Show#79: Dr Stephen Sinatra, Cardiologist, on High Vibration LivingLow Tox Life add
This week's show sees me welcoming back Dr Stephen Sinatra - one of my favourite guests from shows 13 and 19 past. Why is he back? To discuss high vibration living and the simplest of tips and booster’s he’s found for his patients over the decades that will help us feel truly connected with nature and truly healthy. We discuss ATP, Grounding, why science sometimes can’t prove why a therapy works and much much more. Enjoy the show and as usual, you’ll find the show notes for this week along with the generous partner offer and information about our e course Preconception Ninja over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #78: Dr Terry Wahls on MS, Autoimmune and the Wahls protocolLow Tox Life add
This week I have the pleasure of talking to Dr Terry Wahls about her journey towards her diagnosing of progressive MS, how she initially treated it, when she realised things needed to change and how she then went onto become one of the leading researchers on how diet and lifestyle can impact neurological diseases and other diseases. We discuss the holes in pharmaceutical based approach, autoimmune diseases and how the research is working to understand them better, and the aspects of quietening (not curing!) one’s illness that can’t be eaten from a plate - it’s SO much more than food! The chat is so full of nuggets of wisdom for life whether you’re affected by a chronic illness, supporting someone who is affected or simply wanting to lead your best life. Catch the show notes and the sponsor offer over at www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #77: Alexx talks about moving from her water damaged building & starts her first low tox trial!Low Tox Life add
This week I’m sharing a bit about what I did in my journey to finally realising my building was water damaged and moving home, as well as some of the decisions we made around leaving things behind, replacing them and NOT replacing anything that wasn’t essential. I share how I cleaned the lego, the clothes and the furniture that we were taking and what sorts of products I used. At the end of the show I launch my first month long trial… The Low Tox life is always about gently building awareness around an aspect of life and stepping up where we can once we KNOW. This trial speaks to my desire to keep things spacious and light at home after all the decluttering as well as saving money to recover from the massive expenditure of couch and beds and moving and I’ll be asking myself this: Is it useful, beautiful or necessary? Show notes where you can share your comments or make the most of the sponsor offer and added show resources are at www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast - Enjoy the show, Alexx.
Show #76: Brodie Welch on life changing habit makingLow Tox Life add
In this week’s chat I bring back the wonderful practitioner Brodie Welch, L.ac and self care strategist. Many of you have gone on to do Brodie’s courses after hearing her on the show so it’s exciting to bring her back for you. In the past she’s discussed some amazing nuggets of wisdom and practical advice from the Chinese medicine realm, such as the ‘time’ that each organ thrives and how to work with the rhythm of our bodies to optimise health. In the past couple of years, she has been running habit breaking/forming circles with great success helping people really step into the habits that lay the foundation for the lives they want to live and we have a fascinating discussion around habits, goals and what some of the factors are for making or breaking them. Enjoy the show and as always, the show notes and show partner’s special offer can be found at www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #75: Cate Burton on wax and candles - the good, the bad the ugly.Low Tox Life add
There’s a candle burning everywhere these days but at what cost to us and to our planet? In chatting to Cate Burton about all things wax, candle manufacturing and the beauty of the bee, we break open the candle industry, exposing even ‘natural’ candles for what they often truly are in this bumper hour long conversation - and trust me you’ll want to listen until the end. Cate is riveting, well researched and absolutely passionate about candle making and I am super excited to share that passion with you in this week’s show. If you’ve been buying candles, tune in, get informed and buy RIGHT - for people and planet. The show notes and our show supporter’s offer can be found at www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast as always. Hope you love this conversation as much as I loved having it, Alexx.
