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Page 40 | Abby's Magazine - Of all the benefits that a detoxifica on program and subsequent healthier lifestyle provides, achieving and maintaining an ideal weight rou nely ranks high on people's lists. It's important to understand that several factors contribute to weight gain, two of which are the combina on of toxins and a faulty diet. Both of these can create a condi on in the body by which you become insulin resistant – your cells become desensi zed to insulin, making them ineffec ve at driving blood sugar (glucose) into your cells. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to a meal; its job is to unlock your ssues and escort glucose out of the blood into the ssue cells for use as energy. When excess glucose remains in the blood, insulin levels stay high. Even though the right amount of insulin is essen al for life, chronically elevated insulin can cause both fat storage and more inflamma on, which can promote even more fat storage. Because detox programs entail a high-quality diet, hydra on, exercise, and proper elimina on, blood sugar balance is achieved, normalizing insulin levels, decreasing inflamma on, and helping one lose fat! In Dr. Mark Hyman's Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automa c Weight Loss, he calls for detoxifying the liver as a cri cal step to weight loss, poin ng to the fact that a healthy func oning liver makes for a healthy func oning metabolism that can properly process sugars and fats. He underscores that toxins from within our bodies and from our environment both contribute to obesity. So ge ng rid of toxins and boos ng your natural detoxifica on D E T O X a n d W E I G H T L O S S

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