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An affilitated website devoted to educating individuals on safe and gentle ways to avoid and eliminate toxins. 

Detox Professionals

American Academy of Environmental Medicine is an association of physicians who treat people with health problems caused by adverse, allergic or toxic reaction to environmental substances. www.aaem.com or 316-684-5500

American Holistic Medical Association is an organization of licensed physicians who practice holistic medicine. See www.holisticmedicine.org or telephone 703-556-9245.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is an organization of licensed N.D.s who are graduates of certified North American universities offering four-year, post-graduate degrees in naturopathic medicine. See www.aanp.org or telephone 877-969-2267 toll-free.

American Osteopathic Association members, or D.O.s are fully licensed physicians, graduates of four-year medical schools who are able to prescribe medication and perform surgery. They treat holistically, using nontoxic and noninvasive therapies. See www.aoa-net.org or telephone 866-FIND-A-DO toll-free.

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., a renowned biochemist in the field of human nutrition offers a free service to receive names of practitioners in your area who specialize in "functional medicine," a holistic medical approach that focuses on bodily function, including detoxification. Telephone 800-245-9076.

Melissa Metcalfe, N.D.* 870-E Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361 805 374 7363, Dr. Melissa's email address is dr.melissa@naturalsolutions.com (* N.D. stands for naturopathic physician, a specialist in assessing and correcting biochemical imbalances using natural foods and supplements. Check the website for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (www.aanp.org) to find an N.D. near you.

Locating Detoxification Clinics

Center for Environmental Medicine North Charleston, SC 843-572-1600

Environmental Health Center Dallas, TX 214-368-4132

Healing Naturally Kirkland, WA 425-821-8118

Preventive Medical Center of Marin San Rafael, CA 415-472-2343

Robbins Environmental Medicine Clinic Boca Raton, FL 561-395-3282

Los Alamos Medical Center Los Alamos NM 505-662-9620

Books on Detox

Detoxification & Healing: The Key to Optimal Health, Sidney MacDonald Baker, M.D. (Keats Publishing, Inc., 1997)

The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program, Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., with Sara Benum, M.A. (Keats Publishing, 1997)

7-Day Detox Miracle, Restore Your Mind and Body's Natural Vitality with This Safe and Effective Life-Enhancing Program, Peter Bennett, N.D., Stephen Barrie, N.D., Sara Faye, (Prima Health, a division of Prima Publishing, 1999)

Natural Detoxification, A Practical Encyclopedia, A Complete Guide to Clearing Your Body of Toxins, Jacqueline Krohn, M.D., Frances Taylor, M.A. (Hartley & Marks Publishers Inc., 2000)

The Detox Solution, The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, and Peace of Mind, Patricia Fitzgerald (Illumination Press, 2001).