Dec. 13, 2022

Minimizing the Effects of Environmental Toxins with David Roberts

Humans are creatures of habit who are not always aware of the world around us. Rarely will we make lifestyle changes without a catalyst that leaves a lasting impression on us and drives us to behave differently.

For David Roberts, everything changed when his late wife, Mara, was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. This unfortunate news propelled David to study the environment around him. He discovered that toxins are everywhere. Coming from a public health background, this inspired David to co-found Mara Labs and develop their hallmark product, BrocElite.

In this episode, David talks with Jen about what environmental toxins are, where they can be hiding, and how to minimize their negative consequences.

Key Takeaways

  • [01:51] - An overview of David’s public health experience.
  • [03:00] - How, why, and where environmental toxins are hiding.
  • [06:23] - How environmental toxins in the U.S. compare to other countries.
  • [07:13] - What is glyphosate?
  • [09:12] - How to combat the negative consequences of glyphosate.
  • [10:37] - Why organic labels matter.
  • [11:20] - What inspired David to create Mara Labs.
  • [14:59] - Who should be taking BrocElite.
  • [17:14] - How turmeric helps your microbiome.
  • [20:14] - How Mara Labs’ products differ from other industry supplements.


[09:40] - “Things like corn that is GMO is used to make high-fructose corn syrup, which is in everything. If you go and walk down an aisle, it would be hard not to find.” ~ David Roberts

[15:05] -  “Sulforaphane is the best natural phase II detox for any compound. It works in all three phases.” ~ David Roberts

[21:41] - “We make everything here in Charlottesville, Virginia, in our manufacturing facility, but that’s rare.” ~ David Roberts


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