Category Archives for "Toxins"

How Do Toxins Leave the Body?

We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Many people assume toxins are strictly chemical or man-made – such as car exhaust or cleaning products – but toxins also include mold, alcohol, over-the-counter medications and heavily-processed foods. Our bodies also produce toxins as part of their normal functioning: for example, carbon dioxide is a […]

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Chemical Sensitivity Symptoms: How to Tell if You Have Toxic-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT)

Toxic-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) is a syndrome wherein a person develops an intolerance to certain chemicals (anything from tobacco smoke or household cleaning products to nail polish or aerosols). This intolerance can be triggered by a single event (such as a large exposure to a specific chemical), but it is more typically developed due […]

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How to Reduce Your Toxic Burden and Protect Immunity

We live in a sea of toxins and we all carry significant amounts of heavy metals and environmental toxins in our bodies. Even if you eat all organic foods, drink filtered water, and use non-toxic home and body products, you will still come in contact with numerous toxins as a part of daily modern life. […]

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Black Women Harmed by Toxins in Hair Relaxants

Chemicals to straighten and relax hair are a part of life for many black women, for reasons that range from societal expectations to ease of care. But our society’s discomfort with black women’s natural hair comes with a cost — these products contain chemicals associated with early puberty, obesity, asthma, and increased cancer risk. True, […]

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Optimizing Your Body’s Best Defense Against Toxins

You’ve heard antioxidant foods and supplements can help fight inflammation and protect you from toxins, but the most important antioxidant is one we make in our own bodies: glutathione. Unlike common antioxidant sources — vitamins C and E, beta carotene, turmeric, resveratrol, and foods such as blueberries, tomatoes, and red wine — you can’t take […]

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