Episodes

  • Do you despair at the concrete jungle so many cities have become as well as the increased drought and floods we find ourselves experiencing these days as our new normal? On this week’s show, I interview design, engineering and construction powerhouse Teresa Coady, author of “Rebuilding Earth: Designing Eco-Conscious Habitats for Humans”. Teresa articulates so brilliantly how construction and how we build is key to the healing process our planet and people are so desperate for. In the past 30 years, we’ve taken more out of the Earth than all of human history…and 70 per cent of it is already back in landfill, so something needs to change and Teresa’s proposal for how we move forward is something that I believe everyone needs to hear. I hope you love this interview as much as I did. Head to the show notes for further details over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast 

  • I first came across Corrine Segura’s work in a google search. It was 2016, I was in an inflammation cascade that seemed to bring me a new and bizarre symptom every day and I was searching for answers that doctors weren’t able to give me at the time. I suspected our home was the major culprit with water leaks and issues over the years but it was only an inkling at that stage. Coming across work like Corrine’s, someone who’d walked the path of sick building syndrome, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity and all the rest, she had turned her mess into the study of building biology to be able to support others. She’s been a certified building biologist specialised in North America and Canada for 6 years now after her studies and the level of research she does for clients and her Facebook/Blog community is commendable. I hope you enjoy the show and make the most of the sponsor offer over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast 

     

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  • So you want to avoid water damage and mould in a new apartment or house: What do you do? In this show, I talk about some of the things I’ve been finding and looking for as my family looks for a place to live. There are tips and tools in this show to help you identify a potential issue either in your own home or a home you’re considering moving into and it’s my hope that after listening to this show and taking a look at some of the past shows on mold illness and water damage, that we raise awareness on just how important it is to keep an eye on issues with leaks and drips, the state of our rooves, the way water pools when it rains and start building and demanding healthier houses and maintaining them well for healthier people inside them! Head to the show notes and sponsor offer over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast 

  • This week I have Dr Alan Christianson on the show talking dietary research, metabolism, thyroid and iodine. Alan is a naturopathic physician with who shares the vulnerability of his own struggles with weight at a young age (read his full story in the show notes - what a tale!) and why that formed his passion for helping people feel themselves using all tools and research available. It’s a great interview from which I know you will learn so much, as I did. Enjoy and head to the shownotes over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast and click on today’s show! 

  • This week’s guest is medical psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Dr David Rabin. You can shrug your shoulders about patients not responding to treatments or you can figure out other ways to support them and that’s what David has done for over 15 years. Dr. Rabin received his MD in medicine and PhD in neuroscience from Albany Medical College and specialized in psychiatry with a distinction in research at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

    He has specifically focused his research on the clinical translation of non-invasive therapies that improve mood, focus, sleep, and quality of life in treatment-resistant illnesses. Through his work over the years, Dr. Rabin realized that his patients with chronic mental illnesses who were diagnosed as "treatment-resistant" (having tried two or more gold-standard western treatment courses and failed to sustain sufficient symptom remission) often experienced symptom relief with empathic listening, soothing music, therapeutic touch, biofeedback, yoga, meditation, and other similar practices in the office, but struggled to maintain these benefits at home.

    Today we talked about different ways to support and heal PTSD, chronic stress, anxiety and other mental health challenges so that a higher percentage of patients can find solutions. It’s a fascinating insight into Dr Rabin’s work from his research on microdosing of psychedelics, to psychotherapy, meditation and the creation of wearable tech “Apollo”. I hope you enjoy this look into David’s work and connect to the further exploration in the show notes over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast 

  • Have you ever had a health diagnosis or life event that floored you? Stripped you to your core? A cancer diagnosis isn't just a personal health crisis. It's a call to develop the unhealthy areas of your life into a more authentic wellbeing. Those are the words of Dr. Diva Nagula, this week’s guest. Dr. Nagula is a physician who was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014. By integrating a holistic, functional approach to his traditional treatment regimen he beat the disease into remission and kept it there. His new book FROM DOCTOR TO PATIENT: Healing Cancer through Mind, Body, and Spirit takes readers inside his remarkable journey through heartfelt narrative passages that highlight the importance of balancing the mind, body, and spirit for optimal health. AND we also receive mini Medical Crash Courses that will give valuable information on topics such as inflammation, the difference between chemotherapy and immunotherapy, the role of gut microbiomes, and the importance of immunoglobulins. These call-outs provide valuable building blocks that will be useful to readers both fighting a medical battle of their own or simply trying to live a smarter, healthier life. 

