Cleansing

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Environmental Medicine |

Why Cleanse? Over 87,000 synthetic chemicals have been developed since World War II and it is not known whether the human body has the ability to successfully metabolize many of them. All Americans have hundreds of these chemicals stored in their fat. Synthetic chemicals are associated with increasingly common diseases such as cancer, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and autism. Synthetic chemicals often mimic natural hormones...

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Heavy Metal Testing

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Environmental Medicine |

Provocative Heavy Metal testing; which chelator is best? Physicians who practice environmental medicine often want to test patients for the presence of heavy metals in the body. Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium have been linked to neurological, hormonal and immunological health problems. [1] Various methods exist for detecting heavy metals including hair analysis, serum tests, fecal and urine collection. It is important to...

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Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Environmental Medicine |

When deciding when to choose to buy organic foods, consider the following lists. If you can’t buy all organic produce, put your organic dollars towards those foods that conventionally contain the most pesticides. Remember that conventional meat and dairy have the highest amount of toxic residue as the toxins are concentrated in the meat and milk of the animals. Especially for growing bodies, it’s best to use organic dairy products to...

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Environmental Medicine

Posted by on May 20, 2008 in Environmental Medicine |

Over 87,000 synthetic chemicals have been developed since World War II and it is not know whether the human body has the ability to successfully metabolize many of them. All Americans have hundreds of these chemicals stored in their fat. Environmental medicine is the study of these toxins and how they impact and or create human health problems. The Tigard Holistic Health Clinic specializes in recognizing and developing treatment programs and...

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Protecting Yourself in a Polluted Environment

Posted by on May 20, 2008 in Environmental Medicine |

General Naturopathic Treatments For Exposure To Toxins In The Environment Use antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, E, zinc and herb such as silymarin to decrease the effects of toxins. Learn where toxins are commonly found in our every day environments and eliminate them. Eat a diet that decreases exposure and supports the natural detoxifying abilities of the body. Engage in yearly cleansing to decrease the overall burden of toxins in the body ,...

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Eliminating Toxins Through the Skin

Posted by on May 20, 2008 in Environmental Medicine |

Yarrow and Ginger The skin is one of our main elimination pathways along with the lungs, kidneys, and colon. By increasing perspiration we promote the elimination of toxins through the skin. There are several herbs that have diaphoretic (promotes sweating) action on the body and can help make a sauna experience more productive. Yarrow and Ginger are two such herbs that when taken as a tea help to promote sweating. When using a sauna, at least 8...

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