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Dr. Walter Crinnion
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Walter J. Crinnion ND, has been in practice since 1982 with a special focus on treating chronic diseases that are caused by environmental toxic burden. He conducts post-graduate seminars in environmental medicine and is currently a professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where he is also the chair of Environmental Medicine. He is the author of Clean, Green and Lean (Wiley, pub.). More information is available at

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Taking the Spin Out of the Multiple Vitamin Controversy

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 9:51 AM

CBS News recently reported that "the case is closed," multivitamins offer no health benefits and "might even be harmful." Yet drawing a conclusion from a single study, that was only looking at a single specific outcome, simply cannot be used to justify such a conclusion. But, before...

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Is Atlantic Salmon (Farmed Salmon) Linked to Obesity and Diabetes?

(10) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 12:21 PM

Rates of diabetes are climbing at an alarming rate. Across the world, the rates of the development of diabetes are dramatically increasing. In 2000, an estimated 2.8 percent of all persons in the United States had been diagnosed with diabetes (171 million), and it was predicted to hit...

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Will Vitamins Kill You More Than Drugs?

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 11:27 AM

The two main journals of the American Medical Association both published articles in the same week that concluded women who took a multiple vitamin/mineral or men with prostate cancer who took Vitamin E were more likely to die than their counterparts who did not take these supplements. The article on...

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Take a Simple Nutrient? Improve Gulf War Syndrome

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 3:14 PM

A study at the University of San Diego, funded by the Department of Defense, has been supplying Gulf War vets with CoQ10. The study hopes to find whether the nutrient helps these veterans' health issues -- which include chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pains, memory and...

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Teflon Can Keep You, and Your Kids From Sticking to Their Tasks

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 10:22 AM

We have all heard about how teflon keeps things from sticking. It has become such common knowledge that a mafia kingpin who continued to evade prosecution was called "teflon Don." Nothing could stick to him. While nothing sticks to it, teflon does stick to us, and may affect our ability...

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Avoid the Dirty Dozen and Go Organic

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 7:36 PM

The Environmental Working Group recently released their seventh version of the most toxic fruits and vegetables, called "The Dirty Dozen." Along with it they give their "Clean Fifteen" list of the fruits and vegetables with the least amount of agricultural chemicals present.

This list is based on...

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Could Organic Produce Be the New Ritalin?

(6) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 7:00 AM

Organic produce really is worth the price and may provide great health benefits. In previous blogs, I reviewed the studies that have been published over the last couple of decades that back up that statement. The research proving it all is available on the web (at no charge) in

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Protecting the Health of Those in the Gulf

(4) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 7:00 AM

For most Americans, the Gulf Oil Spill is something that we have been following in the news and have been complaining or praying about with our coworkers and friends. For those not living by the Gulf, it is not something that is endangering our health, wealth or lifestyle. Or is...

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EPA to Start Reducing Mercury Emissions

(11) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 7:00 AM

On August 9th, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally took its first real steps to limit the amount of mercury that is spewed into the air in this country. But, it took quite a bit to get the EPA to set its new rules for...

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Are Organic Foods Healthier?

(86) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 8:00 AM

In two of my previous blogs on organic foods I reviewed the published studies that have shown that organically-grown food has more vitamins, minerals and health-promoting 'phytonutrients', as well as far fewer pesticides than commercially grown foods. So, if one chooses what foods to eat, at least partly on the...

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Blueberries and Kale Placed on Most Toxic List

(190) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 8:00 AM

The "dirty dozen" list of the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest content of pesticides is published by the Environmental Working Group at their allied site For years I have been recommending that my patients, friends and family use this list to choose which foods they...

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Pesticide Loss: A Massive Public Health Issue

(33) Comments | Posted May 18, 2010 | 9:00 AM

In my Earth Day blog I mentioned that 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides were sprayed per year in the United States with an annual cost of $11 billion, while the total world pesticide use exceeded 5.0 billion pounds in 2000 and 2001 (for a combined total of...

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Organic Food: Dear Mr. President, Go Organic!

(49) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 9:19 AM

What is amazing is that I wasn't the one to tell him this, nor was the first lady (although she quite likely already has). It was the President's Cancer Panel, working under the auspices of the National Cancer Institution. But, they were not just telling him to eat...

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Are Organic Foods Worth the Price? And Do They Live up to the Hype?

(107) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 9:15 AM

The sales of organic foods in the United States surged past the $20 billion mark a few years ago, and is continuing to climb. But, what are we getting from all of those dollars? Are we getting better quality food? Fewer pesticides? The possibility of improved health? Or, as an...

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This Earth Day, Reduce Your Body's Toxic Load by Consuming Fewer Pesticides

(13) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 9:20 AM

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the pesticides that are sprayed to kill bugs? Do they just disappear magically? David Pimentel from Cornell University had that thought, so he studied what happened to pesticides and published his results in 1995.

He revealed that less than 0.1 percent of...

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