Toxins enter the body in many ways. Through the food and substances enter our digestive system, through our lungs, they’re even absorbed through our skin.

This quick self-test to help raise awareness of the impact some everyday activities have on the liver. For most, many of these activities form a part of everyday life. Take a look and see how often you may be unknowingly overloading your liver.

Answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the following questions.

  1. Do you live, exercise or work in a city or by a busy road?
  2. Do you eat any of the following foods / drinks on a daily basis; sugar, sweets, chocolates, white bread, canned foods, frozen foods, microwaved foods, fried foods, biscuits, cakes, coffee, fizzy drinks?
  3. Do you drink unfiltered water?
  4. Do you drink alcohol on a daily basis or regularly binge drink?
  5. Do you smoke and/or live with a smoker?
  6. Do you spend a lot of time in front of a TV, computer or laptop?
  7. Do you spend a lot of time on a mobile phone?
  8. Do you sunbathe a lot?
  9. Are you a frequent flyer?
  10. Are you exposed to chemicals through your work or hobbies?
  11. Do you heat, freeze or wrap food in plastics?
  12. Do you cook or wrap food in aluminium?
  13. Do you regularly use recreational or prescription drugs and / or medication?
  14. Do you regularly consume non-organic foods?
  15. Do you frequently fry or roast food at high temperatures?
  16. Do you regularly eat charred or barbecued foods?
  17. Do you eat oily fish or shellfish more than 3 x a week?
  18. Do you regularly consume artificial sweeteners?
  19. Do you floss your teeth less than once a day?
  20. Do you have any mercury amalgam fillings?

If you answered yes to more than 10 of these questions then your liver is likely to need some TLC. But do not despair; you have now identified the key areas where you should look to reduce your toxic load. You don’t need to go on a radical detoxification programme. Making small changes every day for life is the best way to improve your health long-term.

Please note: This test isn’t a diagnostic tool. If you are concerned about your health of your liver, it’s advisable to visit your GP in the first instance.

If you’d like more information on how to reduce your toxic load, email me at to arrange a call back.

Kaysha Thomas (Dip. IoN)