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Toxic Waste Dump

80,000 chemicals have been added to our environment. Most of them are toxic to life. Here’s how to deal with them.

“Over 80,000 man-made chemicals have been added to our environment.” ~ William Wolcott

Modern life is filed with exposure to toxins.

Of the 80,000 man-made chemicals in the world, most are toxic or disrupt hormones. When these get into your body, you become your own toxic waste dump.

Even in nature there are toxic materials. Your body naturally has ways to eliminate toxins.

The problem happens when this ability gets overwhelmed. Sadly, the amount of new toxins in the world makes this almost inevitable.

And because they can disrupt normal health, this is a big deal. Toxic exposure is suspect in any chronic health condition. Headaches, weight gain, joint pain can all be caused from toxic load in the body. And toxicity is practically a given in cancer.

Where do you get exposed to toxic substances? Almost everywhere. Here’s a short list:

  • Building materials, new carpeting.
  • Food additives & preservatives.
  • Automotive emissions.
  • Waste water.
  • Cigarette smoke (including second-hand smoke).
  • Paint and solvents, aerosol propellants.
  • Fragrances, conditioners, shampoo, hand sanitizers, cosmetics, etc.
  • Over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
  • Food containers, plastic and canned foods.

In other words, it is impossible to avoid these in modern life. And it’s hard to know what you might have been exposed to. Without this knowledge, it’s hard to reduce your exposure.

How do you deal with modern toxicity? There are two steps. First, you reduce or stop exposure as much as possible. Second, you support your body getting rid of these toxins.

To reduce exposure, you have to know what you are exposed to. The best way to do this is with testing. The two tests I recommend are

  1. The Environmental Pollutants Panel (EPP). This identifies many petrochemical and other toxins.
  2. Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). HTMA identifies exposure to toxic heavy metals. It also helps find related mineral imbalances.

The second step is to get rid of what’s in your body. Depending on what you find in testing, there are specific natural supplements that do the job. It is important when removing toxic stuff not to overwhelm your system. Working with an experienced professional can help you avoid problems.

Together, these two steps give you a fighting chance at reducing your toxic load. And this often makes a big difference in your quality of life.

If you aren’t ready to get tested, you can do a preliminary test with yourself. To do this, download the Toxicity Self Screen file. This is an Excel file. It can be opened in Excel and several other spreadsheet programs. To use it, simply enter an “X” next to any symptoms you are having. The more symptoms, the more likely it will be useful to explore further.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

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