Toxic Environments and Beating Cancer with Dr. Diva Nagula

Toxic Environments and Beating Cancer with Dr. Diva Nagula

My guest on this episode of The Toxin Terminator podcast is Dr. Diva Nagula. He is a board-certified physician and has studied extensively in integrative and functional medicine.

Tune in Dr. Nagula talks about how his drive for recognition and acceptance created a lifestyle that lead him to be diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphona. Both in this podcast and in his new book, From Doctor to Patient, Dr. Nagula talks about his journey openly and honestly. He explains how it ultimately led him toward living and advocating for the path of holistic wellness that includes body, mind, and spirit to not only heal but prevent disease.

Find out about:

  • How some habits related to the entrepreneurial mindset can contribute to health issues.
  • Why you should pay attention to the toxins in your home environment.
  • The benefits of living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
  • What to pay attention to in your body.
  • The importance of having a community to lean on.


"The easiest change that we can implement is changing our diet.”

“Anything that is not natural has a tendency to be toxic to our bodies.”

“To reduce all these issues, we have to reduce inflammation.”

“You can empower yourself with being more aware of your body.”

“It all starts with the gut.”

“Being alone is a risk factor for mortality, more so than smoking and alcohol.”

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Family Health and How to Overcome Toxic Mindsets with Coach Carrie Paxton-Herzberger

Family Health and How to Overcome Toxic Mindsets with Coach Carrie Paxton-Herzberger

My guest on this episode of The Toxin Terminator podcast is Coach Carrie Paxton-Herzberger, who is a mindset coach for teens with ADHD and anxiety. She helps parents understand their teens and teens realize they are not stuck the way they are. They can find their own path to be confident, independent, successful, and living a life they love.

Tune in as Carrie talks to us about how mindset and language can affect us, different issues families are working through, and some steps she's taken with families to help them succeed and grow.

Find out about:

  • How parents can better understand where their child is coming from.
  • The most common problem students are having in the classroom.
  • How to get kids to tap into their creative sides.
  • Helping kids get past their fear of failure.
  • The different types of perfectionism and how to overcome them.
  • How to set goals for the future that are manageable.
  • How parents can work along side their kids.
  • Blocking out your schedule for school work, family time, and free time.


"Everyone really does have a creative side to them, it's just whether or not they've lost it along the way, or whether or not they know how to tap into it."

"You may look like you are procrastinating on the outside, but really on the inside, you are just struggling to get started."

"What can you do right now, make a promise to yourself and keep it."

"The struggles that you see with your child are not inherent personality flaws."

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How to Restore your Health with Dr. Carol Lourie

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with your healthcare challenges and tired of the standard medical approach of “a pill for every disease," you’re going to feel right at home with Dr. Carol Lourie. Carol is a Naturopath, Licensed Acupuncturist, Functional Medicine™ expert and Homeopath, with over 30 years of experience in providing integrative health care.

Dr. Carol Lourie is redefining healing and is on a mission to bring good health to as many people as possible. She partners her skill set and experience with your knowledge of your body to really help you truly heal. She believes lasting healing occurs when we dig in deep to know what's really going on inside of our bodies.

Carol specializes in infertility and breast cancer, helping women through each step of the journey towards restored health. Together, we talk about infertility, cancer and how toxins can play a significant part in all of this.

Leading causes of infertility in women

Dr. Carol Lourie has helped countless women overcome infertility issues. She talked about the fact that women are waiting longer to have children. Balancing a career and family life is difficult for many people and women no longer feel pressure or ‘rushed’ to have children as soon as possible. While there’s no problem waiting until you’re ready to have children, it often means that women are using birth control for longer.

As Dr. Carol Lourie noted, women usually assume that the minute they stop using birth control, they’re going to get pregnant. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Carol talked about a patient who was struggling to get pregnant and assumed it was because she has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). However, the patient was using 29 personal care products, including dozens of fragrances on her body and in her home. The chemicals in those products were impacting her hormones, therefore affecting her infertility issues.

