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Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

Do you ever stop to wonder what’s lurking in the everyday items we use? From the food we eat to the products we apply to our skin, a silent villain is hiding in plain sight: carcinogens. These sneaky substances have a knack for slipping into our lives unnoticed, wreaking havoc on our health. But fear not! With a dash of awareness and a sprinkle of savvy choices, you can kick these toxins to the curb and embrace a toxin-free lifestyle that’ll have you feeling healthier and happier than ever before.

What are carcinogens and how do they harm?

Carcinogens are stealthy enemies hiding in everyday places like air, water, food, and products. They disrupt our cells, leading to DNA damage and potential cancer risks.
Both biological and chemical carcinogens can be found in various sources within our environment, contributing to a toxic environment that poses risks to our health. Biological carcinogens may originate from naturally occurring substances like certain fungi or viruses, while chemical carcinogens can stem from synthetic chemicals found in air pollution, pesticides, tobacco smoke, and certain industrial products.
Exposure to these carcinogens can occur through inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact, leading to potential health risks associated with their carcinogenic properties. Symptoms of exposure may manifest differently depending on the specific carcinogen and the duration and intensity of exposure.

Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • breathing difficulties
  • skin issues
  • weight loss.

Benefits of choosing a toxin-free lifestyle

Picture this: a life where you wake up feeling energized, your body free from the burden of harmful chemicals. That’s the beauty of adopting an antitoxic lifestyle! By ditching carcinogens, you’re not just safeguarding your health, but also boosting your immune system, reducing your risk of chronic diseases, and even enhancing your overall well-being. Say hello to clearer skin, better digestion, and a renewed zest for life!

How to live a toxic-free lifestyle?

So, how do we dodge these chemical culprits? It’s all about making smarter choices when shopping for everyday items. Opt for organic produce to steer clear of pesticides and harmful additives. Look for chemical-free cleaning products with natural ingredients that won’t pollute your home or harm your health. And don’t forget to read those labels! By arming yourself with knowledge, you’ll be better equipped to weed out the bad guys and make choices that support a toxin-free lifestyle.

Are organic choices worth the switch?

The timeless question remains: do organic foods justify the additional cost? In a word, yes! While they may cost a bit more upfront, the long-term health benefits are truly priceless. Organic foods are free from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, making them a crucial part of a toxic-free diet. With simple swaps to organic options, you’re reducing your exposure to carcinogenic foods and opting for a purer, more nutrient-rich product. Plus, by supporting organic farming practices, you’re helping to protect the environment and ensure a healthier future for generations to come. Talk about a win-win!

Water filtration: Your home’s best friend

When it comes to creating a healthier home environment, water filtration is key. Tap water may look clean, but it can be riddled with contaminants like chlorine, lead, and bacteria. Investing in a quality water filtration system is a game-changer, helping to remove impurities and ensure that every sip is safe and refreshing. And the best part? There are plenty of budget-friendly options out there, so you can enjoy clean, great-tasting water without breaking the bank!

Personal care toxin-free items

Last but not least, let’s talk about personal care items. From shampoo to sunscreen, the beauty industry is rife with toxic ingredients that can wreak havoc on your health. But fear not! There are plenty of safe and reliable options available, from natural skincare brands to DIY recipes using simple, wholesome ingredients. For more insights on crafting a toxin-free personal care routine, you can revisit our previous blog about the harmful ingredients lurking in many personal care products and recommendations for safer alternatives to integrate into your daily regimen.

At the end of the day, the journey to a toxin-free lifestyle is about empowerment and education. That’s why we invite you to listen to one of our podcasts featuring Dr. David Steinman, an advocate for antitoxic living and a best-selling author. Dr. Steinman shares insights from his personal journey and extensive research on minimizing exposure to hidden toxins in everyday items. He’ll walk you through how he transitioned to a healthier, toxicity-free life, shedding light on practical steps and informed choices that make a significant difference. So grab your headphones, join the conversation, and let’s embark on this journey together towards a happier, healthier future!

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Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living
Embrace a Toxic-Free Lifestyle: Your Path to Healthier Living

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted