012 Ask Dr Soram-Environmental Medicine and our Health-An Interview with Walter Crinnion, ND, Part 1

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Clean, Green & Lean by Dr CrinnionThe environment we live in from the air we breathe to the water we drink to the food we eat to the personal-care products that we use on a daily basis is affecting the health of everyone. Every day, in my practice, I work with patients examining and helping them to reduce their body burden of these chemicals in order to help their health. 

Naturopathic doctors have led the way in our understanding of how these chemical affect our health and how to reduce the load we have already gotten. 

This is the first of what hope will be a series of interviews with Walter Crinnion, N.D., a noted naturopathic doctor, who specializes in Environmental Medicine.

Dr Crinnion has been on the board of directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was the recipient of their first award for in-office research in 1999 and was awarded it a second time in 2002. He has been on the adjunct faculty of Bastyr University (Seattle, WA.), the National College of Naturopathic Medicine  (Portland, OR.), and the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine (Bridgeport, CT.). He is a professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ.) and the chair of their Environmental Medicine Department.

He is the author the book Clean, Green and Lean: Get Rid of the Toxins That Make You Fat and he has a website at http://www.crinnionmedical.com/

In this part 1 of our interview, Dr Crinnion and I start with my question “Do environmental toxicants really affect our health?” and move into the role of Mercury in human health and the exposure to it that we get in our diet from fish.

We then move on the talk about Phthalates and how easy it is to reduce our exposure to them and cleanse our body of them. we get in our diet from fish.

We then move on the talk about Phthalates and how easy it is to reduce our exposure to them and cleanse our body of them. 

Have you had your blood mercury checked? If you had elevated levels, what have you done to reduce them and have you been able to reduce them? Do you know what phthalates are? What have you done to reduce your exposure to them?

I look forward to your comments which you can write below or you can ask your questions by contacting me at questions@askdrsoram.com or by calling our question line at 310-499-0275.

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