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Hello! Thanks for being curious about the Low Tox Life podcast. I'm Alexx Stuart, your host, and after writing and researching on health and sustainability for many years at lowtoxlife.com, I am thrilled to bring this podcast to you as an extension of the online community. The concept of living a Low Tox Life is one that rejects perfection, black and white notions of there only being one way to 'do it right'. Instead, we take a relaxed and curious approach to better choices to incorporate in ...
 
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Do you remember a time where you felt really ‘you’. In flow? Maybe a great sense of boundless energy? The sense that there was something really motivating to wake up for each day in work, love, life? To kick off the new year I invite Lorraine Murphy, author of 3 wonderful books in the past centred around productivity, and now with a new book Step I…
 
Do you find the holidays hard? On the final show of the year for 2021, I invite one of my oldest friends, Pippa Baker onto the show, who is a Mental Health First Aid specialist, training and supporting people from corporate to schools to social groups in all things resilience and mental health - how to feel empowered, focused on what you can contro…
 
This week continuing our eco disruptor interviews, I interview Mark Herrema. Did you ever believe we might be able to stop using plastic and replace it with something that won’t harm people and planet? Well, it may just be possible with AirCarbon and I’m very excited to see where this goes. Mark Herrema is the co-founder and CEO of Newlight Technol…
 
This week we’re talking Fashion with Alyssa Couture - It’s been a while since we discussed fashion on the show and today with Alyssa, we talk about fashion for health - like did you know that polyester, never mind the horror of microplastics, has an acidic ph and feels unnatural on the skin as well as increasing the chance of rashes, body odour and…
 
Professor James Trevelyan is an engineer with many accolades for inventions and innovations over the past 4 decades. From sheep sheering robots to landmine clearance technology to many things in between and now? Disrupting the air conditioning industry with something that cools people without cooking the planet - which is what, unfortunately, conve…
 
Helena Norberg-Hodge is this week’s show guest, continuing our planet series on asking the biggest questions we can and finding the simplest, local solutions we can. So if you’re interested in local-economy thinking and seeing how we can move forward, this is the show for you. Helena is a pioneer of the new economy movement and recipient of the Alt…
 
Journalist Julian Cribb, author or many books including his latest, Earth Detox, has spent a career asking the biggest of questions of where the human species and planet are headed, and then answering them. In this show, we discuss the harmful effects of the desire to constantly grow, population boom and crash (and how that won’t be pretty!) pollut…
 
It was wonderful having Dr Perry Nickleston back on the show to go deeper into the conversation on healing all things chronic - whether it’s pain, disease, systemic inflammation… We dive into a deeper look at how detoxification channel impairment - especially from the brain - can be a hindrance to healing, and we look at some of the most effective …
 
“I’ve had the experience of diving deep into the science and practice of healing, so I’m really jazzed to share that, but sometimes our own experiences are just as important to keep in that conversation”. Ooh this is a juicy interview indeed and Shamini is an excellent human I’m so happy to introduce to you - if you’ve been interested in neuroscien…
 
Have you ever heard of sophrology? These 3 shows this month have us focusing on inner work and today I speak with Dominique Antiglio. Dominique is the world’s leading Sophrologist (a dynamic meditation specialist), author and founder of BeSophro, a global Sophrology platform. She specialises in stress management, anxiety reduction and burn-out prev…
 
It’s time to talk about relationships - with ourselves, with others, as parents, as lovers. We’re going everywhere today in what feels like a very useful toe-dip into the subject that is sure to have a part two. Rebecca Poole has decades of experience looking after humans and helping them feel well but after a masters in Chinese Medicine and practi…
 
Do you have or care for kids? This is a great show with Dr Natasha Beck MPH, Psy. D and founder of Dr Organic Mommy, who passionately advocates for a cleaner world for our children, from the environment to the food we teach them to enjoy, we can make a big difference to children’s mental and physical wellbeing - and Natasha should know, she had ADH…
 
Ever wanted to develop a deeper understanding of food and ourselves through the foods we eat? Today we explore intuitive eating with nutritionist and herbalist Esther Cohen and I promise you, you will feel less anxious and doubtful in your relationship to food if either of these is currently in your psyche. We talk: Growing up with the wrong nutrit…
 
Doug Purdie is the author of Backyard Bees and knows everything you’d need to know about thriving as a beekeeper in your back yard or on your roof top. Doug, along with his business partner Vicky Brown at The Urban Beehive, maintains more than 100 beehives on city rooftops, balconies, backyards and in community gardens around Sydney, Australia. He …
 
When we think of farming we think of the country, the bush, grass plains, endless acres… unless you’re an urban farmer who sees possibility on any patch of land the eye can see - enter Greg Peterson, founder and director of the Urban Farm in Phoenix Arizona who heard his teacher say “Food used to be free” at a workshop as a pre-teen and the rest wa…
 
Continuing on our food-source series, this week I interview community champion and chef, Eilish Maloney and I hope in hearing her story it helps more people realise that it can start with us, and if it doesn’t start with us, swe join others who’ve started good things and support their work to collectively create a bigger impact. The Southern Highla…
 
