Environmental Illness and Allergy: The Toxicity Connection

By Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Everyone is always looking for answers that are complicated, sophisticated and sexy.  The truth is, most health issues


have simple solutions.  Environmental Illness and Allergy are no exception.

Notice I said there are simple solutions.  That doesn’t mean they’re easy.

In fact, some of the simplest solutions of all are often the hardest to follow.

Allergies and environmental sensitivities result from an overwhelmed immune system and a decreased ability to detoxify the environment.  There are all sorts of factors that contribute to allergies, and they rang from poor food choices, genetic weakness in the detoxification pathways, excessive exposure to toxins, stress, toxic emotions and a host of other factors.

Many of these problems can be overcome by application of “simple” strategies and deep tissue detoxification.

1- Fresh food: When you’re running around chasing after deadlines, it’s not always easy to find fresh food.  It’s certainly not in the vending machines or the fast food joints.

2- Fresh, clean water: Unless you carry your own, it’s not generally available, although more and more places carry bottled water.  I was in a restuarant last week with family that didn’t!  What a shock.

3- Fresh air : Our air is filled with chemicals and pollution.  Unless you live in a pristine area far far away form the cities, clean air is hard to find.  And the indoor air is even worse;  it’s polluted with all the chemicals used in building materials, carpets, paint and cleanin supplies.

4 – Exercise : When you’re working 12 hour a day, taking care of kids, and running a mile a minute to keep up with obligations, finding time to exercise can be a challenge, unless you are dedicated and make it an important part of your day.

5- Positive thoughts : If you listen to the news, read the newspaper or watch TV, the constant reporting of terrifying events, ominous predictions and financial gloom are enough to wear your positive thoughts to the bone.

6- Fulfilling Relationships: When you’re working hard just to survive, it’s easy to overlook the kind words and deeds and special touches that keep your relationships flourishing.

7- Sunshine : It’s lovely, abundant in many parts of the world and ellusive to many because we stay cooped up indoors working and taking care of our families.


Your health would improve dramatically if you could incorporate all of the above SIMPLE things into your life on a regular basis.

The hard, cold  reality is, try as you might, you’ll slip up on some of these “simple” health tips more than you’d like.  And when you do, your detoxification pathways suffer and you open yourself for fatigue, lack of focus and illness.

That’s why I developed a variety of cleansing and detoxification strategies that I perform at least 3-4 times a year to detoxify my system.

So just how toxic are you?  Because there are so many genetic and environmental differences between people, the buildup of toxins effects each of us a bit diferently.

I have a test you can take to assess how much your health has been effected by toxicity.  The test has ben around for a long time, and was originally developed by a mentor of mine , Dr. Jeffrey Bland, back in the 1980s.

My webmaster computerized it so that you can take it and get instant feedback.

Here’s the link.


It takes about 2 minutes.  Invest 2 minutes in yourself today to determine how toxic you are and get a personalized email with tips for improving your health.


To your health and Vibrance

Dr. Ritamarie Losclazo


Read More


  1. Lila Bender

    December 5th, 2009 at 8:36 pm


    Is there a way to toxic from chemo? A friend of mine has now gotten arthritis from the chemotherapy, so his doctor said.

    • admin

      December 10th, 2009 at 9:13 am


      Chemo, like everything else, is a toxin that taxes your body’s inherent detoxification pathways. Anyone who has been on chemo or other very toxic drugs need to undergo a detoxification program. In your friend’s situation, it would be best for her to work closely with someone experience in detoxification to design the appropriate program of diet , supplements and lifestyle activities to support her in detoxification as well as restoring the balance so that the cancer no longer has a place to live.

Leave a Reply

Garlic and Detox – Can Insomnia Be a Side Effect?

by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN A question was brought up on our support call about garlic and I thought I’d share some information about this amazing food. Garlic is a useful adjunct to detoxification, because it conserves antioxidant levels, particularly glutathione, protects  against liver damage from acetaminophen, and can increase the intestinal […]

Read More
View the Blog »

Valentines Day Detox Survival Skills

by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, MS, DC, CCN, DACBN Happy Valentines Day, Detoxing Divas. Just 'cause you're on a detox doesn't mean you ...

Pregnancy and Detox

One of the great things about sending us questions is that it gives us an opportunity to not only answer ...