Toxins Anxiety Solutions

Do you want to get to the Root Cause of your disease or symptoms? If you have tried everything else, including detoxing, then it may be time to be more specific: look at the impact toxins have on your genes. No matter who you are or where you live, you have been exposed to toxins of one kind or another. That is an unavoidable fact of modern life.

Toxin exposure during childhood may persist into late adulthood. Our research proves this. If you have ever lived in or near any of these areas, and have a disease or mysterious symptoms, you may need to look at toxin exposure as the Root Cause: Farming (pesticides, insecticides, fungicides), Mining (heavy metals), Industry (heavy metals, chemicals), Big Cities (exhaust fumes), Refineries (chemicals, heavy metals).

The link between toxins and anxiety is an extremely unpleasant one. However, the good news is that by removing the toxins, your anxiety reduces significantly.

For all diseases and symptoms, is not so important to know exactly what toxins cause your issues – although this is very interesting. It is more important to know how to detox accurately, effectively, and safely.

The only way to get toxins out of the body is by means of a detoxification process. There are numerous detox options and many of them work well. Similarly, many detox protocols are deficient. For now, we are concentrating on the use of supplements to stimulate the removal of toxins from the cells, the liver, and the entire body.

It is helpful to look at other supportive therapies during detoxification, including Hydrogen Boost (one of my particular favourites) and other forms of hydrogen therapy, saunas, (ozone and/or infra-red), exercise, quantum vibration (Lifesound) to mechanically dislodge toxins from genes, and more.

WARNING: if you are on any prescription medication, have an illness or a chronic disease, or are in a compromised state of health, consult your doctor before taking any of our supplements, or before implementing any of our recommended lifestyle or dietary changes.

If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact us

Detoxification research and protocols are our speciality. Many years of research and experience in the fields toxicology and the genes that toxins affect, have provided valuable information. This has resulted in the development of our uniquely targeted, formulated products. They work as stated.

Although tempting to dive right into the Detox Duo pack, it is wise to first open the downstream pathways before you do this. Open the detox funnels and get them all flowing nicely.

Once the detox pathways are open, and you are sure you have a clear exit pathway for toxins you release from your cells, then begin to add in very small doses of the Detox Duo products.

The daily dose of Cleanse is tiny: 1 drop – because it does an excellent job very quickly. It scavenges toxins from the deepest areas of your cells. Ensuring your downstream detox pathways are open before you do this, means the scavenged toxins will easily flow out of your body via your urine and faeces.

If you stimulate deep-cellular detoxification processes before you open up the exit doors in the cell membranes (use Pure Liver Support, Complete Rapid Relief and then Complete Methylation) and the liver (use Bioactive Glutathione, Pure NAC and Pure MSM), then you will feel horrible. You will suffer unnecessary detoxification effects. These are not side effects, but the actual effects of a detox that is occurring in the incorrect sequence or too quickly.

Relief oral spray – with Boswellia – helps to reduce the inflammation which is a normal part of detoxification.

Pure Magnesium CHELATE provides valuable co-factor support for detox processes.
RULE: OPEN DOWNSTREAM PATHWAYS BEFORE YOU BEGIN A CELLULAR DETOX – see below.

Micro-Dose For Detox
Microdosing is a term used to describe the practice of taking small, subtherapeutic doses of a substance, such as a medication or supplement, with the goal of achieving a desired effect without causing significant side effects. Microdosing is not a proven treatment or therapy and there is limited scientific evidence to support its use for detoxification or any other purpose.

There is no standard definition of what constitutes a microdose, and the appropriate dose of a substance can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the individual’s age, weight, health status, and the specific substance being taken. It’s important to talk to a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or therapy, including microdosing, to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you.

There are many different approaches to detoxification, and it’s important to talk to a healthcare provider to determine the best approach for your individual needs. Some common methods for supporting detoxification include eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress. It’s also important to avoid exposure to environmental toxins and to drink plenty of water to help flush toxins out of the body.

Lipo-Active Glutatione is known support for DNA synthesis, fatty liver, cell membranes, fat transport and acetylcholine production for brain and memory. Essential support for liver detoxification.

