Have you ever, or do know people, who have said things like:
- “Well our family has been using THESE products (Tide, Downy, etc) for generations! They can’t be a problem.”
- “But we’ve ALWAYS drank this city water / well water…”
- “But our family has always eaten this way. This is just how we do it.”
- “Well THIS is just how we’re raised to handle conflict/deal with life’s challenges. My parents and grandparents do the same thing”
- “But everyone in my family is a night owl. That’s just how we are.”
But these same individuals can often say, “You know, [chronic fatigue, thyroid issues, bloating, brain fog, insert symptom here] run in my family…”
I see this ALL THE TIME in my clinic . Heck, I used to say things like this all the time.
“Irritable Bowel Syndrome just runs in my family (as I lived on Kaopectate, Imodium, and Tums”
“Depression runs in my family (as every single one of us was on an antidepressant)”.
“The women in my family all have hormone issues (as we all leveraged birth control for balancing hormones, or other meds or surgeries to “resolve” the issue).
It took me decades to realize that just because a health challenge appears to be GENERATIONAL doesn’t mean it’s GENETIC. And even if there is genetic predisposition… there was WAY more to the story.
When I’m working with my private clients and we begin to dive deeper into THEIR personal case history, family health history, symptomatology, and maybe even some lab work, I’m able to more clearly show THEM how “Just because the family used ‘this’ or did ‘that’” for decade after decade, doesn’t mean it came without harm. And it’s not necessarily a coincidence that we’re all using the same products, following similar practices, and ending up with similar health challenges.
After doing a bit of digging together, it often becomes evident that their family members, and even friends or neighbors who can have many of the same practices or toxin exposures, also see generation after generation having similar health challenges to one another like high blood pressure, cancer, eczema or other skin issues, infertility, anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome or other gut issues, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, thyroid issues, insomnia, etc.
And we could easily default to saying, “[Insert health issue here] must run in the family.” When in reality, these same toxic practices and exposures are ALSO running in the family🤔
Now, I’m not so ignorant as to say that genetics don’t play a role in our health. But I WILL forever advocate for the fact that we give genetics WAY more credit than they deserve while not talking nearly enough on the lifestyle and environmental choices that change the way these genes are expressed (more on that to come below).
Now, there are also situations where the symptoms that a client is dealing with DON’T appear to be “generational” or “genetic”.
My friend, your body isn’t broken. It’s the health education system that’s broken.
They’ve overlooked these root causes to weight loss resistance (and countless other health challenges) for far too long. And it’s time to end the gaslighting.
Some clients will say things like….
“I just don’t get how my other family members CAN use those personal care products or cleaners, drink tap water, eat that garbage, and not be as sick as me! Why don’t they have the same symptoms that I do?!”
But again, if we go down that rabbit hole together, they start to realize that their family members, while they may not currently have some of the same symptoms as they do, are not as healthy as they may imagine them to be. Their symptoms are often manifesting in different ways, but the compromised health is indeed still there. Our culture has normalized so many symptoms that we just look at them as “part of life” or “part of getting older” versus being red flags in our health! And this is often the case when we start to look at the health of our family members.
Toxic environments and lifestyles run in families too (but they don’t have to).
- Toxin/pathogen load passed by birth
- Water and air quality
- Eating habits
- Personal care product usage
- Medical practices and choices (medication usage, vaccination choice, etc)
- Generational trauma
- Coping mechanisms
- Stress Management techniques
All can easily and sometimes subconsciously be passed down to new generations. But, we have [[so much more]] power than we realize.
Ever heard of something called Epigenetics?
Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes that occur without changes in DNA sequence. (AKA: The study of how your environment and other factors can actually change the way genes are expressed – they can literally change your DNA)!
Depending on your lifestyle and environmental choices, this can work FOR you or AGAINST you. You can give your genes an “upgrade” and help them to be expressed in a healthier manner by making healthy lifestyle and environmental choices. Or you could have generally healthy genes, but carry out poor quality lifestyle and environmental choices and negatively influence your gene expression (more disease, illness, etc)
The science of epigenetics plays a huge role in health issues that run in families. The way you live your life determines HOW your genes are expressed.
From the time we are born, we are exposed to the same toxins and pathogens that our parents are exposed to. The average newborn has about 300 toxins in their body at the time of birth! Then we enter this world as our own human being and continue to add more of these same toxins and pathogens into our toxic load bucket.
All of these factors have the ability to change the way that your genes are expressed. Genetics can load the gun, but lifestyle and environment ultimately can determine whether the trigger is even pulled. Our choices have POWER!!
Some people may very much resist this fact because it goes against what they’ve known their entire life, and it puts ownership of our health back into our hands. However, it doesn’t make it any less true.
The toxic cycle can STOP with YOU.
You have the power to take ACTION, and I’m here to teach and equip you with the most effective tools that will break toxic generational cycles!
This is one of the primary reasons why I created the Root Cause Detox Clinic , giving you a step-by-step detox roadmap, teaching you exactly how to identify and address the root causes of YOUR health challenges, helping your learn how to mitigate toxicity in your lifestyle and environment, guiding you through the process of executing a full spectrum detox, speciality detoxes, and more! THIS is your detox toolbox that you will use for years to come to change yours and your family’s health for good!
By embarking on a dedicated detox journey, you’re taking a proactive approach to drastically reducing your toxic load as we live in a world where we are exposed to toxins now more than ever, contributing to more health issues than ever. This process is a crucial step towards healing from chronic health challenges and reclaiming your health long-term!
- Brain fog
- Skin issues
- Mood swings
- Poor sleep
- Hormone imbalances
- And countless other health issues
…Can all END with you!
It’s up to you to take action now with The Root Cause Detox Clinic.
To your health and happiness,
Allyssa LaScala, IHP