    Dr. Nagula's story paints a picture of hope that’ll empower everybody to look carefully at their lives and create change that matters, and I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did. Find the show notes and details on how to join our Low Tox Club over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

  • Welcome to a week of focusing on all that we CAN do to for our health from TODAY while living in a time of pandemic. There are many public health trials and assessments being made ‘out there’ but rather than waiting and being worried, why not actually remind ourselves of what lifestyle tweaks we can make and foods, herbs and supplements we can incorporate right now that help us be as strong as can be? Dr Elisa Song, paediatrician and founder of “Healthy Kids Happy Kids” is here not just to talk about kids but about what we know about our immune system, the virus and other viruses and what we can do from the research that exists, to stave off infection but improve outcome if we are infected. This is useful immune system information for our tool kits forever more - not just for now - so I hope you enjoy the show and be sure to get a pen and paper ready for this one - you’ll need it! 

    Enjoy and head over to the show notes for this month’s sponsor offer at lowtoxlife.com/podcast and click show 187, Alexx.

  • I am excited to bring you this week’s wonderful interview with one of my favourite Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Ben Lynch is the best-selling author of Dirty Genes and President of Seeking Health, a company that helps educate both the public and health professionals on how to overcome genetic dysfunction. He received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and three sons. Ben is particularly passionate about environmental medicine and in today’s episode we talk about home renovation and wifi/electricity, but also about genetics and his wonderful book, supplements, histamine, probiotics and what the benefit of ‘pulsing’ through your supplement regime might be and becoming a bit more intuitive about how to supplement and when you really might need them. Enjoy and head over to the show notes for the sponsor offer and further details on xxx at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

  • Joining me for the 3rd time on the show, Dr Leila Masson, this time talking about heavy metal toxicity in children - but as she rightly points out, you want to ensure you don’t have metal toxicity at any age, for as we get older, they are a risk factor in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s so it’s by no means a show reserved for parents. Leila is a Sydney based specialist paediatrician with nearly 3 decades in the field. She’s the author of “Children’s Health A-Z” a parent’s guide to natural therapies for common childhood ailments. She specialises in nutritional and environmental medicine for children’s health issues, including allergies, asthma, behavior problems, autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. 

    Enjoy the show, share with those who might need it and head over to the show notes for the sponsor offer and further details at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

     

  • Have you reached a roadblock on your fertility journey? (And if this ship has sailed for you but not for someone you know - can you share this important show with them? Big thank you!) This week I speak with the talented Gabriela Rosa, fertility specialist, who helps people once they believe there is no help left to seek out - AND she and her team produce results; the kind of results that mean cute little bubbas. Fertility can be an emotionally trying time if it’s a difficult road and today we discuss some of the advances that have been made, some of the stones she finds often unturned when couples and individuals come to her for help. I hope you get what you need from this week’s show and invite you to discover Gabriela’s fertility challenge and clinical work via our shownotes, where we have everything you will need to connect to. 

    Enjoy and head over to the show notes for the sponsor offer and further details on xxx at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

  • How’s your relationship with your metabolism going? Are you the person who feels like none of the diets seem to work for you, while you look on at a friend who dropped 6 pounds in a week doing the exact same thing? This is going to be a transformative show, in that case. Dr Jade Teta is an inspiring student of life, an author, and a naturopathic doctor. He’s a teacher through and through in the way he helps distil difficult concepts and situations into information you can confidently move forward with. While his speciality as a doctor is integrative endocrinology (the study and treatment of hormones and metabolism) he is passionate about exercise, strength, life coaching and philosophy. I hope you enjoy this interview where Jade helps us demystify metabolism, muscle, calories and hormones to help you feel your best and keep your SCHMEK in check (that’ll make sense after the show!) Enjoy and head over to the show notes for the sponsor offer and further details on Jade’s work at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

     

  • In this week’s show, the final show of our Low Tox Mind mini series, I speak to one of my favourite meditation teachers Tom Cronin, also an author and filmmaker of the recent film/book The Portal. Tom spent 26 years in finance markets as one of Sydney’s leading bond and swap brokers. He discovered meditation in the early stages of his career, when the anxiety and chaos he was experiencing had hit a crisis point, and it completely transformed his world, both personally and professionally. Founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement to inspire one billion people to sit in stillness daily, Tom is passionate about reducing stress and chaos in people’s lives and as we’re always reminded on the show - A better world starts with a healthier, happier us. 

     

    We discuss how meditation is a key factor in saving the world, through personal stories, energies at play currently in the world and more. If you ever needed another reason to prioritise stillness in your day and invite more meditation into your life - this is it. Enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed this conversation, and you can find the show notes over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast with the generous sponsor offer also. Alexx x

  • It’s hard to put into words the crux of what this show is all about because it’s a way of thinking and being as new to me as it perhaps might be to you too. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one that if you’ve experienced any discord in your life at all either through bad dreams, phobias or fighting with others or with yourself, it’s a show that will offer many benefits to you. Have you ever considered having a conversation with a tree? A spider? A bee? All living beings are performing in ways that invite our curiosity, yet so rarely do we stop to contemplate them and in today’s show I invite Animas Institute guide, Sage Magdalene to teach us how it’s done. We also discuss the power of collage in piecing together emotions and challenges that you want to overcome, the power of the moon’s cycles and overall how nature is inviting us all the time to deepen our connection to her and all of her beings. Enjoy the show and find the show notes, Low Tox Club details and sponsor offer over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

