Holistic Environmental Disease Treatment Center in Scottsdale, Arizona
Environmental health is based on the premise that what we eat or are exposed to in our environment has a direct effect upon our health. It examines the impact of air pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, toxicants, and other environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations.
From historical environmental events like lead poisoning in ancient Rome to the potential impact of phthalates in modern times, this course explores the interaction between the environment and human health and its role in mediating disease.
Environmental Medicine focuses on understanding how environmental factors influence our health and behavior. It is the prevention of biological, chemical, and toxin exposures, and the lowering of 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 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?
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 on a constant basis. 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 end 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 so everyone living on this planet will eventually need to explore through environmental medicine and address their overall toxic burden because this burden sometimes remains silently unnoticed in individuals, but 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 toxins from impeding you from achieving optimal health.
How do I find out what environmental toxins are in my body?
Dr. Mitchell is extensively trained and versed in environmental medicine and has studied under the top specialists in this field. Dr. Mitchell will be able to lower environmental toxins 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.