TEXAS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE is an approach to illness recovery and wellness maintenance that combines traditional Western symptom-based care with holistic and functional care that incorporates treatment of the entire individual.
Have you noticed symptoms that won’t go away but your doctor hasn’t found anything wrong? It could be something in your environment making you and your family feel ill.
It’s frustrating to have lingering symptoms that come and go, watch your kids have repeated reactions or complain of discomfort, yet every time you visit the doctor there seems to be nothing they can find as the cause.
This could be because your doctor is not trained to identify the signs of environmental illness.
Environmental illness is when pollutants and toxins in the environment around you, known as toxicants, disrupt normal cellular function. There are many substances you and your family come into contact with daily that could be causing your body to respond negatively.
This repeated exposure to toxicants will eventually show up as physical symptoms that then lead to chronic illness. Some common toxicants are pesticides, bacteria, mold, parasites, electromagnetic radiation, persistent infections, and more.
Prolonged exposure to toxicants, without proactive treatment, can lead to chronic conditions that go undiagnosed for years, including: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, mood disorders, brain fog and hormonal disorders.
Every person is unique, thus their body’s response to toxicants in the environment is also unique. While some individuals are highly resistant to toxicants, others tend to be very sensitive.
Here’s what you need to know.
Warning Signs of Environmental Illness in Kids and Adults | Texas Integrative Medicine
Kids progress through stages so quickly that it can be difficult to know if it’s just another cold from school, growing pains or something else.
For parents, signs of aging, stress and burn-out are common. But have you stopped to consider if there is more going on?
It’s easy to dismiss the sniffles or a headache after a long day, however, these could be telling signs that your body is responding to toxicants in the environment.
Here important signs to pay attention to:
- Lingering Cough
- Muscle Aches and Pains
- Unexplained Rash
- Fever and Chills
In addition to recognizing these symptoms, it is important to notice when and where they are happening. Is it only after you visit the office? Or play at that one park?
Noticing what you and your family are exposed to daily could help discover what is potentially making you ill.
An extra challenge with these symptoms is that they could be the result of a myriad of causes. That’s why they tend to persist and become severe, potentially turning into a chronic condition. However, there are advanced tests and treatments available to restore your health.
What Can You Do If Your Environment is Making You and Your Family Sick? | Texas Integrative Medicine
Noticing the recurring symptoms and environmental factors is a critical first step. Next, is finding a physician skilled in environmental medicine.
Unlike an exclusively traditional medicine doctor, an integrative doctor who is trained in environmental medicine can evaluate the symptoms in combination with overall health and environmental risks. Looking at health holistically, they can run tests designed to look at the big picture and treat the root-cause.
Most often, chronic symptoms and illness are a result of a person’s genetic makeup combined with the harmful environmental stresses that they are exposed to during life. While traditional medicine focuses on just eliminating the symptoms, it does not get to the root cause of the problem.
Once the root-cause is identified, you can begin to eliminate or reduce the exposure to the toxicants, and begin to help your body detox and restore normal cellular function.
At Texas Integrative Medicine, our team of environmental medicine experts use a variety of therapies including IV therapy and detox protocols to rid the body of toxicities and restore a patient’s overall health.
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, please join me for a special Master Class on Wednesday, September 8th at 7 pm CST. Register here.
A Personalized and Integrative Approach to Well-Being in Austin
Dr. Wally Taylor of Forum Health Austin, formerly Texas Integrative Medicine, is an expert in environmental medicine and treats his patients with a functional approach. He focuses on the role that environmental toxicants play in causing chronic complex illness symptoms like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, mood disorders, brain fog and hormonal disorders.
Dr. Taylor and his team joined Forum Health, a community of practitioners practicing functional and integrative medicine, in Austin, along with well-known physician Dr. Harry Moore.
Dr. Moore is a board-certified family physician with more than 40 years of experience. He is a national leader in infectious disease, hormone therapy, chronic conditions, clinical nutrition, and autoimmune disorders.
At their integrative medicine clinic in Austin, they specialize in chronic illness, longevity and regenerative medicine, gut health, hormone health, immune health, men and women’s health, mental health, and pain management.
Additionally, they have resources for advanced testing and are committed to providing emerging and leading therapies such as IV therapy and detox programs to best treat their patients.
For more information on Texas Integrative Medicine, their specialties and treatments offered, please visit, texasintegrative.com and schedule your free 15-minute consultation today!