3 Ways to Lower Your ‘Toxic Load’ & Keep Your Body Balanced!
When I talk about toxic load with clients we talk about every aspect of their health- diet, environment and lifestyle. Because toxins can enter the body from anywhere- your food, your water, your makeup. Your toxic load is the amount of toxins that you come into contact with. Every body will deal with these toxins slightly differently, some people wont have any issues breaking these toxins down and clearing them from the body, but other people will be effected by them and they may be causing hormonal imbalances, digestive disturbances or even neurological changes.
Many issues are caused by a certain type of toxin known as xeno-oestrogens. Xeno-oestrogens are foreign compounds that mimic the functions of our naturally produced hormone- oestrogen. When they enter our body, they attach to our cells' receptors, effecting the natural oestrogen’s functions- impacting hormonal health among many other facets of health.
So how can we protect our bodies from a high toxic load and ingesting xeno-oestrogens?
Below are 3 things to consider with actionable points that you can put into practice today to get your toxic load down.
DITCH THE PLASTIC
Plastic surrounds us. Our food often comes wrapped in it, so does a lot of our water for that matter. A lot of our environment is made up of plastic- seats, bags, cutlery, drink bottles, cups etc.
Because of this plastic overload the chemicals that are found in the plastic can really take a toll on our bodies, so limiting your exposure is important.
Within plastics, especially thin plastics like cling wraps & single use drink bottles, you find many chemicals such as BPA (Bisphenol A) which act as xeno-oestrogens.
Get a reusable drink bottle- preferably made of glass.