What is Environmental Medicine?

When assessing a person’s health, a naturopathic doctor will always consider what kinds of harmful substances might hide in that person’s environment. Many people do not realize how many toxicants we encounter every day. Environmental Medicine examines the ways that toxicants affect our physical and mental health. 

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What is Environmental Medicine?

Environmental Medicine seeks to understand and prevent the health issues that can occur when people encounter toxicants in their environment. Toxicants abound almost everywhere, from drinking water and food to the air we breathe and our clothes. 

With many toxicants still unidentified or poorly understood, the mission of Environmental Medicine is to advance the knowledge of these environmental interactions and to protect people from harm due to environmental toxicants. 

What Does Environmental Medicine Do?

Our modern world has so many toxicants that it becomes impossible to identify them all. Many culprits go unrecognized, unregulated, and enter our environmental network. All of us carry a burden of toxicants at all times, and an Environmental Medicine physician may recommend a series of detoxification treatments as well as environmental modifications to screen out some of the most harmful ones. 

Most people have daily exposure to not just one toxicant but possibly hundreds over the course of a day. This constant load of toxic material stresses the body’s protective mechanisms, weakening the immune system and straining the organs that break down and remove these toxicants from the body. 

Environmental Medicine aims to prevent this system overload by helping the person identify and avoid as many toxicants as possible while at the same time providing immune system and whole-body support to aid the struggling body in resisting toxicants. 

What Toxicants Are in My Environment?

A few of the most well-known toxicants include heavy metals such as lead and mercury, air pollutants such as volatile organic chemicals and nitrogen oxides, indoor air pollutants such as molds or chemicals, and pesticides and other toxic substances in the water and soil. Many others remain unidentified, and Environmental Medicine seeks to identify these toxicants and their potential for harm. 

How Can Environmental Medicine Help Me?

No one is immune to toxicants. The world overwhelms your body with them every day, leaving many people with chronic illness or just not feeling as well as they should. If you have concerns about your health, schedule a visit with Dr. Cutler, a specialist in Environmental Medicine, and find out how he can help improve your health and clean up your environment. 

Take the Next Step

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doug Cutler and his team of expert naturopathic providers to learn more about environmental toxicants. Call us at (248) 663-0165 today! Cutler Integrative Medicine is dedicated to your health and well-being.

Cutler Integrative Medicine is a premier award-winning wellness clinic that provides patients with unparalleled individualized naturopathic healthcare. Dr. Doug Cutler is a nationally recognized expert in Naturopathic medicine and has the highest training in his field, as well as in Environmental Medicine, IV Nutrient Therapy, and Detoxification. His ClubIV™ is one of the most extensive IV Nutrient Clinics in the country.

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