Why do some people lose weight easily and others don’t

tape measureWhen I presented the question to my father about weight loss, on one of our many trips to Nevada to work with different medical doctors and scientists,  I immediately had my father’s attention. The question I asked was “why do some individuals never gain weight regardless of the amount of calories or type of food they eat and lack of exercise, and other individuals are very careful with what they eat, how many calories they eat and exercise, yet still gain weight?”  I continued my question with “and with all of the diets and exercise programs out in the market, why are there more and more people struggling with weight and giving up?”

According to the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), if obesity rates continue at the current rate, by the year 2020 there will be a 10-fold increase in new cases of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and arthritis.  In the year 2011 obesity rates increased in every state in the United States with the top ten fattest states being:

10.  Missouri     (30.3%)

9.  Kentucky      (30.4% obese) and Texas (30.4%)  (tie)

8.  Indiana         (30.8%) and South Carolina (30.8%) (tie)

7.  Arkansas       (30.9%)

6.  Oklahoma     (31.3%)

5.  Michigan       (31.3%)

4. Alabama         (32.0%)

3. West Virginia (32.4%)

2.  Louisiana       (33.4%)

1.  Mississippi     (34.9%)

This breaks down to more than 33 percent of adults over the age of 20 are overweight and nearly 36 percent are obese.

Why?

Let’s look at the facts. Eating foods that are rich in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats taste good, but  they actually “reprogram” your body to crave more of them. They can become as addictive as cocaine by  triggering the release of dopamine, which produces a euphoric feeling of pleasure in the brain.  As if that isn’t enough, many food companies have partnered with biotech firms that produce  flavor-enhancing chemicals that work on a neurological level to stimulate your taste buds, making it almost impossible to resist many processed foods.  If food cravings can’t get under control even the best intentions for weight loss and healthy diet can fall by the wayside when that pint of ice cream or bag of chips starts calling your name.

Kela E was formulated with this vicious cycle in mind.  It was designed to target and support the Thyroid gland within the Endocrine system for lean muscle to fat metabolism to overcome malabsorption of fat,   support energy  production, and to support the digestive system.  It is not a weight loss, diet product.  It is part of a healthy lifestyle support for the Endocrine System so can support directly and indirectly many different functions in the body such as hormones, enzymes, amino acids, antibodies, and the Immune System.  It can lend support for a healthy menstrual cycle, mood and emotions, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, fertility, stress, and fatigue which are all functions under the direction of the Endocrine System.

The Endocrine system is a delicate, complicated system that includes the Thyroid, Parathyroid, Pituitary, Pineal, Thymus, and Adrenal glands.  The Testes, Ovaries, Pancreas, Kidneys and Hypothalamus are also part of the Endocrine system.  The Endocrine system has been nicknamed  the ‘regulatory’ system due to its intricate involvement throughout the body.

Heavy chemicals, environmental pollutants, fluoridated water and toothpaste, all take their toll on the Endocrine System and especially the Thyroid Gland.  Iodized salt because of the way it is processed, does not provide enough Iodine that the Thyroid gland requires.  Consider using Redmond brand Real Salt, Himalaya salt or similar brands of salt that provide better support to the Thyroid Gland.  Using Basic Plus with Kela E is an excellent choice for additional healthy support for the entire Endocrine System.

Dr. Janeel Henderson