The Top 5 Toxins Right Under Your Nose

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There are 2 reasons why this article should concern you. Number one, these 5 toxins are most likely involved with your poor sleep, weight loss resistance or they may be the main reason you have no energy at the end of your day. Number 2, I care about you. You owe it to your family and your passions in life to get rid of these disease causing factors.  These toxins often go under the radar and affect our lives a small amount at a time. The dangerous part is, the small amounts accumulate which lead to massive impacts on your health.

I remember caring for a high achieving crossfit athlete a couple years ago. His name was James and he was at the top of his game. He had sponsors, checks coming in daily from his wins and a lot of international attention.  From the outside he was doing everything perfectly.  One day, James came in to me and told me he had hit a plateau that he just couldn’t get past.  Thinking it was his inability to increase the weight he was lifting, I sympathized. To which he then let me in on a secret he’d been keeping for a while.  James had not been able to sleep for the last 2 months.  If any of you know how crucial sleep is then you understand this can be a career ender for most high performing athletes.

I did two simple steps with James;

  1. We addressed his toxicity levels with a heavy metals test to find out what metals accumulating within his body.
  2. I then took a fine tooth comb to every single product James came in contact with throughout his day.

In the end. James was coming into contact with over 60 chemicals a day.  You may say, “Wow, that’s alot”.  The scary part is, that’s fairly low for the average person. The fact is, James’s adrenals were being severely affected by his toxicity load and not to mention his hormones were so imbalanced that it’s a wonder he got 3 hours of sleep a night.

In the end, James caught something that could have ended his career and even worse, led to disease that would have impacted the rest of his life.

So what are the Top 5 Toxins Right Under Your Nose that May Be Affecting Your Performance?

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1. Toxic Personal Care Products

Did you know that putting toxic personal care products on your skin is actually more deadly than swallowing them. Why?

Because research tells us that when carcinogens (cancer causing agents) are placed on the skin, they slowly begin to absorb and enter the bloodstream. From here they are quickly distributed throughout your body.  Your lymphatic system then jumps to action to quickly deal with the toxins entering your body and immediately begins to bind them up.  This in can lead to the beginning stages of lymphatic cancer, one of the top deadliest cancers in our world today.

So what are some of the main personal care product ingredients that we should look out for?

  1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is practically in all personal care products. It makes things bubbly and gives the product a nice smooth feel when you put it on.
  2. Propylene Glycol is basically anti-freeze. Yes, you’re actually rubbing a type of anti-freeze on your skin if your products contain this substance.
  3. DEA is another deadly ingredient that is linked with liver and kidney cancer.

TIP: If You Can’t Read It, Don’t Eat It…Or Put It On Your Skin

I can’t stress this enough. When looking at ingredient lists make sure you can actually read it, if it’s too hard to pronounce, most likely it’s not good for you or your skin for that matter. Go for organic, natural products where possible and check your ingredients lists!

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2. Plastics

Plastics are bad news.  Reason being is that plastics are Xenoestrogens, a hard word to pronounce which goes back to my tip above. Xenoestrogens mimic certain hormones in your body like estrogen, and these can be cancer causing.

Quick Rules Of Thumb To Avoid Xenoestrogens:

Avoid plastic water bottles. If you find that you must drink out of them look at the number on the bottom.  Some call this the recycling number. It’s the number in the triangle. Avoid 3, 6, and 7.  Drink from 1,2,4 and 5.  A great mnemonic that I use is 3,6,7 straight to heaven (meaning it kills you).  1,2,4,5 you’re alive!  I prefer 1 when it comes to drinking from any container.

Never heat anything thing in plastic containers.  I personally try and never store food in plastic containers, I have a hard time trusting BPA free containers as well, I know, it’s a tick that I have but when I look at the track record for “safe” products, it’s clear to see that we don’t always know if something is 100% safe. My code of conduct is better safe than sorry.

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3. Toxins in foods.

