Everybody should be aware of the environmental toxins in our world, but for some reason, there’s almost no one talking about it (even in the health and wellness community). We’re all exposed to potentially dangerous toxins every single day, and if we don’t know where they’re coming from, we can’t do anything to minimize or avoid our contact with them.
That’s why we’re talking to Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, a functional medicine doctor and the author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind: Eliminate Environmental Toxins to Lose Weight, Increase Energy, and Reverse Illness in 30 Days Or Less. We’re also joined by one of his patients and friend of the pod, @theLeonardSteinbergteam, who discovered he was suffering from mercury poison with Dr. Morrison’s help. We talk about the most common heavy metals that you are likely to encounter, what happens when you consume too much of them, and how you can eliminate them from your daily life and body.
Remember, the only heavy metal that should be going in your body is Iron Maiden or AC/DC…(obvi!) so pay close attention to what we cover in this episode...
Why excessive mercury exposure matters to everyone – not just pregnant women – and how mercury starts accumulating in our bodies
How the acceptable levels of lead in a child’s blood before doing chelation therapy has shifted... to our detriment
What happens when heavy metal poisoning goes unchecked
The wonderfully proactive nature of functional medicine – and why we shouldn’t be waiting until something goes wrong with our health to start doing something about it (because, for some reason, that needs to be said)
How we can start leveraging data to make smarter decisions about our bodies
Looking for real estate through a wellness lens--worlds we are happy to see collide!
How just 8 minutes of sweating in a dry sauna a day, over a year, can detox heavy metals
What you can do to help your body detox environmental toxins
Three things you can do to make your house healthier to live in and reduce environmental toxins