Toxins are now the invisible primary drivers of almost all of our chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia .
We are entering a new phase a medicine that is much different from our current medical model. The medical industry is geared toward treating acute conditions from infections or physical injury and we have excellent physicians and treatments for these conditions. But today, it is the chronic illnesses that have both genetic and environmental causes that make up 80-90% of clinic visits. These chronic complex diseases such as autoimmune, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, etc.
These are 'ecogenetic' diseases that occur because the chemistry of the environment is changing faster than our genes can adapt. In the last 70 years, 80,000 new chemicals have been introduced into our consumer goods and agricultural and industrial complexes. These chemicals are new to our biological systems and cause molecular and cellular damage. Cellular damage occurs silently throughout the body but eventually presents with symptoms that are more global, more diffuse, and harder to diagnose.
As stated by The American Academy of Environmental Medicine:
We believe that environmental toxins are the major determinant of almost all chronic complex health issues affecting the majority of the population. These include but are not limited to Alzheimer’s Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune disease, hormonal dysregulation, and neurological disorders.