Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator

Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator


I recently got attacked by someone in a t2 diabetic support group for women!

Someone posted a frozen breakfast convenience food with dozens of comments. When I posted that I would choose not to eat it because of the long list of ingredients and the unknown source of the eggs and turkey.... no big deal to exercise my free choice, imo.

WoW, I was accused of "food shaming" and told how ignorant I am for getting my education from youtube videos. The attacker had read dozens of books explaining that the "organic" movement is a giant marketing ploy; and she goes out of her way not to buy anything with this stamp.

After her long ranting post, my only response was to put a "heart" on it and move on.

My question to you: is it all a hoax?

NOTE: This was in a group of women with t2 diabetes; and it's taken me years of "clean eating" to reverse my condition.
Hello..this was a fb ad...looks clean but is it?
Today on On Point on NPR : Shanna Swan is speaking about her book, Count Down :
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Hey there enviro-friends! Working with someone trying to figure out their hand eczema, so we're in the process of eliminating things and trying alternatives. Looking for suggestions for dishwashing detergent (for hand washing, not for the dishwasher), pump hand wash, body wash; what do you all like??? Thanks loads! 💖
Make sure to join us on the L-Nutra page for our session with Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert at 11:30 a.m. PST today!
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Don't forget to join us live today at 11:30 a.m. PST on our page for an informative session with Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert on How to Create a Toxin-Free Cleaning Routine for your Home. See you then!
As we continue social distancing in these crucial times, our home is the one place we can’t distance from 🏠. We know it's more important than ever to create a toxin-free home, and it starts with your cleaning routine.

Join us live with Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert coming Monday 4/27 at 11:30 a.m. PST on the L-Nutra page for an informative session.

As we continue social distancing in these crucial times, our home is the one place we can’t distance from 🏠. We know it's more important than ever to create a toxin-free home, and it starts with your cleaning routine.

Join us live with Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert coming Monday 4/27 at 11:30 a.m. PST on the L-Nutra page for an informative session.

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I'm an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator and a Certified Holistic Health Coach who trains and educates practitioners within the health & wellness community to better understand the links between environmental chemicals and their impact on disease states so they can more comprehensively support their clients and patients. I also teach health enthusiasts who are proactive about protecting thei

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A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that exposure to high levels of air pollution during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults. ⁠

Air pollution is one of those things that as individuals, there's not much we can do about it other than invest in air filters for our homes (which aren't accessible to all people.)⁠

Air pollution is primarily due to industrial and commercial activity; large multinational corporations that pollute with impunity. ⁠

While not the fault of the individual, this air pollution has direct consequences on our health. ⁠

This systematic review & meta-analysis compiled information from 14 studies that explored the association between air pollution and blood pressure in children and included data points from over 350,000 kids.⁠

According to the paper "High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension has become 1 of the 10 largest contributors to global disease burden...childhood and adolescence are periods of rapid growth and in this period organ systems are particularly susceptible to injury, leading to lifelong consequences. In recent years, a growing body of evidence indicates that elevated BP in childhood and adolescence is a risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease in adults." ⁠

There are some interesting limitations to this analysis: many of the studies only looked at single pollutants, and not the combined effects of multiple pollutants (which is the reality of our exposures), some studies had too small sample sizes, etc. ⁠

BUT, meta-analyses like this are so important because they can serve to motivate governments who can move towards better regulating industrial emissions that contribute greatly to poor air pollution!⁠

As is often the case, low-income, and Black and Brown communities are often disproportionately exposed to these types of environmental pollutants because of red-lining practices and industry seating themselves in these communities. ⁠

Problems like this are why I say that environmental toxins aren't a problem we can shop our way out of!


