Is Your Food Making You Sick? With Dr Michelle Perro


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Despite all our advances in science, medicine and healthcare, chronic diseases are on the rise, and are affecting us — and our children — in epidemic proportions... So what the heck is making us so sick? Today’s podcast guest, Michelle Perro MD, has a powerful — and scary — answer to this question: it’s the food we eat. In today’s episode, Dr Perro connects the dots between what we put in our mouth (including the stuff we don’t even *realise* we’re eating) and our health. And BOY does she have some insights that will blow your mind...

Dr Michelle Perro, MD, is a veteran pediatrician, having been in clinical practice for 37 years. A little over a decade ago, Dr Perro’s personal journey led her to expand her focus to include pesticide and health advocacy. She’s since become a fierce advocate concerning the harmful role of GMO ‘food’ and pesticides on our health — and particularly their enormous impact on our kids.

Dr Perro drops so many truthbombs in this episode, I felt the need to grab a pen and notepad! Drawing on her clinical experience, medical research and the latest scientific findings, she paints a worrying picture of toxins sneaking into our bodies without us even knowing, and an industry more concerned with profit than health… but rest assured, there *is* hope, and she’s on a mission to help us ALL achieve true, feel-it-in-your-bones wellness.

So if you want to learn the truth about what’s hiding on your plate, uncover the frightening links between the food industry and the explosion in chronic disease, and figure out — once and for all — what (the frick!) you should eat to get and stay healthy, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • What it’s really like having a sick child, and the health discovery that led to where she is today (08:18)
  • The types of disease and disorders that are rapidly becoming commonplace (and how to avoid them) (11:09)
  • What is making us so sick? (13:34)
  • The so-called “foods” you must avoid at all costs if you value your health (16:27)
  • Does eating organic really make that much difference? (20:02)
  • Why the tampons you use matter (essential listening for all women!) (20:54)
  • Why you need to think before you eat out (23:22)
  • Her shocking findings whilst researching her book (28:42)
  • Why the science of GM food safety has become so controversial and confusing (and how to cut through the noise) (32:35)
  • The importance of your gut microbiome for optimum health (39:52)
  • How to get well and thrive (46:05)
  • How to reclaim your health and get your energy back (48:41)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

What's Making Our Children Sick? by Dr. Michelle Perro
Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith
GMO Myths and Truths by Claire Robinson Mphil, Michael Antoniou PhD, and John Fagan PhD
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Multiomics reveal non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats following chronic exposure to an ultra-low dose of Roundup herbicide by Robin Mesnage, George Renney, Gilles-Eric Séralini, Malcolm Ward & Michael N. Antoniou

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Comments (8)

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    • Jeanne
      November 8, 2018

      Bless you Melissa for bringing light to these dark areas of our modern life. You are courageous and one of our great newage pioneers, a class of people unto themselves.
      I’m listening to the Transcedence videos also and thoroughly enjoying your hubbys music.
      Hugs and love, Jeanne

      • November 9, 2018

        Thank you so much for your kind words Jeanne, I am so grateful. And yes how good is Transcendence and Nick's music. So great! xx

    • Stacey Rae
      November 9, 2018

      Hi Melissa,
      This was a information packed deliciously juicy episode. I really learned a lot. Dr Michelle is pretty darn fabulous and an amazing woman. I only wish my momma had had someone like this to guide her when my sister and I were children. No doubt I will be sharing this episode with my friends and family right now! Yay! ;) The one thing that really stood out, well maybe two, or three or ten, haha, was the apple cider vinegar benefits. I know and use it currently, yet never thought about mixing a little in some water to help settle an upset tummy. Yay! Also how Multiomics reveal non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats following chronic exposure to an ultra-low dose of Roundup herbicide, WHOA, that is crazy! Thank you lovely for another beautifully executed and fascinating episode. xo

      • November 16, 2018

        You're so welcome Stacey. THANK YOU for tuning in and leaving this comment. I am so grateful and love hearing from you. xx

    • Alysha
      November 9, 2018

      Up there with my favourite, most educational episode! I stopped midway through when you were discussing fatty liver, screenshot it and sent to my best friend who has recently been diagnosed with fatty liver! Our world needs more people like you Melissa and Dr Michelle Perro. Thank you for sharing your wisdoms!

      • November 16, 2018

        Thank you so much for your kind words Alysha, I am so glad it deeply resonated and thank you for sending it to your friend. You're an angel. xx

    • Helen
      January 29, 2020

      Hi Melissa,
      I remember hearing on one of your podcast episodes that you managed to stop the use of glysophate in your shire area. I would love to be able to do the same. Just walking out with my baby this morning, the council were spraying on the walkway with a truck; suited up worker and sprayer contraption in tow. We live opposite the beach and the strong wind was blowing in my direction. I already walked around once to try and avoid them and then felt like I was trapped. They also spray the beach walk way leading down to the beach. The natural landscape and poison just don't mix and I wish they could come up with another solution. I have been meaning to contact you for some time to ask your advice on how I go about fighting this. I would really appreciate any advice you could pass on to me. Thank you so much for your time. On a side note, the Apple Podcast app on phone and computer doesn't allow me to rate. I'm not sure why this is so. I guess I should start using Himalaya ;) Kind Regards, Helen

      • January 31, 2020

        Hey Helen, it's so sad they spray but you can email them and do something about it. Listen to this ep with Cyndi as she explains how to do it. Let me know how you go. And regarding the review that is weird, you should be able to do it on the apple podcast app or on iTunes on your computer. Did you try both of those? If not, no worries angel thanks you so much for trying. I am very grateful. xx

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