Weight Loss Explained: Essential Health Facts

Weight Loss is Important, But the Root Causes of Obesity Must be Addressed in the Right Manner


Island Healthworks discusses the true facts about weight loss.

Healthy weight management balances muscle, bone and fat in the body.

Humans are natural y suited to carrying an optimized balance of that bone and muscle that contributes to strength, endurance, good health and safety.

Excessive weight, caused by inactivity, poor diet or metabolic factors or other health related challenges are threats not only to looks, heart health or energy but may lie behind a wide range of other health conditions including circulation or muscle strength complaints. At the same time, the way we approach weight loss warrants a closer look as we bring some lesser known facts to the table. Weight loss is a billion dollar industry comparable to a yoyo with rapid, counterproductive fluctuations in diet that interfere with healthy metabolism.High levels of stress also trigger cortisol production, which contributes to weight gain.

Yo-yo dieting causes your body to go into starvation mode and allows the body systems to begin storing fat for energy conservation purposes. The main cause for the epidemic of obesity in America, is not because people are being indulgent but because they are being fooled.

The best thing people can do is get their digestive system functioning properly ensure that absorption in the small intestine is functioning properly, large intestine and elimination properly. Knowing what to eat, in the form of a lower refined sugar diet and how much to eat is important a false sense of fullness due to the adulterated content of many processed foods may be responsible for overeating in a number of cases.

After the 1973 passing of a new farm bill subsidy by the U.S. Congress, specifically planned corn subsidies led to increased production of high fructose corn syrup nationwide. As a result, the product is used in a variety of widely available foods to enhance the flavor.

Evolutionary psychologist and health author Dr. Doug Lyle says “The consumption of unnaturally dense food is the main cause of the epidemic of obesity. It isn’t because they are self-indulgent it isn’t it because they’re lazier than they ever were what’s happening is that their mechanisms of satiation are being fooled. Receptors in the stomach including stretch receptors measuring volume and caloric density or richness receptors give people an indication of how much to eat.  500 calories of natural plant food fills the stomach with a corresponding bulk, while 500 calories of processed food only partial fills the stomach, causing the receptors to fool the brain into telling us to eat more food. Even worse is hundreds of calories of fat which barely trigger any response at all. Lisle says “The problem with weight management humans is that if you make foods completely artificial people will have to overeat is to be satisfied.

Water is a powerful solvent and transporter of nutrients, but dehydration is surprisingly widespread. Sometimes the body is actually thirsty when hunger is perceived. Water your body and brain for better health.  Increased water intake and reduced dehydration can be a major addition to successful weight loss efforts. Proper hydration allows nutrients to flow into the cells, and waste products to be more efficiently released from the cells and eliminated from the body. All of these steps contribute to better metabolism and body balance.

Along with the right foods, certain herbs may prove helpful in addressing the underlying causes of weight gain. Garden Essence helps to emulsify and aids in digestive enzyme production. Slippery Elm and UC3-J help with the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Psyillium Hulls combination may be helpful. LOCLO may help in naturally reducing cholesterol levels.

Laziness grows on all of us, but only if we let it. It takes a certain amount of determination to get yourself moving and actually go for a walk or work out. You can start slow 10,000 steps a day is highly recommended. You can even get a calorie and step counter. The Centrios talking pedometer may be used if desired and avoids EMF exposure as we prefer to do at Island Healthworks.

You can start slow, and gradually work up to an exercise level that suits your goals and body type. What you put into exercise is what you will get back. For people with joint problems or excessive weight gain, a half block walk per day allows exercise without placing undue stress on the body. Walking sticks are excellent choices for such individuals. KC-X assists in energy and exercise by enhancing metabolism. The herbs contained in this product are known to support the thyroid. Choosing the right herbs for your purposes is important. Healthworks only recommends the use of Quality Controlled Herbs and Supplements.


This article is intended for educational purposes and the information contained within is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health problem. Please seek appropriate medical attention for any health complaints. We cannot take responsibility for your health care decisions. Our intent is only to offer health information to help you with your search for better health.

Article by Christopher M. Stephens – Content Writer & Communications Manager for Island Healthworks, With Yvonne Dollard Perc of Island Healthworks.