10 Ingredients Destroying Your Health

10 Ingredients Destroying Your Health


Dr. Axe: Hey, guys. Dr. Josh Axe here with Jordan Rubin. Welcome to Ancient Nutrition Today. We’ve got a great broadcast today. We’re going to be talking about the top 10
things that you may be using in your kitchen or in your personal care cabinets that are
absolutely destroying your health, today. So, we’re going to unlock some common myths
about things that you might even think are healthy but definitely aren’t healthy. And also, we’d like to start off here saying
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and recognize common ingredients that may, in fact, be destroying your health. So, Jordan, we know today in the food industry
and the personal product industry, there are a lot of additives, things that are in food
products, that are in our lotions, and makeups and shampoos that could, in fact, be damaging
our livers, our kidneys, our organs. Talk to us about how prevalent these are today
and really, you know, how do these add up? Is it if you use it one time? Is it over a period of time? How do these affect our health? Jordan: Well, when it comes to these additives
. . . and these are common ingredients, by the way. And when you buy personal care products or
food, beverages as well, you’ll see them listed. What really bothers me, Josh, is when you
go out to eat, when you are, certainly, visiting with friends, school lunches. And in one of these, they actually used as
therapy in school and it was mandatory. I’ll tell you a little story about that. So, it’s bad enough when you know they’re
in the product, but then you don’t know what they do. I don’t know if you’ve looked at common house-cleaning
products or even baby shampoo. There’s not a single ingredient that I recognize
without studying it. These chemicals can add up and contribute
to what you call your total body burden. In fact, research by the Environmental Working
Group shows that the average healthy person could have 50 to 100 chemical residues floating
within their body, all from commonly approved substances. So, we’re going to talk to you today about
what to look for in your food, beverage, skin and body care, even cleaning items, and try
to choose better alternatives. Dr. Axe: Yeah. So, Jordan, we’re going to dive in. We’re going to talk about these toxic things
that are causing health problems, and the first one here, artificial sweeteners. This is one of the most damaging. I’m going to talk about one, I’ll have you
fill in on the others. You know, one of the most surprising ones
is sucralose. And I can remember, Jordan, when I first started
getting healthy it was in high school, and this thing came on the market in a big way. And they started putting sucralose, and the
name of it’s Splenda, in everything. But sucralose in general, basically, it’s
a compound. And Jordan, their marketing is so deceptive
today. You look at it, it’s saying, “It comes from
real sugar,” is what their marketing claim is. But attached to it is chlorine and, essentially,
you’re getting large doses of chlorine when you’re consuming sucralose. And this, I would say, is probably the most
common artificial sweetener today in newer products, in protein powders, in meal replacements,
in a lot of different products out there. So, we know that sucralose, an artificial
sweetener, is toxic to your cells, it’s toxic to the gut, and there’s actually a recent
clinical study that found . . . actually, two I want to mention. One, that found that sucralose actually killed
off beneficial microbes and probiotics in the gut, and it was actually really hard on
the digestive system. It’s one of the big ones, in fact. It actually contributed to intestinal permeability
when you look at sucralose itself. So, again, it’s really, really hard on the
digestive system. And Jordan, one the most surprising studies,
they did a study recently on if it affected blood sugar levels. And they actually, for years, said sucralose,
that it actually was good for diabetics. Well, what they found in one of the studies
was it actually affected, caused insulin spikes, so it actually may not be good for diabetics
at all. So, we know artificial sweetener, sucralose,
it’s a big myth that it’s actually healthy for you. In fact, it’s toxic to your gut, and toxic
to your pancreas and your blood sugar levels. Jordan: Well, aspartame is another common
artificial sweetener, and this was the big one that really got attacked by natural health
experts. I mentioned on a previous program, there’s
a doctor in my hometown in Florida that treated hundreds of patients for aspartame addiction. He said it was more difficult to break than
nicotine, recreational drugs, than prescription medications, alcohol, etc. Aspartame can be really toxic to the brain. So, we talk about sucralose for the gut, or
negative for the gut. Aspartame, for the brain. You know, the original artificial sweetener
