Environmental toxins are all around us. These common pollutants are inescapable in the food we eat, the water we drink, and even the air we breathe.
For many people, environmental toxins can cause health problems, some of them serious, with long-term and potentially fatal complications. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case. With functional medicine, many toxins can be removed from the body, which may improve health, increase energy, and enhance quality of life.
Dr. Gunyan understands how frightening the thought of environmental toxicity can be and is proud to offer functional treatments for this common concern. If you suspect you are experiencing negative consequences from environmental toxin exposure, please call 970-639-8069 to schedule a consultation and learn if we can help.
What are Some Common Environmental Toxins?
According to the CDC, there are currently more than 400 environmental chemicals or their metabolites that can be found in human samples. These include:
- Disinfection By-Products
- Fungicides and Herbicides
- Volatile Organic Compounds
Heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, and mercury, are also increasingly common in human samples.
Environmental toxins are ubiquitous. They are found in the air, food, and even in the soil in which it is grown. Household products, including paint, cleansers, air fresheners, and pesticides, are also common sources of these toxins. Understanding where your exposure has come from can help to ensure the most effective treatment plan.
What are the Potential Problems Linked to Environmental Toxicity?
Everyone is exposed to environmental toxins. For some, the body can rid itself of toxins before serious issues occur. For others, however, these toxins can result in problematic conditions.
Environmental toxins impact the immune, neurological, and endocrine systems, and can even impact hormone production at the cellular level. Studies have linked endocrine-disrupting chemicals alone to various health issues, including heart disease and reproductive concerns.
Metabolic and systemic dysfunctions linked to environmental toxicity include autoimmunity disorders, cognitive difficulties, mood swings, sexual and reproductive dysfunction, asthma, and glucose dysregulation, a precursor for type 2 diabetes, among several other issues. However, because these may present symptomatically in various ways, diagnosing the root problem can be difficult.
Dr. Gunyan utilizes blood and urine testing for environmental toxins, allowing him to detect multiple toxins within the system to accurately assess their levels, helping to ensure the cause of your condition is diagnosed correctly and the most effective treatments are offered.
What are Some Common Treatments for Environmental Toxicity?
Some treatments that may assist in ridding your body of toxins and improving overall health include personalized exercise and nutrition plans, vitamin and mineral supplementation, hormone balancing, eliminating harmful chemicals from your home, and more. We believe that all bodies are designed to heal themselves and are here to customize a treatment plan that encourages yours to do just that.
Because each case is entirely unique, treatment must be catered to the individual. As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Gunyan understands how the body works systemically to heal from the inside out and offers personalized treatment plans to address the needs of each patient.
Contact Us for a Virtual Consultation
If you are experiencing issues that you suspect are related to environmental toxins, we encourage you to schedule a virtual consultation. In just 15 minutes, this call helps Dr. Gunyan determine if your symptoms can be treated with functional medicine and allows you to decide whether you would like to move forward with a more detailed exam.
Please contact Dr. Gunyan online or by calling 970-639-8069 today. Offering virtual consultations, Dr. Gunyan is able to accept patients from all parts of the country. He looks forward to hearing your concerns to help you determine if a systemic, functional approach could benefit you.