Toxins are everywhere. Even with a healthy diet, you can’t avoid them. Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables come with pesticide residues.
In one review, some fruits and vegetables had up to 18 different pesticides. Among their damage, these pesticides act as endocrine disruptors, interfering with the body’s hormone production.
Many other things we encounter daily – furniture, electronics, personal care products, and cleaning products – also contain chemicals that can create reproductive issues, hormonal imbalances, and other health problems.
In America, there are about 12,500 chemical ingredients used in personal care products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require approval for cosmetic products and ingredients (except for color additives).
Even our drinking water may be contaminated with arsenic, cadmium, and other chemicals that we don’t know much about.
All of these things create a toxic burden that can overwhelm the body’s ability to detoxify.