CONNECT 2022 - Toxins Have Become the Primary Drivers of Disease | Joseph Pizzorno, ND




Cost: Non-members: $65 | Member: $35 | Student: $15
Over the past 50 years, the incidence of virtually every chronic disease has increased in all age groups. While deteriorating diet and lifestyle clearly contribute, the huge increase in toxic exposure has become the primary reason for the chronic disease epidemic. The cumulative release of metals, chemicals and persistent organic pollutants into food, air, water and health and beauty aids has resulted in an ever increasing body load. Research has now documented in most of the population physiological disruption, overt pathology and diagnosed disease in proportion to toxin load.
This presentation for healthcare professionals covers the research documenting which toxins most contribute to each chronic disease, how to determine total toxic load and measure the body load of each toxin, and key strategies to decrease exposure and increase toxin excretion.
Dr. Pizzorno is a transformational leader in medicine. As founding president of Bastyr University in 1978, he coined the term “science-based natural medicine” and led Bastyr to become the first ever accredited institution in this field. This validated that health promotion rather than only disease treatment could be credibly taught, researched, and practiced. A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher, and expert spokesperson, 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 advise Congress on how to integrate natural medicine into healthcare. He is author or co-author of 6 textbooks (most recent Clinical Environmental Medicine) and 8 consumer books (most recent Healthy Bones, Healthy You with wife Lara).
**This presentation is worth 1 Category 1 CE credit for Washington NDs.**
Originally presented October 15, 2022, at WANP's CONNECT 2022 conference.