Could this little known organ be the root cause of failing health in America? Click here to get back on the road to health! Ever wonder why as you get older your waistline grows out further and further? You think it may just be fat right underneath your skin but the problem is deeper and it surrounds many vital organs. This is a large pad of fat cells that is attached to the stomach and is beneath the muscle covering and protecting your intestines, kidneys, and liver. When this pad of fat, which is called the omentum, is small it causes no harm to you. But when it grows big it wreaks havoc on your body.
Blame it on the Omentum
The Omentum is supposed to be thin and lacy like stockings. Unhealthy omentums are thick, yellow, and non-transparent. You would think these dense, chunky omentums would only be found on people 100-200 pounds overweight, but…this can be found on people that are only 10 to 20 pounds overweight! The omentum is like a net that catches fat and overtime it catches too much fat and holds on to every single bit of it.
When the omentum grows it smothers your organs causing the liver and kidneys to fail. It squeezes the kidneys and pancreas, hiking up blood pressure and suppressing the ability of insulin to function normally, causing diabetes. The added weight also leaves the liver unable to process toxins, eventually poisoning your liver, causing high cholesterol. The liver is the metabolic cleanser of your body so if the liver isn’t happy your body isn’t happy.
Master Your Omentum
With a fatty omentum the health problems are endless. It can cause coronary artery disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, ovarian cancer and hypertension. So what’s the key to shrinking this omentum? Lose weight. Recent studies show that if women weighing 200 pounds or less lose just ten pounds it cuts their risk for diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis in half! Weight loss will shrink your omentum, allowing your liver, kidneys, and stomach to recover. Want to shrink your omentum but don’t know where to start?
Try these few action steps and see your belly fat start to melt away
- Get rid of all sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Lower your carb intake
- Increase your healthy fats
- Increase your dietary fiber
- Start a ketogenic lifestyle
- Look into fasting and intermittent fasting
- Gradually increase a healthy exercise regimen
- Get enough sleep (7-8 hours)
- Don’t sit for more than an hour at a time- get up and move!
Remember, the omentum is good, but too much can mess with your body. What do you do to keep your omentum in check?