Ensure you take adequate amounts of this master antioxidant to help flush toxins from the liver, and to support inflammation reduction during your detox.

Liver detoxification is an important method to reduce weight-related anxiety (and headache) symptoms by reducing inflammation and flushing toxins. A toxic liver may be the cause of an untold number of issues.

The added extra, related to anxiety, is that phospholipids are essential for healthy brain cells. Phospholipids make up the largest portion of the fats that make up the bi-lipid layer of the cell membrane. This means that cell membrane health is supported by adequate daily phospholipid intake. Cell membranes manage the transport of nutrients into, and waste out of the cells, providing valuable anti-inflammatory support.

Gene Information: Known support for PEMT, Il-1A MTRR, MTHFR677, BHMT-02, APOE, and cell membranes, healthy homocysteine, metabolism, memory and fatty liver.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GLUTATHIONE FOR DETOX
Glutathione is a small protein that is produced in the body and is involved in a variety of important functions, including supporting the immune system and helping the body eliminate toxins. Glutathione is known as a “master antioxidant” because it helps protect the body from oxidative stress, which can cause cell damage and contribute to a variety of health problems.

Some research suggests that glutathione may be beneficial for supporting detoxification, a process that helps the body eliminate toxins. Glutathione may support detoxification by:

  • Supporting the liver: The liver plays a crucial role in detoxification and glutathione may help support liver function.
  • Reducing oxidative stress: Glutathione has antioxidant properties and may help reduce oxidative stress in the body, which can cause cell damage and contribute to a variety of health problems. This may be helpful for supporting detoxification.
  • Supporting the immune system: Glutathione is involved in supporting the immune system and may help the body eliminate toxins and fight off infections.

 

Glutathione is produced in the body and can also be obtained from certain foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and meats. It is also available in supplement form, such as glutathione capsules. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements, as they can help you determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that the supplement is safe and appropriate for you.

Lipo-Active Rapid Relief is one of our signature products. It is a powerfully effective 4-in-1 a formula which rapidly eases aching joints and other pain symptoms.

Use this product for at least 1 month before beginning DETOX DUO to ensure downstream pathways are open and able to accept and flush the newly released cellular toxins.

When your cells are toxic they cannot function properly. Cellular waste that builds up in cells is a source of cellular toxicity. There is a lot more to adequate cellular methylation / detoxification than supporting the well-known MTHFR genes!

The importance of reducing oxidative stress in cellular waste removal processes is vastly misunderstood.

Coupled with faulty glucose metabolism, or excessive glucose or carbohydrate metabolism, these cellular processes amount to pain and inflammation.

Use this product if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Joint pain
  • Burning muscles
  • Tingling or burning in hands and feet
  • Nerve pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Weight management problems
  • Insulin resistance

 

A uniquely powerful 4-in-1 formulation, the ingredients are known to support joints, neuropathy, vascular health and carbohydrate metabolism; may be useful for metabolic syndrome support.

L-citrulline supports nitic oxide production in the body, helping to reduce ammonia and uric acid build up.

Liposomal Glutathione provides essential antioxidant support to reduce inflammation caused by radical oxygen species (R.O.S).

Gabapentin helps regulate the activity of neurotransmitters, providing supportive neuropathy and muscle pain relief.

Benfotiamine (B1) helps manage carbohydrate metabolism, and the reduction oxidants that cause inflammation.

Gene Information: Known support for NOS, PEMT, GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1, liver detoxification and cellular waste removal.

NITRIC OXIDE & DETOX
Nitric oxide is a molecule that is produced in the body and plays a variety of important roles in health, including supporting cardiovascular health and helping the body eliminate toxins. Nitric oxide is produced in the body by the enzyme nitric oxide synthase, which converts the amino acid arginine into nitric oxide.