was saccharin. And oddly enough, saccharin might have actually
been a little bit better for you. It’s sort of the lesser of two evils. It’s weird. Growing up, my great aunt, I remember this,
I would have strawberries at her house and I’d say, “This strawberry is so sweet.” They made it a common practice to put some
saccharin on fruit. Give me a break. Just get some good, healthy fruit that tastes
really good. So, saccharin is probably slightly better
but they all cause the same issues. They will all cause an insulin spike, in my
opinion. You’re not saving calories, you’re actually
trying to trick your body and you will not accomplish that heist, I promise you. You know, there’s even another one, acesulfame
potassium or acesulfame K, which is also used commonly in sports nutrition products. Dr. Axe: Yeah, yeah. So, these are artificial sweeteners. These are one of the top 10 common ingredients
that are hiding in your food today. And again, as Jordan and I mentioned, especially
protein powders, especially meal replacements, and fitness products and diet products, you’re
going to find a lot of these artificial sweeteners. Especially the sucralose, the aspartame are
absolutely found in these. Some replacements you might consider, if you’re
looking for something that is no calorie, a green leaf stevia, a true stevia, is a better
option. But still, you want to be careful and not
do too much stevia because your body is expecting something sweet and it’s not getting sugar
then. So it may, in fact, actually affect your blood
sugar levels whether you like it or not. And then, the other thing is raw honey. It’s Jordan and I’s favorite natural sweetener. Raw, local honey. We also love fruit as sweeteners, real fruit
like dates. Those are better options to go for than artificial
sweeteners. And Jordan, there is a big myth that there
are . . . remember Diet Coke, you know, people comparing regular Coke or Diet Coke, or which
will you gain more weight? Yeah, I saw one study where people gained
more weight doing diet soda. So hey, if you’re going to diet, hey, instead,
just eat real food, get real ingredients. You’re going to be healthier for it. Jordan, let’s talk about PEGs. Jordan: Right. Polyethylene glycols are commonly found in
your skincare. Now, it’ll usually say PEG- and a number,
but you had mentioned reading a study that polyethylene glycols can contribute to hormone
disruption and even put you at greater risk of breast cancer. And these are very, very common in skin and
body care products. In fact, there are over 1,000 items in skin
and body care that are approved in the U.S. that are banned in Europe, in the E.U. A thousand. We’re getting a little bit better, but this
is really horrible. I know a lot of people that eat really well
but they don’t look at their skincare, their makeup, their hairspray, etc. You’ve got to be very careful. What you put on your skin is almost more important
that what you put inside your body. Dr. Axe: Absolutely. And just a few resources, you know, look at
your products. I would encourage you, go home, flip over
that bottle of shampoo, that bottle of body lotion, whatever you’re using, and look to
see if some of these ingredients are in that we’re going to talk about today. Things like polyethylene glycol. We’re going to talk about, actually, a few
others here with propylene glycol, DEA, parabens. All of these things are in your ingredients. Go to a website. It’s called, EWG, Environmental Working Group,
and you can actually look to see how hazardous some of these compounds are for your health. And I also know this is a big reason why Jordan
and myself love essential oils and making our own at-home body care products. Also, Jordan mentioned earlier, looking for
things that are Ecocert, that’s sort of the European version of Certified Organic which
actually has banned a lot more substances than we have here in the U.S. So, look for body care products that are Ecocert,
again. And look for products that have essential
oils and have a smaller level of ingredient list are typically better options. The next one here, Jordan, is artificial colors. Now, Jordan, I don’t know if I told you this. Before I met you, I was actually writing an
article on artificial colors, sweeteners, and I actually found ta YouTube video where
you were being interviewed on artificial sweeteners, additives and how they actually affect ADHD
levels in the body. It was an interview from years ago. So anyways, artificial colors, one of the
biggest groups of people this really affects in a negative manner are children with autism
and ADHD. And we know that these colors, actually, one
of the big issues is it probably affects the gut barrier, that leaky gut, which can then
circulate and then starts to affect the brain. And Jordan and I have both written and talked
many times about this relation between the gut and the organs, and the gut and the brain. And so, really, if you want to help your children
