Toxic mold

How Toxic Is Your Bed?

You likely make an effort to get good sleep at night. But did you know your bed can expose you to toxic chemicals?

Toxins Testing with Ann Melin and Bridgit Danner

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Ann Melin & I are your guests this week. Ann is our lead coach at WWC. In this episode we talk about some of my own test results, mold tests for the home & body, testing for chemicals in the body, heavy metal testing, and organic acids testing.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 03:10 Tests covered at Women's Wellness Collaborative
Min 04:40 Toxicity in the body
Min 07:10 Hair mineral analysis testing
Min 11:00 Glyphosate test & urine test
Min 17:30 Water test
Min 19:10 The dust test & Marcon's test
Min 21:55 Organic acids test
Min 30:00 Serotonin
Min 34:30 Nutritional markers

Resources:

To learn more about our programs, check out our coaching page here.
To see some of our favorite resources for reducing your toxic load, visit our Hormone Detox Shop.
To learn about our testing recommendations for gut infections, click here.

Here's the video version of the interview with Ann Melin.


5 Easy Detox Swaps for Women’s Health

Are you doing all the ‘right things’ but still feeling blah?

Get my list of 5 Easy Detox Swaps for Women’s Health to start clearing out the toxins and reset your system to feel better today!

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Get Your Brain Working Better with Dr. Steven Masley

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Dr. Steven Masley, MD is a physician, nutritionist, trained-chef, and author. In this episode we talk about brain health and his new book "The Better Brain Solution" coming out Jan 2, 2018.

Here’s what you’ll hear:

Min 01:55 The fear of aging & brain health
Min 02:55 Introduction to Dr. Steven Masley
Min 03:25 Motivation behind the book "The Better Brain Solution"
Min 05:55 The 5 pillars to better brain health
Min 06:45 The odds of cognitive dysfunction for men & women
Min 08:35 Why women's brains rewire during menopause
Min 10:50 Other factors affecting brain health
Min 15:50 Exercise for improved brain health & insulin control
Min 19:30 Ketogenic diets, memory loss and interminent fasting
Min 22:10 Avoiding meat & grains when fasting
Min 25:00 Nutrients & supplements for a better brain
Min 30:10 Toxins (BPA, Phthaletes, Mercury), paleo eating & preservatives
Min 36:55 Dr. Steven Masley's brain quiz

To learn more about Dr. Masley, visit his website here and follow him on social media:
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Twitter

Resources: 

  1. Dr. Steven Masley's brain quiz

  2. Enroll for the 30-Day Better Brain Challenge

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Alternatives to Nasty Chemical Products in Your Home by Teresa Jungling

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How many chemicals are you being exposed to on a daily basis? Probably more than you can imagine! When it comes to personal care products, it is estimated that the average woman typically uses 9-12 personal care products each day (including cosmetics). This exposes her to between 125-168 different chemicals. In addition to personal care products, there are other items you come in contact with throughout the day such as cleaning chemicals, plastics, flame retardants and more.

Chemicals used in household products are taking a toll on us. For the sake of your health, it’s important to take steps to reduce the amount of chemicals you are being exposed to everyday.

When It Comes to Household Products Consider the Following:

  • There are roughly 85,000 chemicals registered for use in the United States and only a small percentage of those chemicals have been thoroughly tested for safety.

  • Roughly 1,300 chemicals used in everyday products are considered endocrine disruptors

  • “The law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market.” “Neither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate the safety of individual products or ingredients. The law also does not require cosmetic companies to share their safety information with FDA.”

Ditch Toxic Household Products!

So what are we to do? Is it possible to ditch everyday household products filled with nasty chemicals and opt for more natural alternatives? Yes, it definitely is! 

When it comes to household products, the following natural ingredients provide great alternatives to costly, toxic chemical products.


Vinegar:

Vinegar is a weak acid that disinfects, sanitizes and deodorizes.  Therefore it is a great natural cleaning substance. Vinegar is proven to be effective against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and mold. Vinegar has a wide array of uses and can help clean everything from your carpet and tile to your bathroom and laundry. 

