Hijacked Hormones, Environmental Toxins and how Permaculture is going to save the world
Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2014
Hormone dysregulation can lead to many of the illnesses of our modern age including cancer, insulin resistance,PCOS, infertility and even obesity. Major contributors to these diseases include diet as well as environmental toxins which can act as endocrine disruptors. Permaculture provides a multi-leveled framework that can be successfully applied to this problem.
Using hormone dysregulation as a model, we demonstrate that complete healing of the individual requires change on the individual, community and a global scales. Major pathological processes will be discussed in this framework including clinically relevant strategies for change. From grass roots political action to individual choices about food, water, environment and supplements we endeavor to “treat the cause” and “remove the obstacles to cure”. Drs Andrews and Neuzil apply these global concepts to the problem of hormone dysregulation across a variety of clinical presentations and review specific therapies to restore hormone balance.
Dr. Becky Andrews ND, LAc, LMP is a 2003 graduate of Bastyr University and is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine and acupuncture in the state of Washington where she was in private practice as a family physician for 8 years. She is also a Texas licensed massage therapist. Her practice specialties include chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, neurotransmitter balancing, environmental and physical medicine. Dr. Andrews served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, as a board member for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and as clinic director of Mosaic Natural Health in Seattle. She completed advanced training in environmental medicine with Walter Crinnion ND and Paul Anderson ND. In 2012 she completed her Permaculture Design Certification at Commonwheal, with Penny Livingston, Brock Dolman, Toby Hemingway, and Starhawk. She moved to Austin in late 2011 to work as the Education Coordinator for the American Botanical Council. Dr. Andrews currently serves as a naturopathic health consultant at Peoples Rx and as faculty at AOMA School of Integrative Medicine.