Harmful Toxins Course

The “Harmful Toxins” course is designed to equip aspiring plant-based nutrition specialists with comprehensive knowledge about various harmful toxins present in food, consumer products, and the environment. Through detailed lessons, participants will learn about the types of toxins, their sources, and production, their adverse effects on health, and strategies to mitigate exposure. This course aims to empower students to make informed decisions regarding nutrition and lifestyle choices to promote overall well-being.

  1. Understand the concept of toxins and carcinogens and their classification.
  2. Identify common harmful toxins found in food additives, artificial sweeteners, food dyes, toxic metals, pesticides, hygiene products, medical toxins, naturally formed food toxins, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  3. Evaluate the potential health risks associated with exposure to various toxins.
  4. Develop strategies to minimize exposure to harmful toxins through dietary and lifestyle modifications.
  5. Learn real-life scenarios to apply knowledge of harmful toxins in practical situations.
  6. Stay informed about emerging research and developments in the field of toxicology and its implications for plant-based nutrition.

The “Harmful Toxins” course provides participants with essential knowledge and skills to identify, assess, and mitigate the risks associated with exposure to harmful toxins. By understanding the sources and effects of toxins on human health, students can make informed decisions to support their own well-being and advocate for safer, more sustainable practices in food production, consumer products, and environmental management.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 150 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Course Instructor

David W Brown David W Brown Founder/Instructor

Harmful Toxins (Cert)

$395.00

This is for someone who wants to receive their Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist Certification but wants to pay for each course as they go.

Harmful Toxins (Non Cert)

$395.00

This course is for someone who only wants to purchase this course and does not want to be a Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist.

  • Overview
    • What is a Toxin/Carcinogen ?
    • Toxins: The Harm they Cause
    • Toxins in Animal Fat
    • Side Effects from Pills
  • Food Additives 
    • Food Additives Overview
    • Ammonium sulfate
    • BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole)
    • BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene)
    • Calcium alginate
    • Calcium benzoate
    • Calcium carbonate
    • Calcium chloride
    • Calcium citrate
    • Calcium lactate
    • Calcium propionate
    • Carrageenan
    • Dicalcium phosphate
    • Disodium guanylate
    • Disodium inosinate
    • Glycerin
    • Guar gum
    • High-fructose corn syrup
    • Lecithin
    • Magnesium carbonate
    • Magnesium citrate
    • Monocalcium phosphate
    • Mono- and diglycerides
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Potassium benzoate
    • Potassium bicarbonate
    • Potassium bromate
    • Potassium chloride
    • Potassium lactate
    • Potassium sorbate
    • Polysorbate 60
    • Polysorbate 80
    • Propyl gallate
    • Sodium alginate
    • Sodium benzoate
    • Sodium bicarbonate (Baking soda)
    • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
    • Sodium caseinate
    • Sodium citrate
    • Sodium erythorbate
    • Sodium lactate
    • Sodium metabisulfite
    • Sodium nitrite
    • Sodium stearoyl lactylate
    • Sorbic acid
    • TBHQ
    • Tricalcium phosphate
    • Xanthan gum
  • Artificial Sweeteners
    • The Hidden Perils of Artificial Sweeteners
    • Aspartame
    • Saccharin
    • Sucralose
  • Food Dyes
    • Red 40 (Allura Red AC)
    • Yellow 5 (Tartrazine)
    • Yellow 6 (Sunset Yellow FCF)
    • Blue 1 (Brilliant Blue FCF)
    • Blue 2 (Indigo Carmine)
    • Green 3 (Fast Green FCF)
    • Citrus Red 2
  • Food Toxins (Naturally Formed)
    • Acrolein
    • Acrylamide
    • Aflatoxins
    • Ergot alkaloids
    • Furan
    • Gossypol
    • Heterocyclic Amines (HCAs)
    • Hydrogenated oils/trans fats
    • Melamine
    • Methylglyoxal
    • Nitrosamines
    • Ochratoxin
    • Patulin
    • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
    • Safrole
    • Tyramine
    • Stachybotryl toxins
    • Hydrogen cyanide
  • Toxic Metals
    • Aluminum 
    • Antimony
    • Arsenic
    • Barium
    • Beryllium
    • Cadmium
    • Chromium
    • Copper
    • Gallium
    • Lead
    • Lithium
    • Mercury
    • Molybdenum
    • Nickel
    • Platinum
    • Silver
    • Tellurium
    • Thallium
    • Tin
    • Tungsten
    • Uranium
    • Vanadium
  • Pesticides
    • 2,4-D
    • Atrazine
    • Carbaryl
    • Captan
    • Chlorpyrifos
    • Cypermethrin
    • Diazinon
    • Dichlorvos
    • Endosulfan
    • Fipronil
    • Glyphosate (Roundup)
    • Imidacloprid
    • Malathion
    • Mancozeb
    • Methomyl
    • Neonicotinoids
    • Paraquat
    • Permethrin
    • Propoxur
    • Thiamethoxam
    • Chlordane
  • Hygiene Products
    • Aluminum in antiperspirants
    • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
    • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
    • Coal tar in dandruff shampoos
    • DEA (diethanolamine) in shampoos and body washes
    • Ethanolamines (MEA, DEA, TEA)
    • Formaldehyde in hair straightening treatments
    • Fragrance in personal care products
    • Hydroquinone in skin lightening creams
    • Lead in lipsticks
    • Methylisothiazolinone (MI)
    • Oxybenzone in sunscreen
    • Parabens in cosmetics
    • Quaternium-15 in cosmetics
    • Retinyl palmitate in sunscreen and anti-aging creams
    • Siloxanes in hair products
    • Sodium hydroxide (lye)
    • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in shampoos
    • Talcum powder
    • Toluene in nail polish
    • Triclocarban in soaps
    • Triclosan in toothpaste
  • Medical Toxins
    • Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
    • NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
    • Benzodiazepines
    • Opioids
    • Antidepressants
    • Beta-blockers
    • Calcium Channel Blockers
    • Digoxin
    • Cisplatin (chemo)
    • Paclitaxel (Taxol) (Chemo)
    • Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) (Chemo)
    • Fluorouracil (5-FU) (Chemo)
    • Cyclophosphamide (Chemo)
  • Top Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
    • What are VOC’s?
    • Acetaldehyde
    • Acetone
    • Benzene
    • Butadiene
    • Carbon tetrachloride
    • Chloroform
    • Ethylbenzene
    • Ethylene
    • Formaldehyde
    • Hexane
    • Isoprene
    • Methane
    • Methylene chloride (Dichloromethane)
    • Perchloroethylene (Tetrachloroethylene)
    • Styrene
    • Toluene
    • Trichloroethylene
    • Vinyl chloride
    • Xylene (mixed isomers)
    • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • Toxins in Plastics
    • Acrylonitrile
    • Bisphenol A (BPA)
    • Flame Retardants
    • Nonylphenol
    • Phthalates
    • Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • NIOSH List of Known Carcinogens
    • A-Z List of Known Carcinogens
  • Congratulations 
    • What I Learned!