Signs That Your Toxin Bucket is Overflowing… and What You Can Do About It

We all have toxins in our bodies, which tend to accumulate more as we age. It’s like having a bucket that starts filling even before we’re born — except it’s not literal water, but a proverbial “toxin load” of chemical poisons and pollutants. But how do you know if your toxin bucket is overflowing? What can you do about it? Let’s examine your toxin bucket.

Did you know, that the umbilical cord of infants may contain well over 200 chemicals according to an Environmental Working Group Study? Every day, even before we are born, our buckets are filled with environmental toxins like air pollution or heavy metals found in food and water. We also create toxins within our bodies thanks to stress hormones and metabolic byproducts created during digestion. Some people even have genetic variations that make their buckets bigger or smaller—meaning some of us can handle more toxins than others without feeling the effects.

It’s important to understand that everyone has a different capacity for handling toxic load and that there are steps you can take to reduce it. Your genetics affects how much toxin can fit into your bucket before it starts overflowing. Some people have bigger buckets than others, meaning they can store more toxins without showing symptoms. But everyone has a limit – when too many toxins are added and the bucket is full, it can lead to health such as chronic fatigue, headaches, hormonal imbalances, or digestion issues amongst other ailments.

Here are some things that contribute to your toxin load:

  • Heavy metal exposure (such as lead, mercury, and arsenic)
  • Air pollution
  • Pesticides
  • Processed Food
  • Chemicals (such as BPA in plastics)
  • Medications
  • Alcohol
  • Unfiltered water
  • Parasites
  • Stuck emotions and energy

The problem is when your toxic bucket overflows. Too much buildup can lead to symptoms like brain fog, digestive upset, fatigue, headaches, and skin problems. Some of these are caused by the toxins directly—for example, if your body can’t process certain minerals or metals—but they can also be due to an overall inflammatory state from having too many toxins in your system.

Common symptoms of too many toxins include:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Sinus issues
  • GI issues such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, foul-smelling stools, heartburn
  • Weight issues including food cravings, trouble losing weight, water retention
  • Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne, puffy or dark circles under the eyes
  • Menstrual problems such as PMS or other disorders
  • Oral issues such as bad breath, canker sores
Fatigue and migraines are examples of symptoms of toxin overload.

Unfortunately, exposure to toxins and accumulated toxins can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, neurological disorders, reproductive issues, and autoimmune diseases. It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with toxin exposure and how it can have lasting impacts on your health.

How can you find out what toxins may be contributing to your toxin load? Well, you can measure your toxin levels with functional lab tests. You can also use additional functional lab testing to examine contributing issues such as poor gut function, poor detoxification systems, and hormonal imbalances. Testing, not guessing is particularly important when you are experiencing symptoms or chronic disease.

No matter how full or empty our buckets are, we all have toxins in our bodies. It’s just a matter of understanding how to reduce our toxic load so that our systems don’t get overwhelmed and cause us discomfort. By taking small steps today, you can start reducing the number of toxins in your life—and help keep your bucket from overflowing to prevent symptoms or disease.

Here is what you can do to keep your toxin bucket from overflowing:

  • Eat organic food
  • Drink filtered water
  • Exercise regularly-Sweating can help eliminate toxins
  • Make sure that you are moving your bowels at least daily
  • Take a sauna
  • Reduce stress levels with stress management techniques such as meditation, tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Get good quality sleep
  • Eliminate alcohol
  • Keep your lymphatic system flowing
  • Use resources such as the Environmental Working Group to learn more about reducing exposure to chemicals and pesticides in common foods, cosmetics, and household products.
Eat organic foods to avoid pesticides
Eat organic to avoid exposure to pesticides

Do you ever wonder if the products you use or the foods you eat could be harming your health? In today’s world, the amount of toxins that we are exposed to daily is higher than ever and our health can be seriously impacted. The good news? With the right knowledge, it can be easy to reduce your toxic burden. Take the free quiz and receive a personalized Root Cause Experience report with this toxin exposure quiz.

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At the end of the day, it’s up to you to stay mindful and take small steps every day to keep your toxic bucket from overflowing. With a little bit of effort, you can make changes that will have lasting impacts on your health!


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