There is growing concern that the plethora of chemicals commonly found in the everyday environment may, in some individuals, contribute to adverse health outcomes over the long term. Exposure to these chemicals may partly explain the proven increase in a wide range of difficult to treat conditions from the mildest, to the most serious. There is increasing scientific evidence to support this view, as shown in the 2012 World Health Organisation (WHO) Report:
The speed with which the increases in disease incidence have occurred in recent decades rules out genetic factors as the sole plausible explanation. Environmental and other non-genetic factors, including nutrition, age of mother, viral diseases and chemical exposures, are also at play, but are difficult to identify. (WHO State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2012)2
Lastinghealth has been established to help concerned individuals identify if they may be carrying a potentially harmful burden of chemicals, and to help them make decisions about their lifestyle choices, thus enabling them to manage their personal health outcomes over the long term.
As knowledge and awareness increases, we have the potential and opportunity to enjoy wellness long into old age. But for all the benefits the 21st century is bringing, it has also brought some very real challenges. Sadly, there has been a steady increase in difficult to treat conditions, both acute and chronic including cancer, diseases of the brain, auto immune conditions and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (‘COPD’). It is increasingly feared that both genetic and environmental factors can combine to worsen health outcomes.
1 World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) “State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2012”
Throughout our lives, we absorb a myriad of chemicals. There are now in excess of 150,000 unnatural chemicals used in 'everyday' products or to be found in the environment. Our bodies are continually working to remove these toxins but over time, and particularly where there is a genetic predisposition, these may chronically degrade our health; and even worse may sometimes give rise to serious conditions.
'Lastinghealth' is a new initiative with a vision:
- To deliver to the population at large screening for potentially toxic substances by way of home test kits purchased online, and focused on, but not exclusive to, environmental pollutants and their potential role in contributing to adverse health outcomes.
- To provide clients with information on how to minimise potential risks through proven lifestyle programmes, and by working with leading global laboratories and The Breakspear Medical Group, a leading European clinic in environmental disease, to offer measurable detoxification options.