  • Some research suggests that nitric oxide may be beneficial for supporting detoxification, a process that helps the body eliminate toxins. Nitric oxide may support detoxification by:
    Reducing inflammation: Nitric oxide has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the body, which can contribute to a variety of health problems.
  • Supporting the liver: The liver plays a crucial role in detoxification and nitric oxide may help support liver function.
  • Reducing oxidative stress: Nitric oxide has antioxidant properties and may help reduce oxidative stress in the body, which can cause cell damage and contribute to a variety of health problems. This may be helpful for supporting detoxification.

 

Nitric oxide is produced in the body and can also be obtained from certain foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and meats. Nitric oxide is also available in supplement form, such as nitric oxide capsules. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements, as they can help you determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that the supplement is safe and appropriate for you.

GABAPENTIN & NEUROTRANSMITTERS
Gabapentin is a medication that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including epilepsy, nerve pain, and anxiety. It works by inhibiting the transmission of pain signals in the brain and altering the activity of certain neurotransmitters, including glutamate.

Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain function and is involved in a variety of processes, including learning, memory, and the regulation of mood. Abnormal levels of glutamate in the brain have been linked to a variety of conditions, including epilepsy, anxiety, and addiction.

Gabapentin is thought to work by inhibiting the activity of glutamate in the brain, which can help reduce the transmission of pain signals and alter the activity of certain neurotransmitters. This may be helpful for managing certain conditions, such as epilepsy and nerve pain.

It’s important to use medications, including gabapentin, only as directed by a healthcare provider and to follow their instructions carefully. If you are taking gabapentin and have questions about its use or potential side effects, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information about the medication and how to use it safely.

Pure Liver Support contains phospholipids, which provide support for DNA synthesis, fatty liver, cell membranes, fat transport and acetylcholine production for brain and memory. Essential support for liver detoxification.

Liver detoxification is an important method to reduce hormone-related anxiety (and headache) symptoms. A toxic liver may be the cause of an untold number of issues.

The added extra, related to anxiety, is that phospholipids are essential for healthy brain cells. Phospholipids make up the largest portion of the fats that make up the bi-lipid layer of the cell membrane. This means that cell membrane health is supported by adequate daily phospholipid intake. Cell membranes manage the transport of nutrients into, and waste out of the cells.

Gene Information: Known support for PEMT, Il-1A, MTRR, MTHFR677, BHMT-02, APOE, and cell membranes, healthy homocysteine, metabolism, memory and fatty liver.

PHOSPHOLIPIDS AND DETOX
Phospholipids are a type of fat that is essential for good health. They are an important component of cell membranes and play a variety of important roles in the body, including supporting brain health and helping the body eliminate toxins.

  • Some research suggests that phospholipids may be beneficial for supporting detoxification, a process that helps the body eliminate toxins. Phospholipids may support detoxification by:
    Supporting the integrity of cell membranes: Phospholipids are an important component of cell membranes and help support their integrity. This is important for preventing toxins from entering cells and causing damage.
  • Supporting liver function: The liver plays a crucial role in detoxification and phospholipids may help support liver function.
  • Reducing oxidative stress: Phospholipids have antioxidant properties and may help reduce oxidative stress in the body, which can cause cell damage and contribute to a variety of health problems. This may be helpful for supporting detoxification.

 

Phospholipids are found in high concentrations in foods such as egg yolks, organ meats, and fatty fish. They are also available in supplement form, such as phosphatidylcholine supplements. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements, as they can help you determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that the supplement is safe and appropriate for you.

Pure Magnesium Chelate is an optimised blend of Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Orotate.

Magnesium is an essential co-factor in many enzyme processes, making it a wise choice to use during a detox. If you have muscle aches or cramps, this is a sure sign you are low in magnesium.

How Does Magnesium Support Detoxification?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in a variety of functions in the body, including energy production and muscle and nerve function. It may also play a role in supporting detoxification, the process by which the body removes toxins and waste products.

Magnesium is involved in the activation of enzymes that are involved in detoxification processes in the liver, including those that help to break down and eliminate harmful substances such as drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins.

Magnesium may also help to support detoxification by increasing the production of bile, a substance produced by the liver that helps to break down and eliminate toxins. It may also help to reduce oxidative stress, which can damage cells and contribute to the development of diseases such as cancer.

