Environmental toxicity is one of the most important causes of chronic illness in the world today. Much focus has been given to heavy metals but less to an even more ubiquitous toxin family, petrochemicals.
Every man, woman and child in the United States has at least one petrochemical solvent in their blood stream and likely more than 100. Scary.
Our bodies are smart, and have a natural capacity to detoxify and excrete many of these modern chemicals. However, the quantity of toxins in our environment has increased so dramatically, our organs are having a hard time keeping up. Environmental Chemical Toxicity has been related to a dizzying array of symptoms and chronic disease (including dizziness!). Examples include:
- brain fog
- heart disease
- shortened pregnancy, low birthweight
- erectile dysfunction
- headaches, migranes
- eczema, dermatitis
- digestive distress
- Alzheimer's and dementia
We are all exposed to toxins, but becoming more educated is the first step in reducing exposure. Start by checking out the links below.
In order to discover environmental exposures in the United States, go to www.scorecard.org and type in your zip code to discover what businesses are polluting your area.
Go to www.ewg.org/skindeep/ and access their database Skin Deep to find out what toxic chemicals are found in over 70,000 personal care products.
Do a personal home assessment on cleaning products and switch to less toxic substitutes one by one. An incredible resource on living the non-toxic life is http://eartheasy.com/live_nontoxic_solutions.htm
Little by little, we must take control of our health. We live in a world where technology and convenience are moving faster than our bodies can keep up with. Stay informed, and share with those you love!
If you are interested in being tested for environmental toxins and learning how you can effectively detoxify your body, contact me at 262-754-5500 for a free consultation.