Toxins Part 1: What They Are, Where They Come From, How They Get in the Body, Their Researched Impact on Physical and Mental Health — for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore the research and verifiable sources on the prevalence of toxins and their impact on the body.


Understand the prevalence of toxins and how the accumulation of toxins affects the body’s physiology.


Explain the link between our immune system and toxins, including an introduction to the terminology for what’s happening at a cellular level. Describe oxidative stress. The number of man-made toxic substances defies logic; give estimates, citing numerous official sources. List nine toxins that people regularly encounter. Describe some of the ways toxins harm health and immunity. Cite research. List 15 ways that toxins can enter the body.


antioxidant, artificial, BHA & BHT, BPA,  carcinogen, chemicals / industrial chemicals, cytotoxicity, detoxification / detox, endocrine disruptors / endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), environmental toxin, fluorosis, forever chemicals, free radicals, heavy metals, methylation / DNA methylation, mycotoxins, oxidative stress, pesticide, PFAS, phthalates, phytochemcials, pollution / environmental pollutants, synthetic, teratogenic, toxic, toxicity, toxin, ultra-processed foods, xenobiotic

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