Toxic overload is a massive, global health issue - one that is not being dealt with by our governments and health protection agencies.
In fact, most people (and their doctors) have no clue that they are actually highly toxic and dealing with toxic overload symptoms.
Toxic overload is massive, global health epidemics. It's affecting our planet - and our health!
(Please know that I haven't written this article to scare you or freak you out! If anything, I hope that it educates you and in fact even angers you so that you are able to take action for you, for your family and for the planet!).
Toxic Overload - What You really need to know
No matter how 'green' your lifestyle is, we simply cannot get away from the incredible amount of toxicity we are facing. DAILY.
I felt it was important to cut to the chase in regards to the HUGE amount of facts figures and studies, in order to condense what I believe is imperative to know - not to scare you, but to educate you.
And to also let you know that there ARE things you can do to reduce your toxic exposure and toxic body burden!
Toxic Overload research is like going down the proverbial rabbit hole!
After spending close to 3 years researching about toxic overload and how it has affected my health - and that of millions of others, I have come to one conclusion...
Researching about toxicity and toxic overload is literally like going down the proverbial rabbit hole.
It seriously never, ever ends. Ever. You find out one thing, and it opens up the proverbial can of worms, only to find 10 other issues.
(If interested, you can read My Story, it's a story of 40 pills a day for pain, fibromyalgia, depression and and and to improvement and recovery from toxicity...).
Needless to say...I am passionate about this subject! (And want to share what I know with as many others as I can!).
What & Where are Toxins?
Hint: Toxins are everywhere...no wonder we're dealing with toxic overload!
Toxins are both environmental and lifestyle based. And they are in and on pretty much everything in our daily lives.
In fact, the NRDC has stated that we're exposed to a jaw-dropping 80,000 toxic chemicals and pollutants - in our daily lives. Mostly unregulated, too!
From the toxic mercury in your teeth fillings ( so toxic that your dentist needs to put them in toxic waste container when removing them) , to chemicals sprayed on crops and in pumped into so many of our foods.
The bottled water you buy because it's 'safer' than tap water?
Yah, not so safe...
The endocrine disruptor, (linked with all sorts of health conditions including the Big C) BPA leaches into the bottled water (or any drink in plastic), as it does into in our plastic food containers and into our food, milk and everything else...and into us. Ps. BPA-free products are proving to be just as bad!
(Pps. when plastics get hot (aka bottled water in the sun...or food in microwave, aka a baby's bottle...it goes really toxic!)
Toxins aren't just chemical pollutants...
Parasites, fungus, bacteria, viruses and vaccines are considered as toxins.
Speaking of parasites, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns that millions of people in the US are plagued by parasites - and don't even know it.
As there are hundreds (and thousands) of different types of parasites, many people rarely get tested - and tested properly, and wind up with diagnoses that are incorrect.
Toxins and toxic overload severely affect our planet - and our bodies.
How Toxic Are you?
Do you struggle with any of the symptoms listed in the picture below? Perhaps you can't lose weight? Maybe you constantly struggle with headaches, migraines or IBS?
These are just a few of the many symptoms associated with toxic overload.
Take the How Toxic Are You Quiz and find out how toxic you are - and what you can do about it to help reduce your toxic body burden.
When Organic Isn't Even Organic...
I know, I know... you're probably thinking 'I only eat organic food', so toxic overload doesn't affect me. ..
The USDA did a study and found that 43% of organic foods contain prohibited substances. This means that the foods and products affected were either fraudulently classed as organic (with little legal recourse available from consumers), to 'drift'.
Drift being were crops sprayed with toxic chemicals such as glyphosate ( aka Roundup) - proven for causing cancer (and yet, yep, still approved for use!) blows over in the wind and contaminates organic crops, soil and water.
Unless you 100% grow all of your own food, with highly filtered water (and I'm not talking about a Brita water filter!), you will be exposed to toxic contaminants. #fact
USDA Finds 43% of Organic Foods Contain Prohibited Substances through fraud or drift.
Check Out This Video...Toxic Overload may make a lot more sense!
You Can't Trust 'Trusted' Household Products Any More, Either...
If you haven't realized by now that we are absolutely inundated - and indeed under siege by toxicity and toxins, it goes even deeper.
Trusted household names, such as Johnson & Johnson's baby products? Yah. Nooo.
Let's just say they only recently removed the formaldehyde in some of their products...
Thing is, these manufacturer's (and obviously chemists) name ingredients in ways that the unsuspecting majority of us don't ever question. They're great at bamboozling their customers and growing their multi-billion dollar multinational corporations at the same time. #Sneaky!
You see, a chemical called 1,4 - dioxine is another known carcinogenic (linked to cancer) that the Enivronmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified as equally toxic as formaldehyde.
Buyer Beware! Toxic Chemicals Abound in Convential Personal Care Products!
Do some baby care products have cancer causing ingredients? And are these ingredients sitting in your every day body care products?
Have a look on the labels for just a few of the many toxic chemicals in body care products. And be prepared for your jaw to drop!
