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Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA, IFM certified practitioner, is passionate about helping women optimize their health and lives as a functional medicine gynecologist.

Through her struggles with mold and metal toxicity, Celiac disease, and other health issues, Dr Trubow has developed a deep sense of compassion and expertise for what her patients are facing.

She is the co-author of Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing and has been regularly featured in MindBodyGreen and Huffington Post.

02:20 How Dr Trubow got into health and wellness?

  • Got into sales after college
  • Went to med school – obgyn
  • Had a health crisis – went to functional medical doctor
  • Found she had celiac disease and food sensitivities
  • Got lead exposure on vacation in France
  • Also had mycotoxins prior

10:00 Where do people get environmental toxins?

  • Environmental toxins are making everyone sick
  • Food: herbicides, pesticides, artificial flavors, preservatives
  • Sugar: also a toxin
  • Alcohol: also a toxin
  • Plastic containers contain BPA and endocrine disruptors
  • Beauty products: hair dye, makeup, lotion, shampoos, new clothing, laundry detergent
  • EMF’s
  • Bedding has flame retardardants. Cars has plastics
  • Plastics in food

14:10 How does lead impact humans?

  • When pregnant, women get rid of 50% of toxins
  • Many are transferred to baby
  • Liver can process and excrete: phase 1 and phase 2
  • Lead can be stored in bones – it causes bone loss and osteoporosis
  • Lead also causes autoimmune, degenerative, cardiovascular, dementias

20:00 How to prevent any more toxins from coming into your body?

  • Filter your air
  • Filter your water
  • Improve food quality, reduce alcohol and sugar
  • Look up environmental working group (EWG.org)

23:00 How can individuals use EWG as a resource?

  • You can find products on EWG directly
  • Or you can look for products for concerns

25:55 Are toxins or heavy metals causing autoimmune diseases?

  • It’s not easy to draw a direct conclusions between toxins and autoimmune
  • But over time, people don’t feel as well as they used to
  • They chalk this to aging, but chronic diseases have become their own epidemics

28:50 How does an individual start to identify and get rid of toxins?

  • Dr Trubow starts with learning about your food, any food sensitivities, sleep, gut function, minerals, nutrients, hormones
  • The list above has to be optimized first
  • Then you get to heavy metals and toxins

32:20 Is there an epidemic of constipation?

  • There is a lot of constipation out there
  • Can also lead to estrogen dominance

35:45 Dr Wendie Trubow’s book and contact info?

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