Hard Facts

environmental facts close up through a glass ball

Regardless of geographical location in the world, every human being is exposed to an inordinate number and amount of environmental toxins -- many of which have never been encountered in human evolution. Recent studies have documented the significant correlation between a person’s toxic body burden and xenobiotics found in the environment and food.

These findings suggest that these toxins and xenobiotics in our environment today far exceed the evolutionary capacity of the body’s detoxification system. Complicating this picture is the impact of genes on each person’s innate biochemistry. One could say that the human genome is on a collision course with the toxic compounds generated by our society and environment. Our modern world is making sub populations of people more susceptible, increasing their toxic burden and predisposing them to illness against a backdrop of “healthy living.”

The Webinar

In this three-part webinar series, we examine the implications of our modern environment on the human body as viewed through the lens of our detoxification genes. Using the backdrop of recent environmental events – hurricanes, flooding and fires, we will study the implications of these more frequent events on human health now and in the future. Using evidence-based science and current literature, we next dive into the biochemistry of biotransformation (detoxification). We’ll study the ability of human biochemistry to handle these events, and the impact of an individual’s genes. Who can cope, who cannot and why. We then transition to the kitchen to look at a detailed ingredient roadmap and culinary formula to support the demands of our modern world.


Session One: Collision Course

  • How weather events are reshaping the environment and human exposures

  • The shifting sands of chemical inputs and their impact at a cellular level

  • Which genes handle biotransformation (detoxification)

  • How SNPs or gene variants impact or impede the “natural process” of detoxification

Session Two: Navigation

  • How evidence-based science demonstrates the environment-disease connection

  • The impact of the environment on human biochemistry

  • Case study: using genomic information to explain symptoms and outcome

  • Solutions for the clinician’s toolbox

Session Three: Culinary Translation

  • Which ingredients support human innate detoxification pathways

  • How to optimize ingredient choice and culinary strategy for all clients

Take Home

  • Complete scientific references and suggested reading

  • Recommended resources for tracking environmental change and impact

  • Recommended client education tools

  • Nutrition and culinary translation educational roadmaps

  • Detox Formulator Tool