Toxic load refers to the total amount of harmful substances in our bodies, including chemicals, pollutants, and heavy metals. This can come from sources such as the environment, food, and skincare/ personal care products. A high toxic load can contribute to various health issues, including hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, auto-immune issues and even diseases like cancer.

But this is not all doom and gloom and there are small swaps and changes you can make to your every day diet and lifestyle to lower you toxic load and heighten your welllbeing: 

  1. Eat a whole foods diet - Focus on eating whole, minimally processed foods like grass fed and organic meats, fats, vegetables and fruits, and high-quality carbs like organic basmati rice and wheat alternativves like amaranth pasta or choosing organic sourdough bread . 
  2. Limit exposure to chemicals on your skin  - avoid the use of household and personal care products that contain toxic chemicals like phthalates, parabens, and triclosan. Choose natural and organic products whenever possible like our range of non toxic skincare, including tallow soaps make up and hair care

  3. Filter your water - Installing a high-quality water filtration system can reduce your exposure to heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants in your tap water.

  4. Avoid plastics - Avoid using plastic containers, especially for heating or storing food, as plastic can release toxic chemicals into your food and water. Use glass, stainless steel, or ceramic containers instead.

  5. Exercise regularly - Physical activity helps to reduce the accumulation of harmful substances in the body by increasing circulation and aiding in the elimination of toxins through sweat and the respiratory system.

  6. Support liver function - The liver is the primary organ responsible for removing toxins from the body. Eating a diet high in fiber and antioxidants, along with consuming liver-supporting herbs like milk thistle, can help to reduce your toxic load.

  7. Sweat regularly - Saunas, steam rooms, and exercise can all help to promote sweating, which is an effective way to eliminate toxins from the body.

  8. Use natural cleaning products - Commercial cleaning products contain a host of toxic chemicals that can contribute to indoor air pollution. Opt for natural cleaning products made with ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.

  9. Reduce stress - Chronic stress can weaken the body's ability to eliminate toxins and increase inflammation. Engage in stress-reducing activities like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing to reduce your toxic load.

  10. Support your gut health - A healthy gut microbiome is essential for proper digestion and elimination of toxins. Eat a diet high in fermented foods and fiber, and avoid processed foods and added sugars to support a healthy gut.

Reducing your toxic load is crucial for maintaining optimal health. By making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can help to reduce your exposure to harmful substances and support your body's natural ability to eliminate toxins and function at it's prime. 

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