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Chemical Minimalism Everything We Have Pam Schmidt

How Do Phthalates Affect Humans?

How Do Phthalates Affect Humans?

How Do Phthalates Affect Humans? Do you know what Phthalates are? They are chemical compounds typically added to plastics to enhance flexibility, transparency, longevity, and durability.

When we (humans) have contact with phthalates, we risk hormone imbalance (endocrine disruption). We can experience external AND internal exposure to phthalates. So let’s look a bit more at phthalates.

Do I Have Toxic Gut?
Chemical Minimalism Everything We Have Pam Schmidt

Do I Have Toxic Gut?

Gut health can be summarized down to the nasty hit our gut takes when we eat processed food. Yes, REALLY! Processed foods typically have these qualities:
*High fat
*High sugar
*Loads of chemicals, particularly synthetic/fake ingredients
*Low quality nutrients
The gut inflammation sets off a chain reaction in our liver and intestines. What can happen next is gallstones, rosacea, lupus, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, allergies, asthma, acne, obesity, and even mental illness.

What is Immune Gut?
Chemical Minimalism Everything We Have Pam Schmidt

What Is Immune Gut?

What is Immune Gut? When I first discovered this term, I thought it sounded good. At first, it seemed like it meant the gut was healthy and able to provide immunity.

In truth, Immune Gut means someone has multiple allergies and is intolerant to foods in the daily diet. At this point, there will be an imbalance of gut bacteria which lowers the immune system. Leaky gut is one symptom of Immune Gut.