'Protect your DNA'
Our world is becoming more toxic by the day. We're exposed to toxins on so many levels whether we chose to be or not. They're in the food we eat, the water we drink, the products we use on our body, and the air we breathe.
Recently, we were chatting to a supplier of water filters. He said that he tested Johannesburg water before and after it went through his activated carbon water filters. He found estrogen to be the highest hormone in our water. This is most likely the result of so many women being on the Pill and HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) as well as xenoestrogens from the plastics, body, home, garden and industrial chemicals being washed down drains, ending up in rivers, or being dumped landfill sites.
A great place to start is to know more. Find out as much as you can about the chemicals you're exposed. Download our free 'Do Not Touch List'. Take a read through the Halifax Project + Environmental Exposures Paper. This paper discusses how even the tiniest amounts of chemicals can be stored in the body and cause damage. It also discusses how these chemicals accumulate over time and how their effect becomes compounded. The interaction of all these in your body is hard to measure.
DNA | Biochemistry
A highly useful next step is testing. DNA testing will show your body's ability to detox on a genetic level. Biochemistry testing will show your body's current toxin burden, as well as how well your body is detoxing in real-time. Toxins can cause oxidative stress and inflammation so choose tests that have these markers in them. Please contact us if you need guidance.
Add In | Swap Out
Every time one of your product runs out, aim to replace it with a non-toxic version. You might choose to go slowly, one product at a time, or quickly and replace, for example, all your makeup or body care products at once.
Our JOINCIRCLES Approved Sticker
We've curated ranges of 'clean' nutrition, environment and lifestyle products into our shop so you can find better choices more easily.
All the products in our shop are free from known xenoestrogens, endocrine disruptors, DNA mutators and carcinogens.
Every time you see this sticker, you can shop with complete peace of mind.