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Bastyr Founder Dr. Joseph Pizzorno Releas- Medical Heroes es New Book The Toxin Solution Appreciation 5k Run estselling author of The Encyclopedia Bof Natural Medicine and The Textbook and Walk Announced of Natural Medicine, Dr. Joesph Pizzorno, has published a new book, The Toxin Solution: How the Hidden Poisons in the Air We Breathe, Water We Drink, Foods We Eat, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health— And What We can Do To Fix It (HarperOne). “This is the first book of its kind to show how to identify and eliminate avoidable toxins, mitigate the effects of those you can’t avoid, and enjoy a longer life,” Dr. Pizzorno says, explaining that life-long health rests on two key determinants: your exposure to toxins and your ability to process them in your body. “While lifestyle, diet, and genetics play a major role in our well-being, many symptoms of declining health and chronic disease are rooted in toxic overload—our exposure to a barrage of chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, electromagnetic frequencies, and pollution that are the byproducts of modern life,” Dr. Pizzorno continues. He notes the human body has an innate capacity to detoxify, but it cannot cope with the elevated levels of toxins we are exposed to today. “This toxic overload has helped transform once rare diseases into epidemics including dementia, diabetes, strokes, heart disease which effects people of all ages,” Dr. Pizzorno says. In the new book, Dr. Pizzorno provides the proven detox and tailored methods he has developed to heal toxic overload and restore health through an eight weeks program readers can use. Dr. Joe Pizzorno founded Bastyr University, the country’s first and largest fully accredited university of natural medicine, and served as its president for twentytwo years. He is a founder and board member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and editor-in-chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the leading peer-reviewed journal in integrative medicine. He has been honored by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, and has been served on presidential committees under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He lives in Seattle, Washington. For more information:


he Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run and Walk will take place April 29 at Magnuson Park in Seattle. The event celebrates the study volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research, according to organizers. All proceeds will provide education and outreach about clinical research participation to patients and their families in minority and under-served communities. “It is said that the greatest gift is one which is given anonymously, giving when you do not know whether you will get direct personal benefit,” sponsorship coordinator Ellyn Getz says. “Medical Heroes give us this unique gift.” Getz explains that medical heroes are the individuals who help advance public health and medical knowledge by taking part in clinical research trials. “They are found in everyday places, and they deserve our support and gratitude,” Getz says. “Proceeds from this event will provide education and outreach to patients and their families.” A banner ad linking to registration for the event can be found online at For more information:

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March 2017  

Seattle Natural Awakenings magazine

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