Meta-analysis: a statistical analysis of multiple studies with the goal to develop a single conclusion that has greater statistical power than the individual studies themselves. ⁠

Meta-analyses are considered to be the highest level of evidence - so they warrant close attention, and when the topics relate to human fertility, they DEFINITELY warrant our attention. ⁠

This 2017 meta-analysis by , et al, looked at 185 different studies that reported primary data on human s***m count, totalling nearly 43,000 men. ⁠

And what she found was - IS - disturbing: total s***m counts around the world are dropping. ↘️⁠

There are likely many reasons why this is happening, but Swan's got the data that points the finger at environmental causes: environmental chemical exposures - the kinds that I post about here on my feed every week - and lifestyle factors (like smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity). ⁠

She writes about these factors in her book, Count Down.⁠

In her book she also outlines that as s***m counts, testosterone, and fertility are decreasing, rates of miscarriage are increasing, all at about 1% each year. ⁠

I've been following Dr Swan's research for 10 years now; her work is cited in my courses and I speak often about her animal studies on phthalate exposures and the resulting "phthalate syndrome"⁠

If you haven't yet ordered her book, head to the link in my bio (), scroll down to my BOOKS link, or just go to

This book is *ESSENTIAL* reading for ALL health professionals - not just those that specialize in fertility issues.

Photos from Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator's post 03/27/2023

A new paper in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease theorizes that TCE or trichloroethylene is likely playing a meaningful role in the development of Parkinson's disease. (PMID: 36938742)⁠

TCE is a widely used industrial solvent found in dry cleaning chemicals, metal degreasing (and therefore in auto shops, and military bases), stain-removing products for clothes and carpeting, lubricants, and spray adhesives. ⁠

While we're still learning about the various toxic endpoints of TCE, it was known to be toxic in 1932 - over 90 years ago. ⁠

What I love most about this paper is the clear call to both ban TCE, and for providers to listen to their patients. ⁠

Most scientific studies, regardless of the strength of the findings, conclude with a call for more research. More research is always a good thing, but in many instances, we have enough evidence to move toward regulatory action. When scientists feel that the weight of evidence merits a ban, we should listen. ⁠

Most individuals have a varied life history - ALL people have an "environmental history" - ie, activities or circumstances that involved some degree of chemical exposures in their lifetimes. ⁠

Taking detailed client/patient history can help shed light on potential contributing risk factors for poor health outcomes, or potentially explain current health challenges. ⁠

In all the thousands of published papers I've read, I've almost never seen one with a conclusion like this: ⁠

"For more than a century, TCE has threatened workers, polluted the air we breathe— outside and inside— and contaminated the water we drink. Global use is waxing, not waning. Most of this has been invisible, all of it is unacceptable, and none of it will stop until we act."


If you've been following me for a while, this isn't the first time you've seen me post about PFAS. But really, it seems like every day there's more (bad) news about PFAS chemicals and the increasing number of places where they're found. ⁠

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a LARGE class of chemicals with over 10,000 different variations.⁠ Only a handful of these have actually been studied and because they share similar chemical properties, it appears that they're all problematic to varying degrees.

Many PFAS chemicals are heat-resistant, water-resistant, stain-resistant, and stick-proof, which is why they're used in so many ways. ⁠

They are also nearly indestructible! Scientists refer to PFAS as "forever chemicals" due to their strong resistance to degradation. ⁠

While we are ALL exposed (CDC estimates more than 99% of US pop have some amount of PFAS in their blood), folks who encounter PFAS chemicals occupationally are at the highest risk of developing health issues. ⁠

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR), studies in humans suggest that certain PFAS may be associated with:⁠

❌ Fertility issues and pregnancy-induced hypertension/preeclampsia⁠
❌ Increased cholesterol⁠
❌ Changes in the immune system⁠
❌ Increased risk of certain cancers (e.g., testicular and kidney cancer)⁠
❌ Changes in fetal and child development⁠
❌ Liver damage⁠
❌ Increased risk of thyroid disease⁠
❌ Increased risk of asthma⁠

And links to more health effects are being discovered. ⁠

👉 I often share more information about chemicals like PFAS in my newsletter! Since email is a longer format than IG, I'm able to cover a lot more over there!⁠

⁠👉 If you're a health professional and not currently on my newsletter list, head to the link in my bio () or head to my website ( to get signed up!⁠

Okay - what are your questions about PFAS? Drop em in the comments!


