San Clemente, CA (December 17, 2007) — Metagenics, Inc. announced its new seminar series, “Environmental Toxins on the Attack,” which explores the role of clinical detoxification in helping to rapidly improve clinical outcomes in patients suffering from serious chronic diseases. The seminars will take place in 24 cities throughout the United States from March 2008 through November 2008 and will be presented by renowned lecturer Robert Rakowski, DC, CCN, Clinic Director of the Natural Medicine Center in Houston, Texas. All licensed healthcare professionals interested in natural approaches are encouraged to attend.
Our toxic environment very likely plays a role in many common, chronic conditions such as immune dysfunction, type 2 diabetes, obesity, autism, attention deficit disorder, and others. Now more than ever, healthcare practitioners are obligated to consider environmental factors when addressing their patients’ healthcare needs. Consider the following:
Globally, industry releases more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment each year. In the United States, more than 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually.
Even at very low levels, common environmental toxins such as lead, trihalomethanes in drinking water, ionizing radiation from indoor radon gas, and second-hand tobacco smoke can seriously damage health.
Newborn infants are exposed to numerous toxins that can affect their immune and nervous system development, including the pesticides DDT and chlordane, as well as heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury.
Seminar attendees will learn: 1) an introduction to epigenetics, an emerging science linking the environment to gene expression; 2) new protocols for natural, safe, and rapid detoxification, 3) nutritional strategies for removing heavy metals while simultaneously increasing antioxidant activity, 4) the diabetes-toxin connection: how toxins may be more crucial than body mass index; and 5) the role of acid-alkaline balance in health and disease.
The seminars are open to all licensed healthcare practitioners and cost $149 USD (early bird) or $169 (regular). CEUs are available. Lunch is included and pre-registration is required. Those interested in attending should contact Metagenics Educational Programs at 800-692-9400 or visit online at www.metagenics.com/seminars.
About the Speaker
Robert A. Rakowski, DC, CCN, DACBN, DIBAK, is a chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, kinesiologist, certified biological terrain instructor, AFMCP graduate, and the Clinic Director of the Natural Medicine Center in Houston, Texas. In addition to running a busy practice, Dr. Rakowski has lectured nationally and internationally to health professionals on various health topics for over 15 years and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as an expert in natural medicine. His patient base includes elite professional athletes, critically ill patients, and patients looking to get the most out of life.
About Metagenics, Inc.
Metagenics is a life sciences company and leading developer and manufacturer of science-based medical foods and nutraceuticals sold to healthcare practitioners worldwide. It is headquartered in San Clemente, CA, with manufacturing and research facilities located in Gig Harbor, WA, including the MetaProteomics® Nutrigenomics Research Center and the Functional Medicine Research CenterSM for human clinical research. Metagenics holds multiple proprietary formula patents and produces more than 400 research-based products to optimize health. The company demonstrates its commitment to purity and quality through its certifications for Good Manufacturing Practices ( GMP) from the NPA, NSF International, and TGA. For more information, please visit www.metagenics.com.
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