Toxicity Archives | Ann Shippy MD
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5 Ways to Avoid BPA Exposure From Your Paper Receipts

You’ve just been shopping at an upscale natural foods store, you’ve filled your cart with organic veggies, and you’re feeling great heading to the checkout. You’ve done “everything right” for […]

Is Seafood Good For You?

Cooking a beautiful dinner with vibrant green vegetables and a gorgeous ruby-red wild-caught fillet of salmon sounds like the pinnacle of a perfect Paleo meal. Yes, fish are a great […]

“Just a Little Bit Won’t Hurt Me” – Part 2 – Everyday Toxicity

Last week I talked about a little bit of how foods like gluten, sugar, and dairy can actually make a big difference in how your body’s working. Today I want […]

Harmful to Fish, Harmful to You: Red Tides and Algae Blooms

In October of 2017 Floridians saw the emergence of a red tide on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Local officials immediately closed beach access and sent out […]

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

​Seasons Greetings! My patients and readers often ask me for recommendations to help them ​on their journey to health. Here are some items I find very useful and supportive, and […]
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Interview with “Living in the Chemical Age” Author Janet Newman, PhD

Learn what I am seeing in my patients’ testing –and more– in this interview with Janet Newman, PhD, author of Living in the Chemical Age. One of the toxins that […]
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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. […]
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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. […]
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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 […]