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Learning HOW to talk about toxins in your business is essential. ⁠

Just because you know facts, stats, and information, doesn't always mean you know how to a) translate that into a language your clients can understand, or b) curate information that's relevant to your audience. ⁠

These tips are ones I share regularly with my students! There's a reason why my flagship course is called "Talking Toxins" and not "Learning Toxins."⁠

☑️ Tying your education about toxins to the specific issues your client deal with is important if you want them to HEAR you. Don't share random information for information's sake - share it because it's relevant!⁠

☑️ Yes, you need to talk about the problem, but aim to have at LEAST 50% of your discussion be about the action step needed to address it!⁠

☑️ Don't try to share everything you know - your clients are, generally speaking, not the information nerds that you are! Pick 2-4 things to educate them on at a time. More isn't better. More just leads to overwhelm.⁠

☑️ Make specific product recommendations. One big barrier to compliance is knowing where to find or how to vet products. Making product recommendations (or even providing them with sample sizes) is a great way to eliminate that barrier.⁠

☑️ Remind your audience (often) that the goal is progress, not perfection (and that perfection is impossible!). Also, let them know not to beat themselves up about things they did before they knew better.⁠

One of my students recently emailed me to share that she had done her very first IG live, and it was on environmental toxins!⁠

Here's some of what she shared with me:⁠

"The feedback was amazing. The comment I got the most from family and friends was how clear and understandable the information was, so reachable to everybody. Of course, I talked about avoidance too! Really really really, THANK YOU for helping me to realize and understand the “talking” part of this process." ⁠

This lights me up! Because it's not just what we share, it's HOW we share it! ⁠

Have you struggled around "talking toxins" in a way that's clear and that your audience connects with? Have you figured out what the disconnect is? ⁠

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Yesterday I posted about phthalates in house dust and shared that studies looking at dust often find higher levels of these chemicals in children - the younger the child, the higher the levels. ⁠

There were some great guesses in the comments as to why this is! Like most things, it's not down to one thing but is instead due to a constellation of things all happening at the same time. ⁠

1. Pound-for-pound children breathe more air, drink & eat more, and have more skin than adults do. This in itself can lead to increased exposure. ⁠

2. Children also exhibit increased hand-to-mouth behavior (ie, everything goes in their mouths), and spend more time crawling around on floors, leading to greater ingestion of toxins in dust.⁠

3. Children's metabolic capacity and detoxification capacity may not be the same as adults. ⁠

When it comes to environmental exposures children, including in-utero are the most vulnerable. ⁠

I love having students who work specifically with folks on preconception planning, fertility, or new moms because it means the potential for earlier inventions aimed at lowering exposures for babies! ⁠

We need more health professionals who are fluent in this topic and able to support folks in growing and raising healthy kids. ⁠

Tag a health professional you know who does this work!


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The chemicals we track into our homes via our shoes accumulate in our house dust, ⁠but shoes are not the only source of these chemicals. They mostly come from our furnishings and household items.⁠

A meta-analysis led by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University (PMID: 27623734) sought to identify the toxic chemicals in house dust. ⁠

They found that there were 4 categories of toxic chemicals consistently showing up: phthalates, phenols, flame retardants, and PFAS chemicals. ⁠

Phthalates were found in 100% of the samples. ⁠

We don't track in phthalates on the soles of our shoes; they migrate out of plastic materials in the home (electronics, wires, vinyl blinds, etc) and from fragranced products (candles, air freshers, cleaning products, personal care products, etc). ⁠

Talking about house dust with your clients or patients might only seem relevant if they have respiratory issues, but really, it's relevant to everyone! ⁠

Phthalates, phenols, flame retardants, and PFAS chemicals are all hormone-disrupting. ⁠

Studies looking at dust often find higher levels of these chemicals in children - the younger the child, the higher the levels. ⁠

Who wants to make a guess as to why that is?