Sense enters our bodies through our noses, traveling up the pituitary gland, which is the director of releasing hormones in our body. It acts as an estrogen disruptor, leading to estrogen becoming ‘unhealthy estrogen.’ This leads to hormone disruption, estrogen dominance and in extreme cases, breast cancer.

When your hormones are not healthy, your whole body is not healthy.” 

Symptoms of hormone imbalance 

One of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance is severe premenstrual syndrome. Irregular ovulation is another symptom to look out for as well as missing periods altogether. Or, you could have the opposite problem and have periods that last for two weeks.

When you go to the doctor about these issues, you’ll be given the birth control pill. However, the pill is like putting a band-aid over gangrene because you’re just putting more hormones into your body, which further disrupts the pituitary gland.

It’s not just older women who experience these problems. Girls are getting their periods at a younger age because of hormone disruptors and their diet. The standard American diet is dangerous because it’s full of red meat, sugar, and carbohydrates that don’t give the body the nutrients it needs to function properly.

How to avoid hormone-disrupting products

Dr. Carol Lourie believes that the first thing we need to do as women is to take back our buying power. You don’t need to be a ‘victim to advertising.’ Put your health where your pocketbook is – that’s where it starts.

She also advises women to stop buying over-the-counter beauty products. Instead, go for eco-quality products that are made locally. Body washes are filled with estrogen disruptors and chemicals, which enters your system while you’re in the shower because your pores are open from the hot water. This allows all of the chemicals and toxins inside those products to enter your system.

Red meat, chicken and so on that have been made with nitrates and nitrites are filled with toxins. They’re not only estrogen disruptors, but research shows that they’re also one of the contributing causes of cancer.

How to recover your health

Cancer is becoming more prevalent in our society. Dr. Carol Lourie also noted that there is a linear increase as we become a more toxin and chemical driven society. Unfortunately, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is an exceedingly high number and those numbers are continuing to increase.

Getting rid of physical toxins as well as toxins in other parts of your life such as your relationships with others is crucial for recovering your health. Addressing the “emotional component of illness goes hand in hand with dealing with the metabolic dysbiosis that's creating the driving factors that are creating the illness.”

To help resolve these health issues, Dr. Carol Lourie advises that you find out where the toxins are and then remove them. You also need to address the health of the gut, the body, the mind and the health of the spirit. All of these things must be addressed in order to truly recover your health.

There are many different forms of breast cancer and treatment depends on your diagnosis. However, many women will assume that a quick internet search is all they need to put together their own recovery protocol.

Cancer is a metabolic disease and circulating tumor cells and stem cells are a very real concern, even after you ring the bell and announce that you’re cancer free. It’s important to address the tumor microenvironment so that they cannot grow there any more. To do this, you need to make sure your body is basic as opposed to alkaline. An acid environment is more inflammatory whereas a basic environment is healthier. You can test your PH levels using PH strips in the morning that you can pick up at your local drugstore.

Another important step to recovery is to promote an inhospitable environment by eating a very specific diet. Dr. Carol Lourie states that the further you derive from the standard American diet, the healthier you’ll be.

Get in touch with Dr. Carol Lourie

If you want to learn more about healing your mind and body naturally, you can reach out to Dr. Carol Lourie and find out more about her work and her online programs by visiting her website.

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How to Heal Your Body Through Diet & Lifestyle Changes with Julie Hager

Are you tired of putting up with painful and uncomfortable symptoms? Are you fed up with taking expensive medication that doesn’t target the root cause of the problem?


My guest, Julie Hager, knows exactly how you feel because she’s been there herself. After living in pain and sickness for years, Julie is in complete remission. She is an Integrative Nutrition and Functional Medicine Health Coach who has made it her duty to empower women with digestive and autoimmune-related issues with solutions. These solutions find the root cause of their symptoms so that they can live a happy, comfortable and painless life again.


Through her business, Inside Out Wellness, Julie has helped countless women find the cause of their symptoms, restore gut health and put their condition in remission. She is so passionate about helping others partly because she’s been there herself. From the age of 10, Julie has suffered from bladder issues. As she got older, she learned how to personally heal her bladder through diet and lifestyle changes. Now, she’s been symptom-free for over four years!


