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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play and pray in, where nature may
heal and give strength to body and ...
BACON
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play and pray in, where nature may
heal and give strength to bod...
It Ain't Your Great-
Great Grandparents
World:
Environmental
Toxicity and Health
Dr. Tim Gerstmar
“I think that people who use cleanses
may have had rough anal periods
(see Freud, Sigmund)...Cleanses
and...colonics have ...
OVERVIEW
1. Toxicity - what is it? Is it real?
2. Evolutionary context
3. Health effects – example: thyroid
4. Vulnerabili...
What is Toxicity?
Toxin – substance that interferes with normal
metabolic function
Metabolic toxicity
Endotoxemia
Xenotoxicity
Evolutionary discordance
Evolutionary discordance
Evolutionary exposure
Evolutionary exposure
Evolutionary exposure
Evolutionary exposure
Evolutionary exposure
Evolutionary exposure
Current exposure
China
China
Huai river - 1973-2006
Cancer-related deaths >2x
Liver cancer >5x
“The data confirms a geographical overlap in the
i...
Current exposure
Body Burden Studies
•9 adults
•Tested for 214 chemicals; Found
171
•Average 91 per person with 58
carcinogens
First Round ...
Body Burden Studies
•55 adults
•Tested for 528 chemicals; Found
432
•Average 156 per person with 23
carcinogens
Second Rou...
Body Burden Studies
•10 newborns
•Found 287 chemicals
•180 cause cancer in humans or
animals
•217 are toxic to the brain a...
Scorecard.org – Zip 30303
In 2002, Fulton county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10%
of all counties in the U.S. in terms ...
Scorecard.org – Zip 30303
1 AMMONIA 428,389 lbs
2 XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) 248,797
3 GLYCOL ETHERS 168,253
4 N-BUTYL ALCOHOL...
Types of Toxic Exposures
1. Acute
2. Chronic – single agent, mixed agents
3. Contributing
Acute Exposure
Chronic exposure
Chronic exposure
65yo male
Peripheral neuropathy (of trunk & arms)
Chloracne
Insulin-dependent diabetes
BMI 33
Fasting glu...
Chronic exposure
65yo male 67yo male
Peripheral neuropathy (of trunk & arms)
Chloracne
Insulin-dependent diabetes
BMI 33 2...
Chronic exposure
Contributing exposure
What do toxins do?
-Endocrine disruption
-Carcinogens or growth disruptors
-Immune disruptors
-Neurotoxins
-Mitochondrial ...
Health risks
Hormone disruption
Thyroid Trouble
1. Nutrient deficiencies
2. Autoimmunity (~50% have other AI)
3. Neurological & other h...
Thyroid – the parts
Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
Is Xenotoxicity a
concern?
Spectrum of Sensitivity
Multiple “Cast Iron”
Chemical
Sensitivity
Genetics of Detox
Genetics of Detox
Genetics of Detox
Functional Detox Impairment
Understanding
Detox
Process NOT tools
What is detoxification?
Inactivation of a toxic substance
1. Mobilization
2. Inactivation
3. Excretion
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Body burden = what...
Mobilization
Inactivation
Energy
Nutrients (Cofactors)
Excretion
Excretion
DESIGN FLAW!!!
Enterohepatic recirculation
DESIGN FLAW
DESIGN FLAW
=
EVOLUTIONARY
DISCORDANCE
Do we need to
augment
detox?
Acutely – “Detox or die”
Chronic - Detox to resolve health problems
Contributing – evolutionary mismatch
Augment detox?
Rational
Detoxification
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Body burden = what...
What goes in
Reduce Exposure
Testing your water
Testing your water
Reduce Exposure
Cosmetics
Household
chemicals Lawn Chemicals
Building
s
Biotransformation
Biotransformation / Detox
1. Energy
2. Nutrients / Cofactors
Herbs & Phytochemicals
Supplemental Precursors
Supplemental glutathione
Juicing?
What comes out
Making poop
Avoid constipation
DESIGN FLAW!!!
Enterohepatic recirculation
Increasing bile excretion
Enemas and Colonics
Using the skin
Putting it together
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Body burden = what...
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Body burden = what...
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Body burden = what...
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Body burden = what...
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Detoxification
What goes in
What comes out
The body
Body burden = what...
Putting it together
1. Limit exposure (reduce toxicity in)
Putting it together
1. Limit exposure (reduce toxicity in)
2. Nutrient dense diet w/ protein (detox)
3. Drink water (detox...
Putting it together
1. Limit exposure (reduce toxicity in)
2. Nutrient dense diet w/ protein (detox)
3. Drink water (detox...
“Aggressive” detox
1. Genetic testing
1. Genetic testing
2. Functional testing
1. Genetic testing
2. Functional testing
3. Direct measurement of various toxins
Toxicity hurts
Sensible detox
can help
You can't hide!
