Toxins are everywhere, and we are exposed to them every day. They can be found in our food, our soaps, and in the air we breathe. As hard as we try, it is nearly impossible to avoid them. When They build up in your body, it can have an ill effect you may not be aware of immediately.
You need be able to recognize these poisons, and more importantly, how to remove toxins from the body.
Currently there are 650 chemicals on the Environmentat Protection Agency’s Toxic Release inventory list that are known to be the cause of real adverse health problems in human beings. Toxins can cause real damage to your cellular function and DNA. For example formaldehyde, a common ingredient in cosmetic products has been known to cause birth defects and is recommended to be avoided by pregnant women.
Feeling depressed or ill could be a sign that your body is overloaded with toxins. These harmful exposures can lead to disease. Leigh Erin Connealy M.D., author of The Cancer Revolution explains, “They may come from the chemicals in the air, electromagnetic field radiation from your cell phones, processed food that you eat and so on,” she says. “Autoimmune diseases can contribute to those precursors as well. Stress is also a big part of what leads to disease and even cancer.”
Toxins are absolutely everywhere. Try as you might, you are probably exposed to a lot more than you think. Chances are your body is trying to warn you about an overabundance of toxins.
Here are some signs that you are exposed to too many toxins.
Too Many Toxins Can Cause Low Energy
Environmental exposure to toxins can come from pesticides, cleaners, solvents, and various metals. When your body is overloaded with toxins, your liver and kidneys have to work extra hard to get rid of the toxins from your system. When your kidney have to work extra hard, they can get backed up, and so can the toxins. This causes low energy fatigue in both men and women.
Fatigue can be a sign of many things though, so if you are experienced fatigue and low energy levels it is imperative that you consult with our doctor.
Research has found links between chronic fatigue and toxin exposure in the environment from things like pesticides, solvents, and metals. When toxins overload your body, it can cause your kidneys and liver to work overtime in order to get rid of that waste. “If we put our kidneys into overdrive it can get ‘backed up’ and cause toxin buildup, which in turn causes the symptoms of fatigue and low energy,” Dr. Nesheiwat says. But since fatigue can have many causes, it’s important to talk with your doctor if this becomes an issue for you.
If you have recently purchased new furniture, mattress, or have new carpeting installed in your home, you may suffer from a high exposure to VOC’s.
Remove Chemical Odors & Fragrances from Carpet, Wood Flooring, and Upholstery
- Remove chemical odors carpet, wood flooring, and upholstery with a VOC removing cleaner like EnviroKlenz Everyday Odor Eliminator
- Be sure to use organic soaps, shampoos, and beauty products like ones available from HoneyColony, or even AMAZON.
- Use an air purifier, plants, or Himalayan Salt lamp to detoxify your home or office air.
Too Many Toxins Can Cause Stomach Problems
Processed foods are loaded with chemicals like coloring, artificial flavors, and preservatives. A lot of times your body doesn’t really know what to do with them, and you may experience an upset stomach or trouble going to the bathroom.
These are ways that your body is trying to tell you not to eat those things. If you are taking antacids and pills after every meal, you may want to change your diet.
A diet full of organic fruits, vegetables, and meat can alleviate these stomach problems. Drink plenty of water, and limit your alcohol. A proper diet can help eliminate toxins from your body.
You may also be getting unwanted chemicals from your drinking water, especially if you have public utility water. Typical chemicals in tap water include
- Trihalomethanes (THMs)
- Fluorine compounds
Many people buy bottled water, but all those plastic bottles are not good for you or the environment. Instead, I use a Berkey Water Purification System to remove all those chemicals from my tap water. More than just a filter, Berkey Water Purification systems actually purify and remove all of those nasty chemicals from your water.
Too Many Toxins Can Cause Physical Aches And Pains
Feeling run down with aching joints and muscles is not normal. Too many people attribute it to just getting older, the rain, etc. But for many, the culprit is too much chemically loaded food, especially fast food.
Making a habit of eating fast food can cause toxins to build up in your body. Fast food restaurants and prepackaged foods are loaded with health harming chemicals that your body may not know how to process. The result is them getting trapped and you can be left feeling aches in your joints and muscles.
Try to limit, or better yet, eliminate fast food from your diet. Focus on eating plenty of organic leafy greens with each meal. Not only will you not be eating toxins, you will find that a diet high in leafy greens will help you be more alkaline.
Too Many Toxins Can Cause Chemical Sensitivities
More and more people are getting diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS.
What causes multiple chemical sensitivity?
Being overly exposed to toxic chemicals found in things like carpeting, furniture, and plastics. The reactions of multiple chemical sensitivity are that are sort of like allergies, but worse. Chronic, low levels of exposure to these toxins in the air we breathe can cause people with multiple chemical sensitivity to experience:
- Sore Throat
- Chest Pain
- Changes in Heart Rythm
- Breathing Problems
- Muscle Stiffness or Pain
- Skin Rashes
- Trouble Concentrating
- Memory Problems
- Mood Changes
Even a very small amount of toxins can cause chemical sensitivities, so it may be hard to pinpoint what is causing those with MCS to suffer. They may not be able to realize they are being exposed to them.
Too Many Toxins Can Cause Skin Problems
Shampoos, hair conditioners, lotions, and soaps can contain harmful chemicals. Exposing your body to toxins found in these products can cause rashes, acne, eczema, puffy eyes, and a host of other toxin related reactions. Remember, your skin is the largest organ you have, and if you use harsh products on it, your entire body is soaking up these toxins.
To limit your exposure to toxins via your skin, try to use toxin free products that are made with all natural ingredients. Better yet, you can even make your own soap yourself. Homemade soaps and skin products are a booming business for a reason, people want all natural ingredients.
Too Many Toxins and Brain Function
Toxins in your body can make it hard to stay focused, causing some people to report feeling foggy. Toxins create inflammation that can rob our bodes of mineral, vitamins, and hormones that we need for our minds to function.
In addition to a healthy organic diet, you may want to take supplements that are known to increase brain function. Consult with your doctor to see if you should be adding
- Folic Acid (B9)
- Thiamine (B1)
- Absorbic Acid (C)
Too Many Toxins May Make You Smell
As your body breaks down everything you inhale, eat, and are exposed to, it creates gases and odors. It is a natural part of your bodies functionality.
But if are suddenly experience foul smelling urine, breath, and body odor, it could very well be a sign that your body is working extra hard to get rid of toxins. You may have had a sudden increase in exposure. The main causes of bad breath are toxins.