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Toxins & How to Eliminate Them Properly

From the Show: HER
Summary: Find out the most prevalent toxins that affect the human body and how to properly detox.
Air Date: 11/30/17
Duration: 33:11
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Dr. Joe PizzornoDr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND, is a world-leading authority on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978.

A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, clinician and lecturer, he is founding president of Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Treasurer of Board of Institute for Functional Medicine, co-founder of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and on science boards of Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals.

He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious commissions advising the U.S. government on how to integrate natural medicine into the healthcare system.

He is recipient of numerous awards and honors and author/co-author of 12 books, including the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (two million copies in six languages) and the principal textbook in the field, the Textbook of Natural Medicine. His newest books, The Toxin Solution, was released February 2017 by HarperCollins and another textbook for physicians, Clinical Environmental Medicine, which will be released by Elsevier in January 2018.
Toxins & How to Eliminate Them Properly
We live in a toxic environment. In fact, your risk of chronic illness is greater with a higher toxic load.

Arsenic is the primary toxin overloading the human body. Ten percent of the public water supply contains arsenic levels known as toxic to humans. Rice absorbs arsenic from the water that hydrates the crop. Arsenic was also used to plump up chickens and kill parasites. High arsenic levels increase risk for chronic disease. One in four people is physiologically damaged by arsenic.

Organophosphate pesticides destroy the neurological systems of pests to protect crops. They also affect the neurology of children. Neurotoxins prevent healthy development of the brain. These pesticides are present in our water supply.

Detoxing

You shouldn’t detox before your body is ready. Loosening up the toxins without being able to eliminate them just stirs them up and makes you sicker. The body needs to be prepared for detoxification.

Dr. Joe Pizzorno recommends spending two weeks to eliminate toxin consumption. It does no good to detox while still consuming more toxins.

He recommends two weeks to start restoring gut health. Antibiotics haven’t helped gut bacteria. Toxins need to be cleared out of the gut.

The next focus is aiding the liver for two weeks. This helps break down the chemicals your body is shedding. A healthy gut eliminates them from the body.

Two weeks are spent on kidney function before the detoxification actually begins.

Listen as Dr. Pizzorno joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share toxic risk and how to detoxify your body.

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