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Environmental Influence on Chronic Illness

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: How can you reduce your exposure to toxins?
Air Date: 2/7/17
Duration: 26:19
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
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 (2 million copies in six languages) and the principal textbook in the field, the Textbook of Natural Medicine. His newest books, The Toxin Solution, will be released February 2017 by HarperCollins and another textbook for physicians, Clinical Environmental Medicine, which will be released by Elsevier in January 2018.
Environmental Influence on Chronic Illness
The average person encounters environmental toxins in every day life. It’s impossible to completely avoid them.

Our bodies are enzyme machines. We need vitamins and minerals for the enzymes to work properly. The nutritional quality of our food supply has decreased in the past 50 years due to modern agricultural procedures. Toxins poison the body’s enzymes so they don’t function properly.

There is a correlation between chronic illnesses and toxin exposure. The majority of the population has been exposed to enough toxins to double the chance for disease.

Seventy percent of our toxic load comes from food. Some toxins come from the food production process. Other toxins come from the packaging process.

Consider how toxins can accumulate in your body over time. Try to reduce your toxic exposure. Stick with organic foods and grow as much food as you can. Look for foods packaged in glass. Avoid fragrances in health and beauty aids.

Listen as Dr. Joe Pizzorno joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss environmental toxins.
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