Tics can be a difficult and disruptive condition to live with. If you suffer from tics, it can seem like there is no end in sight. However, understanding the root cause of tics is the first step to finding a natural way to overcome them. In this blog post, we will explore the root cause of tics and discuss various natural strategies that may help you manage your tics in the long-term.
What Are Tics?
Tics are involuntary and often uncontrollable body movements or sounds. They may seem minor, but for some people, tics can be disruptive and embarrassing. Common tics include facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, eye blinking, throat clearing, and head jerking.
While the cause of tics is not known for certain, many experts believe that stress, anxiety, heavy metal toxicity, genetic factors, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) may all play a role. Unfortunately, doctors and psychiatrists often don’t have an answer to help individuals with tics, so those affected can feel helpless in their situation.
If you or a loved one is suffering from tics, there are ways to overcome tics naturally. By looking at the underlying causes and addressing them, you may be able to find relief and fix your tics without medications or invasive procedures. Keep reading to learn more about how to go about overcoming tics naturally.
Toxins and Tics
Toxic load is one possible cause of tics. Heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins can contribute to tics and make existing ones worse. We’re exposed to heavy metals in small amounts every day, and if you have certain genetics (like the MTHFR gene), you may be hypersensitive to mercury and other heavy metals. If you have a tic and think it may be caused by heavy metal build-up, consider talking to a functional medicine expert or integrative health practitioner - remember, you get a free 30 minute health coaching call with every lab test purchase with Synergised. The best lab to look for heavy metals is the hair tissue test which also looks at mineral imbalances. Our experts can help you flush heavy metals from your system effectively and safely – potentially alleviating tics!
Where Do Heavy Metals Come From?
Imagine this: tiny, invisible toxins lurking in the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat, slowly accumulating in your body over months, years, decades. These insidious heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and aluminum, can wreak havoc on your health, causing a host of symptoms that often go undiagnosed.
From frequent headaches and anxiety to tics, infertility and memory problems, these heavy metals can silently infiltrate your body, disrupting your immune system, deteriorating your eye health, and even accelerating the aging process. They are pervasive in our environment, released into the atmosphere from industrial uses, raining down on our oceans, soil, and air.
Take mercury, for example. Even in small amounts, it is highly toxic, and yet, 50 tons of it are released into the air annually in the United States alone. Mercury fillings in your teeth can pose a serious threat, and even "smart" lightbulbs, touted for their energy efficiency, are loaded with mercury that can poison you if they break in your home.
Lead, once used in pipes and still present in many places, can contaminate soil, water, and even children's toys. Cadmium, found in tobacco smoke and contaminated rice, is particularly dangerous for those with Hashimoto's or hypothyroidism. Arsenic, present in cigarettes and pressure-treated wood in homes, and aluminum, occurring naturally in air, water, and soil, can also pose serious health risks.
These chemicals can disrupt the function of the nervous system, leading to involuntary movements.
Overcoming Tics Naturally
When it comes to fixing tics, reducing stress in the body and mind is a great starting point. This means addressing any causes of inflammation, such as poor nutrition or environmental pollutants, and working on your mindset. Taking a Fatty Acid Test or Hair Tissue Test can help you get a sense of what is causing inflammation in your body, and our membership platform can be incredibly helpful when it comes to finding ways to reduce stress holistically. Our membership platform provides access to anti-inflammatory recipes, stress reduction tips, and mindful practices to help you manage stress more effectively and reduce your tics.
Remember that reducing exposure to these toxins and speeding up the removal of them through detoxification protocols such as the 21 Day Reset will help to alleviate symptoms and prevent further damage to the nervous system.