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One of the reasons we develop disease and illness is the accumulation of toxins in our body. Even if you lived inside a bubble, it would be almost impossible to eliminate exposure because toxins are found in our environment, inside our homes and even on the food items we consume.

Did you know that the average woman walks out of her house already carrying 200-500 toxins? Toxins are found in every day products, such as household cleaners, cosmetics and even toys—and this is old news.

A 2015 study concluded exposure to chemicals found in common household products could be at fault for causing early menopause in women.

What’s even more alarming is that even The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer has warned about glyphosate being a probable carcinogen for humans. And this possible carcinogen happens to be the world’s most widely produced herbicide, the primary toxic chemical in Roundup (a widely used weed killer).

In 2018, a jury determined that Roundup contributed to a school groundskeeper’s cancer and awarded him over $200 million in damages.

Numerous studies have linked glyphosate to chronic health conditions including autism, hypertension, stroke, acute kidney failure and many others.

Because these toxins are everywhere and are literally killing us slowly, we must educate ourselves and try to minimize exposure. Our livers, kidneys, and lymphatic systems have to work extra hard to filter these toxins and even that is not enough to free ourselves from these damaging substances.

There are ways to limit exposure and rid your body of unnecessary toxins, which include:

  • Using glass or metal containers and bottles instead of plastic
  • Use beauty products that are phthalates-free
  • Use cleaning products made from natural ingredients
  • Consume organic produce
  • Use a high-quality water filtration system
  • Exercise frequently

Keep in mind that it is equally important to know what your levels are in order to address the problem effectively. Knowing where you stand is the first step toward detoxification.

At Bellissimo Medical, we can conduct specialized testing and analyze toxicity levels. One particular test that we use is the GPL-TOX Profile, which screens for 172 different environmental pollutants and it only requires a urine sample. In addition, we can also test for glyphosate exposure and levels of exposure.

The key to enjoying life is longevity and we cannot get there if our bodies are toxic. As always, it is important that you work with a qualified practitioner to ensure proper diagnosis, testing and treatment.

Call us today and schedule your free consultation at 954.384.8989. Dr. Jean-Claude Nerette is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine and Stephanie Muniz Nerette is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and a Diplomate to the Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Bellissimo Medical is located at

2665 Executive Park Drive,
Suite #3, in Weston.

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