Let's TALK DOODIE! Poops. Sh*ts. Let's get into it. (figuratively, not literally)⁠

When it comes to detoxification, No. 2 is actually No. 1! ⁠


Because if someone isn't p**ping, they are NOT detoxing!⁠

There are 3 phases of detoxification: ⁠

Phase 1️⃣ employs the cytochrome P450 enzymes to help break down compounds in the liver. ⁠

Phase 2️⃣ is the conjugation phase, where these toxins get paired with certain substances to es**rt them out of the body. These substances include sulfur-containing amino acids and nutrients like glycine, glutamine, and choline. ⁠

This is why eating those cruciferous veggies is so important in supporting the detox process. ⁠

BOTH of these phases occur in the LIVER - which we think of as our superstar detox organ (it is). ⁠

HOWEVER, it's not the full picture. ⁠

I see LOTS of health professionals talking about amping up liver function to get toxins flushed out - liver support supplements, teas, etc. ⁠

All those "flushed" toxins need a way OUT - and that's where Phase 3️⃣ comes in. ⁠

This is the MOST important phase because this is how endo and exogenous toxins actually EXIT the body. ⁠

It's P**P. 💩⁠

If your clients are not p**ping regularly, then those toxins sitting in the intestines and colon can get reabsorbed into the body. ⁠

If you amp up liver detox without making sure the "door is open" so to speak, you run the risk of kicking up more symptoms. ⁠

So in the realm of detox, our No. 2 is really No. 1! ⁠

Do you talk about p**p & detox with your clients or patients??⁠

Lemme know in the comments!


Toxicant avoidance is often portrayed as this expensive, out-of-reach, impossible journey. While some interventions can get expensive — there are options for us all!⁠

Anyone working in a health-based business needs to be understanding of this. And also, creative with their solutions!⁠

If your client cannot afford some of the items that you'd otherwise recommend for them, that's ok! This is where having a deep and functional understanding of WHY we're making these recommendations is so important. If you don't know then your solutions will be so limited.⁠

So let's get into some of these creative solutions to financial barriers!⁠

❌ High-quality air filter?⁠
👉 Open your windows and make a box fan filter (which costs about $45). This will still help improve indoor air quality for your clients at a very low cost.⁠

❌ Water testing and filtration?⁠
👉 Get filtered water from a natural grocery store or local water store. These are also geographically dependent so where you source your water may vary depending on what's in your area, most Sprouts & Whole Foods have water stations with reverse osmosis water. Also, local water stores are great to support and offer very affordable refill options for ~$0.25 a gallon.⁠

❌ Replacing FR furniture?⁠
👉 Recommend increased vacuuming, wet dusting, and handwashing! Some small intervention studies have found that this is very effective at reducing the amount of flame retardants circulating in humans.⁠

I hope these are helpful to you AND your audience!


Sticker labels that say things like⁠
"natural" ➡️ "BPA Free" ➡️ "Non-Toxic"⁠...⁠

They all mean nothing.⁠ Or at least they *likely* mean nothing. ⁠

I've mentioned this in other posts on BPA but here's the short of it: manufacturers of products do not have to tell you what materials are used in their products; product packaging will often tell you what is NOT in them (and even then, this is not always true), but they rarely tell you what IS in them. ⁠

I encourage my students, whenever they see a "____-Free" claim to question "what are they using instead?"⁠

BPA or bisphenol-a is one chemical in a family of chemicals, many of which share the same properties and characteristics. ⁠

When BPA came under fire for being an endocrine-disrupting chemical, consumers started voicing their concerns. Companies that made plastics and other BPA-containing products felt that social pressure and started to use other bisphenol replacements. ⁠

