The environmental impact on your genes is enormous! It is what pulls the trigger. We are all born with genetic tendencies for disease processes but whether these processes express themselves or not, has to do with many factors especially environmental triggers.
Did you know that there are 7 billion pounds of environmental toxins dumped into the water, soil and air each year and the long-term effect of 80% of them is unknown!
This is a combination of Heavy Metals, Chemicals Herbicides, Pesticides and Mycotoxins all of which are entering your body and stockpiling in your brain, heart, bone and liver. With this enormous burden our bodies can accumulate and hold these toxins for decades.
All these toxins have been linked to different disease processes and disrupt the normal functioning of many bodily systems.
Heavy metals from our environment such as mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, and cadmium are all detrimental to bones, brain, liver and kidneys.
Chemicals such as glyphosate, which are present in almost all Agricultural products are known endocrine disruptors and cancer causing and especially dangerous for children
Environmental toxins are known causative contributors to neurodegenerative conditions.
The pesticides: Trichloroethylene, Paraquat and DDT are primary culprits for Parkinson's disease.
There is a growing epidemic of early onset Parkinson's disease in this country and all over the world. While there may be a genetic factor, Parkinson's is thought to be highly related to chemical/pesticide toxicity. There are many cluster of Parkinson disease where there is agriculture, fruit orchards and government super fund sites. Three large contributors are Paraquat, Trichloroethylene an DDT. ( reference book - A Prescription for Action Ending Parkinson’s disease By Ray Dorsey, Todd Sherer PHd, Michael Okun MD, and Bastiaan Bloem MD, Phd)
Your everyday life is also bombarded by chemicals that you cannot hide from- the microplastics, phthalates, bisphenol A and Pfas. They are everywhere and are especially detrimental to children’s heath due to their capacity to accumulate for decades. A wonderful recourse, The Environmental Working Group(ewg.org) provides valuable data bases like the Skin Deep Database, an important resource on phthalate-free personal care product
It is estimated that by 2050 by weight, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean – trillions of particles of microplastics!!!
Identify & Eradicate
To get rid of these chemicals and metals you first have to identify them and this comes with functional medicine specialty tests. These tests can identify toxic chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals and mycotoxins, mold fungus and Lyme biotoxin
Without testing you are just guessing and never really know your total body burden. Once identified, eradicating these toxins means that you have to have a clear pathway for elimination. You may need to help support your Liver, Kidneys, Lungs and Lymphatic system to detoxify and cleanse.