Throughout our daily life we are exposed to and in contact with environmental toxins leading to health concerns in a variety of areas.
Where are these toxins coming from?
6 most widespread toxins include:
- PDE’s – Polybrominated diphenyl ethers – used as flame retardant. Known to build up in human fat tissue, causing damage to the nervous system, liver and kidneys. Studies indicate PDEs are causing sexual dysfunctions, thyroid issues and brain disorders.
- Bisphenol A – BPA -found in plastics and can linings. Causing havoc in the endocrine system, causes issues with development. BPA can cause serious environmental issues and particularly linked to poor childhood health.
- Perfluorooctanoic acid – PFOA – used in nonstick cookware, certain food packaging and other heat resistant products. Studies verify that PFOA contributes to infertility and other reproductive problems, as well as liver and immune function implications.
- Acrylamide – chemical carcinogen formed when carbohydrate foods are cooked at high temperatures – think fried chips and chicken. This toxin is also used in cosmetics. Exposure has been linked to cancer and neurological dysfunction.
- Mercury – most commonly associated with tinned fish.
- Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) – a gasoline additive. Additional exposure from second hand smoke. Causes neurological and reproductive problems.
Are you experiencing a toxic burden?
Symptoms you may experience with excessive toxins:
- Cognitive problems: including brain fog and memory problems
- Neurological issues, balance problems and tremors
Conditions and diseases associated with excessive toxic burden:
- Allergies or Asthma
- Chemical sensitivity
- Fertility problems
- Birth Defects
- Bone marrow cancers
- Chronic infections
- Autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis.
So what now?
With knowledge comes power!Marizelle Eggers
Reduce your exposure to these very common toxins
- Environment: Use chemical free products in the home. Take off your shoes before entering the home to avoid tracking in chemicals from outside. Avoid personal products containing pthalates, paraben and 4-MBC.
- Foods and drinks: 90% of the toxin exposure comes from the food we eat. To reduce your exposure via pesticides and herbicides on your foods, avoid eating fruits and veg on the dirty dozen list. Choose free-range, hormone, antibiotic free, RGH Free diary, meats and eggs. Choose fresh cold water fish rather than farm raised. Always wash produce very well before preparing the foods.
- Other exposure routes: use stainless steel or glass drinking containers, reduce or eliminate al plastic utensils, drinking containers, plates and storage containers. Store foods in non plastic containers and bags where possible. never microwave foods in plastic containers.
Be mindful of your environment, the food you eat, the air you breath.
Detox your body – detoxification is simply normalizing the body’s ability to process and excrete toxins while you temporarily reduce the amount of incoming toxins.
Is it time for a detox?
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