Patricia Murphy, ND, LAc

Environmental Medicine

Environmental Medicine is a field that explores the relationship between the environment and human health. Many substances in the environment can be a challenge to good health:  food sensitivities, air pollution, mold, pesticides, and many chemicals.

There are over 80,000 chemicals approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency for use in industry.  A very large percentage of them have had little or no testing done to prove that they are safe for human exposure. Some have been confirmed to be toxic and harmful to our health. We know we are exposed to a variety of chemicals. Many studies show that without a doubt these chemicals get into our bodies and make it much harder to maintain optimal health.

What do we do?
Fortunately, the human body has complex detoxification abilities that are able to clear many toxic substances. Developing a lifestyle that minimizes toxic exposure and doing periodic cleanses can help immensely in creating and maintaining good health.

Cleansing may help a variety of conditions, such as:
  • Fatigue, low energy
  • Anxiety
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Constipation
  • Joint pains
  • Arthritis
  • Body aches
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Various chronic diseases

There are many choices we make that can positively or negatively impact our health. There are many relatively easy steps we can each take to reduce our exposure to toxic substances and create a lifestyle that will support good health. 

Dr. Murphy is available to help with you with a personal cleansing program. She also is available for teaching about environmental medicine to health professionals and to the public.


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