Low Tox Life

Low Tox Life

Australia

Hello! Thanks for being curious about the Low Tox Life podcast. I'm Alexx Stuart, your host, and after writing and researching on health and sustainability for many years at lowtoxlife.com, I am thrilled to bring this podcast to you as an extension of the online community. The concept of living a Low Tox Life is one that rejects perfection, black and white notions of there only being one way to 'do it right'. Instead, we take a relaxed and curious approach to better choices to incorporate into our lives as and if they fit. Low Tox therefore instead of 'no tox' which to most of us who aren't on an off grid hippy commune, just isn't achievable. There's nothing more that makes me sad than having people quit before they begin because you feel like a failure. Let's feel awesome about what we can learn and do from today! On this show, we cover lots of low tox topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, lowering our toxic load and mind happiness and with the brilliant minds I'm so grateful to chat with, I just know you'll be inspired as I am from each show. Enjoy, subscribe, pop the kettle on and most importantly: Welcome!

Episodes

Show #50 A look back at Year 1 of the Low Tox Life  

In this show, I wanted to reflect on our first 50 shows. This is going to be a great show for newer listeners to get an idea of which shows they might want to prioritise when back cataloguing, but it’s also a chance for us all to reflect on the incredible knowledge that’s been imparted with us over this first year, and perhaps revisit some of the shows that are just so packed with information that - if you’re anything like me - you want to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Enjoy the show as I talk about my favourite aspects of each show and celebrate the collective knowledge shared so far.

Thank you so much for joining me so far and see you in September after a month’s break in August! 

Alexx.

Resources:

For the show notes and more information on the Real Food Rockstars e course I mention: Head to the show notes https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #50: A look back at Year 1 of the Low Tox Life  

In this show, I wanted to reflect on our first 50 shows. This is going to be a great show for newer listeners to get an idea of which shows they might want to prioritise when back cataloguing, but it’s also a chance for us all to reflect on the incredible knowledge that’s been imparted with us over this first year, and perhaps revisit some of the shows that are just so packed with information that - if you’re anything like me - you want to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Enjoy the show as I talk about my favourite aspects of each show and celebrate the collective knowledge shared so far.

Thank you so much for joining me so far and see you in September after a month’s break in August! 

Alexx.

Resources:

For the show notes and more information on the Real Food Rockstars e course I mention: Head to the show notes https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #49 A beginner's guide to the moon with Jordanna Levin  

In this week’s show after the 3 part series on GMOs, pesticides and organics, we are travelling to the moon - Well, almost.

I thought it would be lovely to take a closer look at how the phases of the moon can impact us and Jordanna is the perfect beginner’s guide for us.

We look at productivity, action, retreat and reflection, setting intentions vs, sitting back and analysing and when is the best time in the moon’s cycle to optimise various plans in our month and lives. Jordan also takes us through what setting up a moon practice might look like and shares loads of interesting facts with me in our chat from biodynamic agriculture, to women’s cycles, to how astrology fits in and more.

If you thought a white sphere some 380K kilometres away from the earth didn’t impact us, think again and enjoy this week’s show.

Find the further resources and sponsor offer here: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #49: A beginner's guide to the moon with Jordanna Levin  

In this week’s show after the 3 part series on GMOs, pesticides and organics, we are travelling to the moon - Well, almost.

I thought it would be lovely to take a closer look at how the phases of the moon can impact us and Jordanna is the perfect beginner’s guide for us.

We look at productivity, action, retreat and reflection, setting intentions vs, sitting back and analysing and when is the best time in the moon’s cycle to optimise various plans in our month and lives. Jordan also takes us through what setting up a moon practice might look like and shares loads of interesting facts with me in our chat from biodynamic agriculture, to women’s cycles, to how astrology fits in and more.

If you thought a white sphere some 380K kilometres away from the earth didn’t impact us, think again and enjoy this week’s show.

Find the further resources and sponsor offer here: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #48: How food SHOULD be with scientist Fran Murrell  

Fran Murrell was just going about her science degree in the mid 90s, a new mum horrified by pesticide use and its implications concerning our health in the long term. She decided to do a thesis on how these new GM crops back then, were going to be these amazing developments that would allow farmers to use minimal to no pesticides.

What she found in her research was quite the opposite and in today’s episode, we share her deeply personal realisation as both a scientist / researcher and a parent as well as a beautiful chat FULL of nuggets on just how simple it is to change the world from our homes and daily choices.

You are guaranteed to leave this week’s show feeling a whole lot more positive about the future and I hope you enjoy the chat as much as I did.

For the show notes and further resources, head here: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/

Show #47: A practical guide to getting more organics in your mix, with Alexx Stuart  

 A solo show today to follow on from last week’s sobering exposé by Profession Michael Antoniou on pesticides, namely those containing glyphosate with his ground breaking lab study on low level exposure and the damaging effects.

