*The live webinar date has passed, members can watch the recorded webinar below*
1.5 General CE
Webinar Description: Levels of testosterone in men have been dropping over the last few decades. It is now common to find men in their twenties and thirties to have testosterone low enough to be diagnosed as having hypogonadism. While environmental impacts on female fertility and birth outcomes had been the focus of much research and media, discussion on the role of the environment on male hypogonadism has not kept pace. Yet, the body of research on this topic is already solid. This talk will reveal the common (ubiquitous) airborne toxicants that are reducing testosterone levels in men (and women). Therapeutic interventions (other than hormone replacement) will be addressed. At the end of this talk the participants will be able to:
- List the top 5 most ubiquitous xenobiotic pollutants that lead to male hypogonadism.
- List the potential points of exposure to these compounds in order to facilitate avoidance.
- Assist a client is setting up effective avoidance strategies.
- Develop an effective list of treatment options for such a client that focused on treating the cause rather than just providing hormonal replacement.
Bio: Dr. Crinnion received his Naturopathic Doctorate from Bastyr University in 1982. He maintained a private practice while simultaneously holding associate professorships at Bastyr University, SCNM, NCNM and the University of Bridgeport where he taught geriatrics and environmental medicine. He was a professor and department chair for Environmental Medicine at SCNM from 2003 to 2013. He has served as an editor of the environmental medicine section of Alternative Medicine Review and has been a reviewer for several scientific and medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Crinnion is a staunch advocate of environmental medicine and is the author of the book Clean, Green & Lean: Get Rid of the Toxins That Make You Fat. He appeared on The View with Barbara Walters three times to discuss these issues.