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How Environmental Exposures Are Making Us Sick and What to Do

How Environmental Exposures Are Making Us Sick and What to Do

With: Dr. Lyn Patrick

About the Episode

The struggle to find natural remedies for chronic diseases caused by toxicants can be exhausting, leaving you feeling frustrated and hopeless. But what if there was a way to empower yourself and take proactive steps towards improving your health naturally?

In this episode of Feel Freaking Amazing, Dr. Lyn Patrick delves into the impact of environmental toxins on health. With 39 years of experience in environmental medicine, Dr. Patrick offers valuable insights into the effects of toxins such as metals, mycotoxins, and flame retardants on chronic disease. The conversation highlights the significant impact of arsenic exposure and the clinical signs of exposure to toxins like lead and mercury.

Listen now to start detoxing today!

What We Discuss

Dr. Patrick emphasized the importance of proactive toxin reduction and shared practical strategies for minimizing toxin exposure, including the use of saunas and specific water and air filtration systems. Her personal commitment to detoxification and her mission to educate both physicians and consumers about chemical exposure risks make her a relevant and credible source if you’re looking for natural solutions to improve your health. This episode provides essential knowledge particularly for those struggling with chronic disease, empowering them to take proactive steps to address environmental toxins and enhance their overall well-being.

Discover how environmental toxins impact chronic disease

Environmental toxins, such as metals, flame retardants, and phthalates, can have a significant impact on chronic diseases like cancer and neuropathy. Dr. Patrick’s expertise in environmental medicine highlights the importance of identifying sources of exposure to prevent health issues. Understanding the link between toxin exposure and chronic disease empowers individuals to take proactive steps in their health journey.

Uncover the surprising benefits of using a sauna

Dr. Patrick emphasizes the importance of sweating and sauna therapy as effective methods to aid in detoxification and eliminate toxins from the body. Simple solutions like creating a sauna-like environment in the bathroom can provide benefits similar to expensive saunas. Sauna therapy, combined with detoxification products like Doctor Bronner’s soap, can support overall health and well-being.

Learn about the hidden health risks

Dr. Patrick’s personal experience with jet fuel exposure highlights the hidden health risks associated with chemical exposure in everyday environments. Emei Global’s mission to educate both physicians and consumers about chemical exposure risks underscores the need for accessible information and guidance. Raising awareness about hidden health risks will empower you to make informed choices for your health.
Listen now to start feeling freaking amazing!

Bio

Dr. Lyn Patrick is a licensed naturopathic physician who has been in practice for 39 years. She specializes in environmental medicine, treating exposure to toxins and toxicants, and trains physicians and other primary healthcare providers in environmental medicine in a year-long training program at emeiglobal.com

Resources

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyn-patrick-89755431
https://emeiglobal.com/
Chemical pollution: A growing peril and potential catastrophic risk to humanity
National Human Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS)

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How Environmental Exposures Are Making Us Sick and What to Do
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