Environmental Toxicity

Are You Toxic?

imagescamf1k2oIt is an unfortunate fact that all of us have toxins in our bodies. A study by the Environmental Working Group tested individuals for 210 environmental toxins. The study subjects had on average 91 of the 210 toxic compounds in their bodies. They were found to have on average 53 compounds linked to increased cancer risk, 62 compounds known to be toxic to the nervous system, 55 compounds that are known to impair immune function, and 58 toxins known to be toxic to our hormonal systems.

Many of the chemicals tested are fat soluble. This means that they do not easily leave the body, but instead are stored in our fat tissue. Through exposures from our food, air, water and daily living, the levels of these toxins increase over time, leading to an increased toxic load.

While in some cases our bodies are able to deal with the toxic burden unaided, often times that is not the case. When this occurs, it can have damaging effects on our health causing symptoms such as fatigue, depression, memory problems, headaches, tremors and balance issues, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, and hormonal imbalances.

An increased toxic burden is associated with increased risk for ADHD, allergies, asthma, diabetes, chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, and certain cancers.

Luckily, by limiting further exposure, supporting the body’s ability to process and get rid of toxins, and helping to repair damage done by previous exposure it is possible to minimize the negative risks associated with our increased toxic burden and improve conditions that have been caused by our toxic burden. To learn how to decrease your toxic load, click here.

To find out if toxins or impaired detoxification may be contributing to your symptoms or preventing you from achieving optimal health click here and complete the Detoxification Questionnaire.

Dr. Knight can help you to customize a safe and effective detoxification program that is appropriate for you. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment to begin your journey to a cleaner you!

Are You Toxic?

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Click here to find out.

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Simple Steps to Decrease Your Toxic Load