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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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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!

    267. Step into YOU with Lorraine Murphy

    267. Step into YOU with Lorraine Murphy

    Do you remember a time where you felt really ‘you’. In flow? Maybe a great sense of boundless energy? The sense that there was something really motivating to wake up for each day in work, love, life? To kick off the new year I invite Lorraine Murphy, author of 3 wonderful books in the past centred around productivity, and now with a new book Step Into You, to discuss this - we talk about alarm bells that things are not going well and you need to pay attention - LOVE Lorraine’s analogy on this, and also talk about some of the tools we can use to bring ourselves back to ourselves - not entirely easy with all the demands that come up in life, often with the busy-ness clouding our own filtering and awareness of when things might not be best for us! 

    Enjoy the first show of 2022 and head to the show notes for more details on the book and this week’s sponsor, over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    266. Alexx with Mental Health First Aid Specialist Pippa Baker on end of year challenges and thriving through them

    266. Alexx with Mental Health First Aid Specialist Pippa Baker on end of year challenges and thriving through them

    Do you find the holidays hard? On the final show of the year for 2021, I invite one of my oldest friends, Pippa Baker onto the show, who is a Mental Health First Aid specialist, training and supporting people from corporate to schools to social groups in all things resilience and mental health - how to feel empowered, focused on what you can control, and grateful - even on a day it’s only for a nice punnet of strawberries as she shares during our chat about a particularly tough day in the past year. We talk about the challenge of the holiday season from managing energy to loss and grief, to people who disagree with you or you with them and we carve out a path of kindness, compassion and gratitude, finishing up with some golden tips on raising kids who can do hard things. 

     

    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
    265. Mark Herrema on Replacing Plastic with AirCarbon

    265. Mark Herrema on Replacing Plastic with AirCarbon

    This week continuing our eco disruptor interviews, I interview Mark Herrema. Did you ever believe we might be able to stop using plastic and replace it with something that won’t harm people and planet? Well, it may just be possible with AirCarbon and I’m very excited to see where this goes. Mark Herrema is the co-founder and CEO of Newlight Technologies. In 2003, Mark co-founded Newlight with a vision of using greenhouse gas as a resource to make high-performance sustainable materials. After a decade of research, Mark and his team developed a technology that uses a natural process found in the ocean to make a material called AirCarbon. AirCarbon is a meltable energy storage molecule made in almost all known living things that are strong, meltable, and ocean-degradable.

    AirCarbon is now being used to replace plastic in single-use food ware, fashion products, and a variety of other applications. Newlight has been honoured to receive recognition as “Biomaterial of the Year” by the Nova Institute, “Innovation of the Year” by Popular Science, and “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum. In 2016, Newlight was awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Mark graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and has since garnered over 15 years of expertise in process engineering, polymer functionalization, and strategic business development. I hope you enjoy this discovery as much as I have, hearing Mark’s story and the development of something truly disruptive in the plastics space.

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

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    • 50 min
    264. Alyssa Couture on fashion for your health

    264. Alyssa Couture on fashion for your health

    This week we’re talking Fashion with Alyssa Couture - It’s been a while since we discussed fashion on the show and today with Alyssa, we talk about fashion for health - like did you know that polyester, never mind the horror of microplastics, has an acidic ph and feels unnatural on the skin as well as increasing the chance of rashes, body odour and pore clogging? So today’s conversation is one that goes very deep into fashion for people and the planet and I loved it. Alyssa’s upcoming fashion book HEALTHY FASHION: THE DEEPER TRUTHS establishes an alternative approach to apparel. Her work Healthy Fashion creates + broadcasts enlightening content on fashion deemed medicinal and I think it’s a must read - it’s way easier to avoid buying excess or synthetic clothes when we really understand the multiple why-nots, right? Visit www.hfcampaign.com for more info. Enjoy the show and head to the show notes for more details over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast

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    • 48 min
    263. Professor James Trevelyan - Disrupting air conditioning for a healthier planet!

    263. Professor James Trevelyan - Disrupting air conditioning for a healthier planet!

    Professor James Trevelyan is an engineer with many accolades for inventions and innovations over the past 4 decades. From sheep sheering robots to landmine clearance technology to many things in between and now? Disrupting the air conditioning industry with something that cools people without cooking the planet - which is what, unfortunately, conventional air conditioning does. It’s exciting to have him on the show to discuss his innovation and share with the world how we can revolutionise our sleep in warm climates by cooling ourselves rather than every room in the house. I hope you enjoy the interview and if you want to cut straight to the Coolzy innovation, skip to 20mins in, but if you, like, me, enjoy hearing about how someone comes to be doing what they do today, I found it fascinating to discuss some of his key innovations over the years. Head to the shownotes for more information and the sponsor offer over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    262. Helena Norberg-Hodge - Local is our future

    262. Helena Norberg-Hodge - Local is our future

    Helena Norberg-Hodge is this week’s show guest, continuing our planet series on asking the biggest questions we can and finding the simplest, local solutions we can. So if you’re interested in local-economy thinking and seeing how we can move forward, this is the show for you. Helena is a pioneer of the new economy movement and recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award and the Goi Peace Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.” She is author of the inspirational classic Ancient Futures, and Local is Our Future (2019). She is co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home and From the Ground Up, and producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of Local Futures and The International Alliance for Localisation, and a founding member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Ecovillage Network. I adored this conversation with Helena - what an opportunity to learn from someone in the field of true environmentalism for so long. Enjoy the show and head to the show notes for details of her work and sponsor offers lowtoxlife.com/podcast 

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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