Toxins and Autoimmunity: Dr. Aly Cohen. Episode 33 Show
How do toxic chemicals affect autoimmune disorders and what can you do to protect yourself?
Around 87,000 chemicals are currently in commercial use, and very few of them have been studied with regard to their impact on health. Yet the evidence is growing that many of these chemicals, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, and heavy metals, have a negative affect on the human body, and may contribute to autoimmune disorders.
Dr. Aly Cohen, rheumatologist and environmental health specialist, explains how these chemicals can enter the body, and some of the havoc they can inflict once there. We explore both how to minimize exposure to these toxins and how certain foods can help the body eliminate them. Dr. Cohen also explains her take on the current fad of detoxing and the importance and value of a lifestyle based approach over a quick fix. Learn key doable steps that you can implement immediately to avoid chemicals and support your health and environment.