Environment & Health

When it comes to restoring your health one of the easiest paths forward is to remove factors that are unbalancing your body in the first place! This also means examining your environment. Avoiding exposure to harmful substances that slow down your healing processes or overload your cells and organs can make a huge difference in how your body feels. A heavy toxic burden, often missed by conventional medical practitioners, can also be to blame for chronic symptoms and illnesses that people can’t seem to heal from.

Mold and Mycotoxins

Mold and mycotoxins are substances that can have a negative effect on human health. Mold is a type of fungus that grows in moist conditions, and mycotoxins are poisonous compounds produced by some types of mold. Exposure to mold and mycotoxins can cause a range of health problems, including respiratory infections, allergic reactions, and even cancer. Some people are more susceptible to the effects of mold and mycotoxins than others, depending on their genetics, and children and the elderly are particularly at risk. If you suspect that you have been exposed to mold or mycotoxins in your home or place of work, it is important to seek out a mold removal expert and get proper testing to know for sure.

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity is a serious issue that can have a variety of negative health effects. Heavy metal toxicity is often caused by exposure to lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic usually found in food, water, and dental treatments. These metals are also found in a variety of products, including paint, cosmetics, batteries, and tobacco smoke. 

Exposure to heavy metals can damage the nervous system, kidneys, lungs, and immune system. It can also cause developmental problems in children and babies. In addition, they can enter the environment through industrial pollution. Although heavy metal toxicity is a potentially serious problem, it is often preventable. Reducing exposure to heavy metals can help to reduce the risk of toxicity. However, don't go it alone! Doing a DIY heavy metals cleanse can do more harm than help as it can release heavy metals directly into your bloodstream. Working with a practitioner who is skilled in heavy metal removal is the best way to reduce your risk and give your body the health boost it needs. 

Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases

Each year, more than 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease or other tick-borne diseases, and the number of reported cases is on the rise. Tick-borne diseases can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fever, rash, joint pain, and fatigue. Lyme disease is particularly dangerous because it can lead to serious neurological problems if it goes untreated. 

Sadly few physicians and healthcare providers have a protocol in place to deal with the magnitude of this complex condition. They have a limited understanding of the disease and usually don’t have extensive experience diagnosing and treating Lyme and other tick borne illnesses. Symptoms can be daily and debilitating including extreme fatigue, intense brain fog, skin rashes, joint pain, tingling in hands and feet, chest pain and heart palpitation, mood issues and poor sleep. This is why a functional medicine approach that has protocols in place for Lyme is the best treatment option.

Pesticides and Chemicals Toxicity

Pesticides and chemicals were initially designed to make our lives easier by killing pests that can destroy crops and landscaping and to use in commercial products to help them perform better and even smell better. 

Unfortunately, many of these pesticides and chemicals aren’t well regulated and we have recently discovered that they can have a far reaching negative impact on our health. Regular exposure can cause allergies, skin irritation, headaches, nausea, gut issues, neurological damage, cancer and hormonal imbalances.

Most people are exposed to thousands of harmful chemicals weekly and don’t realize it. We can often come in contact with them by ingesting them in our food and water sources or getting exposed by using products that contain chemicals directly on our skin which then ends up in our bloodstream.

To protect yourself and your family from pesticide toxicity, it's important to first know where the toxins in your environment are coming from and what to do to decrease them.

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About Infinite Wellness

Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Dr. Francine Woods and her team at Infinite Wellness combine an integrative, functional medicine approach informed by advanced lab testing.

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