Episode 20: The Environment and Human Health Connection with Rupa Marya, MD
Environmental toxins can have a significant burden on human health, yet the topic remains rife with confusion and misinformation. In this episode of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, is joined by Dr. Rupa Marya to explore the connection between environmental toxins, food systems, and human health. Tune in as Dr. Marya explains the different types of environmental toxins, how they can inflict and exacerbate chronic inflammation and other health conditions, and the steps you can implement to minimize risk.
Rupa Marya, MD is a physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Marya earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at UCSF. She is the founder and executive director of the Deep Medicine Circle, a worker-directed nonprofit whose mission is healing the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, restoration, story and learning. She is the cofounder of the Do No Harm Coalition and co-author with Raj Patel of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice.
About The Host
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is an integrative eco-dietitian and nutrition educator with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University, where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. In addition to being the host of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, she had her own podcast, The Nutrition Show, with 100+ episodes, and has authored two books, Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. Mary also teaches for other universities and educational platforms, is a nutrition and sustainability adviser for Big Bold Health, and is a sought-after speaker, consultant and community builder working with organizations to create a more sustainable, just and resilient food system. Learn more about Mary at www.marypurdy.co.
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