Hyper-Toxicity Health Condition

Hyper-Toxicity Health Condition

(lively music) – In the early 1980s, I was directing the Occupational
Medicine training program at the University of
Arizona College of Medicine. This program was funded
with federal funding from the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health. We were one, the Arizona Center for
Occupational Safety and Health was one of 11 resource
centers that was set up under the Carter administration
to train professionals to improve their skills and disciplines that addressed occupational and environmental health related concerns. And that’s what these centers did, was to train safety
and health specialists, industrial hygienists,
occupational health nurses, and occupational medicine physicians. At that time, those of us who were directing the occupational medicine
training programs got together quarterly in Washington to discuss whatever issues were relevant. One of the topics that surfaced
early on in our discussions was what’s going on with the people that we see in our clinics who seem to get ill with
exposures to levels of poisons that are minuscule in comparison to what the toxicology literature
generally predicts would be required to cause
significant symptoms. All of us were seeing people who had these kinds of complaints. So, we started to brainstorm about what was really going on with these folks. Where should we look to find
out why this was happening. One of the concepts that was put forward, I remember Phil Landergan, who has been a prominent
feature in the field of Occupational Safety and
Health for several decades now, suggested that we needed
to look at the systems in the body that were
amplification systems. And there are three of those systems, the nervous system, the immune system, and the endocrine system. All three of those take minuscule inputs, stimuli, and then have major effects. For example, a virus hits you and then your entire immune
system mobilizes armies of cell to fight, to protect you. In terms of the endocrine system, we know that most of our youth, we have very little sexual development, but then parts per trillion
concentrations of hormones begin to emerge from different glands and all of the sudden our
entire body habitus changes. It’s an amplified response
to a minuscule stimulus. Part of our concern in
the world of toxicology is that many substances can
be endocrine disrupters. So, the endocrine system
was another and of course, the nervous system was a
central system, as well. What has occurred is that over
the years we have grappled with the problem of what
is going on with a person who is multiply, chemically
sensitive and challenged. What is it that causes chronic fatigue? Why do people get
fibromyalgia and extreme pain that just goes on in often unpredictable and sometimes untreatable ways? What’s going on? And what do these things
have in common, if anything? Chronic fatigue, chemical
hyper-reactivity, and endocrine and immune disruption. After now having spent 40
years looking at patients with this set of questions, I have come to the conclusion that the over arching common feature for all of these patients
is hyper-toxicity. Holding onto organic
chemicals in minuscule amounts that accumulate over your lifetime that end up acting as inflammagens, endocrine disrupters, neuro toxins, and have an impact as
they enter the system on the pulmonary tree, as well. (upbeat music) (lively piano music)

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  • Jeanne Phin says:

    I was exposed to black mold as a Federal Ranger at Back Bay National wildlife Refuge Virginia Beach, VA. Stone Cold Heating and Air Conditioning Company installed the AC u it incorrectly water was accumulating behind the walls. I had a carcinoma tumor removed, the right kidney was removed, had a heart attack, seizure symptoms, anxiety, stomach distress, brain fog, metallic taste, my health has taken a steady decline. Air quality report showed a number of myocotoxins I was exposed to. I need an MD who can show the mold exposure as the causation of my numerous illnesses. [email protected]

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