The 5 Steps to Changing Behavior with Dr. Carolyn Ross

The 5 Steps to Changing Behavior with Dr. Carolyn Ross

Today on the Toxin Terminator, we are joined by Dr. Carolyn Ross. She is a physician, the former head of the Eating Disorders Program and the Integrative Medicine Department at the world-renowned Sierra Tucson treatment center, a nationally known speaker, an author, and an expert in the field of integrated medicine. She is also the CEO and instructor of a 12-week online program called the Anchor Program.

Join us as Dr. Ross shares her own stories about her life experience in dealing with mental issues, disorders, and addictions.

Find out about:

·      Addictions and various disorders

·      Problems with the system in place surrounding addictions and disorders and alternatives to it

·      The five levels of recovery:

◦    Superficial behaviour 

◦    Emotional soup

◦    Core beliefs

◦    Body connection

◦    Soul satisfaction

·      Guidance and allowing yourself to heal

·      Guided meditation



“It's like background noise: we don't notice it but it's constantly effecting us.”

“When you have emotions, all of that comes of the body.”

“And that is the deepest form of recovery you can have when you have that hook into life.”

“When your life becomes more important and more interesting to you than your eating disorder or your addiction, then you will fully be in recovery.”

“The very foods they crave are the ones they are most sensitive to.”

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The 5 Pillars of a Toxin-Free Lifestyle

The 5 Pillars of a Toxin-Free Lifestyle

On the first-ever SOLO episode of The Toxin Terminator podcast, we outline each of the five pillars of a toxin-free lifestyle; air, water, absorption, food, and emotional and mental.

Find out about:

·      The five pillars of a toxin-free lifestyle.

·      Some sources of air pollution in our homes.

·      The importance of thinking about water that goes on our body as well as in.

·      Why absorption is so important not to overlook.

·      Making sure that we have good food sources.

·      Different aspects of the emotional and mental elements.


“The science is saying that the air in our homes is five times more polluted than the outdoor air.”

“When we are taking a shower, we're heating everything up, we're opening up the pores of our bodies, so we're absorbing the toxins that are coming in through those water sources.”

“Do we ever think about what we're putting on our body as being part of our healthy lifestyle?”

“We eat what they ate.”

“If our gut health is not in good shape, our mental health is going to suffer as well.”

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Coping with Chronic Illness with Sarah Adamo

Coping with Chronic Illness with Sarah Adamo

My guest on this episode of The Toxin Terminator podcast is Sarah Adamo. She is an international speaker, the founder of Team Natural, an advocate for toxin-free living, and a single mother to her seven children.

Tune in as Sarah tells us her story of a teenage vaccine injury, coping with her chronic illness, and how it ultimately led her down the path toward living a toxin-free lifestyle.

Find out about:

·      The potential risks involved with vaccines and vaccine injury reporting.

·      Coping with chronic pain and how it can lead to a cleaner lifestyle.

·      The positive effects of a cleaner lifestyle on childbirth.

·      How to listen to what your individual body needs.

·      The importance of passing on the values of clean living to your children.

·      How all of our choices have consequences.


“At one point I was told if the next test comes back positive, there’s a chance you might have less than six months to live.”

“One thing to remember in all of this is baby steps and grace.”

“I would say that cutting out gluten and diary, mainly dairy, reduced my pain by 80%.”

“It doesn’t have to be like being healthy is the opposite of fun.”

“You need to learn your body and how you work so that you can make the best choices for you and for your children.”

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Creating a Cozy Home

Thank you for joining the written portion of my blog!!  If you haven't checked out the great information on our sense of smell in my video, you can see it right here!!

Boy, our sense of smell is powerful; 10,000 times more acute than our other senses.  No wonder aromas can have such a powerful affect on our bodies!

I disussed how when we smell aromas it enters our bodies and stimulates the olfactory pathways.  These pathways are closely connected with the limbic system of the brain.  When we smell something it may trigger changes within this system and therefore stimulating responses of several of our systems, including the nervous, endocrine, respiratory and immune systems.

This is why inhaling essential oils can be so powerful for us.  But did you ever wonder about the other scents we come into contact with?  Sometimes, we don't even know we are smelling something that is harmful to our bodies.  For instance candles, we think they are providing a romantic and warm environment.  But here's the real truth.  Commonly emitted VOCs related to the scent in candles include formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, limonene, alcohol and esters. These harmful chemicals can cause health problems ranging from headaches, dizziness and allergy symptoms to asthma attacks, respiratory tract infections and even cancer.  

In fact, fragrance is now considered the new second-hand smoke!  More than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals include: benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and a slew of other known toxins that are capable of causing cancer, birth defects, nervous-system disorders and allergies—some of which are cited on the EPA’s hazardous waste list.  The Environmental Working Group (EWG) researchers found more than 75 percent of products listing the ingredient “fragrance” contained phthalates (THAL-ates) which have been shown to disrupt hormone activity, reduce sperm counts, and cause reproductive malformation, and have been linked to liver and breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Additionally, studies by Dr. Philip J. Landrigan of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center, link fetal exposure with autism, ADHD, and neurological disorders.

These are the reasons I started looking into the products in our home!  Check out my FREE class below, where I share lots of  recipes to replace those toxic products and create that cozy home without the health risks!! I'm excited to share these with you.  An amazing leader, Christie Rose, put these together and I love using all of the great ideas in our home!! My favorite is the Chai Tea!!

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