Hey Fathead, your brain is an easy target for toxins
Part 5 - The brain is one of the largest fatty organs in our body. Dr. Crinnion says that many environmental toxins are fat-soluble and easily pass the blood/brain barrier.
Walter J. Crinnion, ND, and Eve Bralley, PhD
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Part 5 - So, have you ever heard the term “Fathead?” The brain is one of the largest fatty organs in our body, so it’s not so far from the truth. Dr. Crinnion says that many environmental toxins are fat-soluble and easily pass the blood/brain barrier. This makes our brains an easy target, and toxins are often stored there.
In this podcast, we also talk about how environmental toxins have a link to Parkinson disease. Dr. Crinnion discusses how some Parkinson patients have gotten good results from undergoing a detoxification program. In one case, a patient reported feeling 70% better! Who wouldn’t want to feel 70% better?
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In my next installment with Dr. Crinnion, we discuss endocrine disruption and how toxins affect it. Stay tuned…
Part 1 - Why is it important to understand total toxic body burden?
Part 2 - Why should we test for toxic exposure?
Part 3 - How do toxins affect mitochondria?
Part 4 - Immunotoxicity - First to the party
Dr. Crinnions Web site: Crinnion Medical
You can also view a full presentation by Dr. Crinnion, Environmental Toxicity and the Effect on Health.
Walter J. Crinnion, ND, received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of San Francisco in 1975. He received his degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, where he was a member of the first graduating class, and Dr. Crinnion is now considered one of the leading experts on environmental medicine and toxicology. After graduating, Dr. Crinnion spent 20 years practicing in Seattle, helping treat patients with chronic conditions through diet and nutrition. Dr. Crinnion discovered that most of the chronic health complaints he treated were rooted in toxicity, and began to expand his practice to include environmental medicine. After 20 years of practice, Dr. Crinnion felt led to teach other practitioners about toxicity and health. Today, he is the Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.