clinical ecologist


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clinical ecologist

Fringe medicine
A non-mainstream healthcare practitioner, who claims special expertise in diagnosing and treating “environmental disease”, a condition regarded as fictitious by most mainstream medical practitioners.
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Jewett said that at one time he had been very much a believer, having been treated by a clinical ecologist.
In many, if not most, of the cases," he explains, "their psychiatric history long predates any chemical exposure the clinical ecologist thinks is causing their problem.
Eventually, one of her doctors referred her to a clinical ecologist, who told her she had MCS.
When clinical ecologists and people with MCS use phrases like "allergic to the 20th century," the specialists laugh.
The clinical ecologists say that the immune systems of these people have been weakened by urban air, pesticides, permanent press fabrics, unspecified chemicals in foods, and the like.
Though some people report having been cured or helped by clinical ecologists, what's worrisome is this: sometimes symptoms that won't go away really do indicate serious underlying illness.
Some physicians regard clinical ecology as controversial and unproven, and they attribute the positive results achieved by clinical ecologists to the "placebo effect.
Therapies recommended by clinical ecologists may engender additional risks if used for children.
Clinical ecologists use a number of unproven therapies, such as rotating diversified diets or desensitization routines that include frequent injections or sublingual or dermal application of incitants.
The group of practitioners who diagnose and treat MCS call themselves clinical ecologists or environmental physicians.
Part of the problem with MCS rests with its greatest champions - the clinical ecologists.
Several clinical ecologists diagnosed the plaintiffs as suffering from MCS, which they alleged was caused by the Pyrtox.

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