• Andrea Jones

What If Your Symptoms Aren't The Problem?

Updated: Jul 10, 2019

7 years ago, I didn't know that my symptoms were not the problem.

In my mind, my painful periods and irregular cycles were something to be managed with hormonal birth control, ibuprofen and a heating pad.

I didn't know that these symptoms that I ignored because I thought they were "normal" would eventually lead to repeat miscarriages, and severe postpartum insomnia, anxiety, depression and thyroid issues.

Had I known that my symptoms were like little red flags that my hormones needed my help, perhaps I wouldn't have suffered so much. All of those symptoms I was experiencing would lead me to the root cause if I paid attention.

At that time, I didn't know what I know now- which is that the accumulation of toxins and the inability to get rid of those toxins was actually causing my hormones to misbehave.

So, where do all these toxins come from? In short, food, water, and the products we use every day.

Store bought soaps contain sodium laureth sulfate, a toxic chemical used to remove car grease off of garage floors. This can be damaging to the skin, as well as disruptive to immune health and hormonal health

Both adult and kid shampoos contain phthalates,a toxic chemical that has been banned in children’s toys, but is still found in body cleansing products. It is known to be an endocrine disruptor, and very hard for the body to break down when used consistently during bath time.

The main ingredient in candles and home sprays is formaldehyde, which is the number one cancer causing chemical, and is what we get embalmed with at the morgue. They say inhaling scents from candles or sprays is the equivalent to inhaling second hand smoke, which is even more dangerous than actually smoking the cigarette itself.

Store bought household cleaning products contain 2-butoxyethanol, which is a toxin known to cause sore throat, narcosis, and severe liver and kidney damage. Store bought laundry detergents and dryer sheets contain alpha-terpineol, benzyl alcohol, and camphor, which are all toxic ingredients that cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, central nervous system depression, headaches, nausea, and vomiting.

Many baby products contain the listed ingredient “fragrance,”which is simply a broad category that hides hundreds of toxic chemicals behind that word itself. Companies are not required to reveal the actual chemicals that are within the “fragrance” category, hence keeping the public in the dark about the true toxicity of the products we use on our little ones.

Women apply over 300 chemicals to their face and skin per day, including talc, bismuth, parabens, lead, mercury, and mineral oil. These chemicals are all found in store bought skin care and makeup products, which can disrupt the endocrine system, are highly carcinogenic, and have even been found in tumors. 

You can look up your individual products on the "Think Dirty" app, or look them up by individual ingredients on the www.ewg,org website for more info!


When we use these products on ourselves and our children on a daily basis, the toxins build up and accumulate within our bodies – a process called “bioaccumulation.”This means that the more we expose ourselves to these toxins, the harder it is for our bodies to break them down. Because of this build up, it causes both minor and major health issues that otherwise could be prevented if we simply quit using those toxins. Even if these issues aren’t apparent right now, they will be apparent later on down the road.

Are you starting to see that your symptoms are simply waving the flag for you to pay attention to what is happening in your body? Ibuprofen may lessen the painful cramps, but it won't deal with the underlying cause of your hormone imbalance.

Birth control pills may regulate your cycle, but not without putting a heavy burden on your liver, which will only damage your hormones in the long run.

Do you want to learn how to detoxify your body and heal your hormones?

If so, click here to get your FREE Women's Hormone Diet 7 Day Meal Plan and my most requested class Happy Hormones for FREE

To your wellness,

Andrea Jones

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