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How Toxic Are You?

Published on July 26th, 2016 by Dr. Jennifer Nardella and Dr. Meghan Haggarty

We are all aware that our world is becoming a more toxic place by the day. But how do these toxins affect us? How toxic are we exactly?

Each and everyday we are exposed to chemicals that may be harmful to our bodies. These toxins are found in our cleaning products, cosmetics, shampoos, clothing, kitchenware and children’s toys. Although these chemicals are approved for use, chronic exposure can cause accumulation within our cells and lead to chronic diseases.

The Naturopathic Doctors at the Nardella Clinic utilize a simple urine test to help to evaluate the burden of some of these toxic chemicals on your body. The test measures levels of various toxins including:

Solvents (also known as volatile organic compounds): environmental air pollutants, commonly used in paints and cleaning products.

Phthalates: used in packaging, plastics and personal care products.

Parabens: common preservative, used in cosmetic products

This test provides a measurement of 10 metabolites of the above toxins. This information is valuable in both patients with a chronic disease and those looking to prevent disease and maintain optimal health. If toxins are detected, our naturopathic doctors work with you to develop a plan to help detoxify your body through a variety of treatments including IV therapies, supplementation and colonic hydrotherapy.

If you are interested in knowing “how toxic you are”, call the clinic and book a consultation with one of our experienced naturopaths.


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