TOXICITY SCREENING

“You don’t have to GLOW like you are radioactive to have toxicity hijack your health.” ~ Studio team

Did you know that our bodies accumulate over 200 mcg of plasticizers (phthalates) a day? Or that around 10, 000 chemicals are used in food processing, storage & packaging?

The unnatural toxins that our bodies are exposed to on a daily basis are mind-blowing. If you live in a town or city, your body is constantly being exposed to fumes from cars and lorries – carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrocarbons (HC’s), particulate matter (PM), and nitrogen oxides (NOx) that can cause a wide range of damage at the cellular level. Even if you live in the countryside, pesticides from crops and in the local soil and water supply, & the cleaning products you use in your home might be equally as damaging. Toxins can also be generated by bacteria, high yeast levels, and parasites living in our body, causing unpleasant side effects such as bloating, gas, headaches, insomnia, depression, and poor skin. The long-term effects can be even more severe.

What Causes Toxicity in the Body?

Toxicity within the body is caused by a range of toxins and pathogens, including chemical, biological, and physical toxins.

CHEMICAL toxins include inorganic substances such as lead, mercury, hydrofluoric acid, and chlorine gas, and organic compounds such as methyl alcohol. A vast range of household items can prove to be the source of these chemical toxins, from hair dyes, cosmetics, foodstuff, chlorinated tap water, amalgam dental fillings, domestic cleaning products, as well as car fumes and cigarettes (including second-hand cigarette smoke). Parabens in shampoos, moisturizers, lip balm, toothpaste, and other beauty & hygiene products can cause disruption to the endocrine-hormonal system, while phthalates (plastic agents used in anything from food containers and lunch boxes to children’s toys and also in some skin products) have been linked to a range of serious medical outcomes such as skin allergies, hormonal problems, an increased risk of diabetes and birth defects. Volatile Solvents such as styrene (foam cups) and benzene found in paint, varnishes, and adhesives are airborne particles that can damage the neurological, reproductive & respiratory systems.

BIOLOGICAL toxins are disease-causing microorganisms and parasites. Some natural toxins are sometimes formed in food as a defense mechanism e.g., by a plant when it comes into contact with toxin-producing mold. Biological toxins are produced by certain bacteria, fungi, protozoa, reptiles, plants, amphibians, mollusks, insects, plants & echinoderm (spiny urchins & starfish). Examples include botulinum toxins (e.g., staphylococcal enterotoxins) produced by bacteria, tetrodotoxin, produced by animals, and ricin, produced by plants.  

These natural toxins can cause many unpleasant side effects and can even prove a serious threat to the health of humans. For example, acute poisoning as a reaction to shellfish containing toxic contaminants can cause stomachache, diarrhea, allergic reactions, and even death. Long-term consequences of exposure to biological toxins can include damage to the immune system, the reproductive or nervous systems, and an increased risk of cancer.

PHYSICAL toxins are substances that, due to their physical nature, interfere with biological processes, such as coal dust, asbestos fibers, or finely divided silicon dioxide, all of which can be fatal if inhaled. Corrosive chemicals are toxic to humans because they carry the potential to damage or destroy human tissue. Asphyxiant gases can be considered physical toxicants because they act by displacing oxygen in the environment, whilst all airborne toxins and pollutants caused by cars, vehicles, machinery, industrial work can also be considered part of this category. Air pollution as a source of toxins is now considered by scientists to be a leading contributory cause of asthma, lung cancer, autism, retinopathy, ventricular hypertrophy, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Sadly, the realities of modern living expose us to potentially dangerous toxins daily.

So…what can we do about it?

The answer is…test, remove, and optimize.

    Test, Remove, Optimize

    Testing empowers us to find out about any toxins that might be in your body. It also empowers us to identify exactly which therapies & treatments will suit you, your lifestyle & your medical history the best. It will enable us to alert you to the specific toxins that are causing you the most harm (products that are easy to swap, and which might initially seem innocuous – certain cleaning products & beauty brands, for example) & which we can help you swap out with the minimum of fuss (e.g., choosing safer organic alternatives).

    You might be dealing with heavy metal toxicity, chemical toxicity, biotoxins, or other pathogens. Regardless of the source of toxicity, we can pinpoint and then help you to eradicate them. No two people are the same – and nor are their toxicity profiles, so once we have measured and analyzed your toxicity levels, we get to work to cleanse, detoxify and restore your health – right down to the cellular level.

    Benefits Of A Toxicity Evaluation:

    The benefits of a toxicity evaluation are extensive, including:

    • The early detection of toxicity and pathogens
    • Identification of the exact treatment strategy needed to permanently eliminate toxins
    • The ability to return you to a state of optimized health & wellbeing
    • Reversal of the damage caused by toxicity within your body
    • Establishment of permanent healthy habits & strategies that will permanently inhibit the return of toxicity-related symptoms & side-effects

    Do I Need A Toxicity Test?

    Every single one of us is exposed daily to a wide variety of toxins & pathogens. A toxicity test enables us to pinpoint the exact damage caused by a specific toxic substance, examining the potential damage caused to our bodies right down to a cellular level. Eradicating these toxins and repairing any damage sustained can impact powerfully on our immunological health, hormonal balance, physical & emotional health.

    Whilst the side-effects and symptoms of toxicity vary from person to person, common symptoms include diarrhea, drowsiness, listlessness & fatigue, dizziness, a raised temperature, loss of appetite, headache, irritability, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, skin rashes, memory & attentional issues, insomnia, constipation, hemorrhoids, bloating, edema, hair loss, sinusitis, brittle nails, or poor circulation.

    Don’t feel you have to wait for symptoms to act, however; as the greatest coaches always say, the best offense is a good defense, and the more you know ahead of time about the toxins affecting your health, happiness & wellness, the better. Contact us today if you feel that a toxicity test can help you!

    You can not fix a problem you don’t understand. Advanced diagnostics if often necessary to get at the root cause. Once the root cause is identified, the solution becomes possible.

    Dr. Lisbeth Roy, D.O.

    Founder of Doctors Studio

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