Category Archives: Toxins

Toxins & Autoimmune Research Update.
Beverly Hills, California

Persistent Pesticide Exposure & Increased Risk for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease affecting motor neurons and disabling voluntary control of muscles. 90-95 percent of cases have unknown etiology. Environmental exposures have been suspected to be a potential cause.

By comparing the environmental toxin exposure of 101 ALS patients to 110 comparable healthy control individuals, researchers from the University of Michigan demonstrated that people with persistent exposure to environmental pollutants such as organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and brominated flame retardants are at 2-3 times greater odds of having ALS than those who are not exposed.

As animals can accumulate and concentrate these toxins in their bodies with contaminated food and water intake, meat and dairy products can serve as major sources of these toxins. At our Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, Dr. Aristotle will personalize a plan to help your body rid these toxins safely and effectively.

Dr. Aristotle’s Comment:
We’ve discussed environmental exposures and the crucial need for proper elimination of toxins from the body. The long term effects on our health and ability to heal from disease are now being noticed in the literature. Before starting any detoxification program be sure to strengthen the biochemistry of your body.

I highly recommend the Cardio-Ion laboratory tests to determine what strengths and weaknesses currently exist in your body.  Be proactive in your healing while staying on target with your nutrition in our Beverly Hills office.

Source: Su FC, Goutman SA, Chernyak S, et al. The Role of Environmental Toxins in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Risk. JAMA Neurol. 2016. DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0594.


Dr. Aristotle Economou L.Ac.(Az),D.C.,FIAMA
Author of Change The Way You Heal 

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