Part 3: Symptoms of Toxicity

dreamstimefree_166478[Updated Mar 27 2018] Her skin looked leathery; her face wrinkled; and her sleep was poor. We added lots of water to flush out toxins and some whole food nutrients support her liver. Within a couple of months, her wrinkles diminished, her skin began to glow and her bloating reduced. Other benefits included improved sleep and increased energy. Eventually, the numbers on the scale dropped and further motivated her to continue her weight loss journey. With the guided support and coaching from Watt Works Nutrition, she learned how to nurture and nourish her body to live and maintain a vibrant healthy life.

Sometimes symptoms of toxicity can be non-specific and therefore, hard to pin down. We are all different genetically, so we react to toxins differently and at different dosage. Toxic exposure can manifest very differently in different people. If you have systemic or atopic health issues that have been lingering for a while, it’s worth considering toxicity as the root cause.

Common symptoms of excessive toxic burden can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Cognitive problems: brain fog, memory problems
  • Neurological issues: balance problems, tremors

Although toxins don’t cause the following conditions, they do affect the expression of the symptoms, so lowering toxic load may help alleviate symptoms:

  • Allergy and asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chemical sensitivity (any adverse physical, mental, or emotional reaction to the presence of a chemical smell)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fertility problems and birth defects
  • Parkinsonism
  • Bone marrow cancers – lymphomas, leukemia, multiple myeloma
  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, etc.

Stay tuned for my next installment of “Detox or Not” series. The final two installments will look at 5 reduce toxin exposure and how to detox safely.

Are you seeking help with your own detoxification journey to vibrant health and vitality?  Look no further.  Brenda, a natural nutrition practitioner, can offer the guided assistance to achieve your goals.  Let’s set up your free Discovery Chat by connecting by email or phone [403.801.5698].