Mineral Optimization Protocol: STOPS

Anti-Minerals, toxins, and endocrine disruptors to avoid. These inhibit the absorption & function of minerals.

Avoid as much as possible. Look at them as toxic. Aim to stop taking them and remove them from your life.

  1. Iron supplements, iron-fortified foods, anything with ‘added iron’
  2. Vitamin D3 supplements or ANY foods fortified with vitamin D (learn why here.)
  3. Calcium supplements
  4. One-a-day multivitamins, prenatals, etc
  5. Synthetic vitamins & supplements
  6. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) & artificial sweeteners. Cut back and minimize processed
    sugars. Fruit in moderation is ok
  7. Drinking Alcohol
  8. Smoking cigarettes and cannabis/CBD
  9. Eating processed, refined foods
  10. Any processed or hydrogenated oils (e.g. soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil, etc.)
  11. Fluoride (e.g. in toothpaste, water, etc.), bromide, all halogens aside from iodine
  12. Colloidal silver
  13. Minimize eating high-oxalate foods
  14. Limit smoothies and green drinks to detoxing as binders
  15. Limit exposure to environmental toxins
  16. Limit exposure to blue light exposure
  17. Limit exposure to EMFs from electronic devices
  18. Limit usage of plastic bottles and canned foods

Environmental Toxins and Endocrine Disruptors to Avoid:

  1.  Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen
  2. Paraformaldehyde, a type of formaldehyde
  3. Methylene glycol, a type of formaldehyde
  4. Quaternium 15, which releases formaldehyde
  5. Mercury, which can damage the kidneys and nervous system
  6. Dibutyl and diethylhexyl phthalates, which disrupt hormones and damage the reproductive system
  7. The long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, which have been linked to cancer
  8. M- and o-phenylenediamine, used in hair dyes, which irritate and sensitize the skin, damage DNA and can cause cancer
  9. Phthalates like DBP, DEHP, and DEP are a class of plasticizing chemicals. They make the fragrances in your skin care products stick to your skin or make the product itself more pliable
  10. Synthetic Fragrances
  11. Parabens (including methylparabens, isobutylparabens, proplyparabens, and others) are a family of preservatives that manufacturers use in skin care products to help prevent the growth of bacteria and mold – which disrupt hormones and harm the reproductive system.
  12. SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfates)SLES (Sodium laureth sulfate)
  13. Triclosan & Triclocarban
  14. BHA & BHT
  15. EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)
  16. MEA/DEA/TEA (Ethanolamines)
  17. Hydroquinone
  18. Methlylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone
  19. Toluene
  20. Octinoxate
  21. Oxybenzone and avobenzone
  22. Benzalkonium chloride

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