or yourself have a healthy brain, a healthy gut, you’re going to want to completely eliminate
artificial colors and food additives from your diet. Jordan: Absolutely. And artificial colors and flavors go hand-in-hand. So, if it says artificial flavor. And the artificial colors, it’s hard to believe
we actually buy this. Some of them are “Yellow lake number 5,” and
I haven’t delved into what all that means but when you have colors and number in an
ingredient in a food, run away, right? Because a good ingredient list would be something
like this, “Apples. Contains apple,” not 50 ingredients. I used to say the eating rule number two was,
“Thou shalt not eat anything with over 100 ingredients.” Dr. Axe: There you go. That’s good. Jordan: And you know when you go to your grocery
store bakery and you get those muffins that are supposed to be healthy, and they print
out the label and there’s dozens of ingredients on there? There really isn’t dozens of ingredients you
could put in a muffin that would be food. You just don’t need dozens of ingredients. Maybe six. Glyphosate’s a big one. Glyphosate is the chemical found in the major
pesticide that is used for . . . actually, it’s an herbicide used on soy fields in America. You hear a lot about glyphosate when we talk
about GMOs because glyphosate is the main ingredient or chemical in Roundup. And what’s terrible is, people talk about
eating GMOs but think about this. A lot of folks have their nice, beautiful
yards, so they’ll use Roundup because they don’t want weeds. Then you think about every municipality, so
the medians in the highways. You think about neighborhoods. You think about parks. At the local, city, county and state level,
and national parks, almost every single one of those uses a glyphosate-based herbicide
to keep the weeds away. And what that does is, it destroys the soil. I believe the half-life of glyphosate is something
ridiculous, like 33 years. Only half of it breaks down. Also, they use glyphosate to help the process
of harvesting grains. So, when they harvest grains, they thresh
them, so to speak. And to keep them from being infested, they’ll
use glyphosate while they’re sort of piled up. So, you could be consuming wheat which is
not genetically modified but still get glyphosate. And they are developing glyphosate testing
for foods, but the way to avoid glyphosate is to consume organic foods, not consume conventional,
particularly, produce, and to avoid genetically modified foods. Primarily, soy, corn, various papayas, zucchini,
alfalfa, canola, cotton seed and beet sugar. There’s some others, but that’s the best way
to begin to do it. Glyphosate is going to be the bane of our
generation and really harming people, so we’ve got to get the glyphosate out of our bodies. Dr. Axe: You know, Jordan, actually, I had
an interviewer who was translating my book into French I just talked to last week. And he was telling me about all the things
going on in France right now, and them battling Monsanto and they’ve banned several of these
substances. Actually, many more of them are banned, Roundup,
in Europe and other areas of the world, but it was just sort of mind-blowing to think
about how dangerous this is. And you remember the study seeing it years
ago, which was later retracted, where the rats were given glycophosphate, growing tumors
and things like that. But we know that this definitely has some
potential carcinogenic side-effects. The next one here is . . . Jordan: All right, hang on. I’ve got to ask you this. Dr. Axe: Go ahead. Jordan: So, what is “Eat Dirt” in French? Like, what’s the title of the book? Dr. Axe: Oh, man. Actually, I was really . . . it was actually,
oh. It was something like . . . Jordan:Two words, buddy. Come on. Dr. Axe: I’m trying to remember the exact
title of what he did. It was something a little different. Jordan: It must sound awesome. Dr. Axe: It was like, “Eat Dirty,” or something
like that. Like, it was a little more . . . they’re French. It was like they tried to make it more provocative,
and what they did . . . So, I don’t remember the exact . . . Jordan: So you don’t know the French word
for it? Dr. Axe: I’m going to have to ask them. No, I don’t remember it. Jordan: Okay. Stay tuned and ask for that because this could
get really funny. Dr. Axe: Yeah, I’ll find out here. Actually, the interviewer lives in Bordeaux
and he’s like, “Next time you’re in France, come over and we’ll . . . ” Jordan: Absolutely, yeah. Dr. Axe: Yeah. [inaudible 00:13:55]. There we go. So, conventional dairy. You’ll notice we put a mix on here of different
things, from things that are found in food, many things that are added into personal care
products, but this is one we had to put on the board because it is one of the most damaging
things to your overall health. I know that, Jordan, when I was growing up,
