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Living in a toxic world: Is your environment making you ill?

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There are a lot of questions being asked right now in the world.  As we open our eyes to the ways in which we live and start to take more responsibility for our own personal journey, there is a general awakening and rising in consciousness. For you this might look like thinking about the things you are putting in your body or becoming more conscious of the environment around you. Perhaps you’ve been on this path for a long time or have recently decided it’s time to make some changes.   

My energy work has seen me, for a long time now, looking deeper into the patterns I keep seeing emerge around toxicity.  By this I mean both within my clients’ bodies and in the world around us. It has been generally accepted for some time now that the ingredients we are seeing in our food, in cleaning products and more personal items such as skincare, are both loaded with chemicals and potentially damaging to the environment too. 

But what about other more subtle and invisible forms of environmental toxicity that many of us might not even consider on a day-to-day basis?

As an Energy Healer, I work with the body system to uncover imbalances and blockages in the body’s natural flow.  These blockages can manifest in all sorts of physical and emotional ways and my role is to assist rebalancing of the natural flow.  More and more, I am noticing a build up of chemicals, metals, pesticides, vaccines and EMFs (electro magenetic frequencies or radiation) within the body systems of my clients.  This build up can create chronic disease patterns that people are largely unaware could be at the root of their condition. 

I have clients who experience all kinds of emotional, physical and energetic issues as a result of their environment.  When I do an initial assessment, their system usually reflects the cumulative effects of things like heavy metals, toxic waste, chemicals, pesticides and EMFs.  But where are these things coming from?


How safe are the chemicals that are sprayed on to our crops, in the name of agricultural practice?  What effect does the build up of these have on our bodies, long term?  Exposure to pesticides and herbicides via our food is commonplace. We ingest an enormous quantity of sprayed food unless we eat organically.  For example, did you know that wheat is sprayed just before it is harvested?  The stressed and dying plant produces more seed after being sprayed, therefore producing a higher yield.  The main ingredient in these types of pesticides is glyphosate, which is also known to be used in parks, on school fields and grass verges, to control weeds.  There are many questions around the safety of this chemical.

You can find a list of the ‘dirty dozen’ fruit and veg that have been found to be the worst affected by pesticide use and therefore the most harmful to us. 


I always suggest to my clients that it is a good idea to minimise their exposure to toxic chemicals wherever possible.  Consider both the things you might be breathing in as well as what passes through our skin.  Remember that our skin is the largest organ in the body and what goes on, can also pass through to the bloodstream and be carried around in the body and lodge in tissues and organs.  The same goes for the huge trend for scented candles and air fresheners.  We often believe that when we buy something it must automatically be safe.  But how often do we understand ingredients and whether they are harmful to the body?

The liver has an important role in detoxifying chemicals so the less strain we can place on it the better.  There are plenty of chemicals and heavy metals in our environment we have no control over, so if we can be conscious about the choices we make and reduce chemicals entering our bodies where we can, this will help to ease the load. 

Heavy metals

Increasingly, I am finding the presence of these in my clients and they will get in the way of the body’s natural ability to heal itself, especially where they may also be viruses or bacteria in their system too.  This is because the heavy metals are sticky and harder to for our bodies to shift, so they act as a block, slowing down the rate of healing.  This inevitably can lead to chronic conditions. But how do these metals get in to our bodies in the first place?  Commonly they can be found in the air, in our water and our food – tiny amounts maybe but the cumulative effect of continual exposure causes a harmful build up in our cells and restricts the free flow of energy which keeps our physical body healthy.  Something I may recommend is a heavy metal detox.  Clearing these metals is important because there are other things in our environment that can amplify them, sich as EMFs, wifi and 5G.  Organic dark leafy veg, seaweeds, chlorella and spirulina are beneficial to help the body detox, and I recommend Anthony Williams’ Detox smoothie.

EMFs and Electrosmog

I believe EMFs are contributory factors to increases in neurological and immunological diseases as well as the overall decline seen in mental health of the population.  When our bodies are affected by radiation, it has a sticky effect and it means that any viruses or bacteria will not clear as easily as our body is naturally capable of doing.

We are electrical and magnetic beings.  I believe that our bodies are not designed to cope with the levels of EMF we are currently experiencing – smart meters/phones/tvs etc plus wifi and satellite comms.  If you could visually see the frequencies being emitted all around you it would be like living in a permanent fog 24/7.  Smart devices, for example, have been shown to emit frequencies even when switched off.  Becoming aware of environmental exposure to electromagnetic frequencies may help you to spot whether there might be something negatively affecting your health and wellbeing.

So what can we do about it? 

I am finding that some people are more sensitive to their environment than others.  But as these substances and frequencies build up and block the natural flow of energy through our system, we may find instances of sensitivity increasing. Particularly where people are already exposed to pharmaceuticals and poor diet.

In my energy healing practice I see evidence of both acute and chronic effects of these toxins on our system.  Yes, practitioners like me can help release these from your system but you can also find ways to minimise and cope with ongoing exposure.  Any change you make, however small, will help. 

I would love people to stop and notice how they feel, to get curious about it, to explore what might be going on and to start joining the dots where wellbeing is concerned. 

We need to be aware of what can create problems within our bodies and to locate the resources needed to minimise the stress that these external toxins can put upon the body.

Environmental toxicity is neither understood nor generally considered in conventional medical practice.  Chemicals are being declared as safe by the food and health industries, whilst simultaneously being declared as possible carcinogens by the World Health Organisation. 

I question whether governments and big corporations really have our best interests at heart? 

My advice to you is that knowledge is power.  There may be something, however small, you can do to minimise your exposure to things that can affect your health and wellbeing.  By becoming consciously aware of what you’re being exposed to on a daily basis, you might be able to link these toxins as a contributory factor in your own emotional or physical dis-ease.

We are having to live with these toxins in our life right now but I truly hope and believe that a clean up is coming.  Every day, people are starting to question more and take ownership of their lives.  This can only lead to a greater awareness and different choices being made that will allow each of us to choose the kind of world we want to live in.

Shirley x