14. Environmental Medicine & Parkinson's Disease
Toxciology & Environmental Medicine in Parkinson'sWatch Promo
There is ample evidence that pesticides and other environmental contaminants increase one's risk of being diagnosed with parkinsonism, but little research to suggest that an individual can go through a detoxification process that will improve their outcomes over time.
We'll discuss the established environmental risk factors that have been associated with parkinsonism, where people are generally exposed, whether or not they can and should get tested, and if elevated, what you can do about it.
Pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, pharmaceutical, and dietary insults will be reviewed, as will the idea that people with parkinsonism may have impaired detoxification systems. We'll touch on a range of detoxification strategies ranging from bowel movements to chelation.
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Dr. Dana Bjerke
Dr. Dana Bjerke received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and masters in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington, where she worked as a research assistant for the Bastyr University Research Institute studying clinical outcomes in integrative oncology, and as an assistant clinical coordinator for the Parkinson’s Disease Summer School hosted by Dr. Laurie Mischley. She is relocating to her home state of Colorado where her practice will focus on chronic illness, neurodegenerative disease, autoimmunity, and environmental medicine. Her approach includes a thorough workup to help establish the root cause of dis-ease, and helping clients achieve optimal wellness through nutrition, mindfulness, movement, and more.
Dr. Jen Riegle
Dr. Jen Riegle is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, with a degree from Bastyr University, a leading institution in natural medical care and research. She carries advanced certification and training in environmental medicine, women's health, infertility, biofeedback, and traditional medicine practices.
Dr. Jen is passionate about medicine and connecting with each of her patients. She combines her knowledge and skills as a diagnostician in the western and traditional medicine worlds, with a deep compassion and intuition, to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing for her patients. In 2017, Dr. Riegle co-founded Integrative Healers Action Network (IHAN), which organizes integrative health practitioners in communities impacted by disaster to volunteer. In addition to seeing patients at Wild Oak Medicine, she is currently the medical director for IHAN and has been focusing more of her time on learning about trauma-informed care.
Dr. Chris Holder
Dr. Chris Holder. is a naturopathic doctor who offers holistic integrative medical care with a specialized focus on the toxicology of neurological disorders. He combines the best of Western medical technology with Eastern philosophy in addressing ailments in the body, mind, and spirit.
Dr. Laurie K Mischley
Dr. Mischley earned her medical degree in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) at Bastyr University and her degrees in Epidemiology (MPH) and Nutritional Sciences (PhD) at the University of Washington. She earned her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. Her work is focused on identifying the nutritional requirements unique to people with parkinsonism.