Show #74: The power of Hypnotherapy with Dr Karen PhillipLow Tox Life add
Dr Karen Phillip says “It’s one thing to know what you want, but another to know how to get it, let me help you achieve your goals”. She is a Counselling Psychotherapist; Clinical Hypnotherapist and the Parenting and Relationship Expert and of course, Hypnotherapist. In our chat we dive into Hypnotherapy as a tool for breaking patterns, forming better habits, losing weight, reducing stress, anxiety or pain and much more - we even discuss hypnotherapy for pets! It’s a brilliant chat and you’re now even able to do hypnotherapy from the comfort of your own home, virtually thanks to her new site. If you've been curious but wondered how it works, why it works, the science behind the way a session is put together, then this will be a good one for you - I really enjoyed chatting to Karen and learning a few nerdy things about hypnotherapy I did not know. Her sessions are great and we’ve done a couple in the office together - I told her if we were able to achieve a deep relaxed state with the leaf blower going in the back ground next door, then she is truly gifted!
For the show notes and our partner offer, you can head to www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #73: Rob McGavin on Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the Cobram Estate storyLow Tox Life add
In this show I, your host Alexx Stuart, chat to Rob McGavin, who once a humble farmer with an idea do grow olives and produce oil, is now the largest supplier of Olive oil to Australia as well as an internationally award winning olive oil producer, supplying globally. We discuss fear around olive oil for cooking, quality and the ramifications of common practice of ‘mystery blends’ on the market saying that they’re olive oils, health benefits of good olive oil and he shares tales from the groves and growing the Cobram Estate business. He’s an inspiring man, passionate about olive oil and thrilled that the much maligned olive oil when it comes to cooking, is taking back its rightful place as one of the best all rounders you can have in your kitchen. Enjoy his infectious enthusiasm as much as I have done in chatting to him for the show and visiting the Cobram Estate groves last year for an unforgettable trip.
Show #72: Brooklyn Fashion designer Carol Miltimore's ethical fashion brand journeyLow Tox Life add
I came across Carol Miltimore’s work when I was adding to our resources for the Go Low Tox e course’s clothing day. She’s a Brooklyn based designer who spends a fair part of the year in India - her second home. I thought it would be great to chat to Carol about her journey which wasn’t always centred around ethics and sustainability, working for some big brands and mainstream fast fashion in her earlier training. She talks about the challenges, the true cost of fashion if you want it to be ethical and sustainable, and what drives her artistically and environmentally in her work. If you’ve been curious about moving towards more sustainable choices it’s a great show to understand in great detail what goes on behind the scenes from the farming to the dyes, the environment to the manufacturing and then trying to actually cut a break out there and thrive in the very fast page, noisy fashion world of today while staying true to your design values. Enjoy the show and for the show notes and Goodness Me Box offer head to lowtoxlife.com/podcast for today’s show notes.
Show #71: Behind the scenes of regenerative Roebuck Farm with Jodi RoebuckLow Tox Life add
Previous guest Nick from Milkwood permaculture introduced me to Jodi’s work suggesting he’d be great to have on the show. After checking out Roebuck farm and being instantly inspired by Jodi’s work and passion for farm design and restorative farming education, then yes: Of course, I had to have him on the show.
This show is wonderful for farmers wanting to explore doing things differently and not needing pesticide, as well as vegetarians or vegans who want to better understand that some of our friends who are omnivores and purchasing from these sorts of farms, aren’t actually negatively impacting climate change, and omnivores are going to feel a deeper reasoning for choosing ethical, regenerative farmed options, eating less meat and trading up to the good stuff - good for people, animals and planet!
Enjoy the show and connect with more details of Jodi’s work and his favourite resources, as well as the sponsor offer over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast where you’ll find today’s show notes. Enjoy!
Show #70: A Life Less Stressed with Dr Ron EhrlichLow Tox Life add
My dentist is a legend. He happens to also be the author of his new book “A Life Less Stressed” and boy is it a cracking and important read. Discussing disease, inflammation, the nervous system, homeostasis, carbs, precautionary principle, allergy, pain, fats and proteins it’s a comprehensive look at how we can use certain things to our advantage, how not all stress is ‘bad’ and how to identify effectively what needs to fall away.
