Ever wondered why we’re now seeing more rates of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, ADHD, thyroid disease, and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis? Today’s guest has made some interesting and well-researched connections between these and other health problems and something that is unavoidable today.
My guest is Dr. Joseph Pizzorno. Dr. Pizzorno is a world-leading authority on science-based natural medicine. A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, clinician and lecturer, he is founding president of the naturopathic medical school Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Treasurer of Board of Institute for Functional Medicine, co-founder of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and on science boards of Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious commissions advising the US government on how to integrate natural medicine into the healthcare system. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors and author/co-author of 12 books, including the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2 million copies in 6 languages) and the principal textbook in the field, the Textbook of Natural Medicine. His newest books, The Toxin Solution, is being released February 2017 by HarperCollins and another textbook for physicians, Clinical Environmental Medicine will be released in January 2018.
On today’s podcast, if you haven’t already guessed it, we’re talking about toxins. But don’t worry, we’re not going to spend the whole podcast scaring you about the toxins in the environment. Dr. Pizzorno shares some very practical tips. And he explains why some detox and cleansing programs may actually cause more harm than good. Dr. Pizzorno also shares some interesting patient cases of disease recovery that I think will give you hope.