Toxicity Archives | Ann Shippy MD
November 15, 2018
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“Third Hand” Smoke: Another Level of Toxic Smoking Danger

Obviously, “first hand” cigarette smoke exposure happens when you personally are doing the smoking, and “second hand” smoke exposure happens when you are next to the smoker breathing it in. […]
November 5, 2018
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Epigenetics 101: Telling Your Genes How to Behave

In the span of your lifetime, molecular exchanges within your cells will leave biological imprints that shape your health and the health of your future generations. Welcome to Epigenetics 101. […]
October 17, 2018
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Cannabis: Good for Your Health?

Today Canada made cannabis legal for recreational use nationwide, and their government will also pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less. As a Functional Medicine […]
October 3, 2018
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Is There a Ricin Antidote?

At the time of this writing, the dreaded and deadly poison ricin, mailed in envelopes, was just intercepted on its way to the White House and the Pentagon. A few […]
July 16, 2018

Spermageddon: Are Men Becoming Infertile?

It seems like the plot line of a sci-fi movie: the human race faces extinction when male fertility rates plunge. We are not on the brink of extinction but it […]
May 14, 2018

Pesticides Harming Honeybees

Pesticides are affecting the behavioral biology of honeybees. Scientists aren’t sure how this will play out but it could be very disruptive to our food supply. Two scientists from the […]
May 10, 2018
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Don’t Raise Your Glass, It May be Toxic

Toxins are linked to many health concerns. One of the things I test for in my patients is the presence of toxins. When toxins like lead or cadmium are found […]
February 9, 2018

Breathing to Death

Pollution Linked to Decreased Lifespan and Death Fossil fuels are contributing to global air pollution. Countries like Norway, India, the United Kingdom and France are adjusting their domestic and international environmental […]
September 20, 2017

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare A mother of two put all of her life savings into buying a house that ended up poisoning her family. Read […]