While magnesium may support detoxification in the body, it is not a replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods, as well as staying hydrated and engaging in regular physical activity, can help to support the body’s natural detoxification processes.

Complete Methylation is a fully-loaded, complete formulation to support the cellular cleansing and detoxification processes known as cellular methylation; suitable for over-methylation and under-methylation. Contains nutrients to support cellular methylation. Before starting on these “upstream” detoxification processes, it is wise to support the “downstream” liver detoxification processes first (with Pure NAC and/or Bioactive Glutathione). This opens up the pathways and prevents toxin buildup and unnecessary detoxification effects. Start on the lowest dose of this product, and increase daily dose when well tolerated.

Gene Information: Known support for NOS, CBS, SUOX, SHMT, ACE, BHMT-2, COMT, MTHFR1298, MTHFR677, MTR, MTRR, PEMT, VDR and ensures cellular detoxification and waste removal.

Incomplete processing of cellular waste, due to the faulty cellular methylation/ detoxification mechanism – known as overmethylation – rapidly increases the build-up of urea and ammonia in the cells.

This means that your cells will become overloaded with these cellular waste products. In turn, these promote oxidants and result in inflammation and joint, pain, neuropathy, diabetes and cardiovascular issues.

How fast this overload will occur depends on your personal genetics, your lifestyle and your exposure to environmental toxins.

Excess cellular waste is caused by:
• Inefficient or absent genes.
• Epignentic factors such as toxins.
• Insufficient exercise.

Why is it Important to Support the NOS Gene in Cellular Methylation?
Well supported by Complete Methylation, the NOS gene, when mutated, blocked or “dirty” from an overload of toxins, is one of the final steps of the cellular waste removal mechanism that is known as cellular methylation/ detoxification. This may be a significant Root Cause of increased oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is promoted by free radicals.

Toxins & Methylation
Methylation is a chemical process that occurs in the body and is essential for a variety of functions, including DNA synthesis, protein synthesis, and the metabolism of toxins. Methylation involves the transfer of a methyl group (a carbon atom with three hydrogen atoms attached) from one molecule to another.

The body is constantly exposed to toxins from a variety of sources, such as environmental pollutants, medications, and certain foods. Methylation plays a crucial role in the metabolism and elimination of toxins from the body. When methylation is impaired, the body may have difficulty metabolizing and eliminating toxins, which can lead to a build-up of toxins in the body and a variety of health problems.

Impaired methylation can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Genetic mutations
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Chronic stress
  • Environmental toxins

 

To support methylation and help the body eliminate toxins, it’s important to:

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Reduce stress
  • Avoid environmental toxins
  • Consider taking supplements that support methylation, such as B vitamins and methylfolate

It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements, as they can help you determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that the supplement is safe and appropriate for you.

SLEEP oral spray is an effective solution for reducing stress and anxiety by improving sleep.

A lack of sleep spikes the stress hormone cortisol. Too much cortisol creates feelings of stress and anxiety. Just enough cortisol is needed for focus and concentration. Increased cortisol tendencies are made worse by additional stress.

Stress comes in many forms, and this will cause cortisol to increase. Stressors may include any of the following:

  • Poor sleep
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Work stress
  • Financial stress
  • Environmental stress
  • Junk food
  • Toxins
  • Unbalanced hormones
  • Chronic pain
  • Disease

We offer you a soothing solution to ease you into a deep and restful sleep: our product SLEEP.

A tried and trusted formula that quickly becomes a home-essential because it supports sleep, relaxation & cell membrane health.

This product works on the understanding that the body can resolve its own issues. Tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals, are used to stimulate the rebalancing process. Lavender is known for its nerve tonifying, relaxing and calming properties, making it ideal for use before sleep. Our proprietary micronisation process enhances the effect of the extracts.

A few sprays before bedtime promotes instant sleep. If you wake up at night with a busy mind, take a few more sprays. Using it during the day reduces cortisol by relaxing you, without putting you to sleep.

