Toxins and your health
Unfortunately our modern world is full of toxins. Our food has preservatives, food coloring, additives (whatever that is) emulsifiers, binding agents, and on and on. Look at any processed food and it reads like a chemical factory. When these “additives” get into the body, your liver and kidneys immediately start trying to get rid of them. One of the tasks of good bacteria in your gut is to metabolize toxins in your body. This can cause inflammation to your system if this process is overburdened.
One of our jobs as Functional Medicine practitioners and health coaches, is to help you to recognize and eliminate as many toxins from your environment as possible. The effect of toxins is cumulative. These toxins include but are not limited to:
Scientists are working toward eliminating some of these chemicals. BPA is particularly difficult to remove from the environment and water supply. Their nickname is “forever chemicals.”
Your job is to eliminate toxins from your diet and environment. Your health coach will help you with this job.