Course overview

How to Practice Environmental Medicine

In this course, Joseph Pizzorno, ND, provides a practical guide to the practice of environmental medicine rooted in tenants of naturopathy. Focus on major themes of identifying barriers to cure through a vast range of possible toxin exposure sources.

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Environmental toxins have become a primary cause of chronic disease in industrialized countries. Effective care now requires being able to recognize which patients are suffering toxin load, understand which laboratory tests are most reliable for assessing which patients are the most toxic, and the body load of specific toxins and strategies for facilitating toxin excretion.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Identify the worst toxins for each chronic disease, including infertility and breast cancer
    • Identify the key diagnostics to determine which patients are the most toxic and key tests for body load
    • Recognize the primary ways to increase excretion

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

About Joseph
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is a transformational leader in medicine. As founding president of Bastyr University in 1978, he coined the term “science-based natural medicine,” which set the foundation for Bastyr to become the first accredited institution in this field anywhere in the world and validated that medicine that promotes health rather than just treats disease could be credibly taught, researched, and practiced. As co-author of the Textbook of Natural Medicine (first edition 1985, fifth edition 2020), he established the scientific foundation for health promotion medicine. With over 100,000 copies sold in four languages, over half to MDs, it not only helped reestablish naturopathic medicine as an important part of the healthcare system but also provided the scientific foundation for the transformational fields of integrative and Functional Medicine throughout the world.

A naturopathic physician (licensed in WA state since 1975), educator, researcher, and expert spokesman, he is editor-in-chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, founding board member and currently chair of the board of IFM, founding board member of American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research, and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious government commissions to advise the President and Congress on how to integrate natural medicine (by whatever name) into the healthcare system. He is author or co-author of six textbooks for doctors (most recently Clinical Environmental Medicine) and seven consumer books, including the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (with more than two million copies in six languages) and, most recently, The Toxin Solution.

As an intellectual, political, and academic leader in medicine for over four decades, he has been widely honored, such as with the Linus Pauling Award by The Institute for Functional Medicine. Most recently, in 2019, he received the Stanley Wallach Award from the American College of Nutrition. In 2018, he received the Leadership Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium and the Visionary Award from the Academy of Integrative and Health Medicine.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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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.