One of the most impactful issues for your health are toxins.

I have many conversations about how sneaky and widespread these toxins are.

These toxins are not just in our food, but also our water, air, on/in the ground, as well as in the every day products we use from personal hygiene and makeup to cleaning products, clothing…

So let’s talk about some surprising and unsurprising toxins that we need to eliminate.

1. Perchlorate

This is found in munitions, flares, rocket propellants…

… fireworks… and has been found in some infant formulas.

Fireworks also release heavy metals such as lead, strontium, and titanium.

Given the nature of fireworks, that means these toxins rain down on us in the air, onto our land, entering our waterways.

Perchlorate blocks iodine which means thyroid function is harmed and hormone health is dysregulated (and the whole cascade that ensues from there).

2. Glyphosate

This is a toxic chemical found in Roundup… which also contains chemicals that make glyphosate even more toxic.

It’s been found in food items like Quaker Oats and PepsiCo’s Sabra Hummus (and many more products…).

Glyphosate is an issue with GMO foods, but even with some non-GMO foods where glyphosate can be used as a desiccant.

Cancer is definitely a big issue with glyphosate, along with harming the gut microbiome, birth defect-causing properties, premature mortality from Parkinson’s Disease, and so much more.

3. Sucralose

The brand name for this is Splenda.

The chemical name is actually 1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-BETA-D-fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-alpha-D-galactopyranoside… it’s a chlorocarbon.

It’s in the same family as deadly pesticides like DDT, insecticides, biocides, Clorox Bleach, and the WWI poison gas dichlorourea.

And when heated, Sucralose gets worse by forming dioxins which are cancer causing.

Some of the health issues involved with Sucralose (there are many) are: DNA damage, changes to the gut microbiome, decreased red blood cell count, enlarged liver and kidneys, reduced growth rate, decreased fetal body weights, maternal and fetal toxicities, and migraines.

4. Mercury

This is the reason I always ask if someone has silver fillings… because they are actually mostly mercury.

It’s also found in seafood, emissions from coal power plants and factories, and vaccines.

Mercury is linked to neurological disorders, autism, behavioral problems, mental illness, promotes depression, digestive issues, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

5. Fluoride

This toxin is found in antibiotics, no stick pans, toothpaste, drinking water, and those fluoride treatments in the dentist office.

As you read the toxic effects of fluoride, keep in mind they are putting fluoride into drinking water on purpose.

Fluoride lowers IQ, impairs cognition, reduces executive function, and disrupts hormones.

Fluoride exposure during pregnancy causes neurobehavioral issues in kids and increase the chance of ADHD (along with all of the above).

And let’s be real, the fluoride we’re talking about here is a fertilizer industry byproduct…

Check to see if it is in your tap water and get a filter accordingly, and go to a bio dentist who doesn’t use toxins like fluoride or mercury.

Big Picture

There are many toxins that were are exposed to daily.

We cannot control all of them, so we’ll focus on handling the ones we do have control over.

To me, it also means signing every petition that crosses my path to get lawmakers to stop allowing toxins.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

I mean, Senator Lummis of Wyoming feels it would be too big of a financial burden to eliminate PFAS…

… which shows a complete disregard for people’s health and the financial burden that puts on them.

But my hope is: raising your awareness around toxins will allow you to decrease your exposure, thus improving your health and quality of life!

Getting to witness all of you, supporting all of you, on your healing journey, is what allows me to continue with that hope.


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