MYF 37 | How to Tackle Everyday Toxic Exposures with Lara Adler
Welcome to Episode 37!
In episode 37, we interview holistic health coach and environmental toxins expert, Lara Adler, about how to reduce common exposures that can interfere with fertility. We discuss surprising facts and common misconceptions about toxins, why lower doses are often more concerning than higher doses when it comes to hormone balance and fertility, which chemicals we need to focus on avoiding, and some of the simple, affordable steps we can take to protect ourselves and our future babies. Cleaning up our environments doesn't have to be crazy stressful or expensive. Listen in to learn how to get started!
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4:45 How Lara became interested in toxins and started teaching other practitioners
10:05 How many chemicals are actually on the market today and how few of them have safety data
12:25 Why we don’t have better regulations for chemicals in the U.S. compared to other countries
16:40 The difficulty of getting unsafe chemicals banned or removed from everyday consumer products
18:20 Why low doses of certain chemicals are actually MORE dangerous to us than high doses
22:10 Big misconceptions/myths surrounding environmental toxicity
23:00 Products wouldn’t be for sale if they weren’t safe
23:25 Ingredients are always disclosed on packaging
24:15 Natural products don’t work as well as conventional
25:50 Occupational exposures are the only ones that matter
27:50 Impact of endocrine disruptors on hormone balance, fertility, and future generations’ health
38:30 Symptoms that can indicate toxic overload and how long it can take for them to show up
41:45 Simple steps that can reduce exposure to and increase elimination of harmful toxins
45:20 Increasing demand for safe products in younger generations who are more aware and more ill
48:20 Body burden of many chemicals plummet within a few days of reducing or eliminating exposure
51:50 Hidden exposures that most people overlook when it comes to toxins and how to address them
52:30 Tap water
54:45 Indoor air quality
60:05 New construction homes
61:05 What to look for when choosing a quality indoor air filter
66:10 Amazing online resources, databases, and stores to help you make the switch to safer products
69:45 Do everything one step at a time - going slow is always better than doing nothing
72:10 Success stories!