Know your Toxic Burden!

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In case you haven’t heard, I am hosting a Fall Detox starting this Monday, September 23rd (the first day of Fall). It isn’t too late to sign up (you can do so through my website)! For those of you not quite convinced, this week I offer the Toxicity Profile Questionnaire. From Apex Energetics, the goal of this assessment is to identify areas of your life and diet that need attention so that you are not building a toxic load, and you can improve your health by reducing your toxic burden. Circle the appropriate response: “Y” for yes and “N” for no. If you answer “yes” to more than five answers, I encourage you to sign up for the Fall Detox to decrease your toxic burden because you may have an increased risk of exposure.

  1. Do you eat fast-food meals at least three times per week?.........................................Y / N

  2. Are you overweight?....................................................................................................Y / N

  3. Do you tend to overeat?..............................................................................................Y / N

  4. Do you consume “sugar free” foods sweetened with aspartame or other sweeteners?...........Y / N

  5. Do you regularly consume foods that contain MSG
    (soy protein isolate, soy sauce, hydrolyzed vegetable protein)?.................................Y / N

  6. Do you eat foods, especially packaged foods, that contain artificial colors?...............Y / N

  7. Do you eat “refined carbs” at any time during the day?...............................................Y / N

  8. Do you eat nonorganic produce?.................................................................................Y / N

  9. Do you eat fewer than 7-9 servings of fresh fruits 
    and vegetables per day (1/2 -cup servings)?...............................................................Y / N

  10. Do you drink sodas every day or several times per week?.........................................Y / N

  11. Do you drink nonorganic coffee?.................................................................................Y / N

  12. Do you drink more than two cups of coffee per day?...................................................Y / N

  13. Do you drink less than 8 glasses, or 2 quarts of water per day?.................................Y / N

  14. Do you cook or reheat food in plastic containers?.......................................................Y / N

  15. Do you microwave your food?.....................................................................................Y / N

  16. Are you presently using prescription drugs?................................................................Y / N

  17. Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to or have had
    side effects from any medication?...............................................................................Y / N

  18. Do you have strong negative reactions to caffeine or caffeine-containing products?.............Y / N

  19. Do you currently smoke or use tobacco products?......................................................Y / N

  20. Have you smoked within the past 10 years?...............................................................Y / N

  21. Have you ever used recreational drugs?.....................................................................Y / N

  22. Do you experience brain fog or drowsiness?...............................................................Y / N

  23. Do you develop symptoms on exposure to fragrances, 
    exhaust fumes, or strong odors?.................................................................................Y / N

  24. Do you feel ill after consuming even small amounts of alcohol?................................Y / N

  25. Have you ever been exposed to harmful chemicals (pesticides, organic solvents, etc)?
    (This could be one great exposure or several small exposures).........Y / N

  26. Have you ever been exposed to mold in your house or work environment?..............Y / N

  27. Have you ever had chemical dependence?.................................................................Y / N

  28. Have you ever had asthma?........................................................................................Y / N

  29. Have you ever had chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia?....................................................Y / N

  30. Do you have allergies to environmental substances or food?.....................................Y / N

  31. Do you live in a house that is over 25 years old?........................................................Y / N

  32. Have you had a recent remodeling in your house?.....................................................Y / N

  33. Did symptoms develop after a move to a new house, worklace, or remodeling?........Y / N

Total Score ___________________