Consider the list of questions below to assess your toxicity and determine how far you are from "Ideal".
I find this list a useful reminder of the areas where I am less than perfect so I thought I would share.
If you have significant work to do to get to the ideal responses on most of these questions then I recommend that you start working on a cleanse program to reduce your toxic exposure and help your body eliminate some of the toxins that have built up. I believe this is best done in a way that is gentle and realistic for you so that you can make some lasting lifestyle changes.
Please contact us if you’d like some support with detoxifying your body and your life.
Questions to help you figure out your toxicity level
- How many bowel movements do you have? Ideal 1-3 daily
- How is your skin? Ideal = Balanced (neither oily or dry)
- How many rounds of antibiotics have you taken in past five years? Ideal = 0
- How often do you experience significant gas and bloating? Ideal = rarely (<1 per week)
- Do you have a diagnosed thyroid condition like hypothyroidism, Hashimotos, or Graves? Ideal = no
- Describe your gallbladder health. Ideal = never had gallstones
- How would you rate the growth of your hair and nails? Ideal = excellent
- How many servings of organic protein do you consume weekly? Ideal = >10
- How often do you consume conventionally raised meat, farm-raised fish, and non-organic dairy servings weekly? Ideal = 0-1
- How many glasses of purified water or spring water do you drink per day (not from the tap)? Ideal = 8+
- Do you feel tired or lack energy? Ideal = rarely
- How many cups of caffeinated coffee or energy drinks do you drink per day? Ideal = 0
- Do you work with commercial solvents, household cleaners, or paints? How often are you exposed to these items? Ideal = rarely
- How many silver (amalgam) fillings do you have in your teeth? Ideal = 0
- How often do you use conventional personal care products with non-organic ingredients? Ideal = rarely
- Have you had a flu shot or vaccine in the past five years? Ideal = no
- How many medications do you take daily? Ideal = 0
- How many servings of vegetables and fruits do you consume each day? Ideal = 7+servings
- How many hours per week of focused exercise do you perform each week? Ideal = 5+hours
- How many pounds overweight are you? Ideal = 0-5lbs
- Do you ever experience joint stiffness or a lack of flexibility? Ideal = rarely
- How many times do you miss work or school each year due to not feeling well? Ideal = 0-1 time
- How much sunlight do you get each week? Ideal = 2+hours
- How many times a week do you consume artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, or saccharin? Ideal = never
- On average, how many hours do you sleep per night? Ideal = 8+hours
- During the past month, how many days have you felt unusually sad or down? Ideal = 0-3