Environmental Medicine and Detoxification

Diet and lifestyle are critical for optimal health.  However, we now know that the environment in which we live is also a major contributor to chronic illness.  Toxicants in our environment disrupt virtually every system in the body.  Environmental toxicity has been implicated in autoimmune disease, hormone imbalance, chronic fatigue and pain, neurological diseases and cancer.  Because toxins are found ubiquitously throughout the environment, no one unfortunately can completely avoid them all.  Toxins are found in our air, food, water supply, personal products and homes.  Avoidance is key and the doctors at Conscious Human Medicine can help educate you on strategies to minimize exposure to toxins in your everyday environment and enhance your body's capacity to be able to withstand toxic insults. 

Simple routine blood tests are often not thorough enough to determine the amount and type of environmental toxins circulating in our bodies.  We use specialized lab tests that can help give information on how well body processes important for detoxification are performing, your total environmental body burden and how they may be contributing to your health condition.  Tests can help to uncover hidden, harmful environmental toxins like heavy metals, plastics, PCB's, glyphosate, solvents, pesticides and herbicides. 

To reverse chronic disease due to environmental toxicity, detoxification is often necessary.  As part of this process, patients at Conscious Human Medicine receive individualized detoxification recommendations and our clinic offers cutting-edge treatments that have been shown to be effective in eliminating toxins from the body.  Some of these treatments include intravenous (IV) chelation therapy, intravenous glutathione and far-infrared sauna therapy.  Chelation therapy acts like a magnet inside the body pulling heavy metals, like mercury and lead, out of tissues so they can be removed.  Glutathione is found in abundance in the liver and throughout the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and is considered one of the most potent free-radical scavengers, molecules that neutralize harmful chemicals.  Far-infrared sauna therapy uses heat to mobilize toxins stored in fat tissue and also improves mitochondrial function, tiny organelles found in cells crucial for detoxification and energy production. 

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