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Does fat burning release toxics into the body?

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 Posted 5/17/2013 7:05:00 AM
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I hear that fat burning releases toxic substances into the body, but I've never seen any science about this. Is it true? Is it just heavy metals? What can we do to help the body deal with this?

What I do know is: fat makes estrogen, so if you start burning fat you'll make less estrogen. I've messed up my hormonal balance this way.

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 Posted 5/17/2013 7:13:23 AM
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Free radicals are produced during the process of metabolism.  Their formation can be reduced by increased antioxidant ingestion.

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I hear that fat burning releases toxic substances into the body, but I've never seen any science about this. Is it true? Is it just heavy metals? What can we do to help the body deal with this?

What I do know is: fat makes estrogen, so if you start burning fat you'll make less estrogen. I've messed up my hormonal balance this way.

Thanks!
Elaine


The simple answer is YES burning, the oxidation of fats, carbohydrates and such produces free radicals and reactive oxygen species. But this a natural process. The cells involved in this activity and all cells have evolved the necessary mechanisms to deactivate these destructive chemical entities.
    Dr. Denham Harman and many others have written extensively about all this. Harman and others have discussed the use of BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ] a food preservative, as a means of enhancing the bodies ability to cope with these harmful chemical entities.
   Here is an extensive discussion about all this published in the prestegeous PHYSIOLOGICAL REVIEWS at this here link:

           http://physrev.physiology.org/content/87/4/1175.full

And a table here rating the different anti-oxidants here: 

      http://physrev.physiology.org/content/87/4/1175/T3.expansion.htmlhttp:


If you desire to learn about all this, that first link I provided is an excellent place to do so. I think well over 100 studies are referenced at the end of that article.   ...Oscar 

POST SCRIPT: 384 studies are referenced at the end of that publication. A very many of those studies are FREE and available with a click of your mouse.
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So if I want to stick to basic supplements, I could take:
selenium
vitamin C
vitamin E
carotenoids
ubiquinol
l-methionine
l-glutathione
SOD

or other general antioxidants from the Table of Nutrient Cocktail Ingredients, found here:
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/may2012_Nutrient-Cocktail-Delays-Aging-Extends-Life-Span_01.htm
Does that sound right? I don't need anything special to help me with heavy metals or other specific toxics?

Thank you for your help! Smile
Elaine
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Why would you choose methionione?
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Why would you choose methionione?


For methylation. Poor women's SAM-e. It's a lot cheaper and seems to give the same result.
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If SAM-e is too expensive I think that TMG would be a better substitute.
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I can't cite any studies but my understanding is fat will store toxins.  When losing fat the released toxins are eliminated through the kidneys or liver.

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I have heard of fats releasing toxins in the body but I am really not sure if there is any merit to it or not.
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From what I recall glutathione and sod are not absorbed intact, so taking the precursors instead would probably be better use of money. Unless you are injecting them of course.
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