Imagine your body is an empty bucket. Now, begin adding to it. Add toxic ingredients from foods such as synthetic food coloring, glyphosate, preservatives such as MSG. Add sugars and artificial sugars. Add air pollution, fluoride from our water, chemicals from cleaning products and makeup that absorb into our skin. Add pharmaceutical medications and over the counter poisons, birth control pills, plastics, aluminum, mercury, hormones in meat and dairy. . .Keep adding because this is happening right now to your body! How full is your toxic bucket?
According to Environmental Working Group, a non profit organization, a newborn baby today has 287 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord blood. Breast milk is now one of the most toxin-riddled food products in the world, because humans have now reached their maximum levels of toxicities. Need proof? Well, sick is the new norm, and most illnesses of today, if not all of them, are the result of environmental toxins. These illnesses, by the way, are not GOING away. They will only continue being prevalent in our world unless we wake up and change our current system.
When your body is full of toxins, it speaks to you in the form of symptoms. Chronic toxicity may create fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, sinus infection, headaches, bloating, weight gain, digestive issues, insomnia, brain fog, food intolerances, skin disturbances, endocrine issues, and more.
These toxins, over time, create chronic systemic inflammation, which leads to the slew of illnesses we are seeing in our society–Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Autism, Mental Illness and more. . .
So, what can you do to reduce your toxic load and inflammation and in turn, lesson some of the toxic overload symptoms you are experiencing? Here’s a starting point:
- Drink Clean Water: Buy a sophisticated water filtering system and stop drinking out of plastic bottles. You can buy a glass or metal drinking container for on-the-go sipping. Stay away from tap water which is fluorinated. Fluoride causes endocrine and central nervous system dysfunction and is considered a neurotoxin. Research the Berkey Water Filter.
2. Take a Probiotic: Be sure that your digestive system is working properly and ridding your body of toxins effectively. If you are constipated, this is a sure sign that you are holding toxins! You can also increase your fiber intake to help your body eliminate toxins more effectively.
3. Exercise: Moving helps the body eliminate toxins through sweat and the lymphatic system. Shoot for 4-5 days a week of cardiovascular and strength training. You can also incorporate the use of saunas to increase detoxification through sweating or helping your lymphatic system to drain by dry brushing.
4. Read Labels: Start being more mindful about what goes into your body. Consider changing your deodorant to one that does not contain aluminum, research the personal care products you are using, try to stay as close to nature and away from chemicals as possible.
5. Eat cilantro and parsley: Both of these herbs are excellent heavy metal chelators that naturally filter your system and remove toxins. In fact, increasing all green, leafy vegetables in your diet will help remove toxins.
WARNING: Your Western Medicine doctor will not diagnose “toxic overload” as your health issue, but instead, will chase your symptoms with further poisonous and toxic pharmaceuticals that will continue to crowd your body of additional toxins and not allow you to heal. Environmental toxicity and the pandemic symptoms of illness caused by our inflammatory response to these toxins is not taught in medical school, nor is it considered a disease or an issue. Your doctor will not prescribe the above as a remedy to reducing systemic toxicity, so it is up to you to make changes to your diet and lifestyle in order to regain your health.