Is Your Body Toxic?

Is Your Body Toxic?

Click here to take the test and find out. Toxins that are found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and in the products we regularly use can wreak havoc in our bodies, eventually causing illnesses after prolonged exposure to them. Toxic elements that may be found in the environment are mercury, arsenic and cadmium. These and other toxic substances usually enter your body in small doses and begin to weave damage as they accumulate in your vital organs. By the time symptoms begin to show, irreversible damage may have already taken place in your body. Due to the prevalence of toxins in everyday life, early detection through reliable tests should form part of your health maintenance plan. Horizontal Rule There are three types of testing you can do: Blood Tests Heavy metals and other toxins may be found in your blood stream if exposure is immediate or chronic. Due to the changing nature of blood, however, a blood test is not helpful for determining prolonged exposure or detecting traces of toxins when exposure is not too recent. Urine Analysis Urine analysis is a relatively inexpensive testing method. While this test may indicate the presence of heavy metals in a urine sample, it cannot show the actual level of toxicity of those metals in your body. Hair Mineral Analysis This test has been regarded as the most accurate method of detecting and measuring toxicity in the human body. It is the only method to date that is able to detect the presence of metals long after an actual exposure. As your hair grows, it may also serve as a good chronicle of chemical changes that take place inside your body over a period of time. Click here for more

Horizontal Rule Chronic Disease is on the rise.

  • Leukemia, brain cancer, and other childhood cancers have increased by more than 20% since 1975.
  • Breast cancer went up by 40% between 1973 and 1998 While breast cancer rates have declined since 2003, a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is now 1 in 8, up from 1 in 10 in 1973.
  • Asthma prevalence approximately doubled between 1980 and 1995 and has stayed at the elevated rate
  • Difficulty in conceiving and maintaining a pregnancy affected 40% more women in 2002 than in 1982. The incidence of reported difficulty has almost doubled in younger women ages 18–25
  • Since the early 1990s, reported cases of autism spectrum disorder have increased tenfold.

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  • The last 30 years of environmental health science shows that small amounts of chemicals can have long-term effects when the exposure comes at vulnerable times of development. New studies have linked early life exposure to chemicals and the later diagnosis of breast and testicular cancer, learning and developmental disabilities, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Scientists have linked chemicals in building products, plastics, personal care products, and household cleaners to impairment to the reproductive system, increased risk of certain types of cancer, asthma, and developmental disabilities.