What is a TOXIC LOAD and why should you strive to REDUCE it?
It’s no secret that in our modern world, we are surrounded by chemicals, synthetics, and toxins. Maybe being exposed to one or two won’t do noticeable damage, but when you add up all of your daily exposure, you end up with a toxic load that’s quite heavy to bear.
Let’s take a look at just some of the many things that can contribute to your toxic load:
• Exposure to air and water pollution.
• Fragrances in soaps that contain chemicals known to cause allergies, irritants, migraines, and organ damage.
• Parabens (found in beauty products) that disrupt hormone function and have been linked in some studies to cell division and breast cancer.
• Triclosan (found in dishwashing detergents) that can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and lungs.
• Shampoos and conditioners that contain parabens, triclosan, synthetic fragrance and dyes, and PEG (which comes from petroleum!).
• Pesticide residue left on your produce.
• Lotions, room sprays, and air fresheners that smell great but contain harmful synthetic chemicals.
• Cleaning products that get rid of germs but leave behind phthalates that may cause reproductive and organ damage.
Fortunately, there are natural alternatives to almost all of these toxic products.
Unless you live in a bubble, you can’t avoid all sources of synthetic chemicals, toxins, and free radicals, but there are many changes you can make to help reduce your toxic load. Concentrating on changing the things you CAN control instead of worrying about those you can’t is a positive first step toward REDUCING YOUR TOXIC LOAD.
QUESTION – WHAT NATURAL PRODUCTS DO YOU ALREADY USE TO HELP LIGHTEN YOUR TOXIC LOAD?