4 Steps to a Toxic Free Life
December 3, 2014•9 min
There are over 70,000 industrial chemicals in your environment and 1,000 new toxins are introduced every year.Toxins are substances that can be created by plants, animals, and manmade (plastic containers, cookware, makeup, toys, etc.). However, did you know toxins are also present in your environment?In fact, there are over 70,000 industrial chemicals in your environment and 1,000 new toxins are introduced every year. Your body can handle up to 400-500 measurable toxins. But, what happens when those toxins are overloaded in your body?Some scientists and researches believe that the overwhelming presence of toxins within your environment could be a root cause to many health issues in society. If you live within city limits, the existence of toxins would be a little stronger than if you lived in a rural area, but that doesn't mean you're not coming in contact with toxins.What are the 4 steps to a toxin free life?The first step is accepting that there are toxins within your environment. Step two is identifying those toxins within your life (outside, in your cleaning products, your food storage containers, toys, makeup, food, etc.). The third step is prevention. Around 80 percent of the toxins that are found in your body are located in your GI tract. Watching what you're putting into your mouth can help eliminate unnecessary toxins in your body. Finally, the last step is to eliminate these toxins. One way to do this is to do a cleanse.If you want to learn more about the toxins within your environment, or want to check which products you should avoid, a great resource is The Environmental Working Group.What else do you need to know about toxins?Dr. Stewart Lonky joins Dr. Holly to discuss what toxins are, where they are present, and four ways you can live a toxin free life.