I would get bronchitis every single winter and croup, you know, for like two or three
months. And one change completely and radically changed
my respiratory health, and it was getting off of milk, you know. And the issue with milk today, I know you
seen there was a study out of Spain that showed there over 20 different medications in our
conventional milk supply. Estradiol, different types of antibiotics,
different types of growth hormones and medication. In fact, there was even a cholesterol medication
in there, an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety were found in our milk supply. And Jordan, you’re one of the leading authorities
in the world on this when it comes to organic dairy, fermented foods. Jordan owns almost 10,000 certified organic
acres of land in Missouri and is a farmer himself. Jordan, talk to us about the truth about,
is dairy liquid gold or is it white poison? Jordan: That’s a great and provocative title. I’d also like that in French. The bottom line is this, folks. I could go through all of the reasons why
dairy could be the perfect food when it is the right kind of dairy from the right animal,
when it’s pasture-raised, when it’s organic, not vaccinated, blah, blah, blah. However, let’s stick to the point here. What Josh said is very, very critical because
a lot of us don’t buy dairy products in our home that are conventional, but when we’re
out at friends’, when we’re eating at restaurants, one bite of non-organic cheese could give
you 20 pharmaceutical residues and you didn’t even consume a single one. We do our best to avoid unnecessary pharmaceuticals,
and you eat one bite of cheese, you have one sip of milk, you have one spoonful of yogurt,
this is awful. And here’s the worst part, those chemicals
are in your diary due to what the animal is exposed to. So, having a natural yogurt doesn’t do it,
it doesn’t cut it. So, you’ve got to be so careful here. I would absolutely recommend, if you won’t
consume organic diary as a standard, don’t consume any. If you’re not willing to consume local . . . we
like to go to a farmer’s market, if not, getting it from our own farm. Conventional dairy is absolutely devastating
to your health for so many reasons, but today we’re focused on common ingredients destroying
your health. But conventional dairy, particularly low-fat
or skimmed milk, has got multiple things in it that can be very damaging to your health. And I believe if you get off of conventional
dairy, you’ll see similar results to what Josh was talking about, great improvements
in your health, your skin, your gut, your upper respiratory system. Dr. Axe: Jordan. Maybe name your top two or three things that
are in conventional dairy today that are really damaging to the body. Jordan: Absolutely. Well, here’s one thing that you should know
about. If you consume conventional dairy that is
homogenized, homogenization produces an enzyme called xanthine oxidase. And xanthine oxidase may actually cause arterial
damage that would lead to cardiovascular issues, or even a heart disease. So, that’s just one. And then, when you pasteurize dairy and you
fail to culture it, you are killing off, you’re destroying an enzyme, alkaline phosphatase,
which is responsible for calcium absorption. So, what you’re really doing is a double-whammy,
then when you’re removing the fat you’re getting rid of everything good. So, antibiotics, pesticide residues, pharmaceuticals,
xanthine oxidase, growth hormone can be in a high percentage of dairy, so there are so
many reasons not to consume conventional dairy. And now they’re doing ultra-heat treatment,
which means it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated. It’s just rough on the body. Dr. Axe: Yeah, absolutely. We’re going to move over here to our second
half of things that are destroying our health, and you’ll see here, number six is wheat flour. Now, we know that wheat flour is found in
so many things and, Jordan, I remember growing up, my mom thought, hey, we were eating whole
wheat bread as a family, we were doing fantastic. But the truth is wheat flour, in certain cases,
for some people, could be even worse than white flour. And we know that gluten’s an issue. We know that some of the different types of
starches in there are issues. So, Jordan, talk to us about some of the compounds
or nutrients that are found in wheat that might really be damaging our health. Jordan: Well, here’s something you should
know. And I put wheat flour here specifically because
there are products that say whole grain on the front, but when you see the words wheat
flour on a product it is not whole wheat. It is absolutely not whole wheat. You need to see stone-ground whole wheat or
whole wheat for it to be whole. When it says wheat flour, it is essentially
unbleached or white flour. And then you see these grains that have, they
