Modern life is complicated.
We have the joy of information at the click of a mouse, luxuries of convenience delivered to our doorstep within 2 hours and the ability to communicate with people from around the world instantly. But, with all this technology, we are unfortunately exposed more and more to various toxins that can contribute to chronic illness.
Here is my Top 10 list of toxins to avoid (as much as able. No one is perfect!):
1) Negative Beliefs & Emotions and News Media - Be kind to yourself and don't watch TV news!
2) Toxic Relationships - associated with #1.
- These relationships drain your energy and have you feeling negatively
3) Phthalates – Found in plastics, vinyl flooring, building materials, personal care products, fragrances, children’s backpacks & lunch boxes
- Associated with infertility, breast cancer, obesity and birth defects
4) BPA – Found in canned foods (liner), plastics, baby bottles
- Associated with obesity, thyroid disease, asthma, increased cancer risk and increased rates of anxiety, depression hyperactivity and aggression in children
5) Lead – Found in lead paint, leaded gasoline and in some lipsticks
6) Mercury – From dental amalgams. Neurotoxic
7) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Found in paint, air freshener, new furniture/ car and carpentry (formaldehyde)
- Causes sick building syndrome, allergic reactions, asthma, respiratory illness
8) Mold – Toxic to entire system if left untreated
9) Glyphosate – pesticide used to promote bigger yields in food.
- Associated with metabolic disease and cancer
10) Light/noise pollution
- I recommend using ear plugs in noisy places, decreasing volume of earbuds and headphones and using glasses like Blu Blockers while watching TV or using the internet at night. They decrease the exposure to stimulating blue light at night.
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evaluation by a qualified health care practitioner. It also does not represent the opinions of any of the medical institiutions or practitioners mentioned.
Consult a physician or local health care provider before changing any medications, diet or exercise regimen.