Julie's symptoms growing up


When Julie was just 10 years old, she had a lot of back pain, pelvic pain and she had to go to the bathroom all the time. So, she went to her doctor, who asked for a urine sample. There was blood in the urine, which was a clear sign something wasn’t right.


The pain went on for decades. Eventually, Julie accepted it, saying, “I had to become friends with pain quickly.” In her 20’s, Julie began to have a lot of stomach and allergy problems. Her menstrual cycles were very painful too. Although she went to her doctor for help, she noticed that they never asked her about her personal life. They never queried her about her diet or how much sleep she was getting at night.


Julie was on antibiotics for each of her urinary infections and a relaxer for her stomach. She was even offered an antidepressant as if her symptoms derived from being stressed.


The dark side of antibiotics


Julie has a lot of experience with antibiotics and not all of them are good ones. In fact, she talked about the fact that each time you take an antibiotic, it changes the bacteria in your stomach.


If it’s a particularly strong antibiotic, it wipes out the good and the bad bacteria. This disrupts the balance between good and bad bacteria in your gut, which can cause a stream of health issues. In your gut, there are tiny microbes that determine and influence every part of our body. This includes more than just our physical state. They also influence how we feel emotionally because they impact our hormones. So, having the right balance in your gut is vital.


However, if you’re taking antibiotics all the time, it kills the good bacteria, which can take a long time to restore itself. This is why, or at least part of the reason, why Julie had so many stomach issues.


How to know if your gut is out of balance


According to Julie’s research, 70% of Americans are struggling with some type of gut issue. Signs that your gut is out of balance include things like constipation. Believe it or not, there was a time in Julie’s life when she believed that having a bowel movement once a week was normal. She never questioned it because that was how she lived for years. However, you should really have a bowel movement every day.


If you’re not, you should take a closer look at your diet. Are you drinking enough water? Are you eating too much processed foods? If you’re not going enough, the chemicals in the food you eat can recirculate into your system, which can make you sick. It can also lead to gas and bloat. Another sign that your gut is out of balance is if you go too much. Other symptoms include heartburn, indigestion, infections, IBS and many more.


An irritable bowel (or IBS) is a collection of symptoms that can lead to abdominal pain, gas, bloat, and other issues. To help ease IBS, you need to find the root cause. Instead of depending on pills all the time, you need to address the actual problem. Only then will you be able to move past it towards a healthier lifestyle. So, you need to find out what’s the underlying reason that you’ve got a ‘leaky gut’? Is it because of the food you eat? Are you exposing yourself to too many chemicals?


How Julie got into remission


When Julie was in her early 50’s, she had the worst pain ever. She was bedridden, couldn’t eat certain foods and she was losing a lot of weight. When she went to her doctor, he told her that she had Interstitial Cystitis (IC), otherwise known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS). It’s a chronic bladder health issue whereby the person affected feels a lot of pain and pressure in the bladder area and are more prone to urinary infections.


Julie thought her future would consist of taking very expensive medications…forever. But she decided to take things into her own hands. She began to read the labels on the back of the food she ate and discovered almost everything was filled with unhealthy additives, preservatives and so on. She had a strong sugar addiction, which was causing inflammation. When she removed sugar from her diet, things began to improve.


She studied foods and cut out sugar, oils and all of the genetically modified food in her home. She also stopped consuming things like soda and alcohol, which would flare up her bladder issues. In addition to cutting chemical-ridden foods from her diet, she also began to eliminate other chemicals from her life such as certain shampoos, fragrance, makeup, window cleaners, and laundry detergent, etc. But, to get into remission, Julie needed to adjust her mindset and actually believe that she could get better.


“Doctors told me for years…you'll always have to take a pill, you'll always have stomach problems, you'll always have bladder problems. You know there's no cure for this. So, I believed it and I had to work on my mindset to understand that my body can heal, and I had to believe that.”


Getting better is a process. It won’t happen overnight, but you need to take the first step and keep going to see and feel a difference.


