Reduce your Toxin Load ☣️
Reduce Your Toxin Load☣️
Toxin Load is the total amount of harmful substances in our bodies, including chemicals, pollutants, and heavy metals. This can come from sources such as the environment, food, and skincare/personal care products.
One of the main ways toxic build up can damage our body is by poisoning our enzymes and preventing the body from functioning properly. This can cause hormonal issues, digestive issues, mood swings, skin issues, insomnia, headaches, overheating and bad odor. Some chemicals are so dangerous that long term exposure can possibly cause cancer, birth defects & reproductive harm.
With our modern lifestyle it is almost impossible to live 100% toxic free, as almost everything we use on a day-to-day basis contains these harmful chemicals and ingredients. Our advice is to do your best to reduce your personal toxic load by making small changes wherever possible. Even eliminating a few of these items on the list will reduce your toxic load and improve your health and well-being. You can also find toxic free substitutes for almost everything nowadays💚
The most toxic ingredients to your health are:
1. Phthalates (found in soaps, shampoos, air fresheners, nail polish, perfumes, deodorant, hairspray and body lotions). Phthalates are known to cause reproductive harm.
2. Formaldehyde (found in pressed wood products, wallpaper, paints, cosmetics & hair products). Formaldehyde is found to be carcinogenic
3. Mercury (found in batteries, thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs, antique electronics, seafood, jewelry and certain skin whitening creams). Mercury acts as a poison to the central nervous system
4. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that's used in many household plastics and food packages. It's capable of interfering with the body's hormones, particularly estrogen, and scientists have linked BPA exposure to diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
5. Sulfates (found in cosmetic and hair products) Over exposure can cause reduced lung function, aggravated asthmatic symptoms, skin conditions and rashes. At low concentrations, sulfates are considered safe to use, however, frequent use of high sulfate products may lead to buildup, which can contribute to cell damage and excess stripping away of natural oils and hair proteins.
6. Parabens (man-made chemicals often used in small amounts as preservatives in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, and beverages. Common parabens are methylparaben, ethyl paraben, propylparaben, and butylparaben.
7. Aluminum (found in most deodorants and cookware)
8. Pesticides ☠️(sprayed on majority of the fruits and vegetables we eat). Keep an eye on the dirty dozen list and make sure to wash those thoroughly, or if possible opt for organic where possible.
9. Artificial Fragrances 🧴(Found in perfumes, candles, soaps and cosmetics). Many synthetic chemicals in fragrances are petroleum-based and can be harmful to human health.
10. Food Preservatives: Sodium Nitrate, BHA & BHT, Potassium Bromate, High Fructose Corn Syrup & Vegetable Oils 🍔(Found in majority of processed meats, processed foods, commercial breads & cereals, packaged sauces, canned vegetables, condiments, fried food, & fast food).
This may be overwhelming as if you dig deeper into your day-to-day products you'll notice these ingredients are found in almost everything. But rest assured there are toxic free substitutes for everything! 💚
You can find toxic free hair products, skin products, make-up, deodorant, nail polishes, home cleaning products, cookware, appliances, pet products, ingredients and whole foods!💚