Rather than freak out today’s show helps you do the opposite. Freaking out is SO not the vibe of living low tox, where KEY is positive, delicious change rather than being paralysed fear, doom and gloom!  So, stop feeling guilty about what you’ve done up until now, start feeling excited about what you can change and let’s talk about how to incorporate more organic foods into your day today in such a way that won’t break the bank and will lower toxic load in an impactful way. Sound good? I can’t wait to hear what you think and please add your own ideas and additions over on the show notes comments section, which you’ll find here along with our beautiful sponsor offer: https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/

Show #46: Genes, GMOs and Glyphosate with Professor Michael Antoniou.  

We hear about genetically modified foods now and then in the media but do we REALLY hear unbiased information, whether it be farmers that use them or manufacturers that tout their ability to ‘feed the world’ or whether it be on blogs and natural health click bait sites warning that they are the root of all evil, bringing the world closer to impending doom?

Alexx met Professor Antoniou at his King’s College London lab at Guy’s hospital (yes that’s the kind of visit Alexx likes to make on holidays overseas!) to see first hand the test he was carrying out on what the effects of low level every day residue of pesticide, specifically glyphosate used heavily in GMO agriculture, might do to the body.

They talk about that study and much more in this not to be missed episode for anyone seeking clarity and a deeper understanding of the GM concerns and effects of glyphosate based herbicides.

For the show notes and his published studies, head to https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #45:  Intermittent fasting and the 5:2 Diet with Naturopath Naomi Judge  

There’s a lot of buzz around intermittent fasting and the 5:2 diets over the past couple of year BUT: Are they for everyone?

What do we need to consider before embarking upon either? How do they differ? And are there therapeutic benefits or dangers in either of them? These are the questions and more that Alexx asks Naomi to shed light on today so that if you were to consider giving them a go, you’ve taken your own health factors into account and you know what the signs of either success or them not being the right thing for you right now might be.

Lots of great info and a little curiosity challenge set for us all, too.

Find the show notes and links to Naomi’s amazing resources over at https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #44: Constipation with Naturopath, Lynda Griparic  

Alexx launched this podcast nearly a year ago, with a passion for bringing you all aspects of the low tox life - toxin reduction information, inspirational eco businesses doing right by people and planet, health topics for the body and mind to help us live our best lives…

The very first show was the infamous “Poopcast” all about poop, and if you thought there was only one show in the topic, you’d be wrong ;-)

This week we talk all about constipation with Lynda who is highly specialised in the the area and what’s brilliant is, it’s a super practical, can-do show to help you and anyone you know, get moving. Our bowels aren’t our only detox point, but they’re an important one, and the ramifications of NOT going, can be many.

Enjoy the show and for the show sponsor offer and notes head to www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast

Show #43: Hygge and the Happiness paradox with Meik Wiking  

This week Alexx your host, chats to the wonderful Meik Wiking - A man with an idea to research happiness who then founded the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark - the happiest country on earth.

In this show they discuss 2 things. Firstly, The Happiness Paradox - what makes Denmark a recurring winner of the title “Happiest country in the world” and why the happiest countries in the world don’t have the lowest suicide rates. Secondly, they go on to chat about Hygge and his New York Times best seller: The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living well.

It’s a meaningful chat and one Alexx knows you’ll be able to take on the challenge we set for all listeners this week with gusto.

See the show notes and they show supporter offer over at https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #42: The many personalities of bacteria with Kirsty Wirth  

Alexx absolutely adores meeting a fellow nerd - someone who passionately digs and digs into all the wonderful areas we can go on various aspects of health and wellbeing.

Like Alexx, Kirsty Wirth came to start her journey of digging due to health challenges - her gut woes and her son’s autism diagnosis. What that diagnosis did was propel her to become an expert on all things related to gut health, including an encyclopaedic knowledge of the role of individual probiotic strains.

In today’s chat Alexx and Kirsty discuss the benefits of certain probiotic strains as well as the hindrance of other certain bacteria strains to feeling your best. They talk dysbiosis, leaky gut, histamine, autism, pathogens, parasite cleansing and SO MUCH MORE.

Enjoy the show and check out the show partner offer and show notes here www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast

Show #41: Oral Myology for children's health  

In this week’s show, Alexx chats to Cole Clayton, who after career searching for much of his 20s, he tuned into his sadness for the state of health of so many kids today and became a health coach, specialising in kids.

His passion for helping kids thrive matches Alexx's own but his approach is different and she found it wonderful to chat to him about his passion for Oral Myology and helping mouth-breathing kids correct the reasons they’re mouth breathing (not having mouth closed as default position) and the impact that sleeping with your mouth closed can have on energy, brain function, behaviour, sinus health and more.

If you’re a parent or simply interested in out of the box therapies and their impact, this is definitely a show you’ll enjoy - not to mention getting to know this easy going, passionate man on a quest for better children’s health.