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The Truth About the Pharmaceutical Industry with Dr. Terry Tillaart

If you have a chronic disease or illness, it usually stems from the body veering away from its pursuit of homeostasis. Dr. Terry Tillaart understands this concept better than anyone. He believes that your genetic code’s sole purpose is to pursue homeostasis and when disease exists within the body, it’s because there is an imbalance that also exists in the body.
Dr. Terry Tillaart graduated with a PhD in Natural Medicine from Kingdom College of Natural Health certified by Texas Chiropractic College Division of Postgraduate studies. He also has a Masters in Chinese medicine and is passionate about living a chemical-free life. Terry specializes in coaching people back to good health from a diverse variety of health challenges. He is a nationally known speaker and produced a range of seminars including a North American Speaking Tour called “Cancer: The Fear Ends Here” that reached thousands of people. 
Terry is an expert on cancer and has successfully taught people how to strategically heal from many health challenges including Cancer, Autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many more by focusing on results and proper testing. His story will blow you away and cause you to question your own lifestyle choices that will help re-route your body back to its desired homeostasis position. 
The Importance of Research
When you’re online trying to find evidence or studies to support a theory you came across, it’s difficult to know whether or not what you’re studying is the truth. Terry pointed out that when it comes to vaccines, you’ll easily find over 700 negative studies whereas finding a positive study is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
As Terry said, you’ve really got to dig deeper than the surface to get the real conclusion, which is why research is so important. An example he talked about was a documentary he saw on the ketogenic diet. In the beginning, everything seems great as people lose weight and get better. However, the people on the show are people who have never eaten healthy. So, when they go off processed food and eat healthy for the first time in their lives, of course they’re going to get better.
Terry’s advice when looking at studies online is to check the bottom of the study to locate the validity and conflicts of interest.

Should you be wary of pharmaceutical companies?
Not many people realize that pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued for malpractice. It’s hard to believe, but they are in fact protected by the vaccination courts. The question is, why? No other industry (that I’m aware of) has this level of protection in place.
We’re told that vaccines are great for the immune system. But, the more you look into it, the more revelations come to light.
In Terry’s opinion, vaccines are “the greatest customer creation strategy for anyone seeking to profit from the medical industry.”
Terry talked about a study he read that mentioned that if we give certain vaccines to sterilize people, it not only destroys the immune system, but it terminates the body’s ability to surveillance for tumors.
The unfortunate reality of cancer treatment
Chemotherapy and radiation are the primary treatments offered to cancer patients. However, they don’t always kill the cancer cells and in many cases, you simply go into remission only to be right back where you started with cancer that is bigger and stronger than before.
According to Terry’s research, he claims that chemo causes cancer cells to grow 100 times faster. And, radiation causes cancer cells to grow 30 times faster. In Terry’s opinion, remission doesn’t even exist. You either solve the root cause of cancer or disease…or you don’t.
Cancer is a lifestyle disease, which means you need to tackle the root cause of why it exists in the body in the first place. Modern scans take years to pick up any cancer cells or lumps. Plus, these scans, such as CT scans, have a lot of radiation, which causes even more issues.
Where does cancer come from?
To understand how to prevent cancer, you need to know where it comes from. According to Terry, living in an unnatural environment causes cancer and he raises an interesting point to back this. He noted that animals in the wild only get cancer when their environments have been contaminated and it’s the same with humans.
We live in homes that are packed with chemicals and unnatural things. Even appliances like the laundry machine and dishwasher release chemical gases when heated to a certain temperature and those chemicals become airborne in the home.
Therefore, it makes sense that if you want to reduce your chances of developing a disease, you need to return to nature. You don’t need all of these unnatural chemicals in your life, on your body or in your body.
You can improve your health by brushing your teeth with healthier toothpaste, using a deodorant that isn’t swamped in chemicals, install a water purifier and an air filter in your home and so on.
Living a chemical-free life starts by eliminating these things from your life and taking necessary precautions to give you and your family a safe and healthy home to live in.
Get in touch with Dr. Terry Tillaart
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Aimee Carlson
The Toxin Terminator
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