While it’s necessary to take immediate measures to remove the toxic culprit(s) from your daily routine, keeping an accurate exposure history is the first step in assessing the overall toxic load.
Environmental illness, which addresses all external, physical, chemical, and behavioral factors in a specific environment, can occur when a toxin, substance or hazardous material leads to direct health complications.
Depending on where one chooses to eat, sleep, play, work, and live, their body is exposed to various elements, and because it may promise certain long term risks, it’s important to record the types of interactions, locations, and symptoms relative to said condition.
If you suspect your exposure to certain environmental variables has been compromising your health, early treatment measures are readily available.
Symptoms of Environmental Illness Toxicity:
- Neurological problems (nerve pain, trembling, visual disturbances, vertigo, pins and needles feeling)
- Skin Rash (contact dermatitis, irritation, hives)
- Digestive difficulties
- Suppression of immune system (auto-immune)
- Difficulty breathing
- Fever and chills
- Muscle aches
Environmental Illness Root Causes
- Poor air quality (cigarette smoke)
- Certain molds (try and maintain a dry environment)
- Body art (tattoos, piercings, cosmetics)
- Food safety (contamination, genetically modified, monosodium glutamate)
- Liquid and medical waste
- Radiological exposure
- Exposure to fragrances (perfumes, household deodorizers)
- Poorly ventilated rooms (vented gas, dirty air filters)
- Contaminated drinking water (rural areas, pesticides, industrial poisons, underground storage tanks)
- Heavy metal exposure (lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, iron; toxic metals can cause high blood pressure, kidney damage, and brain degradation)
- Workplace chemicals (materials, air, cleaning solvents, electromagnetic pollution)
- Asbestos (a toxic insulating material used in older buildings that causes lung, certain cancers, and tumors)
Environmental Illness Testing Techniques
While it’s necessary to take immediate measures to remove the toxic culprit(s) from your daily routine, keeping an accurate exposure history is the first step in assessing the overall toxic load. With so many types of jobs, habits, hobbies, and chronic trigger points, analysis can confirm patterns, increase awareness, and improve diagnosis. Along with a lengthy set of personalized questions, a comprehensive elimination treatment plan can help prevent disease, illness, and injury in the body.
Environmental Illness Diet & Lifestyle Changes
- Eat organic, unrefined, low sugar foods as much as possible.
- Avoid all foods that are processed, and try to eliminate or reduce consumption of grains products.
- Drink at least 64 oz. of clean water a day. To maintain good health, make sure it is fresh from all impurities. In addition, try squeezing a lemon for digestion, flavor, and alkalizing purposes.
- If you are trying to absorb more vitamins, try increasing your consumption of high quality organic sources of saturated fats such as butter, coconut oil, eggs, and animal proteins.
- Since what you breathe is an important factor in your health, try installing an air purifier that combines an ionizer, electrostatic, carbon, and HEPA-grade filter technology without producing external ozone.