The National Association of Environmental Medicine (NAEM) states: Environmental medicine (EM) is a relatively new branch of medicine that explores how the environment interacts with the human body – especially the physical, mental, and emotional responses to environmental factors. Environmental medicine dovetails with other branches of medicine including toxicology, industrial medicine, and public health. EM uses a holistic, systems-wide based model to evaluate how various toxins, pollutants, chemicals, and microbes may be compromising the body.
Those working in environmental medicine leverage the concept of cumulative toxic load – low-level exposure and interaction with various substances in food, water, air, homes, and communities – over time that may compromise fundamental systems which maintain overall wellness and support healthy aging. This field explores the link between the environment and the documented rise in chronic illnesses like cancer, metabolic, neurological, and endocrine disorders.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) also known as:
Treatment for Environmental Illness:
1. AVOIDANCE - this is the first rule of environmental medicine. The goal of avoidance is to stabilize symptoms, reverse the chemical sensitivity over time, and prevent re-occurrence and exacerbations.
EWG.org: This is a website in which you can search your personal care products for toxic elements and chemical exposures.
2. Reduce Total Load - rest, exercise, hygiene practices, breathing technique, healthy bowel function and elimination.
3. Treatment via therapeutic diet, hydrotherapy, neutralization (such as sublingual immunotherapy - SLIT), supplements, treat deficiencies, Oxygen therapy and Breath Pranayama technique
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) was founded in 1965 by a group of Board certified allergists who banded together and formed a medical society that has evolved into the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. The AAEM is an international organization representing health care practitioners who specialize in Environmental Medicine. AAEM members have earned a recognized degree by an accredited school in the United States, Canada or other countries and maintain current licensure to practice medicine. Many AAEM members are board certified by one or more of the 24 medical specialty boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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