Course Overview

Environmental Medicine

This presentation will provide updated research and clinical guidance on 2 toxins causing disease in most of the population: arsenic and bisphenols. 
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

The problem with toxic environmental metals and chemicals is getting worse. This presentation will provide updated research and clinical guidance on 2 toxins causing disease in most of the population: arsenic and bisphenols. Over a third of the population has a body burden of arsenic at levels known to cause disease. Unfortunately arsenic levels are increasing the the protective mechanisms are becoming less effective due to loss of key molecules from the food supply. Bisphenols are another huge and growing problem. As the public has become aware of the problems with BPA and have demanded products without them, the bisphenol substitutes appear even more toxic and difficult to detoxify. Understanding how to assess, decrease exposure and facilitate excretion are critical for everyday clinical practice.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Recognize which diseases are commonly caused or aggravated by arsenic.
  • Understand how the substitution of other bisphenols for BPA is contributing to male infertility.
  • Be able to assess body load of arsenic and bisphenols.
  • Understand how to support detoxification and excretion of arsenic and bisphenols.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

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

Course Faculty

Joseph Pizzorno, ND


Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND 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. This validated that medicine which promotes health rather than primarily treats disease could be credibly taught, researched and practiced. As co - author of the Textbook of Natural Medicine (first edition 1985, 5th edition 2020) he helped established the scientific foundation for health promotion medicine. With over 100,000 copies sold in 4 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, Board Chair of the Institute for Functional Medicine, founding board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to 2 prestigious government commissions to ad vise the President and Congress on how to integrate natural medicine into the healthcare system. He is author or co - author of 6 textbooks for doctors (most recent Clinical Environmental Medicine) and 8 consumer books (Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine [>2 million copies in 6 languages]; most recent, The Toxin Solution and soon to be released with wife Lara, Healthy Bones, Healthy You).


  • Bioclinic Naturals
  • AlgaeCa

All disclosures were mitigated prior to the activity.

Accreditation and CME

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

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.