How Do We Keep Our Bodies Healthy In a Toxic World?
Struggles with chronic health issues such as joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, hair loss, obesity, eczema, thyroid imbalance, digestive issues, autoimmunity are all too prevalent today. And sometimes even following an anti-inflammatory eating plan and regular exercising routine still doesn’t bring lasting relief.
So what’s the deal? What else could be throwing our bodies so out of balance?
Our modern day environment.
A few fun facts:
The average person is exposed to more than 700,000 toxic chemicals a day. From our cleaning products, cosmetics, plastic water bottles, food additives, cookware, to the fillings in our teeth and the mattresses we sleep on, much of our everyday life includes exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
We know these chemicals are in our bodies because studies have detected EDCs in blood, urine and breast milk. They accumulate over time through consistent exposure to tiny amounts.
In combination with our genetics, family history, emotional tendencies, nutritional status and of course our STRESS levels, they can not only be the tipping point for chronic disease but also the underlying cause for a lifetime of painful unexplained ailments.
So how can we keep our bodies healthy in a toxic world? There’s actually A LOT we can do. First, you can work with a Functional Medicine MD and get assessed for heavy metals, mold and other known toxic environmental exposures. Once you identify that you can take the necessary steps to limit exposure and get individualized nutrition and lifestyle guidance on how to help your body detoxify.
But you can also start right now and up level your body’s natural detoxification capacity.
1) Eat whole, unprocessed natural foods and LOTS of fruit and veggies.
2) Get adequate sleep.
3) Drink purified water.
4) Make stress reduction, mental and emotional well being a priority.
5) Get out in nature every day, be physically active.
6) Practice mediation, breathwork.
7) Minimize plastic food storage containers.
8) Get mercury fillings out of your mouth.
9) Choose local, organic vegetables.
10) Visit www.ewg.org to pick safe cleaning and personal care products.
Want to learn more, check out this week’s podcast episode “Being Healthy In A Toxic World” with Dr. Wendie Trubow, Functional MD and author of a brand new book, “Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great and Feel FREAKING AMAZING!” an in-depth and practical guide for avoiding and reducing toxins in every part of our life.