Environmental Medicine

It’s no secret that the environment makes a great impact on our health. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Doug Cutler has extensively studied how the environment affects the body and wants to help his patients overcome it. With environmental medicine, you can take control back over your health. 

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 toxicant exposures and lowering the total toxic burden on the body through multiple depurations (cleansing), detoxification, and chelation therapy protocols. The human adipose tissue from U.S. residents has revealed 700 chemical contaminants that have not been chemically identified. More than 80,000+ chemicals and toxicants 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, contributing to human disease. With environmental medicine, it is never a question if you are toxic, but it is a question of how toxic?
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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.

What are Environmental Toxicants?​

We live in a very toxic world with known environmental toxicants that are constantly assaulting us through the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we use consistently. These toxicants place a cumulative burden on our body’s detoxification centers, including our immunological, neurological, and endocrine systems, which depress their ability to function optimally.

The result is chronic illness and disease, which we now see today as an epidemic in certain cancers and neurological diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s), including an explosion of mental illnesses, asthma, allergies, obesity, and skin conditions in our pediatric population.

Not a single child today is born free of synthetic chemicals. Everyone living on this planet will eventually need to explore health through environmental medicine and address their overall toxic burden. This burden sometimes remains silently unnoticed in individuals. As the level of exposure increases (compounded with life’s everyday stressors and unhealthy diet), we begin to experience the signs and symptoms of chronic toxicity. Start today and prevent environmental toxicants from impeding you from achieving optimal health.

How Can I Remove Environmental Toxicants?

Dr. Cutler is extensively trained and well-versed in environmental medicine and has studied under the top specialists in this field. Dr. Cutler will perform the proper tests and discover any current exposures to lower environmental toxicants that are adding to the total body burden.

Keep in mind, not all doctors are properly trained in environmental medicine, so it is important to rely on reliable resources to find these qualified doctors.