Environmental Medicine

Environmental medicine is a field of medicine that deals with the interaction between environmental toxins and our health. These toxins are found everywhere, in our food, water and air. Many of these chemicals “build up” and concentrate in our bodies in particular our body fat and organs such as the liver, kidneys and the brain. They are also transferred to our children and future generations through our genes. Exposure to these toxins can lead to many problems with our immune system, nervous system and endocrine system. Some of the most common complaints of toxic burden include fatigue, headache and brain fog, as well as sensitivities to foods, chemicals and household products However, depending on the extent of exposure or the individual's capacity to detoxify, toxicity can lead to more serious illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia, autism, ADHD, heart disease and neurological complications.

Thornhill Naturopathic At Thornhill Naturopathic Health Clinic, we care about our impact on the environment and the effect that toxins in our environment have on our health. Our state of the art clinic has been designed, as best as possible, with non-toxic, low or no VOC paints, flooring, cabinets and furnishings. Insulation in the walls is a manufactured product made from recycled blue jeans, which is non-toxic and mould resistant. We use energy efficient halogen lighting which does not contain mercury found in conventional fluorescent lights. Our HVAC, hot water heating and appliances all meet Energy Star energy efficiency criteria. We have a scent-free policy at our clinic to reduce exposure to aromatic toxins and our clinic has reduced our EMF radiation exposure by choosing not to have WI FI. We have also elected to reduce our use of paper by gradually moving to a paperless electronic patient filing system.

Our patients' health and comfort is our priority. Reducing our impact on the environment is our passion.

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DetoxDetoxification Treatments

For more information on Environmental Toxins and our treatment programs, download our brochure “Are Environmental Toxins and Heavy Metals Causing your Health Concerns?”

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