We’re Living in a Toxic Environment. What Can We Do About It?

April 04, 2020 2 min read

Steven Langenhuizen smiling on a light blue background.


Steven Langenhuizen hails from Toronto, Canada, and is the author of the Ultimate 70.3 Triathlon Guidebook and the host of the Pacing and Racing podcast, which covers the factors that contribute to peak human performance, including mindset, diet, training, and tactics. He interviews some of the world's strongest endurance athletes and cutting-edge experts in health, longevity, biohacking, alternative medicine, and others in the field of optimizing physical performance.

This episode covers the following subjects:

  • 9:36 – Dr. Minkoff explains his journey from traditional medicine to functional medicine and how he discovered methods to heal the body without employing traditional pharmaceutical models. He explains how nutrition, detoxification, and treatments such as electromagnetic field therapy can restore the body's natural healing processes.
  • 15:00– A discussion about the various modalities Dr. Minkoff may use to enhance athletic performance or treat chronic Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, or neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, MS, Alzheimer's, or cancer. He discusses the toxic environment and how he runs a panel on every patient to identify the level of glyphosate (in Roundup), plastic residue, gasoline residue, flame retardant, and other chemicals lodged in the body.
  • 21:49 – Dr. Minkoff discusses his background and how he first became interested in marathons, along with his wife, and how he then got into triathlons and the Iron Man competitions, and how he has competed in 43 Iron Man competitions to date.
  • 27:31 – An explanation of how Dr. Minkoff first became interested in metal toxicity and how his wife suffered severe physical problems after having mercury fillings removed incorrectly, exposing her to high levels of the metal and leading to severe neurological symptoms. He covers the science behind how heavy metals lodge in your body and how chelators bond with these metals.
  • 30:27 – Dr. Minkoff discusses the ideal way to rid the body of heavy metals through the gut, far safer for the body's health than eliminating it through the kidneys (urine). He discusses the development of Perfect Amino to build body protein.
  • 34:34 – An explanation of how detoxification can enhance athletic performance, with the hormonal balance restored, inflammation reduced, and quicker recovery. He covers amino acids, how they work, the development of Perfect Amino, and the purity of the BodyHealth line of products.
  • 38:56 – Dr. Minkoff discusses cellular health and how the toxins in the environment have led to huge increases in serious illnesses, including cancers, fertility problems, autoimmune diseases, and a high incidence of autism in children. These illnesses and more result from the thousands of chemicals and heavy metals in the modern environment, and what can be done to treat this critical health issue.

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