Toxin exposure

Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance at Any Age

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Toxins Testing with Ann Melin & 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

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Detox Your Personal Care Products with Bunny Ghatrora

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Bunny Ghatrora runs Ellebox, an online delivery service for organic tampons, pads and other treats you can use during your cycle. In this episode, we will talk about toxins, tampons, deodorants, and different personal care products.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:25 Introduction to Bunny Ghatrora & Ellebox
Min 07:50 What's in regular tampons?
Min 10:40 Tampons vs pads
Min 13:00 The Tween box & transitioning into puberty for girls
Min 19:00 Other menstrual options for women
Min 21:10 Personal products from Ellebox (Antiperspirants & deodorants)
Min 27:00 Phthalates in personal care products
Min 31:00 Customer testimonials on using Ellebox
Min 33:25 Bunny's resources

To learn more about Bunny Ghatrora, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Update: Ellebox has changed its name to Blume! Access their products here.

Beautycounter products - non-toxic line of beauty products
Bridgit's deodorant 

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Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

How Toxins Affect Your Weight with Lara Adler

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Lara Adler is an environmental toxins expert who teaches practitioners very detailed information about toxins so that they can share it with their clients. In this episode we talk about how & why toxins affect our weight, ways to reduce toxins in our lives, and childhood obesity.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:30 Maintaining healthy body weight
Min 07:10 How toxins & phamaceuticals affect body weight
Min 14:50 Genetics & body weight
Min 19:30 The diet & eating healthy organic food
Min 27:50 Other ways chemicals can trigger weight gain
Min 36:40 Going organic to reduce toxin exposure
Min 39:00 Doing away with plastics & fragrances
Min 44:50 Benefits of filtrating water
Min 55:25 Lara Adler's resources

To learn more about Lara Adler, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Resources:

Beautycounter shop - for non-toxic line of beauty products
Tools for Teaching Toxicity
Lara Adler's PDF Guide
Learn more about phthalates (chemicals in plastic) here

And here's the video version of the interview with Lara Adler:


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!

Why Detox Beats Dieting with Robyn Openshaw

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Robyn Openshaw is a researcher and wellness author of 15 titles, including 2017’s #1 bestseller Vibe, The Green Smoothies Diet, and 12 Steps to Whole Foods. She's our first guest this year where we talk about detox, toxins, dieting and eating healthy.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:15 Introduction to Robyn Openshaw & her new book "Vibe"
Min 07:30 Toxic load in the body
Min 09:40 Robyn's health history & her grandma's fight with cancer
Min 12:25 Robyn's first detox experience
Min 18:35 The 26 Day Detox program
Min 23:05 Taking green smoothies
Min 28:45 The Ketogenic diet
Min 35:20 The Paleo diet, carbs & protein
Min 45:20 Intuitive eating & detoxing
Min 50:30 Why detox is better than dieting
Min 52:05 Fulic acid, humic acid & minerals

To learn more about Robyn Openshaw, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Resources:

Free Detox Video Mini Masterclass 
12 Steps to Whole Foods Masterclass 
How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD
Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD

Here's the video version of the interview with Robyn Openshaw:

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Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

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 02.

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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Resources: 

  1. Dr. Steven Masley's brain quiz
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  3. Enroll for the 30-Day Better Brain Challenge 

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We have lots of valuable, free resources for women's health we share weekly.

Bridgit Danner,

Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

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.

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

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Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP

Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

Living Low Tox with Brodie Welch & Alexx Stuart

Alexx Stuart is the founder of Low Tox Life and she’s our guest this week talking to Brodie Welch about toxins and good eating habits.

Click here to download an mp3 of "Living Low Tox with Brodie Welch & Alexx Stuart".

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 03:00 Introduction to Alexx Stuart

Min 06:10 Alexx's introduction to naturopathy

Min 09:45 Fragrances, phthalates & hormone disruptors

Min 14:50 The skin & absorption of chemicals

Min 17:00 3 steps to reducing toxin exposure & Alexx's recommended products

Min 25:50 Other sources of toxins

Min 30:00 Substituting plastics to reduce toxin exposure

Min 31:15 Endocrine disrupting chemicals

Min 33:30 Alexx Stuart's work & coaching programs

Min 34:30 Thrive - improving children's eating habits

 

Brodie Welch is the host of the podcast ‘A Healthy Curiosity’. You can find her on her website here and on social media:

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To learn more about Alexx Stuart, visit her website here and follow her on social media:

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This episode was originally featured on Brodie Welch's podcast "A Healthy Curiosity" here.

 

Thanks for listening,

Bridgit Danner, Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative