Let me start by saying that weight gain or loss is a natural phenomenon – it is done as a self-regulating mechanism by your body, via signals the body gets. The body has neural and hormonal feedback mechanisms and this is how it gages if it is holding too much weight or too little and takes appropriate action. BUT WHAT IF THIS MECHANISM IS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY? I.e. your body is told it is not holding enough fat stores when it actually is, and therefore it holds more weight. You have to be certain that your body’s regulatory systems are accurate, otherwise you will not be able to control weight gain. What I am saying is, that you must ensure that you do not have Leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone that instructs your metabolism to up regulate or slow down.
Let’s quickly list some major issues that lead to weight gain and their mechanisms of action, then we will look to some natural and homeopathic solutions!
STRESS- this is by far the most important and detrimental factor to weight gain in todays society. It is everywhere in our environment, from emotional stress and worry, to overwork, to improper nutrition.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT TO ENSURING YOU START THE PROCESS OF WEIGHT GAIN AND IMPROVED HUMAN HEALTH AND VITALITY?
Any way I can get or encourage you to set up a long-term program without getting hysterical that you have not lost a kg after 1 week and still believe that the programme is working?
GET YOUR LIFESTYLE BACK INTO EQUILIBRIUM AND YOUR BODY WILL FOLLOW ‘I PROMISE’ – IT MAY TAKE 6 MONTHS TO START BUT ONCE IT DOES YOU ARE SORTED!
After you have ensured a good foundation for success then you can concentrate on what your specific issue may be.
FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES: VITAMIN D, EXPOSURE TO BLUE LIGHT AND EMF’S
Most overweight people in the developed world have a severe vitamin D deficiency due to poor exposure to the sun. This affects thyroid function and metabolism, so take a vit D supplement and get into the sun to offset the effects of blue light from electronic devices, which increase your cortisol levels and insulin and categorically stop weight loss.
DO YOU REALIZE IF YOU ARE IN A STRESSED STATE WITH EXCESS CORTISOL PRODUCTION IT IS PHYSIOLOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE WEIGHT!! It does not matter what diet you are on or what supplement you are taking!
Next you need to ensure optimum sleep, as this is when the thyroid comes alive to speed up the metabolism to burn fat and upregulate hormonal balance. The thyroid hormone is down regulated in the presence of the cortisol stress hormone. Homeopathy offers remedies to cope with stress and sleep and can include coffea, nux vom, cortisol, melatonin and adrenalin, besides your similimum. ONCE YOU HAVE PERFECTED THIS ASPECT OF TREATMENT THEN MOVE ONTO HORMONAL REGULATION.
Most ladies have used contraception at some point and this has led to an estrogen dominance where they are hormonally set with excess water, excess fat, PMS and depression. Here, it is imperative that your liver function is upregulated to detoxify the estrogen.
As also discussed, if you have been on contraceptives you will struggle to lose weight and would need to upregulate the liver to get out of your estrogen dominant cycle. You will need an estrogen detox and I would look to support your methylation cycle, which leads to improved emotional control and harmony.
It is true that a good diet is important and that should be tailor made according to your circadian rhythms. More carbs in summer, less carbs in winter as carbs are processed more easily with exposure to sun light. If your digestion is weak, don’t take a lot of cold raw foods or cold drinks which your body will struggle to process. No late-night eating either as it is not processed properly by digestion. If you are craving foods at night, then please check your cortisol and stress levels as they will be high and will hamper sleep.
Obviously eating clean food without pesticides and GMO’s is better but not always possible, and this is why I suggest everybody must ensure that liver function is supported. I don’t personally advocate vegetarian or vegan diets, simply due to the fact that our environment is exposed to too much blue light and emf’s and you need animal fat to process this, as well as omega 3 fatty acids to protect you from EMF exposure.
Below are some myths that we have been brainwashed with to be able to lose weight! How many do you identify with?
Homeopathy and natural therapies are very helpful in restoring metabolism, rejuvenating hormone imbalance as well as detoxifying the body. It even helps you to get over your body self-confidence issues and allows endorphins to be release, making you feel happier.