Quote of the Month
“If You Change Nothing, Nothing Will Change”
- Do you breathe air?
- Do you eat food?
- Do you drink water?
(taken from http://drcrinnion.com/
If you’ve answered Yes to any of those questions then believe it or not, you are toxic. This is a very simplified questionnaire, but it gets the point across (I hope).
To keep things simple, there are 2 types of toxins:
- The ones that leave your body within a 24 hour period
- The ones that stay
If you’re able to reduce/avoid your exposure to the ones that don’t linger inside your body, you can greatly improve your ‘toxic load’ giving your body a chance to catch up.
So what about the toxins that like to stay (bio-accumulate)? There are many of these. Take Disinfection by-products (DBP) for example. These arise from the natural reaction between chlorine and certain compounds found in the water, – which, according to Dr. Mercola, are “100 times more toxic than chlorine” itself.
When we work with people and their allergies/sensitivities we always talk about toxic load as well. How well a person responds to what we do depends on their toxic load. More toxicity = more issues = less responsiveness.
Here are 4 things that you can do to help your toxic load.
- Air – you can’t control the outside environment, but you can improve the environment in your home. The home is often more toxic than the outdoors. Get a high quality furnace filter. Start using safer cleaning products – Double strength cleaning vinegar will tackle almost everything.
- Water – don’t drink bottled or tap water, get a proper water filter. Check out Water Filter Labs for some excellent ideas.
- Food – buy local food when available. They don’t have to be organic, but you can ask if they use pesticides/herbicides. You do want to make sure to avoid the dirty dozen
- Cosmetics/Skin Care – they are self-regulated and we absorb through our skin. That’s why vitamin and hormone patches work. Many of these are loaded with phthalates and parabens to name a few. This brand is very good.
Did You Know
- Back in 2007 over 50% of DBP’s weren’t even identified (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17980649)
- There’s a link between drinking water containing DBPs and increased bladder cancer risk
- Chlorine blocks thyroid function