Part 1 - With so much in the news today about toxicity and the environment, it's hard to ignore the chatter and how it affects our health. Time to ask someone in the know.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Walter J. Crinnion, an environmental health specialist, on the importance of understanding our toxic burden and how it can affect our health. He had plenty to say. The floodgates have been opened...
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.