Unconventional Wellness Radio
S3E3: 5 Toxins to Get Out of Your Life, Now
Hey everyone - let's get real. There is plenty of information out there about nutrition and exercise, but does anyone really talk about the quiet things that can cause illness and poor health. The everyday things around you?
That is the purpose of today's podcast. To talk about the hidden toxins in food, water, and our homes.
Here is what we discuss:
- Toxins in our food
- Toxins in our water
- Toxins in our homes
- Toxins in our environment
- Toxins: radiation and EMFs
Plus, we have a special order for you! This is the link I was talkign about to get my wife's book: The Home Apothecary for FREE (just pay shipping)!
Here is the shownotes for today:
Five toxins that you need to get out of your life right now. We're going to talk about different toxins that all of us have come across and the top five that you need to work on in order to improve your health here in the year of 2020 I am Frank, your host of unconventional on this radio and I welcome you to episode three of our podcast. Give us a like, give us a subscribe and stay tuned for those five toxins that we should get out of our lives right now.
What's up wellness warriors? You have found yourself on unconventional wellness radio and I am your host, Frank Ritz. I'm a physician assistant with 10 years of experience in both medicine as well as alternative therapies to help you get the holistic healthcare that you've always wanted. You know, over the past 10 years I've had the opportunity to learn what I now deem as the five pillars of unconventional wellness and they are nutrition movement, getting better sleep, reducing your stress and anxiety and being able to remove toxins from your living environment. And through these five pillars, I myself have been able to be a product of the product and I want to share with you both my personal testimony and the research that is starting to come out regarding a lot of these things that we look at in preventative medicine. So hear from experts and all the individuals that I've had the pleasure of working with throughout the years in unconventional wellness. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Hey, what's going on? Wellness warriors, happy Monday. Happy Martin Luther King day as well. Uh, I hope that you are having a fantastic start to your day. Uh, actually we're about 12 o'clock now, so, um, yeah, I'm going to date this. Uh, you're, if you're joining us on the podcast, hello and welcome to unconventional
wellness radio as well. I am Frank, your host, and I wanted to jump right in and really quick and talk about five toxins that you need to get out of your life right now. We're going to talk about, and these are in no particular order, but let me tell you a little bit of a backstory as to how I uncapped a really silent killer, if you will, in my home and in my life, in the terms of toxins. These toxins are so not conspicuous that you have no idea that they are actually doing some detriment to your health every single day. So if you're joining [inaudible], I guess I'm alive by the way. Hello. Tell me where you're from. Uh, you know, tell me what you're up to today and uh, and yeah, give us a, like it was a shout and give us a share. If you listen to us on the podcast, um, make sure that you leave us a rating and review because we always appreciate those and know that our content is exactly what you would like it to be.
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All right? Food is a toxin that you may have already thought about. Uh, but the thing is, is that there are so many different chemicals that are in our food these days that we don't even know what food really is. And I'm going to go ahead and be the first person to say it is that as a farmer we strive for organic, you know, quality. Okay? But the problem is is this, there's a lot of lobbying going on right now in which there are pesticides that are considered organic approved. There are chemicals that are being considered organic approved. When I, when I grow things or when we raise things on my farm, organic means poop. It means manure. It means natural soil that we put some amendments like some green material or some Brown material. Maybe it will be composting some old vegetables of ours and making our own compost, but these are the things that we put into our soil.
We don't add anything else, and so organic can be something that you need to be very aware of in terms of its labeling. We want you to eat organic food. Don't get me wrong, it is organic is still best, but just be a little bit more mindful of some of the things that you find in organic food. Now, that's me going off on a tangent, but what I want to talk about in terms of issues that we have with our food is all the preservatives, okay? Preservatives are these substances that food manufacturers can put into their food in order to improve the shelf stability. Okay. Now, if you're eating lots of vegetables and you're eating lots of really good meats, [inaudible] excuse me, you should have virtually no preservatives on them. Okay. Especially if they're good, high quality organic pieces of produce. These things are ugly and they don't have any of the preservatives on or in them that a lot of other prepared things do.
