Death and Toxins: Tackling the Main Driver of Chronic Disease

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Smokestack Sunset cropIf Ben Franklin were alive today, his famous aphorism would likely read, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and toxins.”

It’s no overstatement to say we are wallowing in new-to-nature toxic chemicals. They’re in our food, water, air, the products we use in our homes and businesses. The cosmetics we spread on our skin. Many have considerable power to disrupt our physiology.

According to Joseph Pizzorno, ND, physicians have been asleep to the toxin threat for far too long. With his new book, The Toxin Solution (HarperOne, 2017), Pizzorno is sounding the alarm---and providing practical strategies for response.

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A Role for N-Acetyl Cysteine in Treating Parkinson's Disease

Written by Madiha Saeed, MD, Contributing Writer

People with Parkinson’s disease may benefit from supplementation with N-acetyl cysteine (NAC). Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University recently showed that Parkinson’s patients who took NAC daily for three month showed significant improvements of mental and physical abilities, as well as beneficial changes on brain imaging. 

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“Why Did We Have to Wait 35 Years?” Raphael Mechoulam on Clinical Cannabis

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Dr. Raphael Mechoulam is widely recognized as the grandfather of modern cannabis research. In the early 1960s, his team identified and isolated THC. He later discovered the endocannabinoid system in the human nervous system. In this far-ranging interview with Laura Lagano, Dr. Mechoulam--now 86 and still active--shares his thoughts on the strenghts and limits of cannabis medicine, and its implications for clinical practice, research, and public policy.

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Susan Blum, MD: Actualizing “Food as Medicine” in Real-World Practice

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Food is medicine: It’s easy to say. To make it work in a modern medical practice is not quite so simple.

"Dr. Susan Blum is a leader in applying the principles of functional medicine to the care of people with autoimmune diseases. The Blum Center for Health, her thriving clinic in Rye Brook, NY, is a prime example of a new practice model that supports a truly holistic approach.

In this video, from the Heal Thy Practice 2014 conference, Dr. Blum gives an inside "nuts & bolts" look at her practice and shares key lessons she learned along the way.

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