What is Environmental Medicine?
Environmental Medicine in Michigan focuses on understanding how environmental factors influence our health and behavior. It is the prevention of biological, chemical and toxin exposures, and lowering of the total toxic burden on the body through multiple depurations (cleansing), detoxification, and chelation therapy protocols.
The human adipose issue from U.S. residents has revealed 700 chemical contaminants that have not been chemically identified while more than 80,000+ chemicals and toxins have been developed, distributed, and discarded into the environment over the past 50 years.
The majority of them have not been tested for potential toxic effects in humans. Some of these chemical contaminants are typically found in the job, at home, in the outdoors, in our foods, in our air, in our water, and even in utero which contributes to human disease. With environmental medicine, it is never a question if you are toxic, but it is a question of how toxic?
￼Why is Environmental Medicine important to our health?
“Virtually all human diseases result from the interaction of genetic susceptibility factors and modifiable environmental factors.”
– Centers for Disease Control. Gene- Environment Interaction Fact Sheet, DHHS, Washington, DC, 2000
“More and more studies are showing that gene-environment interactions during early development may have long-lasting effects on health that do not show up until adulthood.”
– National Institutes of Health. Genes, Behavior, Environment, and Health. NIH Facts Sheet.
“Most cancers are thought to be caused by a combination of factors related to genetics and environment (including behavior and lifestyle).”
– National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.