Is Sleep Important During Detox?
Sleep is an essential part of good overall health and is important for supporting detoxification, a process that helps the body eliminate toxins. During sleep, the body undergoes a variety of important processes, including repairing tissues, regulating hormones, and eliminating waste products. Adequate sleep is essential for supporting these processes and helping the body function optimally.

There is evidence to suggest that sleep may be particularly important for supporting detoxification in the brain. During sleep, the brain undergoes the processes of the glymphatic system, which helps to clear waste products and toxins from the brain. Adequate sleep is essential for supporting this process and helping the brain to eliminate toxins.

To support detoxification and ensure that you are getting enough sleep, it’s important to:

  • Establish a regular sleep schedule
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed
  • Make sure your sleep environment is comfortable and conducive to sleep
  • Avoid screens and other electronic devices before bed

If you are having trouble sleeping or are experiencing other sleep problems, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can help you determine the cause of your sleep problems and recommend treatment options that may be helpful.

Your body can only cope with a specific amount and type of toxin before being overwhelmed. This is because there are a series of detox systems – which act like funnels – that toxins are dumped into, from your cells through to your liver and out via your gut.


Your unique genetic make-up determines which types of toxins you are able to dump into the detox funnels first. It also determines which toxins will get left behind – and this is where the problems begin. When the funnels get blocked this causes a log jam, and toxins begin to back up. The result is toxins do not leave your body. Overly toxic cells means the associated organs cannot function properly.
Results of Toxin Overload:

  • Pain
  • Joint problems
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Glucose metabolism issues
  • Dread disease
  • Weight gain
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Headaches
  • Acne, eczema, psoriasis
  • Concentration problems
  • Low energy
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety
  • Rapid ageing
  • Weakened immune system

THE SOLUTION: KEEP THE FUNNELS OPEN AND FLOWING

Refer to the symptoms profiles on the HOME page, and see the recommended product solutions for each symptom. These recommended products will address the underlying glitches, open the funnels, resulting in lasting symptom relief which is based on true healing.

WHY DOES THE BODY BECOME OVERLY TOXIC?
Aside from, and adding to the issues of less than optimal genes, there are several factors that can contribute to an excess of toxins in the body. Some common causes of toxic overload include:

  1. Poor diet: A diet that is high in processed, unhealthy foods and low in nutrients can contribute to toxic overload. These types of foods can contain additives, preservatives, and other substances that can be harmful to the body.
  2. Environmental toxins: Exposure to environmental toxins, such as pollution, pesticides, and chemicals in cleaning products and personal care products, can contribute to toxic overload.
  3. Alcohol and drug use: Excessive alcohol consumption and the use of illegal drugs can increase the level of toxins in the body.
  4. Stress: Chronic stress can lead to an increase in the production of stress hormones, which can contribute to toxic overload.
  5. Poor gut health: A poorly functioning digestive system can lead to the accumulation of toxins in the body.

Maintaining a healthy diet, reducing exposure to environmental toxins, and managing stress can help to support the body’s natural detoxification processes and reduce the risk of toxic overload. It’s a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional if you are concerned about toxic overload and the impact it may be having on your health.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO AVOID TOXINS
It is important to avoid toxins because they can have harmful effects on the body. Toxins are substances that can be poisonous or harmful to the body, and they can come from a variety of sources, including the environment, diet, and personal care products.

Exposure to toxins can lead to a variety of health problems, including:

  1. Damage to organs: Toxins can damage vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, and lungs, leading to serious health problems.
  2. Increased risk of disease: Toxins can increase the risk of certain diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
  3. Neurotoxicity: Some toxins can damage the nervous system, leading to symptoms such as memory loss, headaches, and fatigue.
  4. Allergic reactions: Exposure to toxins can cause allergic reactions, such as skin rashes and breathing problems.
  5. Reproductive problems: Some toxins can disrupt the endocrine system and interfere with reproductive health.

It’s important to reduce exposure to toxins as much as possible to protect your health. This can include eating a healthy diet, reducing exposure to environmental toxins, and using natural personal care products. It’s a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional if you have concerns about toxins and your health.

