Clinical Environmental Medicine
Learn what to stay away from and how to live with fewer cleansers, preservatives, flame retardants, hormone disruptors, and pollutants. Written by two icons in Natural Medicine, this book covers the evidence-based research that shows the interconnectedness of chemicals in our environment, our food supply, and diseases. J of Pediatrics estimates 180+ toxic chemicals are in the blood of newborns. Very informative and fascinating! Best, most comprehensive book on toxins interacting with humans we could find.
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, 5.3.1, 6.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.3.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.4.5, 10.2.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon completion of this course, a person will be able to:
1. Identify four minerals the body uses to process and eliminate environmental or food toxins.
2. Discuss three functions of glutathione and explain why it is so important in the body.
3. Describe five toxicants that are introduced into bodies through foods or water.
4. Identify three toxins often carried by seafood.
5. List four major toxicants found in homes, especially those built before 1985.
6. Describe three known side effects or symptoms of continued exposure to air pollutants.
7. Identify four toxins commonly used in personal care products and explain the negative health consequence of each.
8. Discuss two endocrine disorders attributed to mercury exposure.
9. Describe four sources of excessive fluoride consumption and its potential negative consequences.
10. Identify how BPA (bisphenol A) interferes with insulin function and name two common sources.
11. Describe how phthalates play a role in increasing obesity and diabetes rates.
12. Identify the plant pigment that helps eliminate polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
13. Explain which body system is affected by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoroctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and which profession has triple serum concentrations.
14. Identify which symptoms are related to mycotoxins from mold exposure.
15. Describe a way the following help the body handle toxins: zinc, turmeric, thiamine, vitamin C, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), and Coenzyme Q10.
16. Explain how a sodium intake below 2.6 g per day increases CVD risk.
17. Describe how the interaction of zonulin, gliadin, and casein can aggravate GI health.
18. Give two reasons why the Mediterranean diet is recommended to fight cognitive decline.
19. Explain how toxic load contributes to the development of diabetes.
20. Identify the laboratory marker used to identify severe mitochondrial damage.
Why we chose this book
The authors are leading experts in Natural Medicine with over 60 years of practice between them. The book is well researched and on the leading edge of new therapies.
About the author
Walter J. Crinnion, ND, President, SpiritMed, LLC, Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, Environmental Health Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