It is not uncommon to have a build-up of not only toxins in your colon, but as well as your liver and adipose tissues. Many have accumulated a body burden of toxins that have disrupted the endocrine, nervous and immune system leading to serious health conditions. Toxic body burden is the lifelong accumulation of chemicals to which you have been exposed through the food you consume, the air you breathe, and the environment you inhabit. The health effects of toxic chemicals are widespread and varied.
Conditions that have been associated with toxic exposure include:
- Certain cancers
- Developmental delays (children)
- Chemical sensitivities
- Hormonal imbalances
- Autoimmune diseases
Toxic body burden is the lifelong accumulation of chemicals to which we are exposed through our food, air, and environment. This accumulation is not without consequences, and chronic health conditions like autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as cancer and even diabetes, have been associated with ongoing exposure to environmental toxins.
Research suggests that this exposure begins very early in life. Once thought to be protected by the placental barrier, even infants have shown signs of in-utero toxic exposure. In fact, a 2005 Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigation found over 200 toxic compounds (in aggregate) in the cord blood of 10 newborns.
- Certain foods (fish, fatty meats, produce)
- Industrial products (adhesives, paints)
- Petroleum products (gasoline additives, car exhaust)
- Personal care products (perfumes and cosmetics)
- Household cleaners and air fresheners
- Contaminated soil and water
- Cigarette smoke