Toxic Load…what the heck is that?
Toxic load is our exposure to toxic chemicals one stacked on another. We are exposed to hundreds of toxins every day. I am not a chemophobic person, I love chemistry and pray that my three years of Chemistry in college will not be wasted. I get it, chemicals make our lives easier, healthier and more convenient. There is also another side to chemicals also that cannot be ignored. We are bombarded with not so friendly or helpful chemicals all day long also.
Air pollution, here in the Midwest the ubiquitous fertilizers and weed killers just floating on the air and in the water we drink, fluoride in the water, fluoride in the toothpaste, petroleum byproducts in our makeup and perfumes, flame retardants in clothes, formaldehyde…BPA, Lead…oy on and on and on.
Our bodies do a pretty good job of staying ahead of these toxins. We excrete them through the liver, kidneys, large intestine, lungs and skin. Our bodies are busy keeping us safe from things in our environments that can cause problems. However…very often our bodies cannot keep up, if you add stress to the mix…well, that makes it difficult for our bodies to keep up.
When our bodies cannot keep up what happens? Allergies, Digestive issues, weakened immune system, chronic disease patterns, even some cancers have been linked to environmental toxins. So, what can we do to lessen the load? Glad you asked…
So, in conclusion; Eat well, get exercise, stay hydrated. Lessen the toxic load by just tweaking and being aware. I look forward to next time! ~Mamma Moon
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We discuss Herbs, the Science of Herbs and Aromatherapy. We also discuss Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
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