Are You Toxic?

Are you toxic is an important question to ask and answer because science is beginning to support the fact that these toxins are contributing to the ever expanding domain of chronic diseases. There is currently no denying that chemical toxins (poisons) are everywhere.

The foods we consume, water we drink, air we breathe … changes the behavior of our DNA. In Discover Magazine (Nov 2006) “DNA is not our destiny”, the moral of the story is that the things we are exposed to, will, in the end, be responsible for not only the diseases we may acquire, but also the way we look.

Chemicals can enter the body through the skin, the digestive system, and the respiratory tract. Once in the body, they can interfere with just about every bodily function we have from hormones production, immune function, cell communication, cell structure to energy production.

Although ”the body has detoxification mechanisms to deal with these kinds of substances, when high levels of toxins overwhelm body tolerance, problems arise.

Environmental toxins can weaken the immune system, causing increased susceptibility to infections and cancer. On the other hand, toxins can make the immune system overly sensitive, giving rise to allergies and autoimmune disease.“ (1)

Journal of the National Cancer Institute (April 1996) one author states that cancer incidence could be reduced by as much as 80 to 90 percent just by eliminating environmental toxins. A British Medical Journal review (Feburary 2004) claims that nearly 75 percent of most cancers are environmentally induced.

You may have heard the term “toxic burden”. This is the total amount of toxins (poisons to your body) consumed less your body’s ability to detoxify them. When we are exposed to or consume too many toxins we may reach a point of "toxic overload" and this is when symptoms begin to appear in our bodies.




Chronic Muscle Pain can be a sign of Toxicity



Are you toxic?
Here are some Signs and Symptoms of Toxic Overload:

  • Fatigue and /or Loss of Energy and Vitality
  • Excess Water Weight or Difficulty Losing Weight
  • Reduced Immune Function including Chronic Illness or Infections
  • Recent Medical Procedure Requiring Anesthesia, Pain Killers or Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Allergies or Sensitivities to Food or Your Environment
  • Respiratory Tract Allergies
  • Chemical Sensitivities
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Chronic Sluggish or Poor Digestion, Indigestion, Constipation
  • Erratic Sleep Cycles
  • Reduced Ability to Deal with Stress and/or Chronic Anxiety
  • Chronic Muscle Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Coordination
  • Tremors
  • Anemia
  • Impaired Ability to Think and Concentrate
  • Depression
  • Increased Rates or Recurrence of Cancer
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)



Are you toxic?
Some Diseases may be Associated with Toxic Overload:

  • Liver Disease
  • Chrohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Lupus Erythematosus
  • Pancreatitis
  • Asthma
  • Immune Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Is one or more of the listed symptoms or diseases something you are experiencing? If so, the answer question "are you toxic" is probably 'yes'. So what should you do?

Our Healthy Lifestyle tips (link coming soon) page shares some simple lifestyle choices and changes you may make to both reduce your exposure to toxins and enhance your body’s ability to detoxify. Upon cleansing the body and reducing your toxic burden, you may begin to rebuild and repair your tissues, see symptoms reduce, and overall health improve. You can rewrite your health and DNA destiny.

Although this website contains valuable information to help you detoxify via Lymph Drainage Therapy along with other recommendations on your journey to health, it is always recommended that you consult a qualified professional such as a (Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Nutritionist or Registered Dietician) for a customized detoxification program. Your body will require unique nutritional support to optimize bowel health, strengthen antioxidant reserves, and enhance your liver detoxification mechanisms and rebuild healthy organs and tissues.



Resources:(1) Cleanse ultimate inside-out approach. Better Nutrition Magazine Booklet. Gaetano Morello, ND. 2008.



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