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Do you know your Foods and Environment may be making you Sick?!

At Duggan Chiropractic we can help you determine the underlying cause of dis-ease and provide you nutritional programs, education, and products to support your health.  Dr. Duggan uses multiple clinical laboratories, examinations, and contact reflex analyses to investigate what cleanse support protocol and lifestyle adaptations will assist you in rebuilding your body’s detoxification ability and immune system health.

No matter how conscious and active we are in our health regime and lifestyles, our immune systems can become compromised due to food intolerances and environmental toxins.  Toxins inevitably find their way into our bodies via multiple pathways such as; the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, etc.  Environmental toxins are unavoidable.  However, awareness of potential food intolerances offer avoidance opportunities to prevent inflammation and chronic immune system activation.  Thus, preventing and healing conditions such as fatigue, migraines, arthritis, ADD/ADHD, digestive, and skin disorders (Jones, D., 2010).  There are also several study correlations between environmental toxins and cardiovascular disease (Brook, et al, 2011), breast cancer (Wolf & Toniolo, 1995), lung cancer (Page, Petrie & Wessly, 2006), birth defects (Brook et al, 2011), respiratory disease (Frampton, Samet, & Utell, 1991), anxiety and depression (Page, et al, 2006).

Epigenetics is a field of research that is interested in how our lifestyle, diet, and environmental pollutants such as pesticides, synthetic hormones, industrial chemicals, and even thoughts can alter the way genes express themselves (Edwards & Meyers, 2008).  Research supports that if environmental toxins and food intolerances were reduced, there would also be a decrease in human illness and disease (Edwards & Meyers, 2008).  Actively participating in the health behavior of regular cleansing for toxin overload and conscious eating to avoid food intolerance are important ingredients of the preventative health recipe.

Cleansing programs create active participation for clearing dangerous toxins and food intolerance inflammation, assisting our skin, kidneys, liver, bowels, etc. in transforming and excreting.  Without cleansing maintenance and food intolerance awareness our bodies become saturated and unable to keep up with our current environmental pollution crises and food production practices.  In toxic overload, toxins become stored in our body’s tissue, fat and organs, eventually leading to a variety of chronic disease.

At Duggan Chiropractic we have multiple cleanse programs, products, clinical laboratories, and health coaching services to assist you in achieving your health goals, and detoxification needs.  Dr. Duggan uses clinical laboratory tests such as the ALCAT Food Intolerance Test, Genova Functional Medicine Tests, Quest Diagnostics, NeuroScience, Labrix, and LabCorps to investigate what cleanse support protocol, and diet adaptations will assist you in avoiding ongoing toxin exposure, and to rebuild your body’s detoxification abilities and immune system’s health.  Duggan Chiropractic assists in taking the stress out of laboratory testing, ensuring the most accurate results by offering at home tests, and in office phlebotomist support.

Book your Lab Testing and Nutritional Consultations by 9/30/2014 and receive 5% off your appointment.

References:

Brook, R. D., Franklin, B., Cascio, W., Hong, Y., & Tager, I.  (2004). Air pollution and cardiovascular disease:  A statement for healthcare professionals from the expert panel on population and prevention science of the American Heart Association.  Circulation, 109(1), 2655-2671.  Doi: 10.1161/01.CIR.0000128587.30041.C8

Edwards, T. M., & Myers, J. P.  (2008). Environmental exposures and gene regulation in disease etiology.  Cienc.saude coletiva, 13(1), 269-281.  Doi:  10.1590/S1413-81232008000100030

Frampton, M. W., Samet, J. M., & Utell, M. J.  (1991). Environmental factors and atmospheric pollutants.  Seminar Respiratory Infection, 6(4), 185-193.  Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.gov/pubmed/1809997

Jones, David S.  (2010). The Textbook of functional medicine. Institute for Functional Medicine.  Gig Harbor, WA.

Page, L. A., Petrie, K. L., & Wessely, S. C.  (2006). Psychosocial responses to environmental incidents:  A review and a proposed typology.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60(1), 413-422.  Doi:  10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.11.008

Wolff, M. S., & Toniolo, P. G.  (1995).  Environmental organochlorine exposure as a potential etiologic factor in breast cancer.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 103(7), 141-145.

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