One of the key concepts in my work is “toxic load,” in other words, the sum total of all the harmful things that your body is exposed to. When we do everything in our power to reduce that toxic load, for instance, reducing our exposure to chemicals in the home, we reduce chronic illnesses and lead healthier, happier and longer lives.
I get it; we all like to smell nice. In fact, there’s a multi-billion dollar industry dedicated to insuring that we do. Unfortunately this results in many people dousing their bodies in synthetic fragrances and perfumes 7 days a week, including cosmetics, personal care products,
household cleaners, air-fresheners, deodorizers, laundry detergents, dryer sheets, and so on.
While this may smell nice, the effects are anything but.
When patients come to me for help in taking charge of their health, one of the changes I encourage each of them to make is to limit their exposure to toxins – specifically to rid
themselves of as many Endocrine Disruptors (EDs) as possible. But why the fuss over
Endocrine Disruptors? It’s pretty simple: EDs are chemicals that interfere with hormone
signalling and wreak havoc on your entire endocrine system.
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