Law of Attraction Magazine January 2019 | Page 18

The Mor e You Know... The Safer You Ar e By Dr. Toni Camacho The most common symptom of an Autoimmune Disease and other chronic illness, such as adrenal fatigue, Candida, and IBS, is Chronic Inflammation. Many factors can trigger chronic inflammation. However, according to the NHI 70% of these factors can be narrow down to toxicity and deficiency due to emotional and physical stress, poor diet, and exposure to environmental toxins. In fact, many everyday environmental toxins have been linked to the increase, in the last few decades, of asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, dramatic changes in the activity and balance of the immune system, and other inflammatory reactions. They are also known to cause Cancer, organ failure, headaches, fatigue, Insomnia, dizziness, hand tremors, other neurological symptoms and developmental, and reproductive problems. Also, some environmental toxins are known to be endocrine disruptors, which means that they imitate the action of steroid hormones in the body. This also has promoted endocrine and reproductive disorders such as obesity, infertility, aggressive behavior, early onset of puberty, hormone-dependent cancers (prostate and breast), thyroid dysfunction, lower testosterone levels, and sperm production. Environmental toxins can be both human-made and naturally occurring and are all around us, from the air we breathe, the food we eat, water we drink, and to the everyday products and energy we consume, for example: - BPA is found in plastic bottles. - Pht hal at es are found in bottles, shampoo, cosmetics, lotions, nail polish, and deodorant. - Pest icides are found in nonorganic foods. - Lead (Pb) is found in old paint and old pipes. - Mercury is found most commonly as a by-product of pollution and a dietary source often found in Page 18