Episode #326 – Environmental Toxins, Zonulin and Leaky Gut with Dr Wendie Trubow

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In This Episode:

In this episode, I interview Dr Wendie Trubow and discuss the major environmental toxins that drive up inflammation in the body as well as the unique peptide zonulin and its impact on intestinal permeability.

  • 05:00 What was Wendie’s inspiration for her latest book, Dirty Girls?
  • 07:45 How do environmental toxins impact our gut health? 
  • 10:30 What happens when we eat gluten throughout the day?
  • 13:00 What is celiac disease?
  • 16:20 The perils of glyphosate (herbicide) and how it impacts us 
  • 19:20 Why we need to wash our fruit and vegetables (and ideally eat organic!)
  • 24:25 Lead and other common environmental toxins
  • 27:30 What is an endocrine disruptor? 
  • 31:10 Understanding the danger of phthalates like BPA
  • 33:50 What do we find when we test our water? 
  • 37:30 Understanding air quality and where not to buy property 
  • 43:08 What strategies can we use to reduce our toxic bucket?
  • 48:00 What supplements can we use to bind toxins when we travel? 
  • 50:30 What are Wendie’s Top 5 foods for dealing with detoxification?

Are you aware of the environmental toxins that are around you in your everyday environment? Not to cause alarm, but they are ubiquitous – literally everywhere – and in today’s episode of Functional Nutrition, Dr. Jockers is chatting with Dr. Wendie Trubow about what we can do to reduce our exposure to harmful toxins.

We are also chatting about Zonulin, a protein compound that can increase leaky gut and increase intestinal permeability and chronic inflammation – and strategies to help you heal your gut, and look and feel your best. 

Dr. Wendie Trubow is the author of ‘Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great and Feel FREAKING AMAZING!’, and an expert in functional medicine, dealing specifically with toxins, and autoimmunity. She is also a medical doctor and an IFM-certified practitioner, and she’s passionate about helping women as a functional medicine gynecologist. 

She’s sharing on her struggles with mold and metal toxicities, and she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a guest on our show. Please join us.

 

 Anything that serves as an inflammatory event for your body can wind up inflaming and irritating your gut.”  

-Dr. Wendie Trubow

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