Avoiding Toxins in Your Family's Food Featuring Megan Hunter
Today, we are excited to talk to Meghan Hunter a registered nurse about how she and her family work to avoid toxins in food. Megan! Thank you so much for sitting down with us today to talk about this incredible topic. Thanks so much I'm excited to be here so I think a lot of people find that once they start paying attention to toxins in their life. They start seeing them everywhere. One of those places they might start showing up. Is Foods canned foods contribute to my body's toxic load will. Of course it does I think we know so many different ways that toxins can enter our body right? We know that we have some ways that we cannot control like collusion and you know even water we drink and things like. We can be really intentional about the food we put in our body, and there definitely are foods that contribute to that toxic load, and then there's foods that help us to balance and and help us eliminate and decrease that the cloud I think that's so right and I. Think you touched on a big thing, right? There are some things that we can't avoid, but we should definitely try and take control of the things that we can when I'm going about my day, Grocery, shopping or picking out the foods for my family. Family! How do I know what foods to stay away from well I? What what I've learned as about seven years ago, is when I was I really introduced to essential oils dough Tara, and it was kind of a gateway for me on making choices that to other just good choices to just promoting or wellness lifestyle, and I have been on a journey in nutrition, and so I will definitely drop pawn just the knowledge, and what I've learned from other people and and things, and so I think it's important to just remember. That you know whether you're learning from all these different kinds of diets out there or or other things you heard about. There's one thing that stays constant, and that is whole foods we we need to be eating whole foods. We need to be eating. From nature were designed our bodies designed to know what to do with whole foods, and so when we are exposed, or if we eat foods that are not made from nature. Our Body does know what to do with it, but it's all about. Creating that balance! Having not too much to too much of an overload for our body to be able to handle. And so I guess focusing on. You know foods that can decrease that toxic load would be things like switching to organic produce, eliminating those toxins from pesticides and or additives, or you know hard official flavors, all those kinds of things, those chemicals or synthetic additives or even heavy metals that we can find in our foods. We just need to be intentional. I think sometimes. This topic gives people overwhelm when they all you know. Know I know I need to eat better, but I don't want to be overwhelmed. And so I think it's taking things just small wins small wins every day towards that larger goal of just looking and feeling and performing at our best, whether we're an athlete or a apparent trying to be able to do all things needed to in our everyday life or work or whatever it is. We need to have a relationship with food that inspires us. We're motivated to make intentional good choices. You know so I think avoiding plastics with their food looking at labels increasing antioxidants in our diet, hydrating to flush those toxins out. Those are some of those things we could do and just being very intentional. And finding ways to inspire to to make those little does those easy choices every day bit over time. Really compound to that resort were looking for that outcome or that lifelong vitality I looked in. Yeah, that's wonderful and I think those are. Great simple steps that people can start taking in their lives like you said it doesn't have to be this huge overwhelming, daunting thing that standing in front of them. So once I've got my food. I've tried to get the best food that I can. How can essential oils as I am cooking or preparing food? This is where it gets fun. I think essential oils when when I was introduced to central. And Understood just the purpose and the the support, and the assist that they can give my body and my family to to reach our goals in wellness, but just help our body to naturally do what it does best. We really can use oils like those benefits we get from. Essential oils are such a it's. It's an easily to introduce them in tar cooking, absolutely and how we prepare our food, so you know besides. Like that burst of flavor like remember essential oils, irs extracts from plants. So instead of having to store I think it's it's so much cheaper to able to add a drop or two of an essential oil, like wild orange, or lime or something like that, versus having that in my fridge or in the in the cabinet like it's, it's such a great way to save money or small. And some herbs and plants have to be in season. They can go bad quickly, so oils can be used year round. The last for a long time. Especially, if you store them in a really cool I dark location, so besides going a little goes a long way, you can save money, and they can really give punch in flavor, and then you also get those benefits, because so many essential oils have antioxidant properties, and we support our immune system or digestive systems. You get all those benefits when you incorporate them in your food.