What is our Toxic Load?


 


 

Our toxic load is the overall accumulation for toxins and chemicals in our bodies. This accumulation can come from multiple sources - air, water, food consumption, cleaning products, beauty products, exposure to herbicides/pesticides, etc.


The NCBI database concluding in a study conducted with conventional lab tests, what is defined as 'normal' exposure is actually quite high as the body shows signs of adaption to this toxic load and metabolic dysfunction. Damage continues to accumulate with age, as your body adapts to this lifestyle, and enzymes become less efficient with age. This leads to long term DNA damage, that is correlated with cancers, diabetes, allergies, and. other autoimmune issues.


Some signs of our toxic load are:

  • Weight Gain : This can be due to thyroid dysfunction, and our bodies inability to regulate our ghrelin and leptin levels.

  • Skin Issues: The liver and lymphatic system are responsible for filtering our toxics in our blood. When the body is overwhelmed due to toxin exposure it leads to inflammation. Inflammation is visible through your skin through breakouts, rashes, our other skin issues. Click here to learn more about acne & traditional chinese face mapping.

  • Digestive Issues: Heavy toxin exposure leads to issues such as IBS, constipation, and other digestive problems.

  • Hormonal Imbalances: Many beauty products, and food items can cause endocrine disruption which in turn causes hormonal imbalances.


But do not fear, we have ways to reduce our toxic load and remediate it.

 

Minimizing and remediating. our toxic load:

  1. Minimize consumption of non-organic foods and increase consumption of heirloom varieties of vegetables. Conventionally grown foods, especially items such as grain, have high levels of pesticide exposure. Roundup is most commonly found in cereals consumed at breakfast. Consumption of organic foods will reduce your overall exposure to toxic foods.

  2. Consume more plant based foods, and minimize the amount of meat. You do not have to become a vegetarian or vegan, but eating more plant based has shown a positive correlation with long term health.

  3. Manage your stress levels, stress is one of the most toxic things to our nervous systems. When we stress we risk reducing the number of neurons in our body, and increasing the inflammation. This can lead to the onset of numerous illnesses, such as stress induced alopecia.

  4. Limit the use of plastics and non stick cookware.

  5. Transition away from traditional cleaning liquids to more organic methods. For inspiration please check out our article on green cleaning.

  6. Use DIY skincare hacks and natural oils to manage your skin routine. Traditional skincare has a lot of chemicals associated with it.

  7. If you cannot get away from skincare products, research what you would use. Opt for products that are 'clean' or ranked better on the ewg [enviormental working group] website.

  8. Get some fresh air! Take hikes and walks in nature at close by parks.

  9. Filter your water. Water is frequently contaminated with chlorine, and microplastics. Find a filter that helps to filter our microplastics if you can.

  10. Avoid synthetic fragrances. Opt instead for pure perfume oils or natural air freshners such as lemon, cinnamon, etc.

  11. Get more plants! Increase the flow of fresh oxygen in your home, and help feed your soul with plants.

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