Toxic Crisis and Solutions with Dr Joe Pizzorno
Toxic Crisis and Solutions with Dr Joe Pizzorno
It’s been 60 years since Rachel Carson wrote her seminal book, Silent Spring, in which she sounded the warning that, through the wholesale use of man-made chemicals, we were destroying the biosphere and ourselves along with it.
Fast forward to 2022 and, not only have we failed to heed her sobering message, we have in fact severely exacerbated the problem with exponential growth in novel chemicals.
According to the European Chemicals Agency, there are more than 144,000 man-made chemicals in existence. The US Department of Health estimates that 2,000 new chemicals are being released every year.
The World Health Organisation estimates that 12 million people, that’s one in 4, die every year from diseases caused by ‘air water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change and ultraviolet radiation, all of which result from human activity.
While it is now impossible to completely avoid these toxicants, we can take steps to limit our exposure while also ensuring our capacity to metabolise and detoxify them is optimised.
To provide us with a deeper understanding of this urgent issue and what we can do about it we invited Dr Joe Pizzorno to the podcast. Many of the listeners will know Dr Pizzorno as a pioneer and living legend in the world of naturopathic and functional medicine. Dr Pizzorno was the founding president of Bastyr University and is an author, researcher, expert spokesman, and editor-in-chief of PubMed-indexed Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal.
He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to 2 prestigious government commissions to advise Congress on how to integrate natural medicine into healthcare. Dr Pizzorno is also the chair of IFM’s Board of Directors.
In recent years, Dr Pizzorno has focused his attention on the research on toxins and toxicants and their effect on human health.
- Joseph Pizzorno, The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health–And What We Can Do to Fix It, 22 May 2017, HarperCollins US; 1st edition.
- Walter J. Crinnion, Joseph E. Pizzorno Jr. ND, Clinical Environmental Medicine: Identification and Natural Treatment of Diseases Caused by Common Pollutants, July 9, 2018, 1st Edition, Elsevier; 1st edition
- Christopher D. Kassotis, Frederick S. vom Saal, Patrick J. Babin, Dominique Lagadic- Gossmann, Helene Le Mentec, Bruce Blumberg, Nicole Mohajer, Antoine Legrand, Vesna Munic Kos, Corinne Martin-Chouly, Normand Podechard, Sophie Langouët, Charbel Touma, Robert Barouki, Min Ji Kim, Karine Audouze, Mahua Choudhury, Nitya Shree, Amita Bansal, Sarah Howard, Jerrold J. Heindel, Corrigendum to “Obesity III: Obesogen assays: Limitations, strengths, and new directions” [Biochem. Pharmacol. 199 (2022) 115014], Biochemical Pharmacology, Volume 202, 2022, 115145, ISSN 0006-2952, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcp.2022.115145.
- Heindel JJ, Howard S, Agay-Shay K, et al. Corrigendum to “Obesity II: Establishing causal links between chemical exposures and obesity” [Biochem. Pharmacol. 199 (2022) 115015] [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jun 14]. Biochem Pharmacol. 2022;202:115144. doi:10.1016/j.bcp.2022.115144
- Jerrold J. Heindel, Sarah Howard, Keren Agay-Shay, Juan P. Arrebola, Karine Audouze, Patrick J. Babin, Robert Barouki, Amita Bansal, Etienne Blanc, Matthew C. Cave, Saurabh Chatterjee, Nicolas Chevalier, Mahua Choudhury, David Collier, Lisa Connolly, Xavier Coumoul, Gabriella Garruti, Michael Gilbertson, Lori A. Hoepner, Alison C. Holloway, George Howell, Christopher D. Kassotis, Mathew K. Kay, Min Ji Kim, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann, Sophie Langouet, Antoine Legrand, Zhuorui Li, Helene Le Mentec, Lars Lind, P. Monica Lind, Robert H. Lustig, Corinne Martin-Chouly, Vesna Munic Kos, Normand Podechard, Troy A. Roepke, Robert M. Sargis, Anne Starling, Craig R. Tomlinson, Charbel Touma, Jan Vondracek, Frederick vom Saal, Bruce Blumberg, Obesity II: Establishing causal links between chemical exposures and obesity, Biochemical Pharmacology, Volume 199, 2022, 115015, ISSN 0006-2952, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcp.2022.115015.
- Christopher D. Kassotis, Frederick S. vom Saal, Patrick J. Babin, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann, Helene Le Mentec, Bruce Blumberg, Nicole Mohajer, Antoine Legrand, Vesna Munic Kos, Corinne Martin-Chouly, Normand Podechard, Sophie Langouët, Charbel Touma, Robert Barouki, Min Ji Kim, Karine Audouze, Mahua Choudhury, Nitya Shree, Amita Bansal, Sarah Howard, Jerrold J. Heindel, Obesity III: Obesogen assays: Limitations, strengths, and new directions, Biochemical Pharmacology, Volume 199, 2022, 115014, ISSN 0006-2952, https://doi.org/10.1016 j.bcp.2022.115014.
- Laura N. Vandenberg, Theo Colborn, Tyrone B. Hayes, Jerrold J. Heindel, David R. Jacobs, Jr., Duk-Hee Lee, Toshi Shioda, Ana M. Soto, Frederick S. vom Saal, Wade V. Welshons, R. Thomas Zoeller, John Peterson Myers, Hormones and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Low-Dose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses, Endocrine Reviews, Volume 33, Issue 3, 1 June 2012, Pages 378–455, https://doi.org/10.1210/er.2011-1050
- J.L. Nguyen, E.A. Ricke, T.T. Liu, R. Gerona, L. MacGillivray, Z. Wang, B.G. Timms, D.E. Bjorling, F.S. vom Saal, W.A. Ricke, Bisphenol-A analogs induce lower urinary tract dysfunction in male mice, Biochemical Pharmacology, Volume 197, 2022, 114889, ISSN 0006-2952, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcp.2021.114889.
- Vom Saal FS, Vandenberg LN. Update on the Health Effects of Bisphenol A: Overwhelming Evidence of Harm. Endocrinology. 2021;162(3):bqaa171. doi:10.1210/endocr/bqaa171
- Paola Palanza, Silvia Paterlini, M. Maddalena Brambilla, Greta Ramundo, Giada Caviola, Laura Gioiosa, Stefano Parmigiani, Frederick S. vom Saal, Davide Ponzi, Sex-biased impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on behavioral development and vulnerability to disease: Of mice and children, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 121, 2021, Pages 29-46, ISSN 0149-7634, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.11.015.
- R THOMAS ZOELLER, FREDERICK S VOM SAAL, Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Brain–Behavior Effects on Thyroid and Sexual Differentiation, 2020/8/19, Journal Integrative Neurology, 426, Oxford University Press
- Theo Colborn, 1 Frederick S. vom Saal,2 and Ana M. Soto3 1W. Developmental Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Wildlife and Humans Alton Jones Foundation and World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC, 20037 USA; 2Division of Biological Sciences and John M. Dalton Research Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 USA; 3Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111 USA
- Richard C. Thompson1,*, Charles J. Moore2, Frederick S. vom Saal3 and Shanna H. Swan4. Plastics, the environment and human health: current consensus and future trends, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2009) 364, 2153–2166 doi:10.1098/rstb.2009.0053
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