much to show for it. Why?

Most people are not successful losing weight permanently because they have overlooked the real cause. Dr. Lynda Frassetto (University of California) believes that humans have undergone an evolutionary change. Our bodies once used to break down food and dispose of the resulting acid waste through the kidney and liver using an ample supply of bicarbonate and hydroxyl buffers. Now, because of the sheer amount of acid waste the average person produces, the body is fighting to protect its most strategic reserves – the kidney and liver – from total degradation and failure.

Dr. Frassetto discovered that as we age, we lose buffering capacity in our blood. That reduces our ability to neutralize and remove the acid our body produces. This is one of the root causes of aging. The average age when people start to show symptoms of diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases is approximately age 45. Since we cannot neutralize all the acid waste we produce, it accumulates in our body. These wastes show up as cholesterol, fatty acid, uric acid, sulfate, phosphate, kidney stones, etc. According to Dr. Frassetto, we also store our excess acids in our fat cells.

Since accumulation of metabolic acid waste is one of the main reasons we gain weight as we age, it makes sense to take a look at how we can reverse that. The standard modern diet is high in protein, sugars and unhealthy fats and results in excess metabolic acid residue that the body must get rid of. In fact, grains – even whole grains – and fruits also add to the acid load.
Green leafy vegetables contain the minerals and chlorophyll necessary to buffer these acids, but we don't eat enough to balance our otherwise acidic diet.

What we drink may be even worse than what we eat. Weight-loss staples such as coffee, tea, and diet soda are all extremely acidic. Bottled water? Acidic. Fruit smoothies, sports drinks, and milk? All contribute to the acid load the body has to neutralize and eliminate.

Our lifestyle also contributes to chronic acidity. Smoking, air pollution, stress, and negative thoughts all increase acidity in the body. So does intense exercise, as lactic acid builds up if you don't drink enough water to flush it out in your perspiration.

Hydration is an often-overlooked factor in weight management. Did you know…

  • Up to 75% of Americans are dehydrated to the extent that it affects their health. (The percentage that are overweight … coincidence?)
  • Your muscles are your calorie-burning engine. When you are not well hydrated, their ability to burn fuel (calories) and generate energy is severely inhibited.
  • Your body is unable to utilize fat as fuel when you are dehydrated.
    • If your kidneys are water-deprived, the liver has to do their work along with it's own. The extra work means it can't metabolize fat as well, which sets you up to store fat.
    • Chronic over-acidity and dehydration is the underlying cause pain and inflammation. Systemic inflammation prevents the body from burning stored fat.
  • Many people think they are hungry when they are actually thirsty. A study at the University of Washington showed that hunger pangs can be relieved by drinking one glass of water in 98% of the dieters surveyed.

So how can we make a change in our ability to get rid of this toxic acid waste? Most people are resistant to making the kind of dietary changes that reduce acid waste, but are willing to change what they drink. The importance of drinking pure, alkaline, restructured water – like ShinXen water – cannot be overstated because it is able to deeply hydrate the tissues, neutralize acid waste and remove it from storage in the fat cells. Three factors – alkaline buffers, cellular hydration, and antioxidant activity – make ShinXen water especially effective for weight loss. Here are a list of characteristics of ShinXen water that make it the best beverage for supporting any weight loss program!

  • The pH of ShinXen alkaline drinking water varies from around 8.5 to 9.5, and it provides ionic alkaline minerals and the hydroxyl ion (OH-) … the body's preferred substance for buffering acids.
    • Helps the body maintain better insulin and blood glucose levels – critical factors for successful weight loss.
    • Toxins that are stored in fat cells, tissues, organs, and lymph fluids are more easily neutralized and released.
    • Smaller molecular cluster size and negative electrical charge means it is more hydrating, and better hydration allows the body to metabolize stored fat.
    • Increases energy levels and allows people to exercise longer with faster recovery.
    • It's an antioxidant many times stronger than most foods or supplements.
    • Rich in ionic alkaline minerals like calcium.
    • Helps the body preserve and maintain its calcium, magnesium, and potassium reserves by providing ionic minerals and hydroxyl ions to buffer excess acids.

Make your weight management program a resounding success by drinking ShinXen water to provide the buffers your body needs to remove metabolic acid waste!