Toxins 101

Throughout our daily life we are exposed to and in contact with environmental toxins leading to health concerns in a variety of areas.

Where are these toxins coming from?

6 most widespread toxins include:

  • PDE’s – Polybrominated diphenyl ethers – used as flame retardant. Known to build up in human fat tissue, causing damage to the nervous system, liver and kidneys. Studies indicate PDEs are causing sexual dysfunctions, thyroid issues and brain disorders.
  • Bisphenol A – BPA -found in plastics and can linings. Causing havoc in the endocrine system, causes issues with development. BPA can cause serious environmental issues and particularly linked to poor childhood health.
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid – PFOA – used in nonstick cookware, certain food packaging and other heat resistant products. Studies verify that PFOA contributes to infertility and other reproductive problems, as well as liver and immune function implications.
  • Acrylamide – chemical carcinogen formed when carbohydrate foods are cooked at high temperatures – think fried chips and chicken. This toxin is also used in cosmetics. Exposure has been linked to cancer and neurological dysfunction.
  • Mercury – most commonly associated with tinned fish.
  • Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) – a gasoline additive. Additional exposure from second hand smoke. Causes neurological and reproductive problems.

Are you experiencing a toxic burden?

Symptoms you may experience with excessive toxins:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Cognitive problems: including brain fog and memory problems
  • Neurological issues, balance problems and tremors

Conditions and diseases associated with excessive toxic burden:

  • Allergies or Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fertility problems
  • Birth Defects
  • Parkinsonism
  • Bone marrow cancers
  • Chronic infections
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis.

So what now?

With knowledge comes power!

Marizelle Eggers

Reduce your exposure to these very common toxins

  • Environment: Use chemical free products in the home. Take off your shoes before entering the home to avoid tracking in chemicals from outside. Avoid personal products containing pthalates, paraben and 4-MBC.
  • Foods and drinks: 90% of the toxin exposure comes from the food we eat. To reduce your exposure via pesticides and herbicides on your foods, avoid eating fruits and veg on the dirty dozen list. Choose free-range, hormone, antibiotic free, RGH Free diary, meats and eggs. Choose fresh cold water fish rather than farm raised. Always wash produce very well before preparing the foods.
  • Other exposure routes: use stainless steel or glass drinking containers, reduce or eliminate al plastic utensils, drinking containers, plates and storage containers. Store foods in non plastic containers and bags where possible. never microwave foods in plastic containers.

Be mindful of your environment, the food you eat, the air you breath.

Detox your body – detoxification is simply normalizing the body’s ability to process and excrete toxins while you temporarily reduce the amount of incoming toxins.

Is it time for a detox?

Get in touch for more on this topic.


Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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