In today’s world, we are exposed to more and more chemicals than ever before. In fact, it has been estimated that there are more than 85,000 chemicals in production and that number rises every year.
Unfortunately, in some individuals, the body and immune system are unable to adapt to the onslaught of these environmental insults, and illness can set in. Quite simply, environmental illness occurs when the chemicals in environment make you feel sick.
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we have been able to successfully treat many patients who are suffering from environmental illness. This condition can be triggered by exposure to heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum, nickel, or mercury as well as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, plastics, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, and various chemical exposures in air, food or water or at home, work, or school including paint, shellac, varnish, sealants, perfume, new furniture or carpets.
Symptoms can include:
- Burning or stinging eyes
- Shortness of breath or wheezing
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Sinus problems
- Sore throat and cough
- Skin rashes
- Poor memory and concentration
- Muscle or joint aches and pains
- Sleeping problems
- Frequent infections
How we treat it
In order to effectively treat environmental illness, we first need to identify the substances that may be contributing to your condition and stress the importance of removal wherever possible. We perform special lab studies and allergy testing to help in this process.
Our therapies can include allergy desensitization, oral and intravenous nutrients to build up your immune system and reduce inflammation, and reducing triggers within the indoor environment. We also stress the importance of using environmentally friendly personal care products and household cleaning agents, drinking filtered water and striving to eat primarily organic food to reduce the total body burden of chemical exposures. Chemical avoidance, improved air filtration, and stimulating the anti-oxidant enzyme systems and detoxification pathways are paramount to overcoming environmental illness.Learn more about IV therapies
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