Products that are more likely to contain trace amounts of formaldehyde include those with the following ingredients:
- DMDM hydantoid
- Imidazolindinyl urea
- Diazolidinyl urea
Products likely to contain traces of 1,4-dioxane would contain ingredients such as:
- Sodium laureth sulfate
Some of the companies that sell products containing these ingredients include Aveeno (like you thought THAT product was natural and safe, right?), American Girl, Barvie, Baby Magic, Dora the Explorer, Huggies, L'Oreal, and Suave, among others.
Have a look at the labels in your bathroom for the ingredients listed above. The soaps, shampoos, toilet wipes...oh, and then there's your makeup.
And then there's your household cleaners.
(If you think that your body care and baby care products are full of toxic crap...you can only imagine what's in your cleaners. I don't want to overwhelm you even more!).
All of this is just...
I know, I know. This is a lot to take in!
Consider this article like ripping a bandage off!
You see, it is imperative that you understand what is REALLY going on regarding the toxic overload (read sabotage) that we're all having to deal with.
Just like climate change, being educated allows you to make better choices for the health of you and for your family - and for the planet, too.
So, on that note, I just thought I would share some even MORE cheery news...
We'Re Born Toxic
Yep. Just when you think you can just grow your own food, move to the Himilayas, never touch plastic again...and you'll be toxic-free, it continues to get worse...
A study carried out by the Environmental Working Group found 287 toxic chemicals passed from mother to newborn baby, in the umbilical cord blood...some of which were pesticides - banned over 30 years ago.
In other words, they are passed down from grandmother to mother to baby.
The breakdown of these toxic chemicals are: 76 cause cancer in humans or animals, 94 are toxic to the brain and nervous system and 79 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.
So before you can even wipe your baby's behind with (toxic) baby wipes, feed them with (toxic) bottles and give them (toxic) toys to play with....they've been frighteningly growing as fetuses in what amounts to toxic soup. #fact
And we wonder why we are sicker than ever?!
Can't Lose Weight or Keep it Off?
When Pretty Isn't Skin Deep (and is in fact toxic)
Between cosmetics, personal care products, perfumes and feminine hygiene products, women in the US apply an average of 168 chemicals to their faces and bodies every day, according to new research by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group.
(And then there's the aluminum aka HEAVY METAL) found in your deoderant...
Do you love to wear make-up?
Beyond the animal cruelty factor there is something else going on just as sinister...
Don't fall for the marketing!
The thing is a LOT of companies cleverly market their products so that you THINK that they are all healthy and natural...when the are far from it! The most important thing you can do?
Take a look at 'Original Source' products to see what I mean re ingredients...Here's part of their marketing material for their peppermint and tea tree shower gel:
Made with plant plastic...It all sounds fantastic, right?
Wrong. Then you read the label! And know what to look for and what to avoid!
Please know that there are great, all-natural, healthy products out there...or better yet, make your own!
For more information, please visit the EWG SkinDeep Database to find out whether or not your body care and baby care products have toxic chemicals.
Toxic Overload: The End Result
Take a moment to think about this...
We are more technologically advanced and medically advanced than ever before. We should be ahead of the game regarding improving quality of life and illnesses, right?
In fact, it is the exact opposite!
We are experiencing epidemic levels of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Dementia and Alzheimers? They're now the #1 killer in the UK! (Forty years ago Alzheimer's was almost unheard of...).
Conditions with no 'known' causes such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have reached crazy levels - with an estimated 10 million people in the USA alone with fibromyalgia.
Enormous numbers of children with autism, behavioural issues and ADD/ADHD are also going through the roof...
And it's really no wonder why! Because we're all dealing with toxic overload!
There is Help...& there is hope!
Sadly, unless the whole planet gives up chemicals and pollutants (remember, 80,000 in the US alone?) tomorrow, we are never going to get away from our toxic exposure - resulting in toxic body burden that already exists within us. However...
There are several things that you can do to reduce toxic overload:
What I personally Recommend...
In addition to the above tips, I personally use and highly recommend Te Divina Detox Tea.
After carrying out a lot of research, I felt that Te Divina fit my needs - and my lifestyle. (Yes! You get to eat real food and... No! It doesn't taste like your cat's litter box!).
How One Product Made Such a Difference in My Health
I have been using Te Divina Detox Tea for over 2 years now and fully believe that the adaptogenic and incredible ingredients, (including Ganoderma lucidum and Chaga) have made a dramatic and positive impact on my health* - from reducing inflammation and pain, to increasing energy and mental clarity and even mood.
These two mushrooms alone have been used for 1000s of years in Chinese medicine and have hundreds of peer reviewed clinical studies regarding weight loss, cancer-fighting properties and much more.
The scientifically proven potential health benefits in the tea's ingredients are truly impressive. It's also organic, gluten-free, vegan, caffeine-free and has zero carbs, fat and calories!
I fully believe that Te Divina has helped me to not only recover from a lot of my toxic overload symptoms, as well as continue to improve my overall health and well-being. (Check out my Te Divina Detox Tea 2019 Review: 15 Things You Should Know.)
( Please note, Te Divina Detox Tea is not an intense, cellular or heavy metal detox that requires supervision from a health professional, it is an easy to do, pleasant-tasting DIY option! )