What is Environmental Medicine?
Environmental Medicine is the study of the effects of external physical, chemical, biological, and emotional factors on human beings. We are constantly exposed to numerous sources of environmental toxins on a daily basis. The home we live in, where we live, the food we eat, the cosmetics and hair products we use, and occupational exposure. Sources of environmental toxins include, but are not limited to the following:
- Direct discharge into air, water, and soil
- Environmental catastrophic events
- Inadequate landfills
- Illegal dumping
- Direct Exposure
- Natural Sources
- Household Items
- Landscaping Chemicals
Toxic effects occur at various locations in the body: organ systems, specific organs and cell types, and biochemical processes.
Why Can I do to protect myself from the Adverse Effects of Environmental Toxins?
You can help your body detoxify the toxins you have been exposed to through preparing your body with the tools it needs to prevent future health-related concerns.
Through the process of detoxification, we can significantly enhance health and vitality. The naturopathic physicians at Hood To Coast Healthcare will assess your body’s ability to detoxify, complete an entire health history, and customize a detox protocol to fit you.
The physicians at Hood To Coast Healthcare are specialty trained in IV chelation therapies and oral chelation therapies. Chelation can be a very safe, and effective route for detoxification.