In the case of BPA, its replacements are often BPS or BPF - which we're quickly learning is just as bad, if not worse than BPA. ⁠

These are what we call "regrettable substitutions," where the 'better' replacement ends up being worse than the original.⁠

It's so dumb that this is even 'a thing' but it helps to have the necessary information to recognize these forms of deceptive labeling!⁠

If you want to see where BPA hangs out AND a long list of health effects associated with exposures, 👉head to the link in my bio () to grab my FREE Top 10 Toxins Health Professional Checklist!⁠

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Photos from Lara Adler - Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator's post 03/15/2023

I shared this to my stories last night, but wanted to make sure this was also in my feed. ⁠

Yesterday, the EPA proposed the FIRST new drinking water standard since 1996. Yes, that's correct... 1996. ⁠

While we can certainly be mad about how we've gone this long without adding new standards, let's instead celebrate this as a long-overdue step in the right direction. ⁠

As stated in this CNN article, the proposal is for 6 specific PFAS chemicals. There are over 10,000 chemicals in this class, most of which we know nothing about, including their molecular structure (which means we can't test for them). ⁠

Two of the 6 chemicals included in this proposal - PFOA and PFOS haven't been manufactured in a number of years - and are no longer being used. AND - they are called "forever chemicals" for a reason: these two compounds are still showing up in people and being measured in our environment. ⁠

If this proposal passes, there will be some major water treatment infrastructure changes that will likely require a large investment. ⁠

Water utilities around the country aren't all the same; they're funded by local community taxpayer dollars. As is the case with many things, utilities in more affluent communities will be able more easily meet this standard, while poorer communities will need help in order to do so. ⁠

I hope that help is provided. ⁠

PFAS, along with microplastics (which we know even less about when it comes to health impacts), are the biggest problems we're dealing with in this space; both are pervasive and found in every corner of the globe. ⁠

While learning this might make you want to throw up your arms in defeat and just say "f**k it" - don't. There's a LOT we can do, and we should do those things. I've detailed ways to lower PFAS exposure many times in my feed, including 6 posts ago. ⁠

I'll share more on this Safe Drinking Water Act update proposal at it unfolds.


I was recently chatting with a friend who was talking to me about seaweed and how healthy it is, and she asked if I ate it.⁠

Like most questions that touch on environmental toxicants, my answer was "it depends..."⁠

The issue is this: ARSENIC.⁠

Arsenic is an element that is naturally occurring and is persistent in the environment (elements don't break down). Some arsenic is present in soil naturally, and sometimes it's there due to the legacy use of arsenic-based pesticides.⁠

Not all forms of arsenic are considered toxic but inorganic arsenic is VERY toxic (I’ve posted about this in regards to rice before)⁠

Inorganic arsenic exposure is linked to skin, lung, and bladder cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory issues, pre-term birth, memory loss, high blood pressure, reproductive effects, and diabetes, amongst other conditions.⁠

In short: we want to avoid arsenic as much as possible.⁠

Seaweed can be an extremely healthy addition to one's diet as it's a great source of iodine, which is essential for normal thyroid function! Seaweeds are also rich in vitamins and minerals including A, C, E, and K, along with folate, zinc, sodium, calcium, and magnesium.⁠

Research examining arsenic levels in seaweed has consistently found that all seaweeds are very, very low in the toxic form of arsenic - with one exception: hijiki.⁠

In one study, published in Nature, 87% of the arsenic found in hijiki was the highly toxic inorganic form, while in all other types of seaweed tested the levels of inorganic arsenic were negligible.⁠

HIjiki is often used in salads and is a staple dish in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Hawaiian cultures. So if you or your clients belong to these cultures or eat a lot of dishes from these cultures, be sure to highlight that they want to avoid hijiki and replace it with a different seaweed!⁠

It's that easy!⁠

Did you know this about hijiki seaweed?⁠

If you’re a health professional or have a health-based business, make sure you’re on my newsletter list where I often share more info on topics like this than I do here on IG.⁠

Link in bio to jump on my mailing list!


