Filling in for Emily this week is Deborah Lancaster, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and an instructor with the Lifewatchers program. She was a student of Lifewatchers at first, and this was a turning point in her life and her children’s lives, too. Deborah has gone from a student to a teacher, and has so much knowledge to share with you!
First Segment: Trending Topics (08:27 – 26:56): Relieving Your Body’s Toxic Load
One of Deborah’s passions is learning about toxins. There are more pollutants, toxins, and chemicals than ever, and we have to look at the chemicals in our lives! We need to clean up in our lives, relieve the stress they are causing on our body, and create a wholesome environment in which to live! Janet and Deborah discuss the dangers of the toxins our bodies take in:
Fluoride blocks the uptake of iodine and affects our thyroid, and we don’t even need fluoridated toothpaste in the first place! Even if you don’t swallow toothpaste, it can easily be absorbed through the mouth. There are many good fluoride-free toothpaste options at Goodness Me! Janet’s grandkids love Green Beaver Green Apple.
Deodorant should be simple. Penny Lane has a spray and a solid that are made with simple ingredients – the spray can be used as a deodorizer for stinky sneakers, too!
It’s important to choose clean laundry, because chemical residue stays on your clothes and comes into prolonged contact with your skin. Goodness Me! offers a plant-based laundry detergent, and it’s economical. Deborah likes to add two to three drops of tea tree oil in the machine to eliminate ‘sportswear’ odour. (Essential oils won’t stain fabric.) A drop of lavender on a damp cloth in your dryer will have the clothes smelling fresh.
When you’re cleaning your home, don’t add toxins! Orange Apeel and e-cloths are two great choices for all-purpose cleaning, letting you disinfect without chemicals!
Eden Beans and other Eden canned goods all have BPA-free liners. Deborah loves Eden Black Soybeans and Wakame for her slow cooker chili!
Deborah loves the book The Toxic Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use are Destroying Our Health and What We Can Do To Fix It by Dr. Joseph Pizzorno. It’s practical, giving you realistic solutions, giving you the knowledge you need to easily remove toxins from your life!
Second Segment: Audience Questions (28:52 – 40:48)
“I’m a middle aged person with a lot of life left in me, but I’m feeling enough pain that it’s keeping me from enjoying life to the fullest, including the great outdoors. What can I do?”
Constant pain can stop people from enjoying life to their fullest. Often pain is caused by excess inflammation, but most people don’t know that the food they’re eating is causing this pain. A renewed diet can help not just pain reduction, but with energy, brain fog, and skin, too!
Inflammation is supposed to heal something, but your body is also supposed to turn this off. What we eat can keep the inflammation going, and wheat is often a culprit. Grains should be the first food cut out, because it’s hard to digest and inflammatory. If you’re experimenting with changing your diet, start by going wheatfree, and if necessary, grain-free!
Introduce healthy fats back into your diet to reduce joint pain. Don’t be afraid of fat – introduce coconut oil, Udo’s Oil, fish oil, and highquality olive oils. They can help you renew your body… and they’re really delicious!
Muscle pain can be a sign of magnesium deficiency, so taking magnesium supplements are a great idea.
Lifewatchers is a course specifically designed to teach people the healing power of food. It’s available in all Goodness Me! locations, and look for online courses!
Recipe (40:48 – 43:45): Deborah’s Amazing Vegetarian Crock Pot Chili