  • As our low tox mind mini-series continues on the show, this week Guy Lawrence is back. We focus on finding joy in the present moment and even though this was recorded a fraction before things blew up into the Covid19 storm we’re in, it’s perfect and useful to us especially at this time. Guy is a coach, speaker, wellness advocate and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Let It In. A program designed to help people bridge the gap between the life they live and the life they truly want to live using meditation and the language of neuroscience. With over 15 years in the health and fitness industry, Guy has explored many facets of health including what’s deemed ‘alternative’. Through his explorations he has measured the effects on the body; from using meditation and neuroscience to create altered states of consciousness, shamanic rituals, cold exposure and breathwork to name a few. Guy’s passion is demystifying the process and separating the woo woo from practical applications that help create transformation in one's life. I know you’ll enjoy this show and find it both soothing and useful. Head to the lowtoxlife.com/podcast show notes to grab the extra resources Guy has provided for you! Alexx x

  • What do you do when your bridesmaid ends their life? This week’s show, Pippa Baker processed her grief, and moved through it to the point where she asked herself: What can I do to help people before they get to the point where they feel they’ve no other option? How can we prevent this? Pippa is now a Principal Master Instructor with Mental Health First Aid Australia having run hundreds of workshops for people to navigate their own mental health challenges as well as be the supportive someone for others who are struggling. Today we discuss powerful lifestyle support for keeping a healthy mind as well as how to interact with people in your life who you think might not be letting on how they’re struggling in life at the moment, and if you’re someone struggling, how to start reaching out more and earlier and break the stigma. It’s a highly practical show and I hope you find it as useful as I did. You can find the sponsor offer and further details of Mental Health First Aid Australia over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast  

  • Welcome to our Low Tox Mind mini-series for the next 5 shows. First up, the one and only and exceptionally delightful Bruce Lipton PhD - the list of his accomplishments as a biologist, university lecturer and as someone who bridges science with spirit is miles and miles long which we’ve included in the show notes. He is the author of the groundbreaking book The Biology of Belief as well as Spontaneous Evolution, Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here and more recently The Honeymoon Effect. In today’s interview, I ask Bruce “Who are we and how did we get here” to begin with and from there we go on to discuss the 6th mass extinction and how to prevent it, how to have longer honeymoon periods in love and life, how to cultivate belief and the positive effect it has on our biology and so much more. Enjoy the show and all show notes can be found over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast with our show sponsor offer details too. Alexx 

  • Asha Evertsz, Naturopath, beauty therapist and dermal scientist knows her skin. After our interview last year there were still so many questions left to ask and so Asha is back. This week we talk about the gut/skin/brain connection and how these systems talk to each other. We also discuss post-pill acne, rosacea, milia, stretch marks and collagen supplementation.

  • In this week’s show as a part of our health series, we’re talking to Zhenya Gerson about poop - specifically in the context of colonics and enema, with a practitioner who has multiple top doctors referring to her here in Sydney. There’s a lot of fear and stigma around using colonics, so I thought I’d get the low down - and yes, everything seems to have a double entendre right now! We talk about colonics, when they’re for, how often to get them, who shouldn’t get them, whether kids can do them, the difference between colonics and enema and whether to source a place that allows you to be in the room alone or with a therapist guiding you. If you’ve been wondering about the benefits of colonics, this is one to listen to! Enjoy the show and as always, you can find the sponsor offer and further details in the show notes over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

  • This week’s guest, Charles Eisenstein, always has me asking more questions than I had to start with. I honestly wanted to talk for many more hours. Charles is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on https://charleseisenstein.org/  garner a huge readership. I urge you to go take a spin and get lost in there for a few days after our conversation. In today’s show, we talk about love, self-love, the shame around asking for help, disconnection from each other and our natural world, and climate change - all in an hour! Not bad, hey? I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I have. If you find yourself a sensitive being in these times, feeling a bit bruised and battered, then I hope this conversation is of comfort and takes you toward a believing that we can all cultivate a place of peace and positive action, starting with one and spreading to many. In the show notes, as always, you’ll find this month’s sponsor offer lowtoxlife.com/podcast Enjoy! Alexx x

  • The power of your money: Values-based financial decisions and management can be key to turbocharging our impact in the world - to quite literally invest in the change we want to see in the world. I invite Stuart Palmer, BA, LLB, MLitt, PhD former banker, lawyer and now head of ethics research for Australian Ethical Super, to discuss ethics in investments and how we can influence the world as a powerful collective when we start investing in line with our values. I hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget you can find further information over at the show notes, along with our podcast show supporter offer to help you make your low tox swaps a little lighter on - lowtoxlife.com/podcast