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Chemicals From the Environment May Be Making You Fat

Certain chemicals referred to as POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) get stored in fat tissue, and can cause hormonal problems.  Many of these POPs are also “obesogens” and can increase the likelihood of a person being obese.  Naturopathic Medical Doctors specializing in environmental medicine have known about this phenomenon for years, and it is finally hitting main stream medicine. Dr. Wdowin wrote an article in 2012 about environmental pollutants, obesogens and the endocrine system.  [Read Here]

PCBs, found in high amounts in Atlantic Salmon, are a common POP, and while you believe you are eating healthily when you order a salmon salad, you may actually be increasing the amount of obesogens in your visceral fat tissue.  POPs in your fat are associated with diseases related to obesity, and may also influence their development.  Women were also more sensitive to these negative effects of PCBs.

If you are eating healthily, exercising, sleeping well and managing stress in a positive manner and STILL having trouble losing weight, obesogens may be the problem.  Our naturopathic doctors can help you to understand what eating a healthy diet really means, and can guide you to make more informed choices.  Shopping today can be overwhelming, especially with all the GMO, organic, gluten-free and paleo options out there.  It can also be very expensive and we can help you make the best choices.

The Environmental Working Group also has great information about the most important foods to eat organic, as well as the best cosmetics to use in order to avoid toxic exposure.  For example, long wear lipsticks often have lead in them, another obesogen and neurotoxic chemical.

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Dr. Heather Wdowin

Dr. Heather Wdowin, NMD is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Arizona, and a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor in California. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Neurobiology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine is from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She has completely circumnavigated the planet with a backpack, hiked the Grand Canyon nine times, jumped out of an airplane, sailed down the Nile and meditated in the queen’s chamber of the great pyramid. Dr. Wdowin specializes in Sports Medicine, Neuro-endocrinology, and difficult cases. She currently works with professional athletes in the NFL and UFC, optimizes their health and thereby improves their performance. She has studied with the leaders of the emerging Environmental Medicine field, and designed Human Reconstruction’s facility to be perfect for detoxification and depuration therapy and treatment. It is her philosophy to use all tools available to diagnose the cause of disease, and then treat that cause with personalized attention and whatever modality brings about results. She is an accomplished diagnostician and practitioner, as well as a certified clinical hypnotherapist to aid a patient in utilizing the mind body connection in healing.