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Originally appeared 15 October, 2015

Global Toxicity
Dr. Leon Hammer, M.D.

Dr. Leon Hammer, M.D. - Global Toxicity - Contemporary Oriental Medicine FoundationIn this update, we are pleased to share with you Dr. Hammer’s thoughts on one of the most pertinent issues affecting healthcare on a worldwide scale. As part of a series of video lectures filmed in 2014, Dr. Hammer presents here his views on the ever-growing problem of global toxicity. A problem that increasingly influences us all, the poisoning of our planet and its inhabitants by a variety of sources is a constant challenge for both patient and practitioner alike. If we are to manage our patients successfully, we as practitioners must develop and maintain an understanding of this universal cause of disease: no therapeutic intervention can be truly effective if it does not consider the constant onslaught of toxins with which an organism regularly has to deal.

We hope that you will enjoy this video and find it helpful in your work, but also that it will give you food for thought, both in your professional world, and also in your personal life.  Dr. Hammer cannot discuss the entire problem in one video, but it is vital to bear in mind the true scope of the toxicity present in our lives, from pesticides, chemicals in the home, and pharmaceutical drugs, to electromagnetic and microwave radiation. “Physician, heal thyself”: this is advice that we would all do well to remember. When we begin to eliminate toxins (both physical and energetic) from our own lives, we will be better able to help our patients to do the same. As Gandhi so wisely said, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.”