have whole wheat, they have wheat, they have unbleached. It’s all there to be deceptive. I agree with Josh, whole wheat flour may not
be good for some. We talked about the glyphosate that could
be in it. There are certainly a lot of these negative
ingredients can be in wheat bread, especially the kind that’s so fluffy. I never consume that fluffy, great-looking,
long-lasting bread because it’s got all kinds of stuff in it. But straight-up wheat flour is low in nutrients,
high in anti-nutrients, which makes it a double-whammy. So, the gluten actually combined with vitamins
and minerals leading to malabsorption, thyroid issues, adrenal issues, blood sugar spike. Bottom line, the words wheat flour should
never be in a food you’re consuming. And you know, we’re talking about Thanksgiving
coming up, and it’s always frustrating because we either make stuffing from a sourdough spelt
bread and it takes five hours, or you go buy a stuffing from a health food store but there’s
none that have true whole grains. They’re all wheat flour, and the average person
says, “Oh, it’s wheat flour.” No, it’s not. It’s really akin to white flour, very devoid
or bankrupt. So, even if you’re not on a super healthy
diet, you should avoid wheat flour. Always look for whole grains. The word “whole” needs to be in front of each
ingredient. Dr. Axe: Yeah. You know, you just brought up a topic that’s
very important to me, and it’s stuffing. Jordan: I wondered where you were going with
that. Dr. Axe: Yeah. My wife, Chelsea, makes the best stuffing. She does two types of stuffing over Thanksgiving. She does a paleo stuffing she makes from an
almond flour mix, and then she does a sprouted blue corn stuffing that’s awesome as well. So, she does the corn stuffing, a paleo stuffing. That’s what we’ve had the past two years,
we’ve had these giant plates and I’ve eaten them for, like, two weeks after. Jordan: Yeah. Chelsea, you might some other guests over
for this Thanksgiving. Dr. Axe: Oh, yeah. Jordan: Nicki makes these stuffin’ muffins,
and we do one that’s savory, one with cranberry and then, “Honey, you think you could do that
this year? I know it takes a lot of work but sorry, anyway. Just wanted to put you on the spot.” Dr. Axe: It is probably the most labor-intensive
things that we do. Jordan: It is, because you’re toasting the
bread, you’re breaking it up, you’re mushing it around, you’re buttering it. But it is awesome. Dr. Axe: It is awesome. Jordan: I mean, if you’re going to go grain,
go stuffing, right? Dr. Axe: Absolutely. Jordan: But not with wheat flour. Dr. Axe: Not with wheat flour. Do almond flour, coconut flour, sprouted ancient
grains, much better options there. Jordan: And you don’t even really stuff a
turkey with it, you just say it. Dr. Axe: Yeah. Maybe they used to. Jordan: And you know what really gets me? You know what really bothers me is Nicki comes
from Kentucky . . . that doesn’t bother me, but she calls it dressing, I call it stuffing
but you neither stuff nor dress a turkey with it. Discuss. Anyway, it’s all confusing to me. Stay tuned to our Thanksgiving show for more
information. Dr. Axe: Awesome. All right, guys. So, we’re going to jump in here. Back on track. Jordan: Back on track. Dr. Axe: HVP here, Jordan. So let’s talk about this, specifically. Jordan: It sounds like a type of virus, doesn’t
it? Dr. Axe: Well, you know what? When I first saw this up here . . . Jordan: You thought we meant HPV? Dr. Axe: . . . that’s what it made me think
of. So, talk about HVP. Jordan: This is hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Now, years ago, do you remember having the
sort of mock-ground meat? No? See, you were in a conventional home. I was in the heathy home, so we would eat
this soy-based meat and it was called hydrolyzed vegetable protein. So, what they did was, they would take soy
and they would enzymatically hydrolyze it or digest it, and it would create a lot of
free glutamate, which is similar to MSG. HVP. They would do chili. Anything that had ground beef, they would
use HVP. And they still use it sometimes, although
it is often referred to as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed, etc. But if you see anything with hydrolyzed vegetable
protein, or even natural vegetable protein, avoid it. High in soy. Likely genetically modified. Very phytoestrogenic. Just, really not good for your health. And this could be an underlying factor in
your thyroid issues, your adrenal issues, your gut issues. So, anything that’s HVP or hydrolyzed vegetable
protein, and there’s so many others we left out. Hydrogenated oils needed to be on this list,
etc., but we only had time for 10. But HVP, say no. Dr. Axe: Absolutely. Jordan: You won’t miss a thing. Dr. Axe: All right. So, propylene glycol here, Jordan. This is a chemical that’s found in loads and
loads of personal care products, we both know this, from toothpaste, to deodorant, to shampoo,
to body lotion. It is everywhere. And there are clinical studies showing, specifically,