Let's talk about totally unnecessary exposures to toxic chemicals!⁠

Fabric softener & dryer sheets. ⁠

These products are essentially the same - one is liquid that's dispensed in the wash, and the other is a sheet that's used in the dryer. ⁠

Have you ever wondered what fabric softener and dryer sheets even do? It's not what you think...⁠

These products are intended to prevent static, reduce wrinkles, and make your garments feel softer.⁠ Most have added (unnecessary) fragrance.⁠

But fabric softeners do not actually soften your clothes! Instead, they leave a thin waxy coating on the fibers that makes them *feel* soft. ⁠

This coating reduces friction and adds a positive charge to neutralize the negative charge that we feel as static.⁠ ⁠

A lot of fabric softeners contain "quats" or quaternary ammonium compounds. While quats have been shown to help neutralize static, they've also been associated with respiratory and skin irritation.⁠

Setting the "softening" lie aside, these products constitute an ongoing exposure to fragrance compounds, many of which are allergenic and endocrine-disrupting. I've posted many times in my feed about the issues with fragrances. ⁠

These products also leave a waxy build-up in your machines and on your clothing. Over time this damages your machine and can wear your clothes out faster. ⁠

Instead, it's better for you, your clothes, and the environment to use a cup of distilled white vinegar in your next load of laundry. ⁠

Not only will it lift odors, but it will also maintain the softness of your garments.⁠

Has anyone already ditched fabric softeners?


If you hear one objection about the small exposures we get to chemicals, it's gonna be this one. ⁠

And it's going to get really old, really quickly 😂😂😂⁠
Understanding how to respond to clients or prospective clients who push back with this statement is critical to getting through to them⁣. ⁠

This is a big topic, but here's the Reader's Digest version: ⁣⁠
The entire field of toxicology is based on the premise that the bigger the dose the bigger the impact, hence "the dose makes the poison."⁣⁠
The assumption within this field is that all chemicals, compounds, substances, etc, follow this rule. The rule assumes that small doses ain't no big deal, and it's the high doses that are worrisome.⁣⁠
"The dose makes the poison" is depicted in what's known as a monotonic or linear ⁠dose-response curve.⁠

When people say stuff like "even water can kill you if you have too much" they are thinking through this lens of monotonic, linear, and therefore PREDICTABLE response curves. ⁠
HOWEVER: not all things behave in this manner! ⁠
"The dose makes the poison" is true, but PARTIAL.⁠
There's a whole body of research that clearly shows that VERY low-level exposures to certain types of substances behave in very unpredictable ways. ⁠
An unpredictable response? That's called a non-monotonic dose-response curve, and they are real deal.⁠
So which substances? ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS, for one. (or many, since there are likely thousands of them). ⁠
Why?⁣ Because the human endocrine system naturally works at extremely low levels; natural hormones affect every single body system, organ, and tissue at parts per trillion, and parts per billion levels.⁠
So, it's zero surprise that extremely low levels of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals can have an effect on the body! ⁣⁠
There are layers to this topic... but this is SUCH an important concept to get, and one that is relevant to just about every client interaction you'll have! ⁠

If you wanna learn more about this topic, go check out the and peek my courses!


Practitioners are very aware of the importance of our gut health, and how poor gut health is likely at the root of a LOT of chronic health issues... ⁠

Things like: ⁠

💥 hormone issues⁠
💥 diabetes⁠
💥 obesity⁠
💥 autoimmune disorders⁠
💥 infertility⁠
💥 allergies⁠
💥 Autism⁠
💥 depression/anxiety⁠
💥 neurodegenerative conditions (Alzheimer's/Parkinson's) ⁠
💥 chronic fatigue⁠
💥 and many more... ⁠

But what many health practitioners don't know is that there is a very strong bi-directional relationship between environmental toxicant exposure & gut health! ⁠