So one of the most natural preservatives is salt. The thing is is that we don't understand the amount of sodium that is truly in our pre prepared foods. These are the things that cause people to have things like high blood pressure or having issues with cardiovascular issues later on in life. So a couple of the things that we really want to pay attention to are the laundry list of things. Like if I pick up a package, right, and I look at the back of it, this just so happens to be a bag of premade organic coconut chips. We're not going to tell you what the brand is. Sorry, I'm going to turn it really fast and cover it up so you can't see it. But we have, um, I'm going to make it like Uber fast. That way you can say it, but on the back of this, I look at the ingredients.
This bag has literally one thing. Are you ready? Coconut, organic coconut. Now if I was to go get another bag of say these coconut chips and I started seeing things that are preservatives, words that I can't even describe, well then we got ourselves a problem. Okay. Um, so we want our food to be less than five ingredients. Honestly, when we actually go on PR and we go and we purchase it, look out of course for H F C ass or high fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup. It's like the superhero of toxic foods, okay? It is made extraordinarily simply out of corn. It takes all the super sweetener out of the corn and it is like the ultra superhero of sugar, okay? If you think processed sugar is detrimental, high fructose corn syrup as being linked to various chronic conditions that are just absolutely destroying our economy, destroying our society, and destroying our people because it is found virtually in everything now.
Okay, so watch out for high fructose corn syrup. Get that out of your toxic life immediately. Okay, let's move on to number two. Number two are some of these toxic things that are found in our water. If you are using tap water, I want you to be extremely cautious and this is the reason why water is known as the universal solvent. Okay? What I didn't realize is that when I was drinking tap water, I didn't know this years ago, but I am actually drinking people's old medications that they flushed on the toilet. I'm drinking lots and lots of chloride, which is a, you know, a way of like, you know, water treatment facilities use this stuff to, to, to purify the water. But the problem is, is that we shouldn't be drinking chloride on the regular, okay? There's a lot of metals that, you know, older homes and stuff like that, uh, with these different metal led, or excuse me, there's metal line pipes and things like that.
This is all leaching into your water within also being a solvent, depending upon where the water is getting sourced from. There's a lot of things that might be sitting in the earth and the soil that is being picked up by the water and being put into the water supply. That way when we go and we turn on the tap, we're drinking water that has all of these dissolved components in it. Okay. And so what I offered to you is get your water tested. Most places will test your water. If you contact, you know, your local municipal or your local municipality, they can actually give you water testing ability. Don't spend a lot of money on it or start simple, get yourself a filter. I am not going to make any money with saying that you should go out and go get a Berkey filter. But that is the one that we use.
We enjoy the, um, the economy of it in terms of its, its protocol on how it cleanses the water. I mean, I, I feel at times I could literally take the water out of my Creek, stick it inside of this filter and get pure water on the other side of it. Okay. So do your research. Be prudent. We also have a water filter system in our home. Um, we are on a well because we're out in the country, uh, but we know that we are getting pure water that is critical. It's 65% up to 65% of our bodies are made of water. So you gotta make sure that you're getting pure water into your body. So that's number two toxin. Then we need change immediately. So we talk about food, talking about water. We're going to move on to number three, which is talking about the household toxins that may be inside of our home, mainly of which number one is mold.
That is the uninvited. That is the number one uninvited household guest ever. Okay. And the thing is, is that is a perfect timing for this because in our houses right now, we want to stay warm, okay? So we're doing all of these different things that we do to be able to block out, you know, little air that might be escaping from around the windows, putting towels or weather stripping or whatever around our doors. You know, we're purchasing space heaters, all this kind of stuff, right? The thing is though is that there are like just what is called volatile compounds. VOC is okay, volatile organic compounds being set out around our home and with it being buttoned up so tightly there aren't able to escape, okay? And these VOC is, can be then brought into our system through just us breathing. They become dissolved into our bloodstream and put around our body.