Our bodies are designed to manage toxin removal throughout our cells and liver. How well we do this is directly related to our genes. What Mom and Dad gave us is our genetic inheritance. The way we treat our inheritance – a.k.a. our lifestyle – is our choice.

Lifestyle has a massive influence on our genes, and can make the difference between good and poor health, no matter how bad our genetic inheritance may be!

Toxin Overload Factors:

  • LOAD: Our internal detox systems can handle a specific load – or volume – of toxins before being overwhelmed. This load is uniquely personal and will differ from person to person – because we are all genetically different.
  • TYPE: The type of toxin is secondary to the load/ volume we have. The body has to get rid of all of it, regardless. However, we are genetically geared to be able to detox some toxins better than others. Due to this, exposure to some toxins is more dangerous to some people than others.


RULE: IDENTIFY AND AVOID ALL TOXINS

There are many chemicals that can be harmful to the body and that it is important to try to avoid.

Some common chemicals to avoid include:

  1. Bisphenol A (BPA): BPA is a chemical used in the production of plastic bottles and other plastic products. It has been linked to a variety of health problems, including hormonal disruptions and an increased risk of certain cancers.
  2. Phthalates: Phthalates are chemicals used to make plastic products more flexible and are often found in personal care products such as lotions and perfumes. They have been linked to reproductive problems and hormonal disruptions.
  3. Parabens: Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives in personal care products such as makeup and shampoo. They have been linked to hormone disruption and an increased risk of certain cancers.
  4. Triclosan: Triclosan is an antimicrobial chemical that is found in some personal care products such as hand sanitizers and toothpaste. It has been linked to hormonal disruptions and an increased risk of certain types of cancer.
  5. Pesticides: Pesticides are chemicals used to kill insects and other pests. They can be harmful to humans and have been linked to a variety of health problems, including cancer and neurological problems.

It’s important to be aware of the chemicals that are present in the products you use and to try to choose products that are free of potentially harmful chemicals whenever possible. It’s also a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional if you have concerns about chemicals and your health.

No matter how much I would like to support the belief that eating clean means we are not toxic, my research and experience shows this is not the case. It should be, but it isn’t.

WHY? Our exposure to toxins exceeds the goodness of our food.

We are overwhelmed by:

  • The volume of environmental toxins from factories, mining, exhausts and other industrial processes.
  • Agricultural chemicals sprayed onto food crops, or mixed into the soil.
  • Food processing chemicals mixed into or sprayed onto our food to colour, preserve, flavour or change.
  • Pharmaceutical and recreational drugs.
  • Cigarettes, cigars, vapes.
  • Exposure to excessive amounts or unusual micro-organisms including viruses, bacteria and moulds.

 

THE SOLUTION: SUPER-FEED YOUR GENES AND TRACK YOUR SYMPTOMS

Refer to the symptoms profiles on the HOME page, and see the recommended product solutions for each symptom. These recommended products will address the underlying glitches, open the funnels, resulting in lasting symptom relief which is based on true healing.

MORE THAN DIET IS NEEDED TO MANAGE TOXINS
A clean diet, which is a diet that is low in processed, unhealthy foods and high in whole, unprocessed foods, can certainly be an important part of supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes. However, a clean diet alone may not be enough for full detoxification, as there are many other factors that can contribute to toxic overload.

Some common causes of toxic overload include:

  1. Environmental toxins: Exposure to environmental toxins, such as pollution, pesticides, and chemicals in cleaning products and personal care products, can contribute to toxic overload.
  2. Alcohol and drug use: Excessive alcohol consumption and the use of illegal drugs can increase the level of toxins in the body.
  3. Stress: Chronic stress can lead to an increase in the production of stress hormones, which can contribute to toxic overload.
  4. Poor gut health: A poorly functioning digestive system can lead to the accumulation of toxins in the body.

To fully support the body’s natural detoxification processes, it’s important to address all potential sources of toxic overload, not just diet. This can include reducing exposure to environmental toxins, managing stress, and maintaining good gut health. It’s a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional if you are concerned about toxic overload and the impact it may be having on your health.

