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Environmental Health Specialist Dr. Aly Cohen to Speak at Institute for Holistic Health Studies Hosted Event at Western Connecticut State University

Oct 24, 2019 12:14PM ● By Marilee Burrell

Dr. Aly Cohen

On November 13, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a lecture by environmental health specialist Dr. Aly Cohen on the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury. A rheumatologist and integrative medicine practitioner practicing in Princeton, New Jersey, Cohen will discuss evidence-based data on everyday chemicals and EMF exposure and how they contribute to mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and ADHD. She will also discuss dietary approaches to reduce toxicity, beneficial supplements, indoor air quality, sleep hygiene, stress management and safe use of cellular technology.

               There are more than 90,000 commercial and industrial chemicals currently registered and available for use in the United States, most of which haven’t been tested on humans for safety or toxicity, Cohen says. Research suggests that many of them are harmful to human health. 

               “I would like people to know the importance of understanding their environment and the products they buy and use every day,” she says. “Even low-dose exposures can actually cause reasonable harm to the human body and affect mental health. But also, there are so many easy, practical, cost-effective ways to improve mental health issues, and I hope to share a ton of good information at the lecture.” Cohen’s book on the subject, Nontoxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World, is set for release in September 2020.

Cost: $10-$20; free for WSCU employees and students. Location: Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St., Danbury, CT. For more info, email [email protected]