Healthy Diet – Chemical Load:

Our societies’ continuing technological advancement has its benefits – no argument there. However, side effects of these technological advancements are showing up in our bodies and making us sick. Who would suspect that the everyday plastics, cleaning, medical and beauty products would be made in such a way as to leak toxic chemicals into your body? You can be exposed to these chemicals through air, water, food or skin contact.

You should look out for and try to eliminate contact with products containing PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenals), DBP‘s (Dibutyl Phthalate), DEP’s (Diethyl phthalate), DEHP’s (Diethylhexyl phthalate), BzBP’s (benzylbutyl phthlate) and DMP’s (Dimethyl phthalate) in the ingredients.

According to the Environmental Working Group, by the time the average woman is ready to leave the house in the morning, she has exposed herself to 126 chemical toxins from shampoo, body wash, lotion, cosmetics and the worst offender of all, fragrance.

A load of research is now surfacing regarding the prevalence of these toxins in our society. According to Environment California “in 2003, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed widespread contamination with the largest and most extensive U.S. survey of human chemical contamination to date, finding phthalates in virtually every person tested and the highest levels in children and women of reproductive age.”

These chemicals upset the body’s hormonal balance and overload our detoxification processes. The human body, when overwhelmed with toxins, will ‘dump’ many toxic substances within the fat stores in order to reduce their circulation throughout the body. When there are no longer toxins entering the body, those stored toxins will then be processed and expelled along with the fat that is storing them. When your body no longer has to produce chemical reactions against a background of toxic ‘static’ you will find that you are able to extract a greater amount of nutrients from the foods you eat and eliminate the toxins from your body.

Below are some simple Body Expert Systems actions for dealing with pollution and chemical load:

Detox Regularly: Support your natural detoxification and biochemical processes by eating foods and drinking beverages that assist and promote the instinctive systems of the body that eliminate toxins.

Increase Antioxidant Profile: The stronger your immune system, the easier it is to develop and maintain energy levels and health.

Eat Grass Feed and Free Range Produce: Consume the best quality of food available to you. Ideally organic and/or wild produce.

Improve Liver Function: Eat and drink green. Matcha Green Tea is a great addition to your diet for improving liver function. Research shows that one glass of Matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of brewed green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. These antioxidants are well known to combat oxidative stress all over the body.


Use Natural Cleaning & Personal Products: Chemical cleaners and personal care products contain toxins and estrogen-mimicking compounds. Opt for plant-based cleaners. Don’t trust it just because it says “green” or “natural” on the label. Check ingredients.



Phil is founder & master trainer at Body Expert Systems. Contact him on 0934 782763 or at his website or through Star Fitness (