Environmental Medicine Shows Promise for Reducing Chronic Disease
Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Environmental Factor
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
By Robin Mackar
At a May 9 seminar, a trio of researchers highlighted how environmental medicine can help reduce leading health problems, including diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases.
“Obesity, Electrosensitivity, Mycotoxicosis, and the Clinical Practice of Medicine,” hosted by the NIEHS Office of the Director, focused on the role of chemicals, mold, food, electromagnetic energy, and other environmental factors in making people sick, and how removing triggers from a person’s environment can improve health. This patient-centered, cause-oriented model for diagnosing, treating, and preventing chronic diseases is known as environmental medicine.
Lisa Nagy, MD, director of the Environmental Health Center of Martha's Vineyard, shared her personal story of surviving multiple chemical sensitivities and discussed her work teaching, practicing, and advocating for environmental medicine. Magda Havas, PhD, from Trent University in Ontario, and William Meggs, MD, PhD, from East Carolina University, presented specific examples from their own practices.
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Lisa Nagy, MD and Madga Havas, PhD were featured faculty in the Environmental Medicine Training Series
Electromagnetic Frequency-Related Exposure and Sensitivity
Presented by Madga Havas, PhD