Here's the thing about VOC is a lot of them that we recognize actually can disrupt hormones. Okay? And that's a whole nother talk. But the long story short is that your body, your metabolism could eventually start working against you and you could start having some chronic illnesses that could pop up because of chronic hyperactivity of your HPA access and especially the chronic hyperactivity of your, uh, your hormones not operating the way they should because a lot of these things will block your hormones that are created from your body and your body just won't operate the way that it's supposed to. And that eventually, of course can lead toward chronic illnesses. Okay. So be very mindful of the air in which we breathe inside of our button to home. The other thing, like I said, was mold. Black mold runs rampant and coal. Cool dark places.
That's a lot of our houses. Okay. Um, I will tell you right now, we've got a really wonderfully, uh, uh, just unbelievably well insulated home. But the problem is, is that I can look at my windows and I can see the condensation from our breath and from the other ways that it just gets out into the air. And the problem is, is that mold loves and adores that. So what we've got going on in every room in the home is we have some dehumidifiers happening to pull that extra moisture out of the air, drop us to a relative humidity of at least, I think it's like 40% or whatever in our home. And it, uh, it really, really helps keep all of these weird upper respiratory like symptoms that can happen because a black mold, black mold can cause stuff like pneumonia. Um, and it's making people sick and can cause chronic illness.
So we have got to dehumidify our home and get the VOC out. If you can afford the opportunity to be able to open windows during the winter to help off gas some of this stuff in your house, please do it. Open doors, open windows if you can. If it's a nicer day outside and you can do it for just an hour, then go ahead and do it. Okay. Um, and then come back and you can reheat your home and all that kind of stuff, but you gotta let fresher into your home, wipe out those VOC that come from like stuff like this furniture behind me. I actually made that, but I let that thing sit outside for like a month before I brought it inside the house because it's got, as you can see, lacquer and uh, it's got some, uh, a stain on it. You know, I try not to stay in with too heavy a stain, but long story short is that like all of those aromas that you smell when you repaint or put something on your walls or anything like that, open up a box.
It's gonna let off these volatile organic compounds and you've got to get that stuff out of your home. Okay. A really good air filters are another really good thing, like wa like these HEPA filters or changing your filters on the regular at least once monthly. Really great way to keep your air clean. Okay. Number four, let's move on to number four so we can keep this a little bit less. You know, uh, uh, crazy. But these naturally occurring toxins. Okay. Naturally occurring toxins like out in the environment. Toxins. Okay. We come across these things all the time. Um, I, I find it interesting that some of these toxins were like, around when dinosaurs were decomposing. It's the craziest thing, right? But if you think about it, we're in a closed system. There's a little bit of transfer, a few where between say us and the outer atmosphere, but we're talking about like, mainly more so like just gases.
Okay. Like things that are in the earth, stay in the earth, you know, like, this is something wild that I heard. Uh, was it a geologist or a paleontologist or maybe it was just a, I don't know, an archeologist or something said that like, our water today is dinosaur PF yesterday. And I was like, I'll be done. And that's right. Like we're not creating new water, right? Like we're able to like have the, the world naturally should filter out the water in order for it to go up into the atmosphere, come back down as rain, and then give us fresh water again. Right. But the thing is, is that it's leaving all that stuff inside of our earth and the onset of our soil and stuff like that. And so explosions and uh, you know, drilling for things and all that kind of stuff or leases and allows this water to sort of seep through it and it will actually cause the water to pick these things up and uh, and we can come across them that way.
There's a lot of plastics and, and things instead of our air that are kind of like occurring out there that we really need to watch out for. So, you know, it's important to, to get away from those environments as best as you can. Get yourself out into nature, get some sun. All right, sun is our wonderful detox. I mean like, look what it does. Do a it boy I was when I was growing up in Florida, if I left something out there that had any type of like a, a coloration to it, I could leave it out for like a weekend in the Florida sun. It would normally bleach that white. And so like getting out and getting the sun, getting your vitamin D, getting out in nature, breathing that wonderful oxygen that those trees and all those plants make can do a really great job because there's a lot of toxins out there in our natural occurring environment that we really have to watch out for.
