If you’ve encountered mold, either from a water-damaged building or contaminated foods, you’ve likely encountered mycotoxins—toxic byproducts of mold. They’re common environmental toxins, and they have adverse effects on many body systems, including the gastrointestinal tract. Find out how mold exposure impacts gut health and what to do if you’ve encountered mycotoxins.
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In Functional Medicine, our goal is always to look for the root cause of a disease. When it comes to asthma, immune system dysregulation is often to blame. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I’ll explain four common asthma triggers and talk about how to balance your immune system.
An epidemic of childhood behavioral disorders is sweeping the globe. Research suggests that heavy metal toxicity may be one of the underlying causes of childhood behavioral disorders, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and tics. Read on to learn about the relationship between heavy metals and behavior, the primary sources of heavy metal exposure, and why detoxification may be beneficial in the treatment of childhood behavioral disorders.
Is it time for us to reconsider whether plastics are truly harmful, or do we need to step up our vigilance about plastic exposure? Read on to learn about the most recent evidence on BPA and other plastics, and why you should continue to be diligent about avoiding exposure to these ubiquitous chemicals.
The recent wildfires in California have been among the worst in the state’s history. Estimates suggest that wildfire-related property damage may reach an astounding $65 billion, with over 170,000 homes at some level of risk. Yet as devastating as that damage is, a lesser-known effect of wildfires is how they impact air quality—and thus health. These effects are not just seen in the immediate areas surrounding the fires, but tens and even hundreds of miles away. Read on to learn how to protect yourself and your family from the health impacts of wildfires.
Saunas have been around for hundreds of years as a relaxing and therapeutic practice. The Finnish enjoy sauna baths weekly or more often—a custom that we might want to adopt. Read on to learn about the many health benefits of regular sauna use, both in healthy people and in patients with a variety of health conditions.