WHAT IS TOXICITY IN THE BODY?
Toxic build-up occurs when your body is overwhelmed by toxicity and pollutants. It is now impossible to avoid toxins and environmental pollutants, as there are hazardous products everywhere you look – even in brands, products and foods that we trust and label themselves as “natural”!!
Toxicity overload is especially apparent in those who have Leaky Gut, because toxins are more able to escape through the increased permeable intestinal lining into the rest of your body.
Toxicity can show itself in all sorts of uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms, but it’s not just a sudden reaction – this occurs over a period of time as toxins are, slowly but surely, poisoning your body.
SIGNS YOU HAVE TOXIC BUILD-UP IN YOUR BODY
WHERE DOES THE TOXICITY COME FROM?
Unfortunately, toxicity is everywhere and it’s causing widespread health issues – it’s not a coincidence that autoimmune conditions, cancer, autism, children dependant on pharmaceuticals is on the rise…
I am aware this sounds scary – but that’s because it is. But this should be a hopeful post, I don’t want to be the voice of ‘doom and gloom’, but I do want to desperately raise awareness to the toxicities that we are exposed to, change starts with education!
This should also be a hopeful post. We CAN live in a world where our children’s life expectancy isn’t less than our own. We CAN take back control of our health and live happily and safely in a world that is increasingly toxic to our wellbeing.
Today, I wanted to share awareness on pesticides in fresh produce, and specifically the chemical that has been directly linked to cancer.
THE CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL THAT YOU MIGHT BE CONSUMING
Non-organic or natural pesticides and weed killers, that are used for both commercial and home, contain chemical ingredients that have devastating effects to your overall health. The build-up in toxicity from these chemicals can result in autoimmune conditions, cancer, birth-defects, autism and more.
This isn’t just my opinion, these are facts that have been supported by multiple research studies, reiterated by abundant news outlets, acknowledged by the World Health Organisation AND in court.
In 2018, Roundup – the most popular weed killer brand in the world – gave a school groundskeeper terminal cancer and the family were awarded $289 million in damages. The man in question had extremely high toxicity of Glyphosate, amongst other chemicals, which was ruled the cause of his terminal cancer.
Weed killer and pesticides are used commercially on a wide-scale, and this is why I urge you to eat organic fresh produce. Glyphosate alone has shown a 1000% spike in human bloodstream over the last two decades – this stuff is poison, and it’s incredible that this HUGE public health concern can continue as it is.
HOW TO REDUCE TOXIN EXPOSURE
Thoroughly and naturally clean all the fresh produce that you can’t buy organic, and try and consume as much organic fruit and veg – I still recommend cleaning this too!
Try to use only natural products: weed killers, perfumes (one of the worsts!), beauty products, home cleaning… this list of items that exposes us to toxins is long, but there are organic alternatives and natural home remedies that do the job and don’t damage our health whilst doing so.
I understand that we can’t all afford to buy organic produce, so I have compiled a list of non-negotiable items that I really recommend buying organic and, if you can’t, avoiding and getting the nutrients from other foods (see the recent video on Synergised Nutrition)…
FOODS TO BUY ORGANIC
HOW TO TEST FOR TOXICITIES
Functional lab tests are the best way to find out the levels of toxicity in your body.
You can take a Toxicity Test to check for environmental pollutants and pesticides.
An Organic Acid Test will test for candida overgrowth and gut imbalances.
A Stool Test will check for parasites, bacterial overgrowth and H. pylori.
A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis will tell you if you have high levels of heavy metals in your body.
All of the tests that I recommend are available on my website – these are not my tests, they are just a company that I trust and know it to be accurate and reliable.
CAN I REDUCE MY TOXICITY LEVELS?
Yes!! Yes, you can! The beauty of our bodies is that, if you give them a helping hand by removing toxins and supplying them with good nutritional and the right supplementation, they are incredible at healing themselves.
You need to be doing a functional medicine detox at least twice a year – it’s non-negotiable now. I wish it wasn’t but we need to help our bodies detoxify to overcome health issues and prevent more toxicity build up, which can lead to devastating illness. I choose to do a Reset every 3 months and so does my family and majority of my clients.
The 21 Day Reset is backed by a huge amount of research and has helped hundreds of people already overcome chronic health issues and prevent further problems down the line.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Toxicity is affecting everyone, and I, along with multiple other integrative medicine practitioners and holistic health professionals, are trying to spread awareness and educate people on what this is doing to our bodies, how we can prevent toxicity build-up and how to heal what has affected us so far.
Think about it, if people who are spraying pesticides on produce that WE eat, which have skull and crossbones symbols to display the highly toxic nature of the chemicals, whilst wearing Hazmat suits because if they touch or inhale it, they will become severely unwell, it’s a pretty good indicator that this stuff shouldn’t be going on our food and into our bodies.
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