Okay. And then last but not least is number five. So we've talked about, we've talked about our food, we've talked about our water, we've talked about uninvited household guests and we've talked about some of a naturally occurring toxins. The last thing I wanted to talk about was a electromagnetic frequency and stuff like that. Now there are two sides to this. Okay. And both of them bring up really good points. The science is saying that EMF doesn't cause cancer. Then there's other people that are like, EMF does cause cancer. So I'm not taking a stance on this. What I am saying is I want to talk about total radiation. Okay. And being the physician assistant that I am, I always made sure that I took in consideration when I saw my patients as I would ask them if I felt like it was necessary, if it was clinically necessary for me to do an X Ray or a CT scan or something like that that I asked the patient what was the last time you had these completed?
Okay. A lot of people lose track of like maybe wanting to go see one provider and then to go see another provider and I go see another provider. They don't remember how many x-rays they've had. Right. Your dentist every year does x-rays and so you just got to make sure that you keep mindful of the amount of radiating materials you are around over the course of at least a year. A CT scan is like getting like hundreds of x-rays. Okay. So if you get a CT scan, be very mindful of the necessity of another CT scan in a short proximity window of another one. I'm not saying don't see, I'm not saying, you know, you have a, um, an ailment or an acute illness in which it requires a CT scan to skip your CT scan, but just be mindful of the amount of, of those types of procedures that have been done over the course of a year because you really want to make sure that you are keeping in consideration all of the sources of radiation, you know, not just necessarily extras and CT scans and such like that.
Um, but you want to make sure that you keep all that consideration. Okay. Um, you know, the things that we do is we just preventatively, we like to turn off our wifi at night. Um, there's no reason to have wifi. Um, everything that operates is hardwired, if you will. Um, you know, the thing about smart meters is, uh, you know, if you, if you have to have a smart meter, there's ways to block it. You can do research on that. Um, you know, cell phone use. I try to use a speaker phone as much as possible. I try to keep my cell phone clean and all that good stuff. Who's that pretty lady on the cell phone by the way? Yeah, she's, she's, she's the best. Um, but I try to do things like that to help sort of like just keep my body flowing. I do a lot of key lighting agents, right?
Like I do a lot of spirulina and chlorella. I like these because they do a great job of detoxifying your blood. Okay. Irradiation is almost inevitable, right? Going out into the sun alone, you're radiating your body. But the fact is is that you want to make sure that you keep those radiative levels within reasonable limits over the course of the year. Okay. So that's my five ways to get toxins out of your life. Guys. I just gave you like ridiculous value of years of my life, uh, all in a short period of time. Okay. So bear with me for just a couple more moments cause I want to tell you about something really special that's going on. My wife, Jackie, that you may know as the paleo mama. I was looking up on our, um, on our bookshelf cause I should have grabbed the other book as well. But it's okay. Her first book, well actually this book, her second book that she wrote, which is called the home apothecary. Uh, home crafted recipes, herbs and essential oils. She is making this available for free [inaudible]
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Uh, she's got an Astro glass cleaner in there. Burner furniture, Polish, drool, wool, dryer balls, all of them, whatever it is. Like I think, gosh, 80 pages or something like that. It's 80 pages of like the stuff that she's developed over the last like seven, eight years. So this book will be offered for free. Uh, and there was a couple of other goodies in there. You can add her first book, uh, everyday natural as a bundle. And then you can also add, uh, a digital company, a digital copy of this book as well if you so wish. Okay. So check it out. I will put the uh, on the podcast notes, go check out the show notes. I will put the link in there for you guys that are listening. And then I will also put, uh, I will also put it into, uh, the Facebook live.
So you can actually tell, sorry, I am dinging cause like I said, we just launched this today. So, unfortunately we are getting a dinging messages and whatever, whatever. But anyway, long story short is please go get a copy of this book. We would really appreciate it and have the everyday natural if you want in the us limited time offers. So, um, that's all I got for today. Hopefully this podcast and Facebook live brought you massive value. Uh, I want to wish you guys the best of luck this whole week. Reach out to me, let me know. Share this with somebody who, you know, could need it and yeah, hope you guys have a wonderful week and we will definitely look forward to seeing you again on our podcast next week. Take care everybody. This is unconventional on this radio. I am Frank and I will talk to you again very soon. Bye bye now.
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