Maybe you’re ready to join us over in the Low Tox Club to formalise your love for the show? Support the podcast and in turn enjoy the book club, chats, challenges, and insider Q&A with podcast guests to get YOUR specific questions answered. Pop through here and join for the investment $ of a coffee a month or put another way – for $1 per show. Support us to support you. I’d love to see you there, Alexx x
Love our new show tune in the intro/outro? It’s talented Australian independent artist Melanie Horsnell’s song “Birds”. Pop a note in the comments section this week if you’d like her album – I’m giving 10 away to the first 10 comments!
Our show supporter this month are…
BlockBlueLight is a premium supplier of all things blue light blocking. Ranging from the very best in blue blocking glasses to blue light free lighting solutions such as red night lights, blue blocking light bulbs, and red light torches.
After learning about how artificial light past sundown has such a drastic impact on our sleep and health they went about designing and creating the most effective devices and tools to allow minimise the damage while still living with technology. They ship worldwide, fast and for free.
Their ScreenTime daytime glasses are specifically designed for those spending significant time during the day in front of screens. They feature a specialised clear lens, designed to filter out harmful blue light emitted by digital devices, and all other artificial light sources. They filter 50% of blue light to alleviate digital eye strain, sore and tired eyes, headaches/ migraines, and blurred vision from both screen time and bright LED or fluorescent lighting in the workplace. They offer all of their glasses in a fitover version for people who wear reading or prescription glasses.
YOUR SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off all orders with the code LOWTOXLIFE. Free shipping worldwide.
Shop Here: http://bit.ly/block_blue_light
Mark James Henry, the founder of SOLIDTEKNICS, was probably born to innovate in engineering. At age 3 he woke before dawn one Christmas morning and fully assembled a tricky powered construction set that his parents thought they might struggle with in the morning…Fast forward 40-something years, a metal trade, two degrees, several languages, and a string of patents, brands, and businesses later, Mark has developed two ranges of innovative world-first cookware under the brand SOLIDTEKNICS: AUS-ION™ wrought iron (formed low-carbon steel), and nöni™ ferritic wrought stainless cookware. All are made in Australia, all are non-toxic, healthy, sustainable, and multi-century durable.
YOUR SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a free 22cm AUS-ION Sauteuse (valued at $119.95) with orders over $249. Use coupon code lowtox at checkout to redeem this offer. Each order using the coupon code will go into the draw to win a Low Tox approved noni baking tray valued at $299. Winner will be announced on 1st week of November.
Shop Here: https://www.solidteknics.com/products
And onto this week’s show!
Do I have a show for you this week! Fan of exploring the gut microbiome? Did you know our nose, skin, mouth, and vagina all have microbiomes too and healthy or not, they have impacts on our overall health? We look at not only gut but vaginal and nasal microbiomes as well this week with Australia’s foremost probiotic expert Dr Jason Hawrelak – back for a second time and boy were there some mindblowing facts shared in this week’s show. Dr Hawrelak did his Honours (First Class) and PhD degrees in the areas of the gastrointestinal microbiota, irritable bowel syndrome, and the clinical applications of pre- and probiotics. He has written extensively in the medical literature on these topics – including 16 textbook chapters – and his research has been cited over 900 times. Suffice it to say, this week’s show is a good one for the microbiome nerds among us.
I hope you enjoy this week’s show and as always, you can find this week’s podcast sponsors offer and show notes over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast Enjoy!
The Framework for our Discussion:
The robust and fragile aspects of our gut microbiome. The questions I asked –
- You and your background (and then will refer back to our first chat for expansion on your work and gut microbiome focus)
- A couple of questions that came out of our first podcast that I’d love to kick us off with. 1, was “How do I include more prebiotic foods when eating so much as half a lentil inflamed my gut and makes me the queen of farts?” and another was “Fermented foods – they seem to be my kryptonite rather than a health food: What might be wrong there and what can I do about it?”
- Anything new in the last 6 months that you’re super excited about in the world of gut microbiome health?
- Today I wanted to chat about what we didn’t get time for last time: All our microbiomes! We talked gut mainly last time… But we’ve got the nose, the oral microbiome, the skin the vaginal microbiome (do guys have a ‘down there’ microbiome too?, let’s take a look at each and see how we might care best for each and how to know when something’s amiss?
- And then we can speak to each and from what you share, if we could look at a brief overview, how to know when we’ve work to do in each area, what some of the ill-health links are in each and how to ensure all of our microbiomes thrive…
- And to finish: Any research you’re eagerly awaiting results on that are showing us promise in terms of better understanding the role of our various microbiomes and the impact that treatment and diagnosis can have on our overall health?
Other helpful links:
For unbiased information on probiotics: www.probioticadvisor.com
Check them out on Facebook
Enjoy the show and thanks again for taking the time to rate and review the show on your app – it’s like tipping the bartender and it means the world.
Low Tox. Happy us. Happy planet