Episode 62: Three Chemicals Your Kids Are Exposed To That Are Ruining Their Gut Health
Unfortunately, our kids are exposed to more chemicals and toxins than ever before and many of these are having a detrimental effect on their microbiome diversity. Having a diverse microbiome is so important for their gut health and general wellbeing, which is why it is important to reduce or avoid the chemicals and toxins that I discuss in this episode.
These chemicals and toxins can have many different negative implications for our kid’s health, but in this episode, we are going to be talking about three specific chemicals and toxins that are causing damage to your kid’s gut.
The three chemicals are:
- Medications such as antibiotics: Firstly, we want to make it clear that this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be giving your kids these medications because at times they can be beneficial for their health and wellbeing. However, in this episode, I talk about being aware of which medications can be depleting our kid’s gut health and how we can assist and rebuild our kid’s gut health if and when they have to take medications;
- Antibacterial chemicals: the use of antibacterial chemicals in cleaning and personal care products has increased significantly since the pandemic. Again, sometimes these products are necessary, but thanks to tricky marketing Mum’s believe that if we are not cleaning our houses to be spotless with harsh antibacterial chemicals, we may not be keeping our kids safe. In this episode, I want to bring awareness of why this might not be the case and I discuss two of the specific nasty antibacterial chemicals that you want to avoid;
- Essential oils: I am a big fan of using essential oils safely, but we need to remember that essential oils come in a very concentrated form that has high antibacterial effects. The high concentration of essential oils can cause damaging effects to our kid’s microbiome if ingested internally. I discuss the specific essential oils that are causing issues with the microbiome, why you should never use essential oils internally, and some of the ways you can use essential oils safely.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
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