Toxic People and Boxing Them Out of Your Life by Dr. Sara Detox Toronto Naturopath

Avoid Toxic People for Better Health


Most of us know how awful it feels to be around toxic people. You know the kind that yell, complain, say horrible things, and are hurtful.

Yes, we’ve all come across toxic people.

Friends can be toxic, your partner can be toxic, coworkers can be toxic. Really, anybody can be toxic.

Like many of you, I eat clean, workout, and take my supplements for good physical health.

But there’s another important aspect of health that many people don’t think about.

Optimal health is dependent on physical, emotional, and mental well-being. When it comes to the mental-emotional aspect, it’s always a good idea to surround yourself with positive, non-toxic people.

Toxic people cause stress (and lots of it). And stress causes a range of diseases from anxiety to digestive disorders and even heart disease.

So what are some key characteristics to look out for.

1 – If a person puts you down, they’re toxic.

2 – If they complain, yell, lose their temper, swear a lot, or focus on negative things, they’re toxic.

3 – If they make you feel bad when you’re around them, they’re toxic.

4 – If they quickly turn your mood from happy to gloomy, excited to discouraged, or confident to insecure, they’re toxic.

5- If they don’t support you during difficult times and instead kick you while you’re down, they’re toxic.

Have you ever wondered why toxic people act and behave the way they do?

Here’s the thing. It’s not you. It’s them.

In many cases, toxic people feel better about themselves when they put others down. They are typically insecure and don’t like to see others happy.

They are often narcissists and can’t empathize or feel the way normal human beings do. It’s difficult to change the way they think and act, so you’re better off avoiding them.

If you are always attracting toxic people, here’s my advice:

Change your vibe, change your tribe!

And if you can’t cut toxic people out of your life, try visualizing a protective white light when you’re around them.

Recognize that it’s their stuff, not yours, and send yourself (and them) positive vibes rather than getting caught up in their negative, toxic behavior.

Always limit your interactions and don’t waste your precious energy trying to fix them.

Remember, you can’t change the people around you, but you can surely change the people you choose to be around.


Dr. Sara Celik
Dr. Sara Celik is a Canadian licensed Naturopathic Doctor with 15+ years of experience serving patients in Ontario. She is a sought-after speaker and passionate leader in the Health & Wellness industry carrying a wealth of experience in the field of women's health and fertility.

Dr. Sara has appeared on multiple radio shows/podcasts, the W Network, Breakfast Television and CP24. For almost 5 years, she worked as the National Spokesperson for a well-known digestive wellness brand, educating across the globe on gut health. Dr. Sara has been named a rising star in Canada receiving the Generation Next award for her outstanding contribution to shaping the future of Canada’s grocery industry. She frequently contributes to large publications and has been published in Best Health Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Sweat Equity, Grocery Business, Inside Fitness, Canadian Living, Elevate, HELLO, and ELLE Canada.

Dr. Sara’s approach to healthcare is not as easy as taking a pill. The “quick-fix” approach is not one she subscribes to. While there’s a pill for just about everything, rarely do prescription drugs stop the course of disease - they merely mask symptoms. Dr. Sara believes true health requires a commitment from both the doctor and the patient.

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