The earth is supersaturated with toxic chemicals, so our environment issues have entered into our health care problems and solutions. What we eat, how we get the bad stuff out of us, detox and better predictive blood tests to assess health, must all move mainstream. In fact, Dr. Jaffe shares that any person can go to betterlabtestsnow.com and order a new assessment compilation of tests called "8 predictive biomarkers, that reveal you your risk of illness within the next 10 years much more accurately than typical yearly blood tests. Dr. Jaffe has trained 10,000 Md's in interpreting these tests and in his next talk will let us know how to get a hold of one these docs.
Dr. Jaffe was a coagulation specialist and regulatory physician at the NIH and was a "Doubting Thomas" about functional medicine. He heard of a Chinese acupuncturist getting much better results than typical Md's, so he traveled to Boston to see for himself. He ended up being a personal student of this doctor for an intensive 8-year program and then went much deeper into alternative and nutritional care.
A few examples of his many contributions to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics include:
Once he got the bug, Dr. J dove deeper into integrative care (combing functional and allopathic care together) so he has the privilege of contributing to the “birth” of modern integrative medicine. He's published over 100 articles. He trains other Md's and has contributed to both practical contributions to clinical medicine as well as to healthcare policy. Dr. J. says he gave Dr. Berkson's Hormone Deception book (one of the 1st breakthrough books on hormone disruptors) to many regulatory folks at the NIH. He credits three women with major impact on environmental perspective and healthcare: Rachel Carson, Dr. Theo Coburn and Dr. Berkson. But Dr. J feels that Berkson had the courage to publish about detox before others, and now he too feels that detox must move mainstream. His daughter's godfather is the Dalai Lama and he was recorded surrounded by Tibetan pray flags, and with wind chimes humming... so this is a fascinating, pragmatic and inspiring radio show.