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what is toxic overload?

March 2024


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What is toxins overload?

Although our bodies share much in common, each has a unique body, so we each have a different capacity to handle toxins.

One way uniqueness expresses itself is in our body’s ability to deal with toxins. Think about your ability to process toxins that enter your body in the same way that you think about filling a bucket. You are good as long as the bucket can contain all the toxins entering your body. But once the bucket begins to overflow, you feel the overload.

We each have a different-sized bucket so some people can process more toxins than others. What might overflow my bucket might fill only half or less of yours.

For example, two people might be living in the same environment, working at the same job, and eating the same food, and both are exposed to the same toxins in the same amounts, but one develops symptoms of toxic overload while the other does not.

toxic overload

Meet your toxins bucket?

What determines how large your bucket is, meaning your ability to process and eliminate toxins, is partly genetic and partly dependent on the vitality of your body, meaning your stress level and nutrient status. 


Some signs that your bucket is overflowing:

  • You have skin diseases. When the liver can not process all the toxins, it will try eliminating some of them through the skin. Common skin issues that might be caused by toxic overload are eczema and acne.
  • Your nose drips more often than not. The immune system might lock toxins in mucus to eliminate them from the body, leading to a drippy nose. 
  • You feel irritable – Your liver is the seat of anger. When your liver can not contain the toxins within, they will overflow. Losing control of your toxins might look like losing control of your temper.
  • You are fatigued – Toxin overload causes your lymph to slow down. Think of standing water and how it attracts junk but can’t support life as much as a flowing stream. Lymph and blood carry nutrients and garbage. Once the flow is slowed down, vitality is reduced. 
  • You struggle with seasonal allergies. Environmental toxins, such as pollen that are toxic to the body might be managed well in a body with an unfilled bucket, but if your bucket is full, any added toxins tip the bucket. 
  • You have food Allergies – In the same way that environmental toxins might tip your bucket, food irritants can do the same. 


There are two ways to reduce your bucket from overflowing:

Increasing the body’s resilience to toxins or increasing the size of your bucket. You increase the size of your bucket by nourishing the organs that process and eliminate toxins, the liver, skin, kidneys, and lymphatic system.

Reducing your exposure to toxins so your body can deal better with toxins.

Reducing environmental toxins is our responsibility. If we wait for the big suits in the government to do the work by writing laws to protect us from toxins, we will end up in a dead ecosystem. 

Sometimes, we are not conscious of how we pollute the environment. 

For example, when you use pharmaceuticals such as Advil, ibuprofen, or contraceptive pills, your liver metabolizes these compounds, transforming them into water-soluble compounds that the kidney can eliminate. When you pee, these compounds end up in the Earth’s water body; they flow into the ocean, turn into clouds and rain, and end up in your cup of water.

Our children and grandchildren are exposed to hormones and other chemical substances from medicine that people all around the world are using. Next time you reach the medicine cabinet, pause and reflect on the real cost of using pharmaceuticals.

Is it worth the price?

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Disclaimer: This document is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. You can view my full disclaimer here.
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