Ron talks today with me about how this book came to be, gets deeply personal about his cancer journey, discusses the key principles of the book mentioned above and how to actually succeed at minimising stressors. We also tangent into mercury amalgam fillings and their removal - a question I get asked all the time and - well, frankly, not being an experienced dentist or a dentist at all for that matter - I felt it was the perfect opportunity to seize the day and ask Ron all about it.
For the show notes, pop to lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #69: Meditation and stillness with Tom CroninLow Tox Life add
This week in keeping with the new year’s theme of a couple of gentle topics for our body and mind, I have Tom Cronin on the show - a gifted meditation teacher. We discuss his personal path to finding stillness and using the power of meditation to recover and rebuild his health, as well as how meditation can work for everyone if we stay open, curious and don’t think we have to ‘empty our heads’. We then do our very first LIVE meditation on the show - it’s so relaxing and just 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy it! For the show notes pop to lowtoxlife.com/podcast - Enjoy!
Show #68: Tidying up with Konmari method trained Sally FlowerLow Tox Life add
Let me start by saying this is not an evil ploy to make you have a new year’s resolution about tidying and decluttering more this year.
No. I was inspired to start the year off with Sally because early January is often a time we have more time to focus inwards, at home, no rush of school or offices yet, no inbox full with demands… And many of us live in spaces we’re not entirely happy with, whether it’s how they look or feel in general, or whether it’s an “I’ve got too much stuff” feeling.
Sally Flower was the first Aussie to train with Marie Kondo herself in the USA, and she brings us her best strategies for falling in love with your home, by falling in love with a mindful tidy.
It’s a great show, super practical and I hope you enjoy it! I know I’m feeling more tidy already.
For the show notes head to lowtoxlife.com/podcast.
Show #67: Finding Slow with Brooke McAlary from Slow your HomeLow Tox Life add
This week as you can see we have two shows! Reason being I’ve brought the Monday’s show that would have aired Christmas day forward a few days - because, well it’s going to help us with the days ahead and the week that heads us into a new year.
Brooke McAlary has authored two booked that help us navigate a world that feels more like one that ‘fits’ us, by slowing down, simplifying, getting in touch with our values and ‘why’. In today’s show we discuss:The Stress Spiral - we discuss how we both navigate it, exit it before it negatively impacts us and feel stress without it necessarily being a negative. How to create a simpler, slower year in 2018 and why. How writing your eulogy can help you live the year and life you want. Brooke’s second book SLOW: Some highlights and insights from the book (and it’s an excellent book indeed!)
Show #66: Natural Contraception with Naturopath Francesca NaishLow Tox Life add
Oh. My. Gosh. I’ve found us an extraordinary practitioner - a woman who founded the first holistic health centre in Sydney in the mid 70s in Paddington who for decades has been building her expertise in the area of women’s health, fertility for couples and natural contraception.
In this show we discuss the pill and other modern contraception methods, the cons, the deficiencies or body imbalances they breed and how to successfully come off them.
Then, Francesca takes us through how we can get to know our bodies’ rhythms and temperature variations, to have as successful a time preventing conception naturally as using any other main form of contraception - It’s a JAM PACKED episode for women’s reproductive health and empowerment, that’s all I’m going to say. A must listen.
Enjoy and don’t forget this week’s offers and show notes can be found at www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #65: Energetic healing with Tracey McMullenLow Tox Life add
This one is SO interesting this week! In this show I chat to an amazing woman and therapist, Tracey McMullen. I went to have a session with her after someone I knew had been to Tracey as a part of her fertility boosting journey.
Well, I can honestly say that I’m not too sure how she does it, but Tracey has a gift - the way she speaks, the gentle way she asks questions, looking for the way you answer to then dig a little deeper where you need to go and then way she helps you find a release from things buried sometimes further than you’re able to get to them to release yourself - It was as woo woo intangible as I’ve got in learning about a therapy, yet I’ve been back twice since and she’s nailed a couple of things better than anyone I’ve seen so far on a couple of issues.
In this episode, Tracey explains beautifully what energetic healing is and how it can benefit us all. I’m being sufficiently vague in describing what we talk about on this show, because frankly I’m still trying to get my head around it myself, so if you want to delve into energetics of the body then this is a show you’ll find fascinating.