two major organs are affected by propylene glycol, and it’s the liver and the kidneys. And so we know specifically, with the liver,
it’s been known to cause liver toxicity. With the kidneys, increase in creatine. Jordan: Creatinine. Dr. Axe: Creatinine. And increasing those levels affecting the
kidneys in the body. So, again, propylene glycol, something you
want to stay away from. This is what we talked about earlier. Start using essential oils, start making your
own personal care products. And these things are easy to make, Jordan. You know, it’s not that hard to make your
own at-home recipes, or there are so many companies today that are making Certified
Organic shampoo, deodorant and body care products. Jordan: Absolutely. And what I love about essential oils, they
provide a lot of what some of these chemicals do. They’re there for consistency, they’re there
for preservation. But propylene glycol and PEGs, polyethylene
glycol, you want to look for those. Even artificial colors are very popular in
body care products. But definitely avoid these. Even in small amounts they build up and cause
issues. Here’s a huge one, chlorine and chloramine. You know, it was interesting, I’ve read about
and known about the dangers of chlorine. You talked about sucralose which is chlorinated
sugar or sucrose. Chlorine can be devastating. I believe that people that swim in chlorinated
pools are more prone to gut and skin issues. Don’t you remember as a kid, when you’d go
into one of those community pools where they spike up the chlorine because people have
accidents in the pool? And you’d literally burn after getting out
of that. Dr. Axe: Oh, your skin especially, your eyes. Jordan: All kinds of things would burn coming
out of that pool. It’s absolutely horrible. Chlorine’s a gas, and when you go to indoor
pools it’s even worse. Chlorine is in your drinking water. It can be in the water where you’re washing
dishes. This is a big one, Josh. People say, “Well, I don’t drink chlorinated
water but I wash my dishes.” Well, what are you doing with hot water when
you’re washing your dishes? You’re inhaling it. Inhaling chlorine is horrible. I used to talk about this all the time. When you shower, it’s the perfect medium for
getting chlorine in your system because it’s a hot shower, the steam comes up and you’re
inhaling chlorine gas. I remember reading an article that said, one
shower for 10 minutes, of chlorinated water, is the equivalent of 10 glasses of drinking
chlorinated water. So, you could use a filter, purify, but you’ve
got to get your shower under control. It’s really, really important. Chlorine is bad. And I remember they got rid of chlorine in
one of the local areas I lived in. I was all excited, and the chlorine filter
wasn’t necessary. But then, they replaced it with chloramine
which is just as bad, if not worse. So, you can ask your local municipality, “Do
you use chlorine or chloramine?” Dr. Axe: Or bromine. Jordan: Some filters don’t get rid of that. And bromine is found in water, regardless
of it even being added. But yes, chlorine and chloramine can be devastating
to your gut, to your skin. They’re gases that are highly toxic. They are absolutely, by every admission, a
toxin, and every organization agrees. Dr. Axe: Yeah, absolutely. As Jordan’s saying, your biggest exposure
is going to be drinking water, for the most part. Aside from water, it’s going to be when you’re
swimming in a chlorinated pool. And Jordan, one of the things I love today
. . . obviously a saltwater pool is a better option. It’s a different type of chlorine. It typically lessens the amount by about 70%. But there are some other great things today,
people using ozone. I saw people using copper and silver, actually,
in pools today. So there are some, actually, other options
there in swimming, if people have their own outdoor pool or home pool there as well. The last one here is fluoride. I mean, the ADA is getting absolutely hammered
on this right now, the American Dental Association, because we’re looking and finding that fluoride
kills off beneficial microbes in the gut. That’s one of the biggest things. I read a study multiple years ago finding
is really hard. It contributes to that condition, leaky gut. So, fluoride. Jordan, anytime I’m using toothpaste I’m going
fluoride-free because, ultimately, that’s not what’s preventing cavities. I mean, a much better option is doing something
that has clay, baking soda, probiotics, essential oils. Jordan: Even calcium carbonate. They’re minerals. Dr. Axe: There you go. Yeah. Much better options there when you’re using
at-home toothpaste. So, again, fluoride definitely toxic to the
body in larger doses. You know, some of these things are naturally
found in small amounts in the soil. Jordan: But it’s fluorine, it’s not fluoride. Fluoride is usually part of a chemical stream,
