Autoimmune disease is growing at an epidemic pace and experts agree that environmental toxins – chemical, heavy metals and mold – in our food, air, water, home and personal care products, etc. are fueling the rise. To heal from any of the 100+ autoimmune conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, we must minimize our exposure to toxins and reduce the load in our toxin bucket.
In this month’s presentation, Palmer Kippola talks about the body burden and what we might want to eliminate or minimize in our lives to reduce the heavy load of our bucket.
Key Points Addressed in the Presentation
- Top toxins known to trigger autoimmune disease
- What you can do to minimize your exposure
- Resources to help you reduce risk
This month’s presentation also includes some discussion about food, the first major environmental factor that must be addressed to heal from autoimmune conditions.
Here are some of the resources shared at this month’s Creating Health Series presentation:
Personal Care and Home Cleaning Products
Think Dirty iPhone app to scan your home and personal care products. You can download it here.
Make sure to find water filters that remove top toxins like chlorine, fluoride, and endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals like estrogen. If a whole-hourse water filter is not in the budege, consider a solid carbon block filter.
- Berkey counter-top filter for drinking & cooking water
- Shower filter (needs to remove at least chlorine and fluoride). An example can be found on Amazon here.
At a minimum, select home air purifiers that have HEPA filters. Some options to consider are:
Books on Toxins and our Health
And a great book on how toxins are massively contributing to autoimmune explosion is “The Autoimmune Epidemic” by Donna Jackson-Nakazawa.
And a more recent book by toxin expert, Joseph Pizzorno, ND, “The Toxin Solution” offers solutions to the growing toxin-disease connection.