3 Things to Say Goodbye to in 2021 For Better Health

// The C60 Show Team

About The C60 Show Team

The C60 Show is co-hosted by Ken Swartz, research scientist and founder of C60 Purple Power, and Sierra Samuel, Health Coach and Marketing Director at C60 Purple Power.

Overview

As we find ourselves settling into 2021, there is a palpable feeling of hope that the end of 2020 will take along with it the many challenges that arose in a year unlike any many of us can remember. In order to fully take advantage of this opportunity for a new beginning, we’re here to share the best three changes folks can make that will have the greatest impact on their health.

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Episode Summary


New beginnings may often coincide with the New Year, but truthfully the chance to start anew is available anytime. If you’ve been feeling the need for a reset to support your health in mind and body, take a look at the sections below. We’ve compiled a list of common habits and items that contribute to wellbeing through diet and mindfulness, along with ways to make your household a healthier place to be.

Ready to make a change? We’re here to help!

 

Toxic Chemicals

It’s an unfortunate fact that chemicals exist in everything from food to household and personal care products. Switching to buying organic food as often as possible is one of the most immediate ways to directly impact your health.  Glyphosates, just one component of the chemical cocktail of pesticides that are used in the vast majority of conventional farming, not only wreak havoc on soil health but also decimate beneficial gut flora when ingested via the food we eat. A lack of healthy gut bacteria leads to inflammation and digestive problems, which then have a ripple effect on overall bodily health.1

Common household items, such as plastics, cookware and even furniture are treated with coatings and chemicals that, while nearly impossible to perceive with our senses, produce vapors and ingestible particles that adversely affect our health. EDC’s, a component in non-stick cookware, emits toxic fluoride gasses when heated, which disrupt the endocrine system by attaching to estrogen receptors and confusing signals with harmful, synthetic, overactive xenoestrogens. The same effect occurs with the use of products containing BPA, which is found in most forms of plastic and in the lining of canned goods and Styrofoam containers. This is one reason to avoid heating food or drinks in plastic; the heating process increases the leaching of these chemicals into your food.

Surprising as it may be, personal care products are not exempt from harmful substances either. Common ingredients such as parabens and phthalates have been linked to cancer and disturbance of the endocrine and immune systems. “Anything you put on your skin ends up in your bloodstream in a matter of minutes. You do not want to put stuff on your skin that is toxic, including makeup,” explains Sierra Samuel, health coach and co-host of The C60 Show.

Non-toxic alternatives exist for almost all the products listed above, you just have to be diligent in knowing what goes into something before you buy it. When you make the choice to clear these types of items out of your house, you give your body a chance to detox and reset itself. A natural part of the detox process, however, is the production of free radicals, which can do their own damage to the body. C60 Purple Power neutralizes reactive oxidative species (ROS) so that fewer cells are damaged, and the body is able to recover more quickly.2

 

Inflammatory Foods

“Chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death in the world today, with more than 50% of all deaths being attributable to inflammation-related diseases,” reveals Ken Swartz, scientist and co-host of The C60 Show. Inflammation is caused by oxidative stress, the production of ROS within the body. This can damage cells, and even DNA, leading to health problems such as cancer, autoimmune disease, persistent pain and other chronic conditions.

Just as it’s important to ensure foods are free of toxic chemicals, it’s also vital to understand which foods are likely to trigger an inflammation response within the body.

Sugar and excessive consumption of alcohol are major contributors to systemic inflammation, as well as certain oils and fats used in cooking.3 Processed vegetable oils such as soybean, canola and sunflower have a high ratio of Omega-6’s to Omega-3’s, meaning they are more likely to cause inflammation. “Our ancestors ate a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3’s to Omega-6’s. Now in today’s modern American diet…the average rate is 16 Omega-6’s to every 1 Omega-3, and that is really out of balance,” shares Ken. Healthy alternatives that are naturally anti-inflammatory include organic olive, avocado and coconut oils.

It’s also important to learn which foods your body may be sensitive to and eliminate those from your diet. While a little acid reflux here and there might not seem like a big deal, that and other signals your body gives you after eating a particular food are a sign that it is experiencing distress, which could cause further complications if not addressed directly. Taking C60 in conjunction with eliminating problematic foods lifts the oxidative burden on the body, naturally managing and addressing inflammatory response.4

 

Chronic Stress & Worry

Chronic stress or worry, no matter what it’s about, has a tangible effect on the body. Long term stress suppresses immune function due to an increase in cortisol production. This means a greater likelihood of getting sick at the hands of bacteria or viruses.

Inflammation is also linked to persistent stress and depression, as the immune response suffers and the body is less efficient in the management of oxidative radicals.5 C60 Purple Power can support mental health by addressing oxidative stress, and also by supporting the production of pregnenolone, the precursor necessary to produce healthy hormone levels, including that of serotonin and dopamine.

Learning which habits you find calming and comforting when stress rears its ugly head is a vital tool in managing mental health. Creating an awareness around which habits you find soothing has deeper benefits than, say, zoning out in front of the TV as a coping mechanism. Some people may respond well to a walk in nature, or a guided meditation, or listening to soothing music for a while. Getting in the practice of creating healthy boundaries, which may mean learning to clearly communicate your needs, or removing yourself from situations that are unsupportive, is a major component of mental health. The important thing is to find what resonates with you, because what works for one person may not be the same for another.

 

New Habits, New You

While we may not be able to recreate ourselves overnight, small steps here and there really do add up in the long run. Whether you’re interested in changing your diet, improving mental health, or giving your home a green makeover, finding one thing that feels like the easiest change is a great place to start.

For more tips and information on how to create new, healthy habits in your life, and how C60 Purple Power can support you in your endeavors, watch The C60 Show on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts.

Research


1 https://youtu.be/TcsCq0A_eqQ

2 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24409811/

3 https://youtu.be/3tunTMW9hHY

4 https://www.jimmunol.org/content/179/1/665.short

5 https://youtu.be/OVDvhB_jgIg 


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