Is your body toxic?

Is your body toxic?

Toxic overload or body toxicity is a common occurrence in most people nowadays. We even see evidence of toxicity in high altitudes and in the people who live there. The truth is there is no escaping the toxins in our environment, they are in our water, food, home and work spaces, and even air. Toxins literally fall from the sky, and unbeknownst to many people, they are breathing in toxins in large amounts daily – regardless of how careful you may be with your dietary and lifestyle choices.

Throw in a slow metabolism, which research show us is over 93% of the population, making it harder for your body to detoxify these substances and easier to accumulate. This is a recipe for (health) disaster. Again, is your body toxic?

Its important to recognize that when we are talking about a body that is toxic, we are not only referring to herbicides, pesticides, chemicals in our cleaning products etc. But also heavy metals (including but not limited to lead, cadmium and aluminum), PUFAs/polyunsaturated fatty acids and excess estrogen. Along with endocrine disruptors, which are molecules that have estrogen like activities and disrupt the bodies hormonal balance, and endotoxins – more on this below.ย 

We live in a toxic world (77,000+ man-made chemicals) that we donโ€™t have complete control over and our total toxic load grows each day with exposure. Some signs that your body is toxic;

  • cellulite
  • headaches and migraine
  • brain fog and neuro inflammation
  • mental health issues
  • thyroid issues and slow metabolism
  • adrenal issues
  • struggle to lose weight
  • hormone imbalances – not feeling yourself – anxiety, adrenaline, weepiness, irritability, low libido etc.
  • gut issues
  • constipation (this is a BIG one!)
  • bad breath
  • skin issues
  • aches and pains
  • inflammation and fluid retention
  • histamine issues
  • chronic illness
  • menstrual issues – PMS and menses
  • fertility issues
  • sore feet – plantar fasciitis or aches in your feet at the end of the day
  • gallbladder issues
  • gout
  • food sensitivities


What to do?

More below but #1 is to make sure you are pooping daily! 1-3 times a day indicates a good metabolism and will help you GET THOSE TOXINS OUT!



2 of the biggest culprits in making the body toxic are; ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS and ENDOTOXINS.

What are endocrine disruptors?

First, “endocrines” are hormones. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with or disrupt the body’s endocrine system, which produces hormones that regulate various bodily functions, such as growth, development, and ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ก๐™ž๐™จ๐™ข. These chemicals can mimic or block the effects of hormones, leading to changes in the way cells, organs, and systems function. This endocrine disruptors also cause detoxification to slow down so your body stores more toxins, making your body toxic.



Endocrine disruptors can be found in various products, including:
1. Pesticides and insecticides
2. Plastics and plastic containers (e.g., BPA)
3. Personal care products (e.g., parabens, triclosan)
4. Food packaging and processing materials
5. Household cleaning products
6. Cosmetics and fragrances
7. ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—™๐—”๐˜€/polyunsaturated fatty acids are endocrine disruptors too. They mimic and up regulate estrogen activity.
Exposure to endocrine disruptors has been linked to various health issues, including:
1. Reproductive problems (e.g., infertility, birth defects)
2. Cancer (all cancers)
3. Neurological issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism, Parkinson’s disease)
4. Metabolic disorders (e.g., obesity, hypothyroidism, diabetes)
5. Developmental problems (e.g., delayed puberty, cognitive impairment, retardation)
To minimize exposure to endocrine disruptors, you can take steps such as:
1. Using non-toxic household cleaning products
2. Choosing personal care products with natural ingredients
3. Avoiding heating food in plastic containers
4. Using glass or stainless steel water bottles
5. Eating a balanced diet with organic produce when possible
6. Apply perfume to clothes and not skin
7. Donโ€™t handle receipts
8. Reduce consumption of fast food and eating out
Remember, it’s essential to be aware of the potential sources of endocrine disruptors and take steps to reduce your exposure. ๐—˜๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† if health and weight loss is your goal.


What are Endotoxins?

Endotoxins are the arch nemesis of many of us! Endotoxins AKA as lipopolysaccharides are by products of gram negative bacteria in the gut (bad bacteria). These gut derived inflammatory byproducts cause leaky gut and through this mechanism can enter the blood stream and wreak havoc on the body! Endotoxins tell us that the body is toxic. Driving up inflammation, reducing thyroid function and metabolism, increasing aches and pains, increasing estrogen dominance and histamine issues, increasing instances of autoimmune disease, and obesity. โ€œThese data support the hypothesis that gut-derived inflammatory products are associated with obesity and diabetes.โ€ย 

MORE –ย 

  1. Endotoxins as a reliable marker of non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  2. Testing blood endotoxins may aid in detection on NAFLDย 
  3. Gut bacteria a driving factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  4. Endotoxin causes Rheumatoid Arthritisย 
  5. Pandemics like COVID and the Black plague were endotoxin driven
  6. Gut bacteria drives addiction

Endotoxins also play a BIG part in mental health issues due to increasing serotonin…more to come on that in an upcoming blog post.

So basically endotoxins are made in the gut through accumulation of waste and bad bacteria. The more endotoxins you have, the more inflammatory issues you will have including any diagnosis ending in “itis”. There is also a link to endotoxins and instances of cancer, that’s another days conversation though. See this recent study spotlight I did.

So again, is your body toxic?


One of the first things to do to address endotoxins is to make sure you are having a bowel movement daily! If this means you need to use some sort of laxative, then so be it! Better out then in! Most of the time constipation is due to dehydration – really people are way under hydrated. No its not fiber, its hydration including electrolytes and fruit. Then the next drivers of constipation are hypothyroidism (this is big) and structural issues in the colon (this could also be inflammation).

So get yourself pooping! I like to use high dose magnesium (citrate and/or oxide) with my clients and smooth move tea. And I always remind them that regardless of the laxative, natural or pharmaceutical, you need to rehydrate and replenish electrolytes post bowel emptying.

Next we want fiber to bind to and clear out endotoxins like green vegetables, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, berries, and raw carrots. Check out these carrot salad recipes – sweet carrot salad and basic carrot salad.

On top of a good nutritional template, you must prioritize sleep and movement. Bring down that inflammation which healing and improving the gut with supplements like; Akkermansia Muciniphila, Colostrum, Collagen, Liquid Chlorophyll, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Caprylic Acid Plus, Aspirin, Niacinamide, Activated charcoal, and lots of clean water.

Got a question? You can reach out to me here; support@chemainesmodelhealth.comย 

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