Alexx Stuart: from World's Best Bartender to Low Tox Life Champion – SASM 097
You've heard of a detox or toxic-free, right?
But have you considered the ease, joy, and sustainability of the low tox life?
My guest for this episode, Alexx Stuart of Low Tox Life, certainly has. And she's at the forefront of a new movement that's non-judgmental, gentle on our body and skin, and tough on the companies packaging chemical compounds masquerading as food or cleaners.
So it may actually be a great thing if you're feeling a little low (tox) right now. But if you're feeling a little low, emotionally or mentally, I can almost guarantee that you won't be after listening to the enthusiasm in Smart and Simple Matters.
That's because Alexx is a certified world-changer who helps people want to – not have to – make smart changes to feel more awesome. And when she's not helping making individual people healthier with nifty recipes and groovy e-courses, I hear she's playing with her new puppy (and who doesn't love puppies?).
Our chat was part history lesson, part chemistry and biology lesson, and 100% fun and inspiring. It's especially significant because Alexx has struggled over the years with chronic tonsillitis, glandular fever, constant fatigue, weekly migraines, polycystic ovary syndrome, and big auto-immune issues post-pregnancy.
But those days are over for her and, if you're suffering from chronic crap that drags you down like allergies or relying on pain-killers, you might come out the other side as well after listening in.
“We need to know what's in the things we put in and on our bodies and become critical thinkers again. We seem to save critical thinking for our jobs and there's none left for our personal lives.” – Alexx Stuart
Press play, get educated, and let's have some fun!
You're about to Learn ...
- Why food as love can be unhealthy – especially for children.
- How Alexx went from a world's best bartender to low tox activist.
- The #1 tip to give your kids ownership over what and how they eat.
- How to move from product-focused to produce-focused food.
- Why Alexx believes in “half as much, twice the quality” when consuming for pleasure.
- How to teach even the youngest children about the tactics marketers use to hook us.
- The lies that companies tell about “safe” endocrine disrupting chemicals.
- How to permanently clean up our world instead of repeating the same one-time acts.
- How to align what's best for you with what's best for our planet.
- Two free, simple changes that could fix infertility across the world.
- How to change the world – one shopping basket at a time.
- How to make junky treats less attractive and wholesome treats more satisfying.
- A brief history of spirits (the kind with alcohol).
Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode
Books (Affiliate Links Below)
- Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
- Real Treats: 68 Delicious Gluten, Grain and Dairy Free Sweets
- It Starts with Food
- Community: The Structure of Belonging
Where to Find Alexx Online
Direct Download for This Episode
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Timestamps and Topics
- [07:06] Alexx's seeds of awesomeness
- [13:24] A brief history of alcohol across the centuries
- [16:19] The meaning and definitions of food
- [21:31] Including children in every step in the eating process
- [29:45] How to permanently clean up our world instead of one-time acts
- [31:52] How to align what's good for us with what's best for the planet
- [35:23] What nobody knows about low tox until they get started with it
- [42:18] The declaration of possibility Alexx makes for a low tox world
- [44:50] Details on the Low Tox Life e-Course
- [48:03] How to make junky treats less appealing and wholesome treats more satisfying
- [51:19] Where to find Alexx online
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