July 11, 2021 – Get Well Now with Dr Doug Pucci – https://bit.ly/DrPucciYouTube – We live in a toxic world and are subject to all kinds of “environmental” exposures that include known toxins like smog and chemical/pesticide residues in our food, but we forget about things like pharmaceuticals and incidental exposures from, k-cups, say, or plastics.
Coffee is an example of a product that should always be bought organic. More than that, how many times do you walk out of a coffee shop drinking coffee (or tea) using a plastic lid? Those leach BPA into the coffee, and BPA is a known endocrine disruptor; meaning, it mimics estrogen and binds to the receptor sites, affecting hormonal development and contributing to poor liver detoxification.
In the medical world, pathogenesis starts with your medical history. It’s as if to say, “your family’s genes are your destiny.” Not your family’s habit of lifestyle, or not the ongoing, daily household and chronic exposures to toxins.
Even in the “alternative” world, where toxicity is an area of interest, too many doctors are focused (wrongly) on “detoxification”. They handle it incorrectly. First, we want to find out whether your body is correctly “clearing” toxins. An easy indication is, Are you moving your bowels daily? Most often when people start aggressively detoxifying, what they are actually doing is moving and circulating toxins out of the fat stores and mobilizing them into circulation. What if you have a leaky gut or leaky blood-brain barrier?
The second question is, Can your body handle this toxic load properly by clearing it through your body’s detoxification pathways? Are you healthy enough, first? Are all your systems operational? Example: mercury amalgams.
Symptoms of poor detoxification and signs you should wait: acne; cystic acne; estrogen overload; elevated triglycerides; elevated liver enzymes; insufficient GFR, kidney issues, skin outbreaks, resistance to weight loss, poor sleep, brain fog, constipation, and so on.
3 Foundational Assessments For Hormones and Hormone Balance:
1 – Do we make them? Are the glands functioning to produce sufficient hormones (blood test)?
2 – Are they being utilized and are they impactful at the cellular level (saliva)?
2 – And most doctors don’t know this – Are you detoxifying or metabolizing the hormones out of the body daily, or is the excess building up?
Functional medicine model: 1 – Environmental factors influence gene expression; 2 – Actionable steps we can take to regain control, improve systems of the body, and reduce incidental exposure
Sidebar: The global Human Genome Project and the medical dilemma to come out of that. The “going in”, or baseline assumptions, were wrong.