No one is exempt in our modern world from toxicity. Everyone is toxic is due to the contamination of our air, water, and food from industrialization, pesticides, and the hundred thousand toxic chemicals and dozens of toxic heavy metals that infest our environment. Health Coach, Wendy Myers shows us the simple and practical ways to improve our ability to detoxify.
In this episode, Wendy Myers shares the science relating to the toxins and obesogens found in our foods, consumer products, and household cleaning supplies. She reveals some of the best-known strategies for eliminating these compounds from your life and your body via conscious shopping and safe detoxification.
02:24 The Missing Component: Many of us are eating well and exercising, but few of us are properly detoxing. You need a lifelong detoxification plan in order to be healthy.
03:55 Environmental Chemicals: There are 100,000 chemicals in our environment. Thousands more are introduced every year. We have between 200 and 700 chemicals within our bodies. Our bodies contain heavy metals from industry. We can detox heavy metals, but not at this high rate of accumulation.
04:39 Personal Care Products: These contain chemicals termed obesogens. Phthalates are in perfumes/scents used in personal care and home products. Parabens are preservatives.
06:04 Minimize Toxins: Use organic products that are derived from natural sources. Use essential oil perfumes.
07:56 Hormone Disruption: It only takes a small exposure to disrupt your hormones. Animal studies do not take human physiology into account. There are no studies about the synergistic effects of these products. Some chemicals can potentiate others.
08:58 Lifelong Detoxification Plan: Detox chemicals on a daily basis. You cannot avoid exposure.
09:27 Phthalate Names: Look for 1,4-dioxane, anything with bleach, or anything with perfume. When a product has color or perfume, it contains phthalate. Look for fragrance or perfume. Nearly everything contains fragrance. Wendy uses Primal Life Organics.
10:37 Candles: Most candles are made with synthetic perfumes or petroleum based perfumes and contain phthalates. Use candles made from essential oils. They will be expensive.
11:57 Shopping Awareness: There are many good products in health focused stores, but there are still plenty of products with endocrine disrupting chemicals. Wendy estimates that half of the products at Whole Foods are bad and half are good. Products may say 70% organic or natural, but read the label. You can use EWG’s Skin Deep Guide app to scan UPC codes and find the safety rating. EWG.org is the website. Keep checking the status of the products you use. Things change.
15:04 Infrared Saunas: Infrared saunas are one of the most effective ways that people can detox their bodies. They improve circulation, encourage cells to release stored toxins, improves oxygenation and hydration of your tissues, increases body temperature, improves wound healing, increase human growth hormone and kills dozens of chronic infections, viruses, fungus, Lyme disease, yeast, candida and parasites. Wendy says that all of her clients have parasites. There are no tests for the great variety of parasites. You have them. Infrared sauna is calming for your nervous system. You need to be dominant in your parasympathetic nervous system for detox and digest your food adequately. Children under 7 and pregnant women should not use them. Wendy prefers near infrared saunas over far infrared saunas. They penetrate deeper and can be used at a lower temperature. Wendy has infrared saunas available through her website. Right before you go to bed or first thing in the morning is best, but any time works.
19:57 Coffee Enema: Wendy says that she feels incredible after doing one. Coffee enemas can be literally lifesaving. They do clean out the colon, but actually, the caffeine and the palmitic acid in the coffee dilates the portal vein that goes from the liver to the colon and the millions of capillaries in the liver so the liver can dump its toxic contents into the intestines for elimination. If you are caffeine sensitive, this is probably not for you. Wendy does hers in her bathtub, in case she cannot retain the enema. Get comfy. You can’t screw it up. Use organic coffee. You only take in a cup or two into your large colon. Use only about a teaspoon of coffee per cup. The enema should be retained for 15 or 20 minutes. There are detailed instructions on Wendy’s website. She prefers coffees that are for enemas. They have more caffeine and more palmitic acid, making it more effective.
25:40 Detox Enhancing Minerals: Mineral deficiency is one of the root causes of chemical and heavy metal toxicity. It is the underlying cause of health issues, cancer and disease. Minerals are critical. Your body cannot function properly without a full complement of minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc and more. Many multivitamins do not contain enough. You need to take a lot of minerals for years to build up your body to optimal function. Our soils are deficient, so it is not in our food. Manure has lots of minerals, but it is not used on commercial farms. Wendy prefers chelated minerals. It means that the mineral is processed so it is attached to an amino acid. They are better digested and absorbed. Wendy takes many different forms of each mineral.
32:04 Wendy’s Favorite Nutrient: Chelated zinc is her choice. Adrenal fatigue is the underlying cause of much disease. Two thirds of our population has adrenal fatigue at some stage. It reduces the body’s ability to produce ceruloplasmin. Without it, the body cannot bind copper to make it bioavailable. It makes people copper toxic. Part of this issue is zinc deficiency. Zinc opposes copper and helps to keep it in check. Red meat is an abundant source of zinc. Take 60 mg of chelated zinc every day. Zinc also feeds the thyroid. Zinc is also needed to make your digestive enzymes.
34:27 Wendy’s Elevator Speech: Stop taking money from Monsanto. There is a conspiracy to destroy our health for profit.