Most toxins are invisible—hidden in plain sight in the
food you eat, water you drink and air you breathe.

Your body does its best to overcome toxins. But with chronic exposure, those detoxifying systems become overwhelmed. Little by little the signs of toxicity start to show, until a serious health problem arises.

How can you tell if you are headed for toxic overload?

Are you experiencing any of these common symptoms?

  • Allergies
  • Chronic Headaches
  • ​Decreased Libido
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Not Sleeping Well
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • ​Frequent Infections
  • ​Inability to Focus
  • Pale/Unhealthy Skin
  • Bloating/Cramping
  • Catching Colds Often
  • ​Hard to Lose Weight
  • ​Learning Disabilities
  • Yeast Overgrowth

These common ailments are often written off as a “normal” part of aging but they are NOT normal.
They serve as an early warning system that the body has a buildup of toxins. See HOW toxins affect
your body and what steps you can take to reduce symptoms and revitalize health. 

Toxins Make Your Cells Run On Empty

Waking up tired and needing a pot of coffee just to start your day may be your normal routine,
but it is not normal for your body. The real culprit can be chronic toxic exposure. 

Imagine your cells as engines, burning fuel but not generating any power. This leads to...

Chronic Fatigue

Lack of Energy

Not Sleeping Well

How does it happen? Many toxins bind to enzymes and block key receptor sites on cells. This affects the ability of
cells to metabolize energy, and disrupts cellular repair. The result is exhaustion and poor sleep quality.

How to Fuel Your Cells

Leafy green veggies, berries and brightly colored fruits provide the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients your cells need to function.

Because raw fruits and veggies have all of the needed co-factors for absorption, this complete nutrition is fully bioavailable to cells

Whole-food nutrition can offset the effects of cellular fatigue.

Toxins Can Lower Your Immune System

You can tell your immune system is too low when you’re the one who catches whatever is going around.

When your immune system is weak, you may experience…

Colds

Sinus Problems

Frequent Flus

Multiple Infections

One mineral central to the immune system is zinc. Numerous studies show zinc deficiency increases your susceptibility to both viruses and bacteria. Supplementing with zinc can even reduce the length of colds.

However you may be deficient in zinc even if you supplement. That’s because of cadmium. This heavy metal is found in batteries, cigarette smoke, air pollution, and even in some foods. Cadmium binds to zinc in the GI tract and interferes with zinc enzymes so your immune system lacks this key component.

Another key factor for immunity is vitamin D. Most people have insufficient levels of this essential “sunshine” vitamin. According to the Harvard School of Public Health:

"Being 'D-ficient' may increase the risk of a host of chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, some cancers, and multiple sclerosis, as well as infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and even the seasonal flu.

How to Support Immunity

Eat foods naturally rich in zinc, which includes shellfish such as crab or oysters; beans or chickpeas; nuts such as almonds or pistachios, and greens. Spinach and parsley are particularly rich in this essential mineral.

For vitamin D, mushrooms are the only plant source of this vital vitamin, so supplementing is a must, especially during winter months.

Look for a daily supplement of 1,000 IUs of vitamin D to bolster immunity.

Toxins Cause Your Immune System to Overreact

When it comes to your immune system, balance is the key. Too low and you catch infections easily. Too high and your immune system goes from defense to offense.

Signs of an overactive immune system may include…

Asthma

 Allergies

 Arthritis

 Lupus

Many toxins trigger an overreaction in the immune system to the point where it can attack healthy cells in the body. Mercury is particularly associated with the development of autoimmune conditions.

With an estimated 80% of your immune system linked to your digestive tract, scientists are looking to the gut for answers. An overgrowth of “bad” bacteria can trigger inflammatory responses, while “good” bacteria offers protective benefits.

How to Improve Digestive Immunity

Eat Prebiotics

These foods are high in "inulin" which feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut. Chicory and Jerusalem Artichoke are rich sources, as are garlic, green onions and asparagus.

Choose Fermented Foods

Repopulate your gut with good bacteria. These include kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha. If going for yogurt, make sure it has probiotics listed on the label.

Take a Probiotic Supplement

Give your good bacteria a boost with a probiotic. Look for one with strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium for the most beneficial good bacteria.

Following an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits and veggies, and taking steps
to alkalize the body will also help to restore immune balance.

Toxins On The Brain

Sadly, the protective blood-brain barrier doesn’t keep out many of the toxins we encounter each day.

Many neurotoxins are associated with…

Headaches

 High Blood Pressure

 Inability to Focus

 Learning Disabilities

Many toxins in food trigger headaches, while synthetic food dyes have been shown to cause hyperactive behaviors. Lead exposure is also associated with ADHDs.

Lead also displaces calcium in teeth and bone, and can be an underlying cause of high blood pressure, which increase your risk for both heart attack and stroke.

Aluminum exposure is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s. Mercury is another potent neurotoxin causing headaches and an inability to focus, or what many people call brain fog.

How to Support Brain Health

Choose foods free of pesticides, neurotoxins associated with Alzheimer's. Pick natural, unprocessed foods to steer clear of common additives.  

Berries may be your brain's best friend. One landmark study showed daily intake of strawberries and blueberries delayed the onset of cognitive decline by as much as 2.5 years!

Select organic berries (fresh or frozen) for healthy brain food.

The Good News!

Reducing toxic exposure and detoxifying the body WILL help restore your
natural immune balance so you can feel energized and healthy.

In our next newsletter, we’ll show you how to begin reclaiming your health with our top 27 ways to REDUCE toxic exposure.

Each simple step will get you on track to better health!