Andrew Campbell, MD

Aired on February 3, 2017

Our Toxic World: Is it Making Us Sick?

Episode Description

Toxins are everywhere. They are in our personal care products, cleaning products, sofas, carpets, clothes. Before a woman leaves the house she might have put on over one hundred toxic products. Most of these toxins have not been studied for their safety, and cause harm at doses lower than previously thought. They are synergistic causing greater harm when combined. Dr. Campbell points out that Canadians do not import certain US cheeses because of what the farmers feed the cows. Europe does not want US meat for the same reason. Many countries have banned genetically modified foods yet in the US, has decided that these harmful substances will in the food supply and the public be denied the right to know. Arsenic is fed to chickens; too much toothpaste can be lethal. Mercury and fluoride are handled as hazardous waste yet, they are put routinely in our mouths. Europe has banned the use of mercury in the mouths of children under 15 years of age. Come learn about toxins

Dr. Campbell was the Medical Director of the Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders in the Woodlands, Texas and was the Medical Director of the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Center in Houston ,Texas.  Both of these clinics   treated patients from all over the world.  He is the Editor-in-chief of many alternative and complementary journals including Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, and the    International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  He has had multiple television appearances including the Montel Williams Show, 20/20, 24-Hour Investigative News.  He has been interviewed for numerous news programs for ABC, NBC< CBS as well for programs in Canada and Mexico

We live in a pool of toxins

US Food

  • Canadians won’t import American cheeses due to substances fed to animals
  • Likewise, Europe won’t accept some of America’s meats.
  • They put arsenic in chicken wings because in increases the weight of the chickens that are sold by the pound
  • Note, last week, Dr. Trindade mentioned that one half a cup of white rice has more than the recommended daily exposure to arsenic
  • The US uses more insecticides than the rest of the world
  • Glyphosate (roundup) used for genetically modified foods

Accumulates in our food and interferes with the body’s ability to detoxify

  • Each year, the toxic burden in our air, food, water and bodies increase
  • The Environmental Working group found an average of over 91 toxic chemicals in our body.
  • Many of these toxins lead to cancer, brain, nervous system disorders ad birth defects.
  • Toxins’ physiological effects occur at doses previously believed to be of little or no consequence.  
  • These toxins are synergistic: combining two will increase adverse effects by far more
  • Toxins lead to inflammation – the cause of all diseases.
  • Toxins can lead to insulin resistance, disrupt mitochondrial function and cause oxidative stress.
  • Toxins include
    • fragrances, air fresheners,
    • BPA (found in plastics, tooth sealants, and credit card receipts),
    • mercury (found in larger fish and dental fillings).
    • Flame retardants in upholstery, carpets, clothes
    • Off-gassing from carpeting, flooring , cabinets, paints
    • Cleaning agents and personal care products
    • Non-stick coating on pans
    • Surfactant chlorine and phosphates in detergents fo clothes and dishwashers
    • Trichloroethylene in dry cleaning
    • Toxic mold
  • Fragrances include “secret products that don’t need to be listed
  • We cannot trust governments to monitor toxins in the food supply, for example the lead difficulties in Flint Michigan where children’s lead levels were as high as 5 %
  • Flouride in our drinking water is very bad for our health.
  • Lead, found in  pre-1978 paint and lead pipes is stored in the bone and can enter the blood stream with osteopenia (loss of bone mass)
  • Mercury (found in larger fish, dental fillings, amalgams, batteries) disrupts the microtubules that support the mitochondria (energy making source)
  • Aluminum crosses the blood brain barrier and attacks the brain and alters DNA.  Aluminum from deodorants can be found in urine
  • The dirty dozen, that is produce highest in pesticides include strawberries, bell peppers/ spinach, cherries cantaloupe, celery, apples, apricots, green beans and cucumbers.   Leading the list of clean produce is avocados


  • infrared sauna
  • Probiotics
  • Selenium can counteract mercury
  • Recommends against Epsom salt bats because of the fluoride in water.