Chlorine: The Chemical In Your Water That’s Making You Fat

Obesogens are environmental chemicals which can act and have the same effects as estrogen, causing unexplained weight gain.

A chemical in the water is making us fat

One of these chemicals in the environment which is the most responsible for the weight gain is chlorine. You may be drinking bottled water without chlorine, but you still come in contact with this chemical every day, from the water you shower with or swim in.

How is chlorine causing weight gain?

Chlorine water is lowering the amount of iodine in the thyroid, and this mineral is responsible for the proper functioning of the metabolism. Lack of iodine in the diet is causing complete disruption of the thyroid. If you are using medicines like aspirin, blood thinner or steroids, they are additionally lowering the iodine in our body, making things worse.

We can`t completely avoid and eliminate chlorine, which is a big problem, because it can also increase the risk of cardiovascular problems and bladder cancer, and cause immune insufficiency.

Chlorine is toxic for everyone, especially for people suffering from thyroid dysfunction. Still, its antibacterial properties are irreplaceable when it comes to water, and this is the only reason why it is still being added to the water supplies.

On the other hand, if we don`t eliminate the chlorine from the water we use for showering or in the bath, we are still exposed to some byproducts which from as a result of the reaction between chlorine and other chemicals found in water (like radon).

One useful tip is to consume more food rich in iodine, like gomasio or Maine harvested seaweeds. Also, try with iodine supplements, 12. 5 mg 4 times a day. This does not count for people sensitive to iodine.

Remove chlorine from water

There are certain products which can help us remove this toxic chemical from the water in our bath and shower. Probably the most effective ones are multi-spray shower filters as well as bathtub filters. Another good option is installing whole-house water filter, which will remove the chlorine and other contaminants as well as the microscopic parasites which are endangering our health.

These measures will help us remove the chemicals from the water which are causing us to gain weight and putting our health in danger. Now that you know how to protect your health, why wait? Take things in your hands and act now!