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We DO have incredible detoxification organs in our bodies and our bodies WERE designed to be able to detoxify on their own. But the sad truth is that the amount of common toxins in our lives today has outpaced our detoxification organs. A thousand years ago, no one needed to do extra detox. But today? Yes. Sadly, we do.
In a study on the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies, 287 chemicals were detected. Let that sink in before we move on. These were newborn babies; they did not have a lifetime to accrue these chemicals. They were BORN with these. And out of the 287 chemicals, 180 of them are known to cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 of them are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 of them also have been known to cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. How does this happen? These are chemicals the MOTHER has accrued throughout...
Liver detox is a big trend right now. But is it worth the hype? And if so, how do you do it the right way? You might be wondering why we need to help our livers detox, weren’t they designed to do all this themselves? The answer to that question is yes - they were. Our livers are amazing detoxifiers, but the problem is that they are being asked to take on much more than they were designed to handle.
We live in an incredibly toxic world full of chemicals in the air, in our food, and in our water, which all impact liver function. We’re essentially asking one liver to do the job of ten! Unfortunately, we only get one. This “backlog” of toxins can create liver congestion and lead to a whole host of different symptoms depending on what else is going on in the body.
Let’s start by looking at some common symptoms of liver congestion that might warrant detox strategies.
It’s estimated that over 50% of the buildings in the US have mold. Yet it’s often “hidden,” inside of walls, under the rooftop, so you can’t see it... but it can still make you sick.
Some common symptoms of mold illness are chronic sinus infections, eczema, asthma, chronic upper respiratory infections, suppressed immune system, extreme fatigue, headaches, migraines, pain in the head and behind your eyes, and allergies.
This is often misdiagnosed by physicians and missed by home inspectors, and sadly there are a lot of people out there that are sick because of this. So let’s discuss what to do about it.
There are many different types of molds. We can put them into two broad categories, outdoor mold...
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