Continuing our “connecting to source” series interviewing regenerative farmers, futuresteaders, urban farmers and researchers, this week I interviewed Biodynamic Dairy farmer, Rob Watson, of Mungalli Creek in QLD. On Rob’s farm you find rainforest, kangaroos and cassowaries all around and if one of the cow’s is feeling a little unwell, you’ll commo…
 
What does living in awe and connection to the now while living for the future look like? It looks like Futuresteading, as described by author and farmer Jade Miles on today’s show and in her beautiful new book, Futuresteading. Jade Miles and husband Charlie Showers run Black Barn Farm, a biodiverse orchard, nursery and workshop space in north east …
 
This week on the show we’re kicking off a food connection series, talking to farmers rural and urban, co-op founders, intuitive nutritionists, beekeepers and homesteaders - that’s the line up coming up. Where do we start? The importance of what’s beneath our feet - THE SOIL, with author and farmer Matthew Evans, based in Tasmania, Australia. We tal…
 
This week to round out our brain series, I interview Dr Mindy Pelz, a passionate evidence-based proponent for fasting and what it can do for the human body - while the benefits to the brain are something we discuss towards the end of the interview, the interview is packed with everything you might have ever had a question about when it came to fast…
 
This week continuing our brain series, I interview the legendary Dr Jill Bolte Taylor. You may have seen her Ted talk… or that time she was interviewed by Oprah - well, now, she’s finally made it to the true big time: The Low Tox Life podcast! Jokes aside, you simply must be bathed in Jill’s excitement for the human brain. Beyond her experience of …
 
This week continuing our brain health series, I interview Dr Maya Shetreat - neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer and author of the best selling book The Dirt Cure. This time back on the show, Maya is talking about plants of all kinds for treatments of all kinds - from medicinal plants for every day healing, to plants containing psychedelics and th…
 
This week we begin a series on the brain, with four leading experts on various aspects of brain health and recovery. This week Dr Dale Bredesen returns to the show to discuss The First Survivors of Alzheimers - the people themselves and their stories within the wider context covered in his new book. We discuss the evolution of brain research, the f…
 
This week is an interlude show between our parents and carers series this past month and the brain series we have from next week. Our interlude is on climate change with guest Dr Rebecca Huntley who has recently been commissioned to do a report on climate and the health of individuals and communities. We discuss her book last year on climate change…
 
She’s BACK: Maggie Dent is here to give us parenting gold as we celebrate her new book “Parental as Anything”. We talk about winning and losing, boundaries, brides, reward, building friendships, learning and teaching covering from 4 to teens - it’s a cracker of a show if you’re a parent or carer giving you a tonne of tools and vocab to use with you…
 
Another instalment of our parents and kids series during these few weeks and it’s another super helpful show. Do you ever doubt yourself as a parent or carer? If the answer is ‘oh yeah I do sometimes!’ then enter today’s guest: Rod Soper is deeply committed to increasing the wellbeing of every child through saturating their lives with wellness. Rod…
 
This week continuing our parents and kids series, I interview Pip Lincolne, author of the book “Days Like These” which really is a hug in a book for parents, whether you have one child, two or several, whether you have a generally great time as a parent or find it often a very challenging experience, or float somewhere between the two. Parenting is…
 
This week we begin a 4 week series on parenting and kids health topics - mental and physical and I can’t wait to share the upcoming guests with you. To kick us off I speak with Carrie Rigoni, Chiropractor and Pilates instructor with a special passion for vagus nerve support as a key factor in our babies’, kids’ and parents’ ability to thrive on the…
 
In this show, I am thrilled to bring psychologist Amanda Gordon back after such a powerful show on grief last time she was here. Check out show 226 for a must-listen for all humans. Today we talk about resilience building, stress reduction, boundaries, have-to’s and connection to others and our partners while we navigate the stickier points of part…
 
Got gut troubles? Needing to be on a “different” diet to family or friends stressing you out? Experience anxiety and want to look at how food plays a role? This is a powerful show! The gut, stress and mental health - I invite Integrative nutritionist Elyse Comerford onto the show to discuss food and mental health but it’s not just an ‘eat this for …
 
As we continue on this environmental toxins and chronic illness series, I interview once again, the incredible Beth O’Hara PhD. When I first had Beth on the show a few months ago, we explored MCAS - Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and people with mast cell issues, how it presented and what might be some of the common causes for the syndrome as it’s a…
 
We often think of environmental toxins as things that can harm us from the outside, but what about toxins inside our bodies? This week, continuing our environmental toxin series I invite the wonderful Kirsty Wirth back to the show to discuss potential environmental toxins in our inner environment, especially the digestive tract. We talk testing, bu…
 
This week I’m talking about how to lead a low tox life and some of the guilt/shame snags people hit as beginners or when perhaps you’re overwhelmed along the way. I take a look at some of the considerations as we move through our own personal journey becoming more aware of food, body, home and mind, and sometimes the weigh ups aren’t black and whit…
 