Toxins that we're exposed to (I'm looking at your , , , ) can trash our guts by acting as antibiotics, allowing the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria, by causing intestinal permeability (ie, leaky gut), and widespread inflammation. ⁠

The health of our gut affects how we're able to metabolize toxins; the wrong, or not enough gut bugs can make things like mercury exposure even more damaging and can interfere with our body's ability to detoxify environmental toxins. ⁠

We can’t just look at toxins as being something that can alter our microbiome, but the health of our microbiome plays a big role in how we’re able to handle the toxins we’re exposed to.⁠

The bottom line here is that we need to not only optimize our microbiome but decrease our exposure to toxins as well.⁠

There is a lot more to this topic which is why I'll be hosting a FREE webinar on gut health and environmental toxins TODAY at 1 pm PST! Go to the link in my bio to register. ⁠

This event is for health professionals and folks with health-based businesses.

Registering — even if you can't make it live — will ensure that you get the replay sent to you when we're done!⁠

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Research is showing that there's a strong connection between environmental chemicals & the health of the gut microbiome.⁠

Whether you're neck-deep in the wellness space or are just dipping your toe in, you likely know how important gut health is to our overall health.⁠

In fact, poor gut health, regardless of the cause, has been linked to:⁠

- poor immune health⁠
- autoimmune diseases⁠
- skin issues⁠
- endocrine disorders⁠
- gastrointestinal disorders⁠
- cardiovascular disease⁠
- cancer⁠
- and even mental health issues⁠

That said, GOOD gut health may be PROTECTIVE against certain exposures to environmental toxins. ⁠

One animal study found that probiotics like Bifidobacterium breve and Lactobacillus casei may exert a protective effect against dietary exposure to BPA. The study found that in rodents, these probiotics reduced intestinal absorption and helped the body excrete BPA, suppressing the adverse health effects otherwise associated with BPA. (PMID: 18540113)⁠

Because the topic of gut health is both hugely popular and also important, I'm hosting a free webinar next week that will explore this bi-directional relationship between toxic exposures and our gut health!!⁠

👉 This webinar is for health professionals or anyone with a health-based biz⁠

✨Head to the link in my bio to register! ✨⁠

It's happening this coming Tuesday, January 24th at 1pm PST (but you can register and catch the recording if you can't make it live).⁠

Go to the link in my bio to sign up! And drop any questions you have in the comments 👇


Canned food is a pantry staple for most people. Check the average home and they undoubtedly have canned beans, canned soup, canned tomatoes, and maybe even canned vegetables. ⁠

While these foods are convenient, they can also be a primary source of exposure to our pal BPA. ⁠

BPA has been used in the resin-based linings of canned foods for more than 40 years, a claim that is touted as “proof” of its safety. Foods stored in cans, whether it’s soup, soda, or beer, can, over time, eat away at the aluminum creating opportunities for bacteria to enter, increasing food spoilage. Additionally, uncoated cans would impart a metallic taste to foods. The linings are designed to prevent metal corrosion, thereby preventing spoilage and altered tastes. ⁠

A 2016 study published in the journal Environmental Research (PMID: 27362993), found that people who consumed one canned food item in the past day had about 24% higher concentrations of BPA in their urine compared with those who had not consumed canned food. Consuming two or more canned food items resulted in about 54% higher concentrations of BPA. ⁠

In this study, some foods were found to have much higher levels of BPA than other foods. ⁠

For example, eating canned soup, which is a staple in many people’s homes, resulted in a whopping 229% higher concentrations of metabolites of BPA in the urine compared to people who didn’t eat canned foods. ⁠

BPA and its replacements are endocrine disruptors. ⁠

In human studies, they have shown to alter insulin response at the level deemed "safe" by the FDA. ⁠We want to avoid this chemical when we can. ⁠

Do you talk about reducing canned foods with your clients or patients?⁠


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