We live in a toxic world. There are chemicals everywhere–in the air we breath, the food we eat, the water we drink, the products we put on our body, and the products we use to clean our house. Many of these toxins did not exist even 30 years ago.
This is not said to scare you or to worry you. It is simply a fact. We are surrounded by chemicals that affect our health and we are exposed to chronic stress, which is also a toxin to your body. Chronic toxin exposure can cause headaches, muscle aches, nerve pain, weight gain, recurrent infections, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, cancers, etc.
You can help decrease your risk by minimizing your daily exposure to these toxins. 1) Eat organic produce. 2) Eat meat and dairy products from cows that have not been given growth hormones, antibiotics, and have been allowed to live freely. 3) Use organic plant based products for cleaning purposes 4) Use personal care products that are free of chemicals i.e. parabens, mineral oil, fragrances, dyes, etc. You should be able to understand every ingredient in the products that you use on your body 4) Work on your ability to handle stress better and reduce your exposure to toxic stressful situations.
You can also undergo chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a process in which you are given an agent, orally or by IV, that binds to the toxic chemicals stored in your body. The chelating agent then takes the toxic chemicals and excretes them through your bowels and bladder. It is important to have colonics regularly during your treatment cycle as this helps to pull the toxins from your bowels.
Before starting chelation therapy you will want to get a heavy metal test done in order for your treatment to be tailored to your needs. During chelation therapy it is important to replace trace minerals since chelation can remove some of those as well. Chelation is a safe procedure when done correctly.
There is no question that we live in a toxic world and it is affecting our health. The toxins are causing hormone imbalances, among other health issues, so it is easy to see that addressing toxin exposure is an important piece of achieving optimal wellness.