Balance Out The Bad - Balance Out The Bad
About This Show
We are Amanda Conrad and Molly Trucano and we started a podcast about all the things that might be killing us. We hear in the news, on Facebook, inside clickbait articles, and from our own quirky circle of yogis, alternative healers, and health coaches that literally everything is killing us or environment. But is it really? Or are we all just falling victim to scare tactics? And if everything really is killing us, what can we actually do about it? Through this show we try to bring some balance and sanity to the conversation. We can't take everything as fact, otherwise we'd have to go live in a cave without any modern resources--and that would really be insane. Twice a month we'll investigate the myths and claims about some common everyday products that we hear might be killing us. Things like GMOs, insect repellent, skincare and beauty products, cell phones, tampons, fast fashion, food coloring, etc, etc. We'll try to separate the facts from the fallacies--and hopefully not go crazy in the meantime. Disclaimer: We are not professionals. We are not scientists or doctors, or nutritionists, or health coaches, or anything other than just two women who tend to have a bit of Chicken Little attitude. All the research we do is from talking to people and what we can dig up on the Internet. We welcome your questions. And if you know more about this stuff than we do, please share! Note: We don't make a dime off this project. If we recommend a brand or product or company, it's because we have done the research or used it ourselves and give it our little stamp of approval. No company could pay us to talk about (or not talk about) their products. You have our word!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 16: DUH!
I've watched enough documentaries on cults to know that the story that a documentarian sets out to tell often shifts into another story entirely. I'm definitely not comparing myself to a documentary filmmaker (and one who studies cults, I should be so lucky) but I am finding that the stories we have sought out to uncover are not what we're discovering. Sunscreen, nail polish, parabens...not the modern monsters I was expecting to find. Not so with today's podcast topics. When Amanda and I were first ideating this podcast, we thought about how there are so many things that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt are bad for our health or our environment, but we don't heed multitudes of warnings and use them anyway. DUH cigarettes are bad for you. DUH plastic is bad for the environment. But just how bad? This week Amanda and I dove a little beyond the surface of these and other topics to produce a rapid-fire episode we've been affectionally called the "DUH! episode" since day one. A little housekeeping: this episode is a full eight days late because, well, first off I completely screwed up the editing the first time (good one Molls), but then secondly, Amanda and I have both been very very busy. Amanda is in ICELAND as I write this! I mean.... I'm writing this from my bed and I'm cold. Not sure how she's doing it. Anyway, thanks for being patient, listening to our babble, and for understanding that we're going to take a little break from podcasts! I've said elsewhere that you make time for what's important to you. The podcast is still very important to us, but in order to give it our best, we're putting it to bed for just a few weeks. But we'll be back! And who knows what we'll discover is bad (or not!) for us in the meantime.