In this zoom session, Dr. Wendie Trubow discusses fighting toxicity and making changes in your daily life. She references her book, “Dirty Girl,” which she co-authored with Dr. Ed Levitan, about her struggles with mold and metal toxicity, and other health issues and changes she made in her life to remove these toxins.
Dr. Wendie Trubow is passionate about helping women optimize their health and lives as a functional medicine gynecologist. Through her struggles with mold and metal toxicity, celiac disease and other health issues, Dr. Trubow has developed a deep sense of compassion and expertise for what her patients are facing.
Dr. Wendie Trubow:
I’m in business with my husband, whose name is Dr. Levitan, and we’ve been wanting to contribute to the world with a book for years and every topic we came on was so boring. What happened was, about two and a half years ago, I started to have a number of health setbacks. I was perimenopausal and I did all this testing on myself and figured out that I had mycotoxins, heavy metals, specifically lead and mercury. I had a ton of the environmental toxins, and it was making me super sick and I looked at my husband after I got one of these rounds of tests and I said to him, “I am such a dirty girl” and then I said, “now that’s an interesting book to write. Let’s write about my struggles with toxins.”
We’ve been in the functional medicine space for 13 years. I don’t eat gluten, cow’s dairy, sugar, processed carbs and I don’t drink alcohol. I also exercise and I thought I was getting enough sleep. I do everything right. I try not to be a stress ball; I try not to hold on to grudges and yet I have all these toxins. So that really opened this inquiry about how are they so common and if I have them, what does everyone else have? Since I’ve gone through the process of trying to get rid of them, let’s make it easy on people, let’s make it attainable, let’s make it in a way that they can understand it. It’s not medical speak. it’s simply let’s open this up so everyone else can participate in it too.
The weight gain and the hair loss and the rashes are also risk factors for different types of tumors, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and those are things I definitely didn’t want to be at risk for. That was the motivation for really getting rid of it essentially. It’s not a quick fix. It’s really a lifestyle process and a change. I’ve spent the last three years of my life getting these toxins out, redoing our food and redoing all the beauty products I use. It’s a process, it’s not a sprint. It’s not even a marathon. I want to stress that it really is like a process because you’ll figure out that you leveled up but maybe it wasn’t the best. I do that a lot so that’s why we did the book.
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