Unbeknownst to many, the PRODUCTS we put into and on our bodies every day, have a tremendous effect on our overall health and wellbeing. Understanding the consequences of this daily ritual may literally determine your life span. In this section I will share with you my personal experience, my client’s success, expert programs and summits and decades of research regarding the dangers, toxicity, unknown facts, and what you can do about it.
Please explore the dropdown tabs in this section. Science confirms that our bodies’ ability to detoxify is influenced by many factors, even our genes. What most people call “allergies” are in fact an immune response to something the body sees as “foreign” and thinks it needs to fight against. This is sometimes referred to as a histamine response. What is not foreign is something that is found naturally in the body. Everything starts in your gut, everything. Mainstream has come on board and is properly calling it the microbiome. So much healing can be done on your own. With my guidance and your ability to come into your own body and tune in to the information, you will be amazed how easy it is to get back into a healthy, vital state. I promise you.
The Rain Barrel Effect
Here is a simple explanation. Every person is different; as such, every person has a different innate capacity to detoxify many of the chemicals to which we are exposed. An analogy may be made between our body and a rain barrel. An empty barrel is our bodies, (ideally) free of all toxic residue or synthetic chemical buildup. If our bodies could fully detoxify all synthetic substances to which they are exposed, this barrel might remain permanently empty.
The World Health Organization (in a now 3 year old study) consulted 100 experts and combed all available health research to estimate the impact of environmental risk factors on 85 known diseases. The evidence of this report shows that 1/4 of all illnesses can be attributed to the environment. In children, environmental risk factors pose an even larger threat: over 1/3 of all illnesses in children are caused by environmental conditions. Every day we are exposed to an onslaught of chemical toxins and pollutants. We breathe, eat, drink, and use personal care products that contain pesticides, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other substances that our bodies cannot process effectively.
Modest estimates show 80,000+ different synthetic chemicals in current circulation, a number that does not address the synergistic effects that certain chemicals have with each other. However, even the most healthy and adaptable among us, is not evolutionarily equipped to handle all of the toxins in the combinations and at the levels to which we are exposed. Our bodies begin to store the toxins that they cannot break down completely, and our barrel begins to fill. For some people, it takes a long time to notice any symptoms of a filling barrel. To others, they may notice the effects as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, allergies, poor memory, muscle aches and pains and inflammation. Drip drip drip, and soon that overflow becomes a diagnosis.
In children, who are particularly susceptible due to immature detoxification that facilities and cleanses organ systems, symptoms may take the shape of hyperactivity, poor concentration and what gets labelled learning disabilities, stomach aches, autism spectrum related behaviors. Some peoples’ barrels fill without any noted symptoms, until the barrel overflows and manifests in serious autoimmune diseases, cancers, and debilitating illness affecting the immune system. These can manifest as inflammation or arthritic symptoms, chronic fatigue and degenerative illness. In many of us, our barrels are nearly full, and we do not know it. The degree to which our barrel has been filled already, represents our level of toxic exposure, referred to as our body burden.
In a study led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, researchers at two separate laboratories found an average of 91 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals in the blood and urine of nine volunteers, with 167 chemicals found in total. The volunteers did not work with chemicals as part of their jobs, nor live near industrial facilities. (Don’t get me started on environmental justice.) Of the 167 chemicals found, 76 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer in humans and/or animals, 94 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 79 cause birth defects or abnormal development. The dangers of these chemicals when combined with one another in the body have never been studied. We can no longer look at health without looking at how our health interacts with the environment in which we live.
Researchers have found that toxic overload and chemical injury can account for a wide variety of people’s symptoms and illnesses, and is at the heart of the issue for the vast majority of people who come in plagued by ‘disease’ that cannot be explained or cured. Many of my clients do not initially realize that there may be a connection between a myriad of seemingly unrelated conditions; many do not realize that they are not required to ‘just live with’ conditions that they have tolerated their entire lives. Chemical toxicities have become a way of life, and for many of us, they have even been passed down to us in-utero, from before our birth.
My focus is to rid your body of the toxic burden that has impeded your optimal health. Before you begin understand this…. Detoxification is a tremendous asset to our health; it can also demand a great deal of commitment to detoxify in a slow, balanced and healthy way. Many people who attempt may mobilize toxins in their body without removing them. Some focus on the removal of toxins without replacing the nutrients that the body has expended in the process. Beware of popular mini-cleanses! The best, most thorough detoxification requires constant attention to the process with supervision and necessary adjustments.