Rational Detox
“I think that people who dismiss
cleanses & environmental toxicity
without actually researching or
understanding the topic...
Dr. Tim Gerstmar
www.aspirenaturalhealth.com
www.facebook.com/AspireNaturalHealth
@DrTimGerstmarND
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Humanity has released approximately 100,000 new chemical compounds into the environment, mostly in the past 100 years. Compounds our bodies have never seen before and weren't designed to deal with. In this talk we will discuss some of the common environmental toxins and how they have been shown to be harmful to human health. We will also discuss: testing methods for quantifying toxicity, how the body detoxifies (the seven organs involved) and provide simple methods audience members can take to reduce their toxic burden, as well as briefly discuss more intensive, physician practices for detoxification for people who need it.

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  1. 1. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir
  2. 2. BACON “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” NOT John Muir
  3. 3. It Ain't Your Great- Great Grandparents World: Environmental Toxicity and Health
  4. 4. Dr. Tim Gerstmar
  5. 5. “I think that people who use cleanses may have had rough anal periods (see Freud, Sigmund)...Cleanses and...colonics have about as much medical merit...as the acts of penance done by monks who’d walk across Europe and hit themselves on the back to purge themselves of the plague.” --Michael Gershon, MD
  6. 6. OVERVIEW 1. Toxicity - what is it? Is it real? 2. Evolutionary context 3. Health effects – example: thyroid 4. Vulnerability 5. Detox – what is it? How to do it 6. Q&A – Fingers crossed
  7. 7. What is Toxicity? Toxin – substance that interferes with normal metabolic function
  8. 8. Metabolic toxicity
  9. 9. Endotoxemia
  10. 10. Xenotoxicity
  11. 11. Evolutionary discordance
  12. 12. Evolutionary discordance
  13. 13. Evolutionary exposure
  14. 14. Evolutionary exposure
  15. 15. Evolutionary exposure
  16. 16. Evolutionary exposure
  17. 17. Evolutionary exposure
  18. 18. Evolutionary exposure
  19. 19. Current exposure
  20. 20. China
  21. 21. China Huai river - 1973-2006 Cancer-related deaths >2x Liver cancer >5x “The data confirms a geographical overlap in the increased cancer death rate and water pollution… and a temporal lag - a high occurrence of cancer following a surge in pollution - for about a decade...” Ruled out other known risk factors – smoking, diet, hepatitis B
  22. 22. Current exposure
  23. 23. Body Burden Studies •9 adults •Tested for 214 chemicals; Found 171 •Average 91 per person with 58 carcinogens First Round - 2003
  24. 24. Body Burden Studies •55 adults •Tested for 528 chemicals; Found 432 •Average 156 per person with 23 carcinogens Second Round - 2005
  25. 25. Body Burden Studies •10 newborns •Found 287 chemicals •180 cause cancer in humans or animals •217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system •208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animals Newborns- 2004
  26. 26. Scorecard.org – Zip 30303 In 2002, Fulton county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of air releases of recognized carcinogens. 1 FORD ATLANTA ASSEMBLY PLANT HAPEVILLE 788,037 lbs 2 OWENS CORNING FAIRBURN 455,505 3 PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES EAST POINT 139,424 4 KRAFT FOODS ATLANTA PLANT ATLANTA 43,579 5 POREX TECHS FAIRBURN 41,228
  27. 27. Scorecard.org – Zip 30303 1 AMMONIA 428,389 lbs 2 XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) 248,797 3 GLYCOL ETHERS 168,253 4 N-BUTYL ALCOHOL 152,056 5 METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE 129,791 6 TOLUENE 103,007 7 FORMALDEHYDE 100,389 8 1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE 68,175 9 METHYL ETHYL KETONE 64,175 10 ETHYLBENZENE 53,326
  28. 28. Types of Toxic Exposures 1. Acute 2. Chronic – single agent, mixed agents 3. Contributing
  29. 29. Acute Exposure
  30. 30. Chronic exposure
  31. 31. Chronic exposure 65yo male Peripheral neuropathy (of trunk & arms) Chloracne Insulin-dependent diabetes BMI 33 Fasting glucose 306
  32. 32. Chronic exposure 65yo male 67yo male Peripheral neuropathy (of trunk & arms) Chloracne Insulin-dependent diabetes BMI 33 27 (-40lbs) Fasting glucose 306 95
  33. 33. Chronic exposure
  34. 34. Contributing exposure
  35. 35. What do toxins do? -Endocrine disruption -Carcinogens or growth disruptors -Immune disruptors -Neurotoxins -Mitochondrial poisons
  36. 36. Health risks
  37. 37. Hormone disruption Thyroid Trouble 1. Nutrient deficiencies 2. Autoimmunity (~50% have other AI) 3. Neurological & other hormonal dysfunctions 4. Toxicity
  38. 38. Thyroid – the parts
  39. 39. Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
  40. 40. Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
  41. 41. Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
  42. 42. Thyroid – how it's supposed to work
  43. 43. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  44. 44. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  45. 45. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  46. 46. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  47. 47. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  48. 48. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  49. 49. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  50. 50. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  51. 51. Thyroid & Environmental toxicity
  52. 52. Is Xenotoxicity a concern?
