Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Environmental toxin testing pow-wow

I have to tell you, I'm pretty excited after yesterday's meeting with a doctor of environmental medicine who specializes in environmental toxins. After talking with him (and three interns), we are designing a rather broad panel of body burden tests for me to undergo as part of the research and study that I'm doing for my book.

Right now they are arranging with multiple labs for blood, urine, hair and, possibly, fat tissue samples to test for an array of toxins that I have lurking in my body. Once we've identified which profiles I want to do, they'll order the test kits and we'll go to town. I am really interested to see what the results are.

I'll also be working with this doctor to help design therapies in the next phase of my book project to rid myself of toxins, mostly targeting heavy metals, chlorinated insecticides and PCBs. I already have preliminary information on how to do this, but will wait to get started until after I do all the testing.

Most importantly, this doctor is very excited about the project and is extremely interested in the outcomes, particularly how I've designed it. Anyway, I'll keep you posted on what's going on with that as it moves forward!

6 comments:

Surviving and thriving on pennies said...

so cooooooool....

Adrienne said...

Fascinating! I'll be very interested to see if/how you can get rid of the stuff.

Simply Green said...

That is wickedly exciting and a little scary at the same time! Hopefully the results aren't too bad, since you've been living so healthy! Can't wait to read up on what happens. :)

Lisa Sharp said...

Getting very excited about your book. Need reviewers? lol

simplifysimplify said...

I really look forward to hearing about this and getting details. I've been wondering myself how to get testing like this done. I also have heard that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can rid the body of many environmental toxins. I'd love to get myself tested. Yours should be interesting since you are so conscious of the products you consume/apply.

Anonymous said...

There's a great website called IsItInUs.org that shows the toxic body burden of people all over the country and how we can all take action for policy reform to stop chemical contamination. Good luck with your testing!

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