We live in a toxic world. In 2018, hundred of thousands of dollars were spent on detoxification programs. On this episode of Healthmade Radio Dr Michael Karlfeldt interviews Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, author of the The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT – clearly links the exploding burden of environmental toxins to chronic diseases including autoimmunity, obesity, cancer and more. It is a roadmap of how these toxins impact our health, but more importantly a practical plan for reducing our exposures and maximizing our body’s own detoxification. He discusses the dangers of everyday toxins, how to avoid them and the proper steps to take to help support the body in the removal of toxins.
About 10% of the water supplies in the U.S. have arsenic levels high enough to actually induce disease, things like the health and beauty aids that are high in phthalates that cause troubles. Anyway, you start looking at all these things we’re exposed to without our making active choices, they’re causing disease in us. They damage our DNA so we age more quickly. They poison the receptor sites so that we get more diabetes. They block the production of thyroid hormones so we get less energy. Disease by disease, common symptom by common symptom I can show you how every one of them is made worse by and even caused by these toxins we’re exposed to all the time.
Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D., appointed by President Clinton in 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in 2002, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A naturopathic physician since 1975, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, he is the founding president of Bastyr University. Under his leadership, Bastyr became the first accredited, multidisciplinary university of natural medicine and the first NIH-funded center for alternative medicine research. He was a founding board member of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, served as Chair of the American Public Health Association, served as the Integrative Medicine and Wellness expert for WebMD.
Dr. Pizzorno has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2004, Natural Foods Merchandiser recognized him as one of the 25 leaders in therapeutic nutrition, while the Institute of Functional Medicine honored him with the Linus Pauling award for his “decades of work establishing the scientific and educational foundation of natural medicine.” In 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as one of the 25 “Pioneers in Holistic Medicine.” In 2001, Natural Health Magazine recognized him as one of the leading health educators in the past 30 years. In 2000, Alternative Healthcare Management recognized him as one of the four most influential leaders in alternative health care. He travels worldwide, consulting, lecturing and promoting science-based natural medicine and collaborative healthcare.
In 2001, Dr. Pizzorno founded SaluGenecists, Inc. to develop innovative, science-based, artificial intelligence aided advice systems to provide smart, personalized health promotion and integrated care guidance for the public and practitioners. www.salugenecists.com
Dr. Pizzorno is the author or co-author of 10 books, including the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine (now in its 4th edition with over 100,000 copies bought by doctors worldwide) and the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (over 1,500,000 copies in six languages).
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