  53. 53. Spectrum of Sensitivity Multiple “Cast Iron” Chemical Sensitivity
  54. 54. Genetics of Detox
  55. 55. Genetics of Detox
  56. 56. Genetics of Detox
  57. 57. Functional Detox Impairment
  58. 58. Understanding Detox
  59. 59. Process NOT tools
  60. 60. What is detoxification? Inactivation of a toxic substance 1. Mobilization 2. Inactivation 3. Excretion
  61. 61. Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Body burden = what stays inside Biotransformation (Detox)
  62. 62. Mobilization
  63. 63. Inactivation Energy Nutrients (Cofactors)
  64. 64. Excretion
  65. 65. Excretion
  66. 66. DESIGN FLAW!!! Enterohepatic recirculation
  67. 67. DESIGN FLAW
  68. 68. DESIGN FLAW = EVOLUTIONARY DISCORDANCE
  69. 69. Do we need to augment detox?
  70. 70. Acutely – “Detox or die” Chronic - Detox to resolve health problems Contributing – evolutionary mismatch Augment detox?
  71. 71. Rational Detoxification
  72. 72. Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Body burden = what stays inside Biotransformation (Detox)
  73. 73. What goes in
  74. 74. Reduce Exposure
  75. 75. Testing your water
  76. 76. Testing your water
  77. 77. Reduce Exposure Cosmetics Household chemicals Lawn Chemicals Building s
  78. 78. Biotransformation
  79. 79. Biotransformation / Detox 1. Energy 2. Nutrients / Cofactors
  80. 80. Herbs & Phytochemicals
  81. 81. Supplemental Precursors
  82. 82. Supplemental glutathione
  83. 83. Juicing?
  84. 84. What comes out
  85. 85. Making poop
  86. 86. Avoid constipation
  87. 87. DESIGN FLAW!!! Enterohepatic recirculation
  88. 88. Increasing bile excretion
  89. 89. Enemas and Colonics
  90. 90. Using the skin
  91. 91. Putting it together
  92. 92. Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Body burden = what stays inside Biotransformation (Detox)
  93. 93. Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Body burden = what stays inside Biotransformation (Detox)
  94. 94. Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Body burden = what stays inside Biotransformation (Detox)
  95. 95. Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Body burden = what stays inside Biotransformation (Detox)
  96. 96. Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Detoxification What goes in What comes out The body Body burden = what stays inside Biotransformation (Detox)
  97. 97. Putting it together 1. Limit exposure (reduce toxicity in)
  98. 98. Putting it together 1. Limit exposure (reduce toxicity in) 2. Nutrient dense diet w/ protein (detox) 3. Drink water (detox) 4. Supplemental nutrients & herbs (detox)
  99. 99. Putting it together 1. Limit exposure (reduce toxicity in) 2. Nutrient dense diet w/ protein (detox) 3. Drink water (detox) 4. Supplemental nutrients & herbs (detox) 5. Pee & Poop regularly (excretion) 6. Defeat enterohepatic recirculation (excretion)
  100. 100. “Aggressive” detox
  101. 101. 1. Genetic testing
  102. 102. 1. Genetic testing 2. Functional testing
  103. 103. 1. Genetic testing 2. Functional testing 3. Direct measurement of various toxins
  104. 104. Toxicity hurts Sensible detox can help
  105. 105. You can't hide!
  106. 106. Rational Detox
  107. 107. “I think that people who dismiss cleanses & environmental toxicity without actually researching or understanding the topic may have had rough anal periods (see Freud, Sigmund)...Rationally used cleanses have medical merit, and those who deny it are still living in the medical dark ages...” --Tim Gerstmar, ND
  108. 108. Dr. Tim Gerstmar www.aspirenaturalhealth.com www.facebook.com/AspireNaturalHealth @DrTimGerstmarND
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