EVERYONE HAS A TOXIC BODY BURDEN.
Here’s a quick little quiz to see if you may have been exposed. Do you:
- Drink Water?
- Eat Food?
- Breathe Air?
Then unfortunately you’ve been exposed to toxicants that can affect your health and wellbeing.
Every symptom has a cause and they do not just appear out of nowhere.
I always explain to patients that their bodies are like a bucket. With each exposure, it begins to fill, and fill, until eventually, if we’re not careful, it can start to spill over the top and new symptoms will appear.
Sometimes if things are bad enough, your body burden bucket can burst and we can see the onset of chronic fatigue-like symptoms, fibromyalgia, and strange patterns of full body symptoms.
It’s everything from the BPA in your water bottle, to the phthalates in your Tupperware and perfume, to the heavy metals in our water supply and the exhaust you’re exposed to living in the city. Unfortunately, many things around you can add to and trigger illness.
Often I’ll have patients come in and say,
“I started getting symptoms with my perfume, then I couldn’t stand the smell of smoke, then it was exhaust and now I can’t even go into a detergent aisle at the grocery store I get so sick from the scent!”
THIS IS WHEN WE NEED TO ACT IMMEDIATELY. Your burden has increased and your bucket is OVERFLOWING!
Some of the questions that we’ll ask include:
- When did the symptoms start?
- When did the symptoms get worse?
- When did you last feel well?
- Where do you work and live?
- What kind of hobbies are you involved with?
AKA: What could you be exposed to that’s making you sick and how long has it been making you sick for?!
The pattern of illness that we often see in environmental overburdened patients is:
- Immune Dysfunction (Immunotoxicity)
- Allergies and Asthma
- Chemical Sensitivity/Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Autoimmune disease
- Neurological Dysfunction (Neurotoxicity)
- Brain fog
- Balance Issues
- Memory Problems
- Numbness, tingling and Weakness
- Endocrine (Hormonal) Dysfunction
- Infertility (with low sperm in men)
Does this sound like you?
Contact me today for a free 15-minute consultation (if you’re a new patient) and we can chat more about how environmental chemical burden may be affecting your body.
And make sure you see how you measure up in my “How Toxic Are You” Quiz if you haven’t already.
I absolutely love environmental medicine and helping my patients like you, to not only REMOVE the triggers of your health concerns, but get you feeling better as quickly as we can so you can enjoy life.