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AUTOIMUNITY and Environmental Toxicants

February 4, 2015

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Autoimmunity and Environmental Toxicants
Rates of autoimmune diseases have been steadily climbing in the last few decades, with more diseases being added to this list. During the last three decades of my Environmental Medical practice I have consistently seen that the one category of diseases that I have had close to a 100% success rate with by doing cleansing has been autoimmunity. Over the last 10 years medical research has finally begun to look at the issue of toxicant-induced autoimmunity (although SLE has been know to be chemically induced for a very long time). Published medical and scientific research has now elucidated the mechanism by which environmental toxicant cause autoimmunity, allergy and chronic infections. This lecture will review the pertinent literature and show the mechanisms by which this occurs and how to deal with such patients. Learning objectives: 1. Describe the classic immune system imbalance that occurs from chemical toxicant burden. 2. List the common airborne and food-born chemical toxicants that contribute to this burden. 3. Outline an effective diagnostic and treatment protocol for autoimmune patients.

Walter Crinnion
Dr. Crinnion received his Naturopathic Doctorate from Bastyr University in 1982. He maintained a private practice while simultaneously holding associate professorships at Bastyr University, SCNM, NCNM and University of Bridgeport where he taught geriatrics and environmental medicine. He was a professor and department chair for Environmental Medicine at SCNM from 2003 to 2013. He has served as an editor of the environmental medicine section of Alternative Medicine Review and has been a reviewer for several scientific and medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Crinnion is a staunch advocate of environmental medicine and is the author of the book Clean, Green & Lean: Get rid of the toxins that make you fat. He appeared on The View with Barbara Walters three times to discuss these issues. He is currently the Chief Science Officer for Enzymedica, a digestive enzyme supplement company in Venice, Florida.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 7 - 9pm

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