Environmental Health

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How Your Environment Affects Your Health, Part 1
March 21, 2017
Dr. Aly Cohen, Integrative Rheumatologist, offers a must-listen discussion on "Integrative Environmental Medicine," the title of her new book. What are the potential insults we face from polluted air and water? What are the health consequences? Who is most vulnerable? How do heavy metals like mercury, cadmium and lead harm the body? How has the introduction of GMO foods increased exposure to toxic pesticides? What are endocrine disrupters? How do certain common medications reduce our threshold for toxin overload? What foods are the worst offenders? Why select organic foods? When is it permissible to substitute conventional produce? Is fish safe to eat? What food ingredients are most harmful? Is it important to filter your tap water? Why are antimicrobial cleansers bad for you? Can taking certain key supplements protect us from environmental insults? What lifestyle practices help us lower our toxic burdens? Click HERE for part 2.



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How Your Environment Affects Your Health, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Aly Cohen, Integrative Rheumatologist and author of "Integrative Environmental Medicine." Click HERE for part 1.



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Is Your Home Making You Sick? Part 1
March 7, 2017
Is your house making you sick? Caroline Blazovsky is President and founder of My Healthy Home (www.healthyhomeexpert.com). She is a certified mold remediator (CMR), certified indoor environmentalist (CIE), and healthy home specialist (HHS). How does the presence of household mold undermine health? Why do its effects go beyond mere allergy? What new technologies are available to consumers to assess mold hazards? What about household chemicals, animal dander, dust and pesticide residues? How can vestiges of peanut protein in home air trigger health problems? What are some of the main problem areas within the home? What simple measures can homeowners undertake to safeguard against allergies and pollutants? Why is it a good idea to add an environmental assessment to an engineering report when buying a home? Why should doctors and patients consider environmental testing when probing the causes of challenging health problems? What health conditions call for consideration of environmental factors? Click HERE for part 2.



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Is Your Home Making You Sick? Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Caroline Blazovsky, President and founder of My Healthy Home. She is a certified mold remediator (CMR), certified indoor environmentalist (CIE), and healthy home specialist (HHS). Click HERE for part 1.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
December 7, 2016
How can a diabetic with impaired kidney function follow a low-carb, high-protein diet without further damaging kidneys? Why do I wake up hungry after an hour of sleep? I found out my well water is high in arsenic, is it safe to bathe in it? Click HERE for part 1.



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ENCORE: Dr. Leo Galland’s “The Allergy Solution,” Part 1
November 25, 2016
Dr. Leo Galland’s, "The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth About Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well.” The book seeks to empower patients to discover the hidden causes of their allergic symptoms via a detailed self-questionnaire, and to remediate them. Dr. Galland goes beyond sneezing, wheezing, and itching to characterize a wide variety of maladies and afflictions as allergic in origin. Why are allergies so much more pervasive in modern times? Allergies can be divided into indoor, outdoor and internal; Outdoor allergies comprise pollens, molds, animal dander and industrial pollutants; indoor allergies are on the rise due to our toxic home and work environments; and internal allergies arise when we turn our disrupted GI tracts into portable allergy factories. Poor diet, over-dependency on medications, and toxic chemicals create a perfect storm for allergies. Dr. Galland explains the rationale for a 3-day “Power Wash” which he administers to new patients to unmask dietary allergic triggers and revive their detoxification pathways. What role do “leaky gut” and “dysbiosis” play in promoting allergies? Why are probiotics alone not enough to restore GI balance for allergy sufferers? Dr. Galland discusses the 5 major food culprits: wheat, corn, soy, dairy and yeast; What role do dietary bioflavonoids from fruits, vegetables and spices play as potent allergy quenchers? How do allergies lead to a vicious cycle of weight gain and inflammation? Can brain allergies be responsible for depression, ADHD, brain-fog, even psychosis? Fascinating case studies from Dr. Galland’s practice illustrate the power of proper allergy sleuthing. Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 2
November 2, 2016
Could naringenin in grapefruit cure diabetes? I’ve been underweight all my life, can you help me gain weight? Could my low insulin levels be the reason for high blood sugar? Can you recommend an at-home mold testing kit? Click HERE for part 1.



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Intelligent Medicine Radio Show for April 2, Part 1
April 4, 2016
For the first time in human history, too much food trumps not enough food as an international health crisis—by 2025 1/5 of the world’s population will be obese; Older Americans who engage in strenuous exercise have better brain function; If you suffer from unexplained angry outbursts—blame the cat! Moms who exercise during pregnancy give birth to more athletic kids; Nearly a quarter of all human deaths now attributable to pollution. Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for articles and resources relating to this podcast episode.



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Indoor Health: Mold Toxicity, Part 1
March 3, 2016
Steve Levy is founder and president of Certified Mold Inspection, Inc., www.findingthemold.com, a company dedicated to the detection and prevention of microbial contaminants in your indoor environment. What are the main health consequences of mold exposure? When should you suspect that your symptoms are related to mold? What are some common sources of mold exposure in the home? Does the absence of a moldy smell rule out environmental mold contamination? What are mycotoxins? How do they undermine health? What are the best approaches to cleaning mold? When is it necessary to undertake more radical approaches, like removal of sheetrock and building materials? Should a mold inspection by a certified expert be a routine prelude to buying a home? Click HERE for part 2.



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Indoor Health: Mold Toxicity, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Steve Levy, founder and president of Certified Mold Inspection, Inc. Click HERE for part 1.



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