#512: How Do Our Daily Exposure to Toxins Impact Our Hormones and What We Can Do About It with Dr. Wendie Trubow

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Episode Summary

If you think about all the foods we eat, products we use, air we breathe and water we drink just in a day– there are so many opportunities for toxins to enter into our bodies. 

In fact, by the time you’re born you’ve already been exposed to 150 chemicals– you’re born with it in your umbilical blood. When we look back at the progression of toxins and how many more there are nowadays that have been overlooked, we see a correlation with chronic disease and autoimmunity.

From products we eat, use, clean with and put on our bodies, we’re getting totally blasted with toxins. However, this IS fixable with some effort and knowledge. 

Dr. Wendie Trubow– an expert on how to reduce the amount of toxins we’re exposed to in our day-to-day– joins me in this podcast to provide everything we need to know to minimize our toxic load and reduce exposure. 

We’ll discuss the impact everyday toxins can have on our hormones and our bodies as a whole. And she gives us so many great ideas that we can implement right away to start minimizing the toxins in our homes and in our lives. It’s essential we’re aware of toxins that could be compounding our systems and leading to chronic disease. And more importantly, how we can gently start to remove them over time. 

Plus, we go through some self-care detox strategies to help rid your body of toxins while improving your overall physical and mental health. 

From foods to household products, to what water you drink or how much you sleep– you won’t want to miss all the details Dr. Wendie Trubow goes through to help rid our bodies of toxins and promote our well being! So, listen here for the tips you need to make progress towards a healthier, more detoxed version of you. 

Dr. Wendie Trubow 

Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA, IFM certified practitioner, is passionate about helping women optimize their health as a functional medicine gynecolegist. She received her M.D. from Tufts University in 2000, and has been practicing functional medicine since 2009. She experienced first hand struggles with mold and metal toxicity, celiac disease and more. So ever since, she’s developed a deep sense of compassion and expertise for what her patients are facing. 

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


“Every day you go through your life, you brush your teeth, you wash your face, you put your face products on, you put your makeup on, you put your clothes on, you do your hair, you go down and make your food. I haven’t even gotten out of the house yet and I’ve been exposed to 250 chemicals potentially.”

“When we get exposed to excess estrogens from the environment like Xeno estrogens coming from things like BPA, parabens, phalates– we know this can alter female reproductive development, fertility and also cause an early onset of perimenopause and menopause along with messing with our metabolism and our mood.”

“It’s important we become aware of what could be compounding our symptoms and leading to chronic disease– and how we can gently start to remove those things over time.” 

“Make choices wherever possible to minimize the processed food because it converts to sugar, it’s inherently inflammatory, and it stresses the system.”

“The top three things for on your body– don’t dry clean your clothes, don’t dye your hair and don’t do your nails.”

In This Episode

  1. What toxins we’re getting exposed to without knowing it
  2. How to reduce toxic load 
  3. What are endocrine disruptors? 
  4. Easy to implement changes you can make with your household products
  5. What we can do to prevent this exposure to toxins 
  6. How different toxins impact our female hormones 
  7. Discussion of alternatives to birth control
  8. Female health and female physiology 
  9. Benefits of sleep as a detox mechanism 
  10. Detoxifying self care practices

Resources Mentioned

Magnesium Restore Supplement

Environmental Toxicants, Autoimmunity, and Chronic Diseases Summit

5 Journeys Website 

Non-Toxic Living Guide

Dirty Girl Cookbook Promo

FREE ACCESS to Dirty Girl: Chapter 1

Eat Your Way to Health: (4 Week Detox Program) 

Connect with Dr. Trubow!



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