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Environmental medicine focuses on the relationship between health and factors such as diet, lifestyle, chemicals, stress, water and air quality, and other environmental factors. Practitioners of environmental medicine are doctors. Practitioners take a complete history from the patient about their nutrition and environment, and also do a physical examination. They pay special attention to possible causes of allergies, such as yeast, moulds, fungus, parasites and pollen as well as chemicals in the patient's environment, dental work and family illnesses. Treatments may include:
avoiding particular substances or environments
changes in the diet
nutritional support with supplements, herbal medicines and other natural health products, and
detoxification support (helping the body "clean" itself, inside and out) with manual therapies, aromatherapy, relaxation and meditation and other approaches.