We’ve been doing a series about how toxins can cause depression, anxiety and other mental health illnesses. I’ve told you a little about what chemicals or toxins can be involved, and how they cause the depression but let’s now talk about what you can do about it.
There are so many toxins and chemicals in our environmental and in our daily lives. There are estimates that a staggering 70,000 different types of industrial chemicals are now used worldwide. The topic of toxic overload can be over-whelming and you may not really want to deal with it at all, sorta stick your head in the sand. I understand.
Remember we’re trying to solve your depression.
If you suspect toxic overload it’s vital to take this further and get yourself proper treatment.
If you don’t suspect toxic overload as a cause for your depression, then move on and find out about the other bio-chemical causes of your depression. If you haven’t yet, download my free report which describes the 20 different physical causes of depression by visiting www.breakingfreefromdepression.com/free-report.
Okay, let’s talk about how to deal with toxic overload.
It’s important that you realize that there are 2 important considerations at this point.
1) Eliminating or reducing exposure to the toxic chemical and
2) Detoxifying your body from the toxins that are in your body.
These are too separate issues.
Reducing Exposure to Toxins
Eliminating or reducing exposure to the toxic chemicals is important because there’s little benefit detoxifying your body if you are going to keep getting exposed to the chemical. For example, why go to the cost of clearing the mercury out of your body (a detox process called chelation), if you still have amalgam (black mercury) fillings in your mouth. You need to remove the SOURCE of the toxin as well as remove what’s in your body.
Some sources of toxins include your amalgam fillings, your oral contraceptive pill, new furniture or carpet, eating certain fish, your hobbies or your job. Obviously you can get your fillings removed, and stop eating the contaminated fish, but what about your job or your hobby?
Should you Give Up Your Job?
It’s a good question, and I can’t tell you what to do about that one. My advice would be to see a doctor trained in nutritional and environmental medicine and discuss your specific situation with them. You may like to look at my other blog posts about occupations, exposure to toxins and depression.
I would however strongly advise that you make sure that you use proper safety equipment. Too many people don’t take safety seriously enough. If you’re dealing with heavy metals or pesticides on a daily basis, you should be wearing protective gear, including top of the range face masks with good air filters in them.
Your mental health is one of the most important things in life! Without it, it’s difficult (and sometimes impossible) to enjoy life. So make sure you do what’s needed, that you do what you can, and prioritize your health- because you are important!
I’m going to leave it here for now, but next time I’ll start to discuss the different detoxification options.
Feel free to leave me a note or comment about your occupation, and it’s potential affect on your mental health.
All the best.