Personally, I add vinegar to my laundry instead of using fabric softener and I keep a spray bottle of vinegar in my bathroom to help clean my shower.  After showering, I spray vinegar on the walls and in the corners of my shower to help reduce the growth of mildew. 

Baking Soda:

Baking soda is 100 percent sodium bicarbonate and helps regulate pH.  When you think of baking soda, you might think of it as an ingredient in a baked good. However, baking soda has many other beneficial uses and is a great deodorizer, neutralizer and cleanser. It also has anti-fungal properties.

Baking soda can be used as a scouring agent on your kitchen counters. I use baking soda as a scouring agent on my shower floor. You can make it into a cleaning paste by adding a little water. Baking soda is also great to keep in your refrigerator as a deodorizer. In addition to the above, baking soda cuts grease so try it when you clean dishes or want to remove an oil stain from clothing.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are great to add to your cleaning recipes. Different oils offer different benefits. Tea tree oil is a popular option when it comes to cleaning since it has powerful antimicrobial properties. It also has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Tea tree oil is distilled from the Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia and can help fight mildew. Use it in your laundry to help remove the smell of mildew from your clothing and use it in your cleansers to help with disinfecting surfaces.

Eliminating chemicals from your household products is possible and is a huge benefit to you and your family!
 

FOUND THIS INTERESTING?

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Teresa Jungling is the owner of the healthy living blog, Living Natural Today and the previous radio show host of Living Natural Today - Out with Toxins, In with Your Health. Living Natural Today is a resource for those looking to create a more natural home and live a healthier lifestyle. Download her free guide to discover ways in which you can create a healthier, more natural home for you and your family.

Getting the Most Out of Your Water Damage Insurance Claim with Ryan James

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It’s our final day of Mold Week and our guest today is Ryan James of Claims Max Adjusters who will help you get the most out of an insurance claim.

We’ll cover:

  • Why there are many inexperienced adjusters in the wake of a disaster

  • How your adjuster’s high workload, immediately following a disaster, could affect you

  • How to get to the front of the line with an adjuster

  • What is an independent adjuster and how could it benefit you?

  • Why the line items matter when getting paid for a claim

  • Your insurance policy options and how to pick the best plan

Resources

Download notes from this interview HERE.

To learn more about Ryan James and his work, visit his website here and follow them on social media:

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Twitter

You can listen to this and all other episodes on our podcast or watch directly on our YouTube channel here.

If you’d like a nice all-in-one guide to Hurricane Clean Up and Mold, please see this blog on the page of our new friend Dr. Manisha Ghei. Dr. Manisha works as a functional medicine physician in Sugarland, TX and online.

Audio-Only Version

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Free Guide: Healing from Toxic Mold

You want help for your mold symptoms ASAP! Cut to the chase with this straight-forward guide, outlining my favorite supplements for detoxing mold. As a person who has been healing from mold toxicity, I can personally say these supplements support my daily self-care effectively.

Let me help you start healing!

Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP
Founder of Hormone Detox Shop

A Functional Physician's Approach to Mold with Dr. Jill Carnahan

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We’re back for day 5 of Mold Week, and my guest today is Dr. Jill Carnahan. Dr. Carnahan is an integrative and functional medical doctor practicing in Colorado. 

Jill and I cover:

  • Why you should not use bleach to clean up mold

  • What air filters she recommends

  • Her four step approach to healing

  • What other infections and chemical exposures she looks for

  • What natural and pharmaceutical medications she uses

  • How to test to see if you have mold and the genes that make you susceptible

Resources

Download notes from this interview with Dr. Jill HERE.

Dr. Carnahan's Free Guide

To learn more about Dr. Carnahan, visit her website here and follow her on social media:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

You can listen to this and all other episodes on the podcast or watch directly on our YouTube channel here.

Audio-Only Version

If you are on the go or have a poor internet connection, it will be more reliable to play the following audio-only version.

