Environmental Medicine

The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the places we live, work and play all contribute to the health and well being of our bodies.

There are three systems primarily affected by pollutants, manifesting in the following symptoms or conditions, to name a few:

The endocrine system:
   PMS
   Endometriosis
   Fibrocystic
   Breast Disease
   Hypothyroidism
   Chronic prostatitis

The immune system:
   Fatigue/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
   Fibromyalgia
   Autoimmune Diseases
   Cancer

The neurological system:
   Depression/anxiety
   Panic attacks
   Foggy thinking ("brain fog")
   Behavior disorders
   Autism spectrum disorders
   Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
   Parkinson's

Some aspects of our environment we can't control. Yet, many of the choices we make in our day to day life influence the toxic burden on our bodies, and thus all the cells of our organ systems - the skin, lungs, lymph, cardiac, digestive, endocrine, nervous and immune systems.

One basic goal is to educate patients about ways they can positively affect their personal surroundings, thereby enhancing the health of loved ones, minimizing occupational risks, as well as reducing the negative impact on the local and global environment. Each step taken reverberates to ultimately benefit our communities and our world.

For some individuals, their conditions may be a result of toxic overload from pollutants. Often, these patients have been frustrated by multiple visits to doctors who do not typically consider environmental influences on health. Their symptoms may be seen as too diverse, disconnected, or unusual to fit conventional diagnosis; moreover, many patients have been told that it their complaints must be psychosomatic, a nice way of saying "in your head".

The process of detoxification from environmental pollutants involves deep cleansing at the cellular level and entails personal commitment to a rigorous program utilizing various therapies. Cleansing is best done in a gradual fashion, in order to balance the mobilization of toxins with proper elimination, thereby reducing discomfort and exacerbation of symptoms - hence, risk - for the patient. Although the process may be a lengthy one, most people are encouraged because they feel better quickly.