Measuring Toxins [1 min read]

Our bodies contain toxins. Depending on your lifestyle, where you live and the chemicals you have been exposed to, your body will have trace elements of mercury, lead etc. As we all know by now, toxins cause the cells in your body to die which can eventually lead to all sorts of diseases including cancer. The good news is that just the mere presence of toxins in themselves may not be a cause for worry and almost all of us have some level of toxicity.

If you believe that you have been exposed to a higher level of toxins than normal you should get yourself tested. Tests include taking sample of your blood, urine or hair to measure the level of toxins in your body. You may need a doctors prescription to get tested depending on where you live. Some of the signs of excessive toxins in your body can be mood swings, headaches, irritable bowels, hormone imbalances and skin rashes.

Your body has a natural method to eliminate toxins from your body. Eating organic, pesticide free fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, watermelon, papayas, blueberries, carrots, and leafy greens, infuses your body with beneficial antioxidants. Turmeric, green tea and red wine exhibit the same benefits and should be a part of your diet. Sitting in a hot sauna or steam also helps in eliminating toxins. Drinking a lot of water and exercise also help in eliminating toxins.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.