Free Guide: Healing from Toxic Mold

You want help for your mold symptoms ASAP! Cut to the chase with this straight-forward guide, outlining my favorite supplements for detoxing mold. As a person who has been healing from mold toxicity, I can personally say these supplements support my daily self-care effectively.

Let me help you start healing!

Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP
Founder of Hormone Detox Shop

Restoring Your Home Properly After Water Damage with Ryan Gilyeat

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It's day 4 of Mold Week and our guest today is Ryan Gilyeat from Oregon Restoration Company.

Ryan and I discuss:

  • Simple things you can do to prevent accidental flooding

  • What to do to minimize the damage once a flood has begun

  • Why not all contractors do the job correctly

  • The three types of water damage

  • How to find a qualified contractor

  • How to make good decisions while doing work yourself

Resources

You can listen to this and all other episodes on our podcast or watch directly on our YouTube channel here.

Download notes from this interview with Ryan HERE.

To learn more about Ryan Gilyeat and Oregon Restoration, visit his website here.

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Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Audio-Only Version

If you are on-the-go or have a poor internet connection, it will be more reliable to play the following audio-only version.

Free Guide: Healing from Toxic Mold

You want help for your mold symptoms ASAP! Cut to the chase with this straight-forward guide, outlining my favorite supplements for detoxing mold. As a person who has been healing from mold toxicity, I can personally say these supplements support my daily self-care effectively.

Let me help you start healing!

Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP
Founder of Hormone Detox Shop

Symptoms of Mold and Easy Detox Tips with Bridgit Danner

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We are back for day 3 of Mold Week!  You'll learn about:

  • How mold can grow without you knowing it

  • The difference between mold spores and mold toxins

  • The long list of symptoms that can be caused by mold

  • Ways to test your home and body for mold

  • Simple, affordable ways to clear mold toxins out of your body

  • Why your belongings often need to be left behind in order to heal

You can listen to this and all other episodes on the podcast or watch directly on our YouTube channel here.

You can also subscribe and listen on our podcast.

Download notes from this interview HERE.

Private Coaching with Bridgit

Trying to figure out how to deal with toxic mold? Check out our current coaching programs to see if working with Bridgit is a fit for your case.

Resources

Go here for mold testing information.

Listen to our interview on Marcons here.

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Bonus Content!

Get headache tips from today's host, Erin Knight of Engineering Radiance. Erin is a natural migraine relief specialist and a functional health coach.

Free Guide: Healing from Toxic Mold

You want help for your mold symptoms ASAP! Cut to the chase with this straight-forward guide, outlining my favorite supplements for detoxing mold. As a person who has been healing from mold toxicity, I can personally say these supplements support my daily self-care effectively.

Let me help you start healing!

Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP
Founder of Hormone Detox Shop

Detox Your Body and Brain with Dave Asprey

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Mold Week is here, and I’m so pleased to share our first interview with Dave Asprey of Bulletproof. Dave may be best known for his Bulletproof coffee but what started it all was his quest to end his chronic, mysterious illness, which he later learned was triggered by toxic mold.

Dave’s interview is a good sampling of the many aspects of mold. We talk about:

  • Your odds of having a water-damaged home

  • Why modern homes are great homes for toxic mold

  • How you can get sick from a water-damaged building without realizing the source

  • How toxic mold is found in human and animal food

  • A Bulletproof ® diet to avoid mold and help your body recover

  • Dave’s favorite supplements to help clear mold

  • A spray that helps stop mold growth

You can listen to this and all other episodes on the podcast or watch directly on our YouTube channel here.

You can also subscribe and listen on our podcast.

Download notes from this interview HERE.

Dave Asprey's Resources:

Moldy Documentary

Homebiotic Shopping Site

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Audio-Only Version

If you are on the go or have a poor internet connection, it will be more reliable to play the following audio-only version.

Free Guide: Healing from Toxic Mold

You want help for your mold symptoms ASAP! Cut to the chase with this straight-forward guide, outlining my favorite supplements for detoxing mold. As a person who has been healing from mold toxicity, I can personally say these supplements support my daily self-care effectively.

Let me help you start healing!

Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP
Founder of Hormone Detox Shop