Although we, as consumers, cannot possibly be aware of all dangerous chemicals, it is worthwhile discussing some of them. Knowledge is power, and avoidance of toxic substances is the first step in recovering or maintaining good health.

Pesticides

  • These are chemicals used to regulate, prevent or destroy plants or pests, such as insects, rodents or micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi) – EPA definition.
  • It has been estimated that pesticide residues may be found in up to 70% of food sold in the USA
  • Pesticides have been linked to numerous serious diseases, including cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease and asthma. The Agricultural Health Study provides some interesting information
  • How to avoid pesticides – wash and peel fruit and vegetables, but even this may not be sufficient. Chemicals that have been systemically incorporated into the plant cannot be removed. The only sure-fire solution is to Eat Organic produce.

Pthalates

  • These are chemicals used in the plastics industry to make them more flexible or harder to break 
  • They are present in everyday personal care products and cosmetics, such as shampoo, perfume, nail polish, hairspray, feminine hygiene products, vinyl flooring, wall paper, raincoats, pharmaceuticals, food packaging, detergents and lubricating oils
  • Pthalates are known to disrupt the endocrine system, and may cause hormonal imbalances, reproductive problems and developmental issues
  • Read more about what the CDC has a lot to say about the presence of pthalates in humans and their effects
  • How to avoid Pthalates – avoid plastic food containers and coverings; use glass instead, and read labels so you can avoid anything containing synthetic fragrances

Flame Retardants

  • These are chemicals (typically brominated) that are applied to household items such as couches, to retard the spread of fire
  • Flame retardants belong to the same family of chemicals as the long-ago banned PCBs, and both persist in the environment, and may affect the nervous and reproductive systems, the liver, thyroid and endocrine system
  • These chemicals are found in foam plastic furniture, carpets, curtains, textiles, paints, food packaging, appliances, toys, car seats, phones, cables, and more
  • How to avoid Flame Retardants – do not buy furniture or baby products filled with polyurethane foam, wash hands before eating or preparing food, and keep your home dust free (household dust contains these chemicals from the furniture)

Bisphenol (BPA)

  • BPAs are used to manufacture plastics
  • Replacement of BPAs may be similarly toxic chemicals
  • BPAs are found on till receipts, food packaging, toys, water bottles, dental sealants and many other items
  • Although considered to be “weakly estrogenic”, these chemicals are toxic to the reproductive and endocrine systems and may cause developmental delays
  • How to avoid Bisphenols – avoid canned foods, don’t microwave plastic containers, use glass containers to store food, actively choose BPA-free products

PFAS Chemicals

  • PFAS is a group of about 4700 chemicals that make surfaces water, stain and grease resistant; such as in non-stick pans (Teflon) and water-repellent products (Scotchguard)
  • PFAS may be present in non-stick cookware, dental floss, furniture, food packaging, carpets, textiles, rubbers and plastics
  • The EPA calls PFAS “possibly carcinogenic”, and they have been linked to cancers, liver damage, immune system issues, reproductive issues, thyroid disease and high cholesterol
  • Reduction in penis size and lowered sperm counts is an article worth reading, as is the article on Health Effects
  • How to avoid PFAS Chemicals (including PFOA and PFOS) – avoid non-stick cookware, personal care products containing PTFE ingredients, and drink filtered water.

This is a list of chemicals well worth researching.

Click on the links form more information.

  • BPA – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Bisphenol A
  • Dioxins – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and World Health Organization: Dioxins and Their Effects on Human Health
  • Mercury in Seafood – EPA: What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish
  • Atrazine – Pesticide Action Network
  • Organophosphates – Pesticide Action Network
  • Glycol Ethers – GoodGuide and EPA: Glycol Ethers
  • Pthalates – Zero Breast Cancer
  • Perchlorate – CA.gov: Perchlorate and Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion; Committee to Assess the Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion, National Research Council and EPA: Perchlorate
  • Arsenic – EPA: Arsenic in Drinking Water and ConsumerReports.org: Arsenic in Your Food

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