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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 into our lives as and if they fit. Low Tox therefore instead of 'no tox' which to most of us who aren't on an off grid hippy commune, just isn't achievable. There's nothing more that makes me sad than having people quit before they begin because you feel like a failure. Let's feel awesome about what we can learn and do from today! On this show, we cover lots of low tox topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, lowering our toxic load and mind happiness and with the brilliant minds I'm so grateful to chat with, I just know you'll be inspired as I am from each show. Enjoy, subscribe, pop the kettle on and most importantly: Welcome!

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 658 Ratings

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 into our lives as and if they fit. Low Tox therefore instead of 'no tox' which to most of us who aren't on an off grid hippy commune, just isn't achievable. There's nothing more that makes me sad than having people quit before they begin because you feel like a failure. Let's feel awesome about what we can learn and do from today! On this show, we cover lots of low tox topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, lowering our toxic load and mind happiness and with the brilliant minds I'm so grateful to chat with, I just know you'll be inspired as I am from each show. Enjoy, subscribe, pop the kettle on and most importantly: Welcome!

    245. The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s with Dr Dale Bredesen.

    245. The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s with Dr Dale Bredesen.

    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 frustration of how slow progress can feel and the most important findings in his 30 years researching brain degeneration. If you want to actively prevent Alzheimers in your life and family’s life, and if you know someone who may already be experiencing cognitive decline, I couldn’t think of a more important person’s body of work than that of Dale’s which is why I value his time on our show over the years. Enjoy the show and head to the show notes for more details over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    244. Dr Rebecca Huntley on Climate Change Impact to Communities

    244. Dr Rebecca Huntley on Climate Change Impact to Communities

    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 and how to talk about it more effectively in a melting pot of very strong opinions and beliefs, not always shared. We also discuss how superannuation is one of the most powerful ways we can contribute positively to change and we discuss how we can accelerate change from our own daily lives and how we can take it up the chain more effectively. Enjoy the show and head to the show notes for more details and sponsor offers over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    243. Maggie Dent: an hour of parenting power with the queen of common sense and comfort

    243. Maggie Dent: an hour of parenting power with the queen of common sense and comfort

    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 your child(ren) to support them in thriving as the individual humans that they are and within the context of living happily in society. Share it with parent and carer friends, this is not a show to be missed. Enjoy the show and head to the show notes for more details over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    242. Veteran educator Rod Soper on children and resilience

    242. Veteran educator Rod Soper on children and resilience

    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 is a veteran educator, having served as a classroom teacher and school principal for more than twenty years. Currently, Rod heads up Thinkers.inq, Personhood360 and is the principal consultant with Thinkers.inq consulting. He is also the chief investigator of The Playing with Gratitude research Project, a wellness project supporting change in about 3000 Australian children, families, and teachers. 

     

    All parents and carers want to contribute to the development of resilience in children as they grow, helping them with good self-regulation skills, perseverance, courage, and also developing their ability to move through big emotions and get themselves unstuck when they experience an emotionally or physically challenging situation. Today’s show is packed with the kinds of tips and things to say in different situations that you will absolutely want a notepad and pen for so pour a cuppa, take it in, and share with a friend who might want some support raising their kids. The resources we talked about are in the shownotes over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast as well as show sponsor offers.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    241. Days Like These: Parenting comfort with Pip Lincolne

    241. Days Like These: Parenting comfort with Pip Lincolne

    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 an incredibly expansive experience that fills our days with many, many things to do just to keep our little people alive and growing and as they get older, to support them in starting to make their own decisions in a healthy way. We forget that we might need support and care during this time to help us thrive through the monumental task at hand and so this show, we explore what that help, support and connection looks like. I love the example of the shower, when thinking about the challenges of parenting at the newborn stage. I remember before I became a parent, secretly wondering how on earth my highly intelligent friends who’d had a baby couldn’t get showered and changed in the morning and were still in pyjamas at 4pm! Of course all was revealed in time when my boy came along, darn it. I laughed at my pre-mum self as I dragged the bouncer into the bathroom at 3pm one day so that I could have a shower and keep my eye on him if he got upset. Sound familiar? I hope you enjoy and find comfort in today’s show and you can head to the show notes for more details over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    240. Vagus nerve health for babies, kids and parents

    240. Vagus nerve health for babies, kids and parents

    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 parent-child journey. We explore: 

    What is the Vagus Nerve - how much has our knowledge of its function and significance has grown in such a short space of time? 

    How can we identify if our vagus nerve isn't functioning optimally/ optimally supported - in adults and in kids and babies? 

    Does the birth delivery style/circumstance affect vagus nerve tone from day dot? And if so what can we do to support our bubs? 

    What are the factors/symptoms that might suggest Vagus nerve support is needed in babies? 

    And so much more. Enjoy the show and head to the show notes for more details over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

     

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
658 Ratings

658 Ratings

Tara Hegerty ,

Engaging and authentic connections

A plethora of engaging topics that invites you in, sip on a coffee and immerse yourself in a beautiful, authentic conversation. Thoroughly enjoy listening to this podcast! Thank you so very much Alexx

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