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Welcome to the Center for Environmental Medicine

Specializing in:

Allergy-Providing several options to best fit your needs.

Hormone Therapy-Male and Female custom approach; a complementary approach.

Mold Exposure Issues- Black Mold and other pathogenic species, education and treatment.

Detoxification-Recommendations based on your personal history.

Living amidst the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with its clear streams, majestic rivers, centuries-old forests, snow-capped mountains contrasted with endless deserts and a breath-taking ocean coast — one may wonder “Why is there a need for environmental medicine here?”

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There is, unfortunately, a disparity between our natural setting and the way our bodies interact with it. Government studies show that elevated levels of troubling toxins, including DDT, PCB’s, dioxins and synthetic compounds, have infiltrated the food chain through the Columbia River, and that a chemical toxin is concentrated 25 million times by the time it climbs the food chain. Throughout the modern world, our food sources have been seriously compromised.  Over a million different chemicals are pumped into our air annually, increasing at about 11% per year. Chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, poisons, and pollutants of all types enter the food chain through water, soil, and air, water being our chief food.

Our environment’s dangers have weakened our liver, digestive and immune systems. Environmental factors can lead to disease and chronic conditions of fatigue, headaches, sleep disorder, mood swings, depression, confusion, body pain — the symptoms are endless.

We are here to help.  In our Center, we use a broad range of techniques to understand the patient’s distress and to help the body strengthen itself to cope successfully with the environment and disease.

Our Philosophy

randolph1This medical center was founded on the principles developed by medical pioneer Dr. Theron G. Randolph (1906 – 1996), known as “the father of environmental medicine and the field of clinical ecology.” His exploration of the fundamental links between the world’s illnesses and us underlies and inspires our treatment programs.

In understanding illness as an interaction between an external factor and an internal capacity for resistance, the key to health is restoring the balance in favor of resistance. We believe the starting point for most illness is the nature of the patient’s interaction with the environment — anything we put into our mouth, touch, smell or breathe can trigger our distress. Looking beyond symptoms to understand the uniqueness of each patient, we identify and treat the cause of disease as well as relieving troublesome symptoms.

Today, more and more people are choosing a style of medicine that defines root problems and eliminates toxins rather than one that settles for pharmaceutical medications as a solution to their illness and disease. While prescription drugs have a place in medicine, astute patients understand that most of these substances are not designed to cure. They recognize symptoms can have a direct relationship to the toxic environment around us, including synthetic medications. They have heard that medications are polluting our streams and bodies of water. They realize that drugs can mask symptoms, often resulting in undesirable side effects such as liver congestion, headache, digestive problems, loss of sex drive, and fatigue. The potential side affects are endless and often dangerous.  Every year at least 770,000 people die due to adverse medication complications related to FDA approved medications.  Million more  people reported adverse reactions.

As a doctor who is sensitive to the impact that environmental pollution has on people, both internally and externally, the purpose of practice then is to educate and protect those who seek help.

The decision you and your doctor make about your treatment will grow out of the careful assessment of your particular needs, adequate laboratory testing, frank discussions, and your expectations. You will need to consider your responsibilities and commitment as well as the benefits you will achieve. The content found on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure. It does not provide or constitute professional advice or consultation.

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Achieving Health in a Toxic World

Environmental illnesses are escalating because humans cannot adapt to our new chemical environment and are further compromised by the devitalized food sources available. These illnesses, like the processes leading to the crisis of heart attack, take many years to develop. Consistent carefully planned treatment can reverse the effects of the illness and restore health.

How to Contact Us

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CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

10748 NE Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97220-3961 USA

Tel.: (503) 261-0966
Fax: (503 252-2691
Tel.: (360) 690-0017