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(HealthNewsDigest.com).. Los Angeles, CA Toxicologist James Dahlgren, MD, advises women of child-bearing age to undertake a detoxification program before pregnancy based upon a recent study by the Environmental Working Group in collaboration with Commonweal (July 14, 2005).
Although Dahlgren did he participate in the study, he say that it represents the first reported umbilical cord blood tests that found of the 287 chemicals detected, 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. The study stated that chemical exposure in the womb or during infancy can be dramatically more harmful than exposures later in life because of a developing childs vulnerability deriving from both rapid development and incomplete defense systems.
With 32 years experience in evaluating and treating thousands of patients with various toxic chemical exposures, Dahlgren says that many of these chemicals such as dioxin and PCBs--can be removed from a womans body prior to pregnancy so that a baby in the womb has a better chance of a normal development.
According to Dahlgren, PCBs at 9.7 ppb in maternal serum during fetal development can impair brain development, with resultant attention and IQ deficits that appear to be permanent. Also, fetal dioxin exposures can harm the immune system, thyroid and brain.
Recently, Dahlgren opened Be Well®, a detoxification treatment center in Santa Monica, based on a precise daily program utilizing the ingestion of niacin, exercise, sauna and organic vegetable oil. The niacin, exercise and sweating all increase fat mobilization and blood flow to the skin and other organs. Greatly increased excretion of PCBs, dioxins and other chemicals occurs through the skin from sweating and skin oil, in the intestine from increased intestinal fluid flow and in the kidney with increased urine flow.
Perspiration is one of the modes used by the body to rid itself of toxic chemicals in the interstitial fluid. When you perspire your metabolism increases and your body mobilizes more fat. The toxics like PCBs are secreted into skin oils and excreted from the body. Toxics stored by the fatty tissues are released into the bloodstream and broken down by the liver and secreted into the gut where the vegetable oil taken during the treatment absorbs the existing fat soluble toxics, which are excreted through the intestines. The detoxification process is accomplished by the above process repeated daily for three to five weeks.
Sweating performs several important functions. It is a way that the body excretes. It assists the body in removing excess heat and it is the primary mode in which the body rids itself of waste materials and toxic chemicals in the interstitial fluid in the blood.
Be Well®s method to eliminate these harmful toxins is through an individualized program that begins with blood and urine testing and a comprehensive physical examination followed by a 3-6 week regimen of sauna bathing, coupled with exercise, vitamins, minerals, oil supplements, blood tests, and a personal nutritional program.
Scientific research studies based on this procedure have been published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Dr. James G. Dahlgren 2811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510 Santa Monica, CA., 90403 310-449-5525, ext. 226
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