Could Your Environment be Making You Sick?
Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Could Your Environment Be Making You Sick?
Could your home, office, or products you use every day be making you sick?
More than 85,000 chemicals are known to be circulating in everyday products in the US alone—in cosmetics, clothing, furniture, electronics, cleaning products, construction materials, and more.
These chemicals have potential health effects that range from irritating the lungs to interacting with the immune system or disrupting hormones. Exposures to environmental chemicals can be drivers of many chronic health concerns:
✅ Breathing Struggles
✅ Bone Thinning
✅ Mood Changes
✅ Cognitive Difficulties
✅ Attention Problems
✅ Hormonal Imbalance
✅ Immune Dysregulation
✅ Blood Pressure Changes
✅ Difficulty Getting Pregnant
This is not to say that environmental exposures are ALWAYS to blame for these issues. Chronic illness is complex.
When we work with clients, our approach is to consider all possibilities. Through your story and testing, we unravel the root cause.
If we discover that environmental exposures are driving your health concerns, the first step is to eliminate the exposure (or minimize it as much as possible). Then we use targeted therapies to support your body in detoxification so that you can heal.
I’ll be sharing more information in upcoming posts to help you minimize your exposure to hidden toxins and support your body in everyday detoxification—because if you are currently healthy, the time to be proactive about staying that way is now.
Tracey Mixon is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, certified functional medicine health coach, and Founder of Desire To Live Now. After a lifelong battle with autoimmune disease, Tracey was introduced to Functional Medicine in 2012 which not only transformed her health but her life. Tracey became a nurse practitioner to help anyone who desires to optimize their health with lifestyle medicine and combat health disparities amongst minority communities.