The show notes can be found here: www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast

Show #40: Master your mean girl with Melissa Ambrosini  

What do you do when you drive yourself to the ground - or in this case, to the hospital bed - amidst a successful acting career, working, partying non-stop and being super unkind to your body? You pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and teach all you’ve learnt about rebuilding a healthy life for yourself, to 1000s of women around the world through coaching, motivation, and mean girl mastering.

Melissa exudes health, joy, and an unashamed appreciation for her own self-care, that inspires all who cross her path to ditch the guilt and have the darn massage. If you struggle with finding the space in your life to be kind to yourself and fill up your cup, you absolutely need this chat in your ears while you take a walk in your favourite spot and remind yourself that with your own health and vitality comes the ability to do all the things you want for others.

Check out the show notes to connect with Melissa’s work further https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #39: Indira Naidoo - An accidental gardener!  

This week Alexx chats to a household Australian name - Indira Naidoo. From being the youngest anchor on the ABC to creating the “shonky awards” for CHOICE magazine, targeting false advertisers and crazy claims, to chance meeting that meant becoming a best selling author inspiring 1000s of people to grow food no matter how much or little space you have at home, Indira has plenty of interesting stories to share this week while she gives us a peek inside her life, her why and how we can all be a part of the progress we want to see towards a healthier planet.

Enjoy the show and connect with her work as well as making the most of our show sponsor offer over in the show notes https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #38:  MTHFR and other genes with naturopath Carolyn Ledowsky  

This is a cracker of a jam-packed show where Alexx discusses the relevance of the MTHFR mutation with naturopath Carolyn Ledowsky along with a few other key genes, and why, for people who’ve hit a real road blog in bettering their health, gene testing can be not only useful but essential - especially in the matters of chronic illness and preconception care.

If you know someone who hasn’t had a baby yet or has struggled to fall pregnant - please, Alex implores you to share this show with them. For everyone else? SO MANY HEALTH WISDOM NUGGETS. Enjoy the show and the show notes and show sponsor details from Moonbird can be found here

https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #37: Low Tox Travel Tips with Alexx  

This week Alexx has you guys all to herself. After her recent travels, she has been asked a load of questions over and over again about travelling low tox. So? It’s just her this week and she's sharing her best low tox travel tips when it comes to food you can and can’t take aboard, movement, preventing swelling, indispensable products to take with you and sustainable choices you can make to save on single-use plastics.

By the end of this show, you will be brimming with ideas to make your next travels more sustainable as well as knowing not how to look like a pale grey puffer fish with scaly skin - nobody needs that, right?

Show #36: Fall in love with BEES with Nick Ritar  

In this week’s show, Alexx chats to Nick Ritar after promising to bring him back again to discuss bees. If you were never really interested in bees before, trust us when we say you will well and truly fall in love with them, as well as understanding what you can do to protect them. Nick’s positive attitude and gentle way of helping people

If you were never really interested in bees before, trust us when we say you will well and truly fall in love with them, as well as understanding what you can do to protect them. 

Nick’s positive attitude and gentle way of helping people make shifts in understanding and appreciation of nature, makes us excited to protect our bees, rather than wrapped in all the doom and gloom of “the bees are dying”. Nick shares many ways we can protect these amazing little nature ninjas into the future, starting from our every day. Enjoy this

Enjoy this heartfelt window into what a bee lover sees and you never know - you may well become one yourself!

Check out the show notes over at https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/

Show #35: Alex Fergus PT talks Exercise  

There’s a lot of stress around exercise and there need not be. Alexx has brought Alex Fergus PT & Health coach to top executives back on the show (remember their sleep chat last year?) 

Alex’s down to earth nature and relaxed attitude will have you understanding the importance of exercise, sure, but how little one needs to to to get big returns as well as tips to incorporate movement throughout the day that doesn’t need to be in the form of a ‘focused class’. If you want to learn about

If you want to learn about the effectiveness of exercise and getting bang for your buck, this show will be perfect for you. The show notes can be found here https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #34: Chiropractic and Neuro Emotional Technique  

Dr Gina Martins and Dr Evan Sgamotta are wonderful holistic practitioners that Alexx has invited on the show to discuss not only the field of Chiropractic and to give you a better understanding of its breadth, but also one of its star components - Neuro Emotional Technique.

NET is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that can help improve many behavioral and physical conditions and the examples they give during our chat will definitely highlight the potential for its power in keeping your emotional / physiological responses in check, clearing tensions and blocks when they build up.

You can find the show notes for today’s episode here https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

Show #33: The connection between your mouth and sleep with Dr Ron Ehrlich  

What do the mouth and sleep have to do with each other? Well, it turns out one heck of a lot.

Dr Ron Ehrlich, a holistic dentist talks us through the many ways that our oral health can affect our sleep. As Ron says, to treat just the mouth is crazy, when it’s attached to a whole body.

Grab a paper and pen to make notes for this amazing show lifting the lid on sleep through the lens of the holistic dental profession. Find the show notes here https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/ 

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