Our Toxic World: Is it Making Us Sick?

February 3, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Toxins are every where. They are in our personal care products, cleaning products, sofas, carpets, clothes. Before a woman leaves the house she might have put on over one hundred toxic products. Most of these toxins have not been studied for their safety, and cause harm at doses lower than previously thought. They are synergistic causing greater harm when combined. Dr. Campbell points out that Canadians do not import certain US cheeses because of what the farmers feed the cows. Europe does not want US meat for the same reason. Many countries have banned genetically modified foods yet in the US, has decided that these harmful substances will in the food supply and the public be denied the right to know. Arsenic is fed to chickens; too much toothpaste can be lethal. Mercury and flouride are handled as hazardous waste yet, they are put routinely in our mouths. Europe has banned the use of mercury in the mouths of children under 15 years of age. Come learn about toxins

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Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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