Thriving in a Toxic Environment, with Brooke Erickson, MS, CN
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I was so excited to be joined by my friend Brooke Erickson, who is a functional nutritionist and the founder of Nourish Thrive. She specializes in a HUGE laundry list of digestive disorders and chronic health issues like mitochondrial dysfunction, autoimmune issues, histamine intolerances, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances, diabetes, fertility, and preconception, to name just a few.
In this episode, Brooke unpacks how to navigate living in a toxic world. She shares her personal, and then professional, journey into nutrition. She breaks down the science behind toxins, and how they impact our bodies.
Brooke outlines what you can do at home to start that detoxification process, like focusing on the quality of your food and water, purchasing products from glass containers, and avoiding fragrances and plastics. You DON’T need to get rid of everything you own! Instead, when you run out of a product, RESEARCH before you replace.
- Introductions (00:05)
- Brooke Erickson (01:09)
- Brooke’s career path (03:08)
- Environmental toxins (05:11)
- Metal toxins (09:58)
- Detoxing (13:47)
- Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (14:40)
- BPAs (18:15)
- POPs (23:48)
- PCBs (25:16)
- Percolate (26:11)
- Phthalates (27:50)
- Environmental Working Group (29:45)
- Parabens (32:01)
- EDCs (33:13)
- Redirecting interference from foreign substances (37:12)
- Quality of food and water (38:42)
- Glass containers (42:43)
- Avoid fragrance and perfume (43:35)
- Avoid plastics (44:45)
- Doing research before you buy (45:17)
- Approach one at a time (48:57)
- Detoxing (53:39)
- Brooke Erickson
- EWG Healthy Living app - combines ratings for personal care, cleaning, and food products.
- EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
- Zeolite Advanced TRS Spray (affiliate link)
Water Filters Options:
- Distilled Water - To balance pH and add back ions add CellCore CT Minerals or ConcenTrace Trace Minerals.
- PureWater use promo code "nourish" for 5% off.
- Berkey Filter- countertop gravity fed, different sizes
- Aquagear - countertop gravity fed, one size
- PristineHydro Water Revival System (affiliate link)
- Water filtration Pitchers: Aquagear, Zero Water best brands
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