Do you have a range of ongoing symptoms affecting multiple systems in the body and no idea what’s going on, getting no answers? This week we dive back into a topic close to my heart and a health challenge I still struggle with 5 years later: Mould/Mold and Chronic inflammatory response syndrome also referred to as Biotoxin illness. Dr Sandeep Gupta…
 
Hands up if you ever get overwhelmed about all the problems facing us and our world? If we simply ‘hope’ with wishful thinking that things will get better, nothing happens, but today’s author, Emily Ehlers reminds us that hope is a verb and what a powerful reminder it is. Her beautiful new book is full of illustrations, actions and information abou…
 
This week continuing our people and planet series looking into the evidence for health benefits of an organic diet, with Liza Oates, PhD. Lisa did her doctoral research on the health benefits of organic diets after observing in clinic as a practitioner for decades, the wide-ranging benefits people felt when she transitioned them to organic food. We…
 
Confused about food and the planet? This week continuing our people and planet series with the president of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Tammi Jonas - a farmer, author and in the throes of writing her PhD on the biodiverse and decolonising practices of agroecological farmers, and the technical, social, and legislative enabling conditio…
 
“You won’t think this is tiresome when you’re having to canoe to work in midtown,” said today’s guest Professor Sandra Goldmark to a director she was working with who thought her ideas on using more sustainable materials for a show she was set designer for on Broadway, were a nuisance! She went on in her personal life to have 3 household things bre…
 
Kicking off our people + planet series looking at businesses and thought leaders creating change from their corner of the world, we have the wonderful Jarvis Smith from the UK, publisher, entrepreneur, hippy - and we explore how these different aspects of the self converge and find peace within the one person. Jarvis, once a budding musician who’d …
 
I am thrilled to bring you part 2 of the “brain retraining” work of Ashok Gupta this week, one of the wonderful resources I’ve found, investigating a long term issue of mine that I’d so dearly love to nip in the bud. If you missed show #213 I highly recommend you start there or at least go back after this one. Ashok suffered from ME, or Chronic Fat…
 
Are you ready to stop hiding from yourself and feel truly empowered in your own life? That is what Dr John Demartini invites us to do and I’m thrilled to have him back on the show where we talk about self love, saying no more often, changing our inner dialogue, the true power of gratitude, actually getting done what is actually important - sometime…
 
I’m going to make a bold claim: That every human needs to listen to this show today. I burst into tears. Big time. From thinking about loss close people to me had experienced in their lives, to then thinking about the whole community and the collective grief out there to then having a personal button pushed - grief I didn’t even know I was still mo…
 
Jade Teta is back on the show with a quick metabolism research breakthrough at the start of the show and then straight onto one of his passion topics: Developing our minds into next level humans. This week’s show will push your buttons. It may not feel comfortable but growth-thinking never is, right? We look at how much of a base level, culture lev…
 
What does pleasure mean for you? This week we kick off a series to optimise life - call it upleveling, deepening our sense of well being and satisfaction or cultivating happiness and more pleasure, we’re exploring it all in the next few shows and on this show I interview Dr Jia Gottlieb on the topic of pleasure, a subject Jia has studied for decade…
 
Ever experienced pain? Have a pain in your back that won’t go away? How about your elbow? Having a range of chronic issues with muscles, joints, swelling that won’t leave you alone? Well, it turns out one of the least effective things you can do is chase that pain - the answer is often in a bigger picture look at your body, emotions, the way you’re…
 
Reacting to everything? Itchy itchy scratchy scratchy? Maybe you can’t sleep? Wired and unable to calm down? Everything sore and achy all the time? Brain feeling like you have to pass through thick mud to form a clear thought and action? This week continuing our health series, I interview a naturopathic doctor who I believe is going to transform th…
 
Got thyroid challenges? Turns out that a staggering 80% of people being treated for thyroid conditions, wished there were new treatment options to consider - only 7% are happy with their treatment. Yikes! This week I have Dr Alan Christianson back on the show talking dietary research, thyroid and most specifically, iodine balance, sharing what he l…
 
This week continuing our health series, I interview Dr Rosalba Courtney, PhD, who did her PhD in the area of breathing: How to define through testing what is optimal, what is suboptimal, and how to get a patient to regain breathing flexibility - all will be explained in the show, trust me. We talk about breathing ‘cult followings’ and how to know w…
 
How much do you know about the electrical system of the body? Do you know whether yours is working optimally, why it may not be, and what to do about it? In this year’s first show, I invite Dr Melina Roberts back on the show after a great chat about gut health last year on show #201, to talk about the electrical system in the body, what the relevan…
 
Dr Carrie Jones is a Naturopathic Physician with a Master's in Public Health having over 12 years in the field of functional and integrative medicine. She is the medical director of Precision analytical, the creators of the Dutch Test - a hormone test with a difference. Carrie is back on the show, this time talking about mitochondria and celebratin…
 
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