Pesticides, herbicides, steroids and excitotoxins are increasingly being found in the food you are eating and it’s getting harder and harder to avoid them. However I have included the 2 best ways to protect yourself and your family and if you want to learn my best kept secrets on how to eat clean and avoid toxins CLICK HERE.  

The 2 Best Ways To Protect Yourself and Your Family:  

Buy Organic. I understand it gets pricier. If it’s not in your budget to buy organic then wash all your fruits and vegetable thoroughly.  This is the list I use to gage how well I’m going to scrub my produce (http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/). I recommend using a vinegar wash if you find there is a waxy film on your produce (½ cup vinegar to 3 cups water). This film binds with toxins and makes it a lot harder to wash it away with just water.

Buy Grass-Fed Meat. It takes acres of sprayed grain to provide one pound of meat. That means conventional meat is highly concentrated with toxins. If you do any one thing to stay away from toxins, buy high quality meat.  I go out of my way to know my farmer and I even tour the farm I’m getting the meat from in order to insure I’m consuming the highest quality protein and fat. This doesn’t have to be expensive if you get it from your local farmer.

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4. Heavy Metals

Heavy metal toxicity is something I see in far too many of the entrepreneurs and executives I work with on a daily basis.

3 Signs You May Be Heavy Metal Toxic:

  • You see a noticeable difference in the way your skin looks.  It may appear dry, flaky and presenting with a rash. Acne is often times associated with lead and mercury toxicity.   Skin tells us so many things about the health on the inside.  Your body knows metals do not belong inside and therefore it starts to purge itself out through your largest organ, your skin.
  • You’re not as sharp as you used to be. I have many health participants that work with me who claim they never knew how ill they were until they started detoxing there bodies of heavy metals. Mercury is a known neurotoxin. It binds to nerves and inhibits proper brain to body communication (ie. slower thinking, metal fatigue and brain fog).
  • Weight-loss Resistance is showing up more and more in our culture today. Heavy metals are hormone disrupters. They send crucial weight loss hormones like Grehlin and Leptin into a tail spin, causing a down regulation that leads to your body converting sugar into energy instead of fat.

Mercury

Mercury specifically is making headlines in a big way these days. We hear a lot about vaccines containing this toxin. Mercury is a known neurotoxin, meaning it has serious impacts on the brain and how it functions. The #1 adult source of mercury however is dental fillings. Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. The best way to confront this issue is to get the fillings taken out properly.  One way to know if your dentist is qualified to take these bad boys out is to check The International Academy Of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. Here’s the link (https://iabdm.org/location/). I cannot stress how imperative it is to have your silver fillings taken out appropriately. Fish is another one of the most prominent ways that someone can inundate their body with mass amounts of mercury. One easy solution is avoid eating the big predator fish and stick to the smaller fish. Another way to avoid large amounts of mercury in fish is stick to fish that live in the Pacific as opposed to the Atlantic.

Did You Know:

Most people have their amalgam fillings taken out without the proper protocols to insure that there body can properly detox all of the leftover metals from the procedure of getting the

amalgams out.  I can’t stress this enough when I say, you must use PRE and POST supplemental strategies surrounding your amalgam removal.  Not doing these crucial steps can lead to a suppressed  immune system which then turns to chronic fatigue, more mercury toxicity and ultimately inflammation and disease. You can go here (bit.ly/draccurso) to find out about how I test for heavy metal toxicity and what to do about it.

5. Pharmaceuticals

Medications lead to an overwhelming toxic burden on the body. This may or may not come as a surprise to you. Now, I can’t tell you to get off your medications but what I can tell you is that  medication makes detoxification and getting the bad stuff out of your system more important than ever before.

What Next?

This is what I tell the individuals that work with me. If you want to stay healthy in today’s toxic world, then you need to get rid of the extra toxins in your life that you do have control over. There are countless detox products on the market. Colon cleanses, fad liver cleanses.  True detoxification however must occur at the cellular level to really improve your health and your performance. That’s how you’re going to gain your health back and take your life and business to the next level! To find out more about how we help high performers just like you detox safely and effectively click HERE.

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