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Clinical Environmental Medicine & Toxicity [1718]

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.

Faculty: Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Faculty Disclosures: Joseph Pizzorno, ND serves on the Science Board of Bioclinic Naturals.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Recognize when a patient needs to be worked up for environmental toxicity
  2. Explain how to utilize key conventional laboratory tests to determine which patients likely have a high toxic load
  3. Develop strategies to determine most likely sources of environmental toxins
  4. Explain how to safely and effectively decrease body toxic load

CME/CEU Credits:
  1. Physicians: maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  2. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period.

This course is CME-eligible for a 2-year period ending on December 31, 2019. After the two-year time period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.