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Toxic Quiz

Quote of the Month

“If You Change Nothing, Nothing Will Change”

  1. Do you breathe air?
  2. Do you eat food?
  3. Do you drink water?
    (taken from

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:

  1. The ones that leave your body within a 24 hour period
  2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Water – don’t drink bottled or tap water, get a proper water filter. Check out Water Filter Labs for some excellent ideas.
  3. 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
  4. 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 (
  • There’s a link between drinking water containing DBPs and increased bladder cancer risk
  • Chlorine blocks thyroid function