Body Burden is a term scientists give to measure the amount of environmental chemicals found in the body. With increasingly high levels of daily chemical exposure, from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the chemicals we put on our skin, everyone has a body burden.
Some of the symptoms of an excess body burden include the inability to lose weight, fatigue, joint/muscle pain, insomnia, depression, digestive issues, allergies and headaches.
Did you know there are currently 80,000 common chemicals used in industry today and only 200 have been tested for safety?
Women are particularly vulnerable to chemical exposures because they tend to carry more body fat (toxins are stored in body fat) and they need to maintain a delicate balance of hormones each month. Many of the environmental chemicals used today are known as hormone disruptors. They have been implicated in many of the female issues that have become ever present in our society. Infertility, menopausal symptoms, endometriosis, female cancers, precocious puberty and weight gain are all on the rise.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that each person takes responsibility for managing their own level of chemical exposures.
There are simple daily techniques you can use to dramatically reduce your exposure to environmental chemicals.