Toxins enter our bodies through our food, what we put on our skin, and what we are exposed to in the air. Mothers even pass toxin along to their unborn children.
Symptoms of toxicity are many and in some cases may surprise you. Did you know that depression or irritability could be a result of toxic exposure?
The worst thing about these toxins is that, with the levels of exposure we have today, our bodies aren’t able to clear out the toxins. Our bodies are wildly regenerative, but it’s hard for them to keep up in today’s world. It’s good to know all the ways that toxins can get into our body. And I’ll be exploring those in a series of future blog posts.
Today, I just want to give you a partial list of symptoms that are often a result of the toxins we are exposed to. Give yourself a point for each of these symptoms that you experience on a regular basis. Count your points and see below the list to learn how toxic you are.
|Anxiety or fear||Ear infections||Memory losses|
|Arthritis||Foggy thinking||Muscle aches|
|Asthma||Frequent illness||Nausea or vomiting|
|Binge eating or drinking||Headaches or migraines||Poor memory|
|Blurry vision||Hives, rashes, dry skin||Sinus problems|
|Compulsive eating||Insomnia||Stuffy nose|
|Congestion||Itchy ears||Swollen lymph nodes|
|Constipation||Itchy, watery eyes||Vertigo/dizziness|
|Craving specific foods||Joint pain||Water retention|
So, what was your score? Check out the scale below:
|10 or less||Little to no toxicity here|
|11 – 25||Mildly toxic – Have you considered a detox?|
|25 – 39||Fairly toxic – A detox is in order|
|40 or More||WOW – That’s pretty toxic. You should do some detoxing and learn to avoid toxins as well!|
Do you want to share your score? Just leave a note in the comments.