Low Tox Life
About This Show
Hello! Thanks for being curious about the Low Tox Life podcast. I'm Alexx Stuart, your host, and after writing and researching on health and sustainability for many years at lowtoxlife.com, I am thrilled to bring this podcast to you as an extension of the online community. The concept of living a Low Tox Life is one that rejects perfection, black and white notions of there only being one way to 'do it right'. Instead, we take a relaxed and curious approach to better choices to incorporate into our lives as and if they fit. Low Tox therefore instead of 'no tox' which to most of us who aren't on an off grid hippy commune, just isn't achievable. There's nothing more that makes me sad than having people quit before they begin because you feel like a failure. Let's feel awesome about what we can learn and do from today! On this show, we cover lots of low tox topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, lowering our toxic load and mind happiness and with the brilliant minds I'm so grateful to chat with, I just know you'll be inspired as I am from each show. Enjoy, subscribe, pop the kettle on and most importantly: Welcome!Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Show #96: The History and Magic of SEEDS with author Carolyn Fry
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This week I welcome author and journalist Carolyn Fry onto the show. Didn’t think you could listen to 45 minutes talking about seeds? Think again! Here are the questions I asked Carolyn with a few tangents true to form as well:
What sparked the thought that this book needed to be in the world?
Were you always personally interested in nature and seeds growing up or was it something born from an experience at some point - an aha?
When you look at early human history, in the book you talk about how we 'walked to a better diet' - can you share a little about what you mean there?
How did shifting from hunter gatherer to seed-sowing cause a population boom? (BIG tangent here too that’s fascinating!)
And what did cooking our food do for us in the early days?
How did seeds transform the way we feed ourselves?
How are some of the ways that seeds spread?
How have we changed seeds since we started cultivating them?
What is so important about seed conservation, classification and 'banking'?
Tell us the story of the first seed scientist Nikolai Vavilov. He saw in seeds so much more than anyone saw at the time - a true pioneer.
Now you talk about a lot of different seeds and types of seeds in the book and while they say no child is a favourite - do you have a favourite seed or two from all your research, and what is it / why?
Does it make you sad to see how seeds are being manipulated these days in the name of 'progress'?
Carolyn has authored 6 books on natural history, conservation and science and is the former editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society. It is such a pleasure taking a look at how seeds have evolved and how we’ve evolved because of them and I hope you enjoy the show. As usual, our show notes, new PATREON club and sponsor offer are available over at lowtoxlife.com/podcast Read more »
Rated 5 out of
CIRS & all episodes really
Thank you Alex for your amazing show. I continue to learn SO much from them and your show with Dr Sandeep Gupta last year about CIRS was just so informative, as I hadn't come across this syndrome but as Dr Gupta explained some of the common symptoms, I could think of several people suffering with a cluster of symptoms that I will share this with in case this it is their answer. Every time I need to drive somewhere or those rare occasions when I'm home alone - the first thing I do is turn on your podcasts and listen. I find it so amazing that so often after listening, the subject discussed will come up in conversation and I can refer to your podcast and participate in the conversation. I am studying Nutrition, so I live & breathe wellness and love any pieces of the puzzle to learn how to achieve that in our modern world!!!! Thank you so much!
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of
Find Your Natural Groove
So much goodness!
If you care about your health, the health of your family, your community and the planet, then this Podcast is not to be missed. Every show has something different to open your eyes to new ways of living a healthier lifestyle and being more sustainable. It's good for you but it's fun too! Make the world a better place and listen up!
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of
Saving our Skin
Some great tips, information and product recommendations - thank you! I love the book 'GUT' - great reading and very well explained.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of
great show thank you!
really easy to understand and motivating to make better choices.
Date published: 2016-07-13