Show #64: Low Tox Entertaining and Biodynamic wine with winemaker Vanya CullenLow Tox Life add
In today’s show I share a few quick tips for not being overwhelmed by this super busy time of year, as well as sharing a little about what’s in our comprehensive entertaining e book “Celebrate”, now available for just $9.
I then invite a wonderful, passionate biodynamic wine maker onto the show, Vanya Cullen of Cullen Wines, WA to discuss how she and many other grape growers are starting to see that rather than a hindrance and ‘pain’ growing biodynamic, it’s actually proven a commercial and ecological triumph to do so.
It’s one of the best explanations of biodynamics I’ve heard and she’s invited us all to visit the winery in the Margaret River - group excursion?
She shares her family’s “why”, a deep insight into biodynamic farming, and also a look at varietals and food matching - what’s not to love as we head into December, right?
For notes not the show and some wonderful sponsor offers, head to www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast for the latest show notes. Enjoy!
Show #63: Compassionate communication with Paulette Bray-NaraiLow Tox Life add
In this week’s show, I chat to Paulette Bray Narai who’s a specialist on Non Violent Communication - it’s one of the calmest chats I’ve ever had on the show, her energy is so darn serene!
If you’ve ever felt tensions in relationships, with partners, bosses, your kids… I pick Paulette’s brain on helping us find the most practical and useful of tips on how to deal with those moments in life.
I was overjoyed to have her on the show because toxic energy, pent up stress from negative interactions is every bit as damaging to our health as what we eat or use on our skin, and the low tox mind is well worth cultivating, so I hope you enjoy what is the kind of show where you can literally start putting into practice the wisdom TODAY.
Please head to the show notes to check out our wonderful sponsor offers and highlights from today’s show here www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #62: Wardrobe Crisis with fashion activist Clare PressLow Tox Life add
In this week’s show I chat to Clare Press, who I’ve loved following online with her brilliant podcast “Wardrobe Crisis” and in her book by the same name.
This week we chat about the fact that our biggest crisis in our wardrobe is overconsumption, as well as how to not feel that we need to give up on fashion altogether.
We talk microfibre, organic vs conventional cotton, apps that inspire us to investigate brands before buying and so much more.
If you’ve been interested in the topic of helping your wardrobe go low tox along with the rest of your house, it’s a must listen - and a lot of fun along the way!
For the wonderful partner offers and show notes with all the resources we mention in today’s show, head to https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/
Show #61: Plant Food Inspiration with Maeve O'Meara's SBS series EARTHLow Tox Life add
There are some Food series that touch your life profoundly - one such show for me was a series of Food Safari where Maeve toured through France with Guillaume Brahimi. Being half French there was obvious cultural appeal but there was something in the way that show was put together - one of the great story telling, discovery focused food series around. The new series EARTH, succeeds last year’s “FIRE” series, this time focusing on the magic of plant based foods and how so many cultures in the world have treasure trove of inspiration when it comes to including more plant foods in your diet. It was such a pleasure to discuss the current series, available on SBS with presenter Maeve - hearing her share people’s stories and talk about flavours and certain vegetables - you just feel like heading to a produce market instantly to inspire yourself for tonight’s meal. Enjoy the show and to check out our amazing show sponsor offers and the show notes and resources, head to www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast
Show #60: Old fashioned superfoods with Georgia LienemannLow Tox Life add
Nutritionist Georgia’s passion for superfoods is so infectious and it’s not what you think when you hear that word. We talk Natto, Liver, Heart and Marrow - Why they are unbelievable powerhouses for our health and how to easily incorporate them into our weekly planning.
Getting a super clear understanding on the vital need for K2 and its role in transporting minerals to where they’re needed is a brilliant look at how a few tiny changes to the weekly meal planning, can pay off big dividends in your preventative health strategy.
I hope you enjoy the show and to check out our always amazing show sponsor offers and the show notes and resources, head to www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast