Did you know that scientists estimate that the average adult carries within her or his body over 700 toxins? So where do these toxins come from?
Our organs work extremely hard every single day to eliminate our exposure to toxins. The majority of the toxins we accumulate comes from our direct and not-so-direct environment. Water, food, and air which we inhale and ingest are another one of the most common ways we are exposed to toxins. Our work and home environment are also full of contaminants such as cleaning agents, carpet or floor chemicals, and paint exposure. Even personal hygiene products for our hair, skin, and face often contain toxic chemicals and pollutants. Air pollutants such as primary or second-hand smoke exposure, auto exhaust, and the long list of pollutants such as carbon monoxide are also frequently inhaled. With that said, we do live in a world where we are living and breathing chemicals and toxicants at an increasingly high rate. It’s no wonder we all have a toxic load of chemicals that we call our body burden.
So how do we know when our body has reached its peak and needs to UNLOAD? Well, let’s start.
Our toxic body burden depends on three different factors: our toxic exposure from internal and external sources (as mentioned above), our genetic predisposition to properly detox, and lastly, consuming proper nutrition of helpful detoxification nutrients. All of these factors can impact the body’s limit to reduce toxins and lower the body burden.
Toxic symptoms often occur when our body has reached its peak capacity. Remember, we each have our own personal limit of accumulated toxins. Symptoms start showing when our organs are not able to detoxify them fast or efficiently enough. Symptoms might be:
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Obesity-weight loss resistance
Abdominal gas and bloating
Mood changes and behaviors
Skin rash, skin conditions, rosacea
Congested sinuses/fluid retention
Chemical sensitivity-sensitive to perfumes and fragrances
Constipation, loose stool
If you experience 3 or more of these symptoms, then your body most likely will and can benefit from UNLOADING! Our 4-week detox program includes weekly menu and recipes, detox guide, peer and professional support, mind-body tools and practices, and sessions via FB Live. The goal of this program is to use nutritional support for facilitating the pathways involved in the process of detoxification. After the program, you should feel an increased sense of wellbeing and have a informed plan to limit your own personal toxic exposure throughout your everyday life going forward. Join us and UNLOAD!
Restoring Balance to Your Body