I’m talking dirty as in toxins. My guest, Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA, IFM certified practitioner, is a detox expert. Like so many health experts with a niche specialty, it was her struggles with mold and metal toxicity, Celiac disease, and other health issues that steered her in this direction, she started out as an OB-GYN.
She is the poster child for healthy living and was even when she was suffering multiple symptoms that finally, at 35, led to a diagnosis of celiac. She’d likely had it since she was a teen, but it wasn’t a thing that docs knew to test for.
Even as the queen of healthy living—no sugar, processed carbs, alcohol—nada yet once she started testing for heavy metals after an exposure to lead dust while visiting Notre Dame in France after it burned, she found was loaded with one bad thing after another.
“If the healthy person can have this much toxicity, what about the average person who isn’t aware of all of this?”
That is how she got into being a detox doc.
“I think the part that's pertinent for all of the listeners is that if you want to be vital, vibrant, healthy, able, and interested in intimacy, until you're at least a hundred, you need to manage your toxins because they are directly impacting your endocrine system.”
And you probably know that your endocrine system is responsible for energy, metabolism, hormones. Toxins also impact your immune system, your risk for cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s, MS.
We will never be toxin free but we can certainly lighten the load we carry.
How? Testing but first finding out what you need to test for and why. This probably means working with a Functional Medicine practitioner, someone who can go beyond just the usual tests. It’s important to look at what’s hanging out in our bodies and where. If we don’t optimize our health the body can’t eliminate these things.
Toxins can not only contribute to weight gain (Grab my free report on obesogens and how to lose weight when you’ve tried everything) they can make it hard or even impossible to lose what you’ve gained.
We talked about the Environmental Working Group who publish two lists called the Dirty Dozen—produce you should buy organic due to heavy pesticide use-- and the Clean Fifteen—produce that’s ok not to buy organic.
Wendie espouses starting small when it comes to making healthier, less toxic, changes for your body and your home.
Finish your favorite face wash that’s not chemical free? Find one that is. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Why bother? What goes on, goes in.
We talked chelation, hair testing for metals, how detox works and why you need to work with a pro or risk overloading your body rather than eliminating the gunk.
Her free offer is mega valuable we created an online, Platform that has community, supplements programs, you can do limited testing, uh, you can really get involved with your health like. Start to work on your toxins and your hormone balance, because that's, those are the big things that throw people off. Mm-hmm. It’s a gift that's designed to get you started. Because it's a process. It's not, it's a journey not a destination.