sort of a waste stream, and they did a study that showed fluoride in water and fluoride
in treatments gave you stronger bones. But it really can cause deformities because
you’re not meant to consume that much fluoride. So, I said in the beginning I was going to
tell you a story. My dad’s a chiropractor and a naturopath. So I grew up and, I don’t know about you,
but when I was in elementary school they would have fluoride treatments, I believe, every
months. And so, they would hand out, you probably
remember it, this little fluoride treatment, and then little Jordy has to sit in the corner
because I abstained from the fluoride treatment. And when you’re a kid it’s sort of traumatizing,
but every time, they’d all come around, everyone would get their fluoride to help their teeth,
and there’s me sitting in the corner. And I would kind of get harassed a little
bit. My parents did as well. But this mandatory fluoride treatment, it’s
not working. You need balanced minerals but this is not
the way to get it. You can get very important minerals, fat soluble
vitamins from your food, build strong bones and teeth. In fact, vitamin D and vitamin K . . . we
talked about magnesium as well. D and K are powerful for teeth. Both of us admire the work of Weston A. Price. He found that by using high vitamin butter,
by using high vitamin cod liver oil, organs meats, fermented food, the natives, without
brushing their teeth, no toothbrush, no mouthwash, no floss, no dental care, had perfect teeth. You would even find, in an entire village,
not a single cavity. Not in a mouth, not in a tooth, but in a village. How awesome is that? Dr. Axe: It’s awesome. Sorry, Jordan, I can’t help but laugh at this
comment from Bianca. She said, “What do you guys suggest, then,
for a shower? Like, a ten-minute shower? Or what do you guys suggest, sponge baths? Well, Bianca, we would recommend getting a
water filter for your house. And it is an investment, I know there’s a
great company online. It’s called purewaterfreedom.com. So, purewaterfreedom.com. They’ve got some great filters that can filter
out fluoride, chlorine, all of the other chemicals out there as well. So again, that’s when it’s cost effective. And it may cost . . . Jordan: It’s about $50, right? $40, $60? Dr. Axe: Yeah. So, for an at-home filter for your water,
it’s about $149, and this is a really high-quality filter. But a shower filter is closer to $50. Jordan: Right. And you just unscrew yours and screw this
is on. It’s very easy. And if you do take baths . . . sponge bath,
do that all you want. But if you take baths, if you will fill the
water ahead of time and make it as hot as you can, in about 20 minutes the chlorine
will dissipate. But don’t be in the room when that’s going
on because you’re basically getting chlorine therapy, or dis-therapy or un-therapy. But you can take a bath with chlorinated water,
just let it dissipate. But on the shower, you really need . . . if
you’re on well water you’re not getting chlorine, so that’s a good thing. Dr. Axe: Yeah, absolutely. My grandparents had well water, and I love
the taste. You know, it has a bit of that sulfur-ish
taste and I actually loved it. So, guys, as we’re talking about here, we’ve
been going through the 10 common ingredients that are destroying your health. We’ll show you the full board here. You can see these are the things you want
to get out, and there are many others but these are some of the big ones. And take a minute right now, help us spread
this message because it is shocking how many people, Jordan, are still using artificial
sweeteners. That’s one that blows my mind. People that are doing conventional dairy all
the time, wheat flour products, and these are things a lot of people still think are
healthy. So, help us bust that myth right now by punching
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do this live broadcast . . . we love doing it. If you love us doing it as well, click the
love button as well. And we’d love to hear from you. If there are certain chemicals and ingredients
that you feel like we didn’t put on the board that we should cover in the future, hey, let
us know that right now. And Jordan, any last thoughts here? Jordan: No. I think that this is a very important program. A lot of you are watching and you want to
know how to lose weight, you want to know how to improve your thyroid, get rid of leaky
gut, you want to improve your skin health, detoxify, etc. but there’s nothing more important
than stopping the source of toxicity. And so these items, whether you believe it,
know it or not, are sneaking into your diet, into your personal care, into your children’s
diets and it’s time to break that cycle. Share this message because it just may save
somebody’s life. Dr. Axe: Awesome, guys. Well, hey, thanks so much. We’ll be back tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Central Time. Have a great day. We’ll see you tomorrow.