96- How Are Environmental Toxins Impacting Our Health with Tom Malterre

96- How Are Environmental Toxins Impacting Our Health with Tom Malterre

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

December 12, 2019

Environmental toxins are everywhere, and each day we are adding more and more chemicals into our environment.

The US imports or produces 27 trillion pounds of chemicals each year, which comes out to 74 billion pounds per day.

While throwing numbers out and talking about how polluted our planet is can be extremely gloomy, I think it is more helpful to learn actionable steps we can take to reduce our exposure and to detox our bodies.


Are Environmental Toxins Really That Bad For Our Health?

Is smoking bad for you? Does drinking tiny particles of plastic cause hormone disruption? Will eating the same pesticides that explode the intestines of bugs cause our digestive tract to have issues?

You can be the judge of your own health, but the questions above doesn't sound like ways I want to treat my own body. But if we don't make changes to how we use items, then pretty much everyone will be exposed to these toxins no matter what you do.

If you are worried about the possible health issues from environmental toxins, then this episode will be perfect for you! Tom Malterre does a fantastic job of sharing the issues with our regulations and policies, and steps we can do to improve our environment.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How can companies produce harmful chemicals without policies to protect the people
  • What are some of the most detrimental environmental toxins to our health
  • Ways you can limit your exposure to microplastics
  • Actionable steps you can take to reduce your environmental toxin exposure and cleanse toxins out of your body


  • [2:45] Tom Malterre was raised by a Psychologist who taught him systems-thinking
  • [5:30] How do we even start to manage our environmental toxins when companies don't have any incentives to reduce our chemical exposure
  • [9:15] 74 billion pounds of chemicals are produced or imported into the US every day
  • [13:30] Are all environmental toxins small enough to pass through the blood brain barrier
  • [16:00] A company trying to sell a product has 90 days to "prove" their product is harmful
  • [19:30] The rats used in trials are already compromised before the trials are even conducted
  • [23:45] What are microplastics and how does that get into our environment
  • [29:00] Can you inject a fat substance on the ocean floor to bind to the microplastics and clean it up that way
  • [31:00] It is amazing how many products are made out of plastic or derived from petroleum
  • [33:00] What are some actionable steps we can take to reduce our exposure to microplastics
  • [37:50] At the rate we use our current resources, can we continue to sustain the population the planet already has
  • [40:15] How do we get these toxins out of the body
  • [45:00] What are some good lab tests that Tom Malterre uses

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

  • 2 Nutrient Tests Recommended by Tom: Ion40 and NutrEval from Genova Labs
  • The Environmental Working Group is helping people to improve their environments- Learn More
  • The Sh**t! I Smoke App- Get On Google Play

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Tom Malterre

Website: WholeLifeNutrition.net , Foundationsfxmed.com , TomMalterre.com

Tom Malterre teaches us how environmental toxins are restricting our vitality and impacting our health

Tom Malterre teaches us how environmental toxins are restricting our vitality and impacting our health

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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