NAWIN JITTAT MD., ABAARM., FAARFM
Environmental toxins and body's hormone system
Certify in Advance Hormone Therapy (AHTC), the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSAAM), Brussel, Belgium, 2015
Certificate of Lifestyle Medicine for Weight loss management, The Harvard Medical School, USA, 2014
The American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), USA, 2014
Certification of Chelation Therapy, Chelation Medical Association, Thailand, 2013
Registered examine doctor, oil and gas UK, Aberdeen, UK, 2013
Certification of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, 2011
Certification of Occupational Medicine, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, 2009
Board certification of Family Medicine, Royal College of Family Physician, Thailand, 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2000
Environmental toxins and Body’s Hormone system
According to World Health Organization report this year, 1.3 million lives and 43 million disability-adjusted life-years were lost in 2012 due to exposures to selected chemical1. However, 2,300 new chemicals are annually submitted for review to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); less than half of the high-volume chemicals have been tested for toxic risk to humans and only 7 percent has been assessed for developmental effects in children2.
Daily exposure with many chemicals, including through air, water, food, car exhausted, radiation, pesticides and personal care products results in health impacts which have been evaluated as a total disease burden related to chemicals. All toxin sources reaching internal chemical environment are called exposome. It has an impact on human epigenetics such as gene, protein and metabolite expression leading to various metabolic and systemic dysfunctions.
Our body is struggling with a burden of multiple environmental toxins. For many individuals, there are not only being affected from workplace exposure, but also from our daily living in the polluted world. Some individuals appear to be less able to remove the daily chemical exposure from the body than others, leading to a total load of toxins that exceeds the ability of the body to adapt3. When the toxic load reaches this point, damage to certain organ systems can occur. The major organ systems affected are the immune, neurological, and endocrine systems. Immuno-toxicity tends to be the critical factor in an increasing rate of asthma, allergies, cancers, and chronic viral infections. Neurological toxicity can affect cognition, mood, and cause chronic neurological illnesses. Endocrine toxicity (endocrine disruptors) can have an effects on reproduction, menses, libido, metabolism, stress-handling ability, glucose regulation, and other important functions.
2. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (2016) 26, 315–323; doi:10.1038/jes.2015.58; published online 23 September 2015
. Altern Med Rev 2000; 5(1):52-63)
Keywords: environmental toxic, health affected, body burden, exposome, human epigenetics, endocrine disruptors, immune-toxicity and neurotoxicity.