Clinical Environmental Medicine - How to Think about Toxic Patients
This course covers how to recognize environmental toxicity, tests that are used to determine high toxic load, strategies for determining environmental toxin sources, and safe and effective ways to decrease body toxic load in patients.
Joe Pizzorno, ND
Board Review Series
AIHM 2017 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
1 hour 15 minutes
What you will learn
With toxins from the environment now becoming a—if not the—primary cause of chronic disease, clinicians committed to treating causes rather than symptom need to become proficient in environmental medicine. This presentation provides guidance and tools for recognizing when patients are suffering from a high toxic load, the key laboratory tests to assess toxic load, the best ways to determine which specific toxins are most likely the cause, determine the sources of the worst toxins, basic detoxification protocols and best ways to objectively monitor efficacy of intervention. Finally, a specific toxin recognition and elimination strategy will be presented for: dementia, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and thyroid disorders.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize when a patient needs to be worked up for environmental toxicity.
- Explain how to utilize key conventional laboratory tests to determine which patients likely have a high toxic load.
- Develop strategies to determine most likely sources of environmental toxins.
- Explain how to safely and effectively decrease body toxic load.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Joe Pizzorno, ND
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is founding president of Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief of IMCJ, Chair of Science Board of Bioclinic Naturals, Treasurer of Board of IFM, board member of the American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation and Gateway for Cancer Research. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors and author or co-author of 10 books including the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine and best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.