Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Main Reason for Most Illness

A fantastic video at has inspired me to rant and rave again.

The main reason for most illness, pain and discomfort is the toxic effects of chemical pollutants. 35 years of experience as a 6 day/week, front-line, alternative, health care provider allows me to make such a bold statement. The bad news is that we are constantly bombarded with these toxins at every turn and there is no question in my mind that our daily exposure to chemicals in everything from the food we eat to our personal products and even laundry detergent, is causing most of our health problems.

The good news is that I seem to have stumbled upon this discovery AND the way to combat this very serious health problem, returning people to good health. Unusually hyper-dilute medicines prepared from each pollutant are taken as harmless templates showing the body what to repair.                        

The video at will be an eye-opener as most of us are completely unaware of how many chemicals we come in contact with on a daily basis. No matter how wonderful they may smell, these very dangerous, manufactured substances accumulate gradually within our tissues. Surprisingly, most perfume, cologne, make-up, deodorant, soaps and other products contain these toxins. What’s worse is that there are no laws preventing this and with no one protecting us we are all sitting ducks for disease!

The point of this blog is to shed light on the fact that industry is poisoning us and government is allowing it. They’d love to keep us all in the dark but I won’t stop blogging until they stop sneaking harmful chemicals into our bodies!

Dr. Richard Putnam, ND

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Petroleum & Pregnancy

My last blog only scratched the surface on the issue of health vs. petroleum. This week I will discuss how petroleum affects our health over time and some of the less obvious ways that it enters our blood streams, organs and body systems. Of special importance is the magnified effect of biological pollutants upon our children and a pregnant woman’s developing fetus. Their immature, rapidly growing tissues are especially vulnerable to disruption. It is a well known fact that the mother’s health is critical to the baby’s development during pregnancy. Even the smallest amounts of petroleum and other pollutants can cross the placenta and have adverse effects upon the developing infant . My many years of experience as a Naturopathic doctor and countless scientific studies attest to the damaging health effects of petroleum-based substances.

Successful commercial marketing (i.e. appealing to our senses in order to create artificial needs) by the chemical industry (which is largely based upon petroleum products) has convinced us that we must use perfume, cologne, deodorant, cosmetics, aftershave, hairspray and hairdressing products as well as scented shampoo, conditioner and mousse, scented soaps and body washes, bubble baths, bath oils and salts, baby products, skin lotions, creams and powders, nail polish, lipsticks and gloss, toothpaste, mouthwash, hand sanitizers, sunblock and suntanning agents, petroleum jelly (Vaseline), perfumed laundry detergent, fabric softener, drier sheets and air fresheners to name a few. 

Most people are unaware that the products they use daily are contaminating their bodies and causing an almost endless list of health problems not to mention infertility and miscarriages.

So what can we do to stay healthy in this new chemical world? 
Here are some recommended changes you can make in your daily life:
  1. Stop using perfume or any scented products on your body. Refer, of course, to the above list. If you feel you absolutely cannot live without these items, try a natural product as an alternate. A broad range of ‘biologically compatible’ products are to be found in natural food stores, vitamin shops, alternative pharmacies and the natural sections of major grocery stores.
  2. Stop using scented detergent, fabric softener and drier sheets in your laundry room. Use Natureclean for cleaning everything from your hands to your hair and clothes, the dishes, the car and even the household pet (if I can catch her/him!) Check out Naturclean here:
  3. Use vinegar instead of high-powered household cleaners. It may sound strange but try it - it really works!

With these few, very basic changes you can dramatically reduce the exposure of you and your loved ones to petroleum products. These adjustments to your lifestyle could mean the difference between a happy, healthy life for you, your children and your spouse or a life of endless illness and doctor's appointments. The choice is yours :)

If you have any questions about this blog or any other health related issues please send me an email at If I don't know the answer to your question, I'll research it and reply in any case.

Dr. Richard Putnam is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 35 years experience. For more information about Dr. Putnam please visit his website at

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Many people whom I treat experience improved health from medicines that are intended to remove petroleum and petroleum byproduct contaminants from their tissues. As with tobacco, petroleum exposure will, hopefully, be recognized in the future as a societal health risk. However, until we arrive at the dawning of the post-petroleum era most of us in this modern oil-rich culture are experiencing daily petroleum intake that gradually bio-accumulates in our tissues over time.

Diminish your exposure as much as you possibly can by gassing up your lawnmower/snowblower, not in the garage, but rather outside in a breeze whilst standing upwind with the gas can. To avoid exposure when in heavy traffic, always drive with your heