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The Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine: This Twenty-First Century Toxic Life

The convenience of our beautiful modern life style is leading us deeper and deeper into toxicity. Mike Kehoe, PA-C, PhD, who is a Physician’s Assistant at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine, states that now “We eat, drink and breathe toxicity.” He adds, “It is no longer if you have toxicity in your body, but how much toxicity you have.”

Mike Kehoe is committed to raising public awareness about “Heavy Metals and Chemical Sensitivity.” That is why he is presenting a seminar on Thursday, April 17th, at 6:00 P.M.

The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine invites you to mark your calendars now, and be sure to reserve your seat for this free event by calling 407-355-9246. Today’s blog honors Mike Kehoe’s topic

Three Key Facts You Should Know About Heavy Metal Poisoning And Toxicity

1. Not only toxicity, but serious heavy metal poisoning might occur as a result of our own poisoned environment. Some of our foods, medicines, and improperly coated food containers are dangerously toxic. You might think that the ingestion of lead-based paints is a danger from a bye-gone era, but it still threatens us.

2. Heavy Metal Poisoning is caused by the “accumulation of heavy metals, in toxic amounts, in the soft tissues of the body.”

Many heavy metals such as zinc, copper, chromium, iron and manganese, are used by the body in minute quantities, but too much of any of these metals causes poisoning and damage.

3. The most common offenders are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. 

“The heavy metals most commonly associated with poisoning of humans are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium.”

Why are Chemical Sensitivities Suddenly In The News?

Experts believe there are several reasons for the sudden interest in the diagnosis of chemical sensitivities. Here are a few of the most common:

1. We are living in an era of time when there are a greater number of complex chemical compounds in our natural environment than at any other time in civilization. According to the experts, these polymers are unnatural, and many of us are highly sensitized to them.

2. The Indoor Life: Modern society has less time outdoors. Likewise, we often have very poor indoor air exchange because of the high level of insulation in our houses and buildings.

3. Sick Buildings: Did you know that there are several illnesses known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis? Sometimes called “sick building syndrome,” the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, believes these diseases occur because “one or more organic dusts can create complex immune system reactions and symptoms.” Chemical Sensitivity can manifest itself in a long list of ways:

Mucous membrane irritation, coughing, chest tightness, headache and fatigue are the most common. The AAFA has created established validated tests for diagnosing these conditions. “Building occupants with these symptoms have been identified as having “multiple chemical sensitivities” or other forms of environmental illness.”

Again, we invite you to join Mike Kehoe at the Center April 17, and investigate the symptoms and sources involved with heavy metals and chemical sensitivities.

Attend for yourself, or for some one you love. You might not ever look at the modern world in quite the same way again.


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