Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
From birth, the human body is designed to protect against and remove as many toxins as possible. Toxins are all around us—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the chemicals we clean with. “Toxic load” refers to the volume of toxic substances that have been accumulated in the body at any given time and the overall burden it places on the body systems and vital organs. Minimizing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals on a daily basis is the most effective method for limiting toxic load.
Toxins come from countless sources, many of which we are not even aware of. Environmental threats, chemicals, and radiation are three of the most common categories. The three most common pathways of exposure are the lungs, the digestive tract, and the skin. We are directly exposed to toxins through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and anything that contacts our skin.
You might have wondered, “What are some ways that I can reduce my toxic load in my everyday life?” Lifestyle habits such as exercising and eating right will help tremendously with decreasing toxic load. However, there are some additional ways you can reduce your exposure to toxins. As you learn more about ingredients found in the products you use every day, you will be better able to make healthier decisions when selecting the best home cleaning and personal care products.
Switching to safe and natural surface cleaning products is a great place to start. doTERRA offers a convenient, non-toxic, biodegradable, and preservative-free solution: doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It is also one of the most common pathways of toxic exposure. Be mindful of the things you put on your skin. Many traditional personal care products have less than ideal ingredients. doTERRA's skincare lines have ingredients that were carefully selected to be as safe and gentle for your skin as possible.
Your body absorbs toxins through the air you breathe. You can keep the air in your household clean in number of ways. Replace artificial air fresheners with essential oils, ditch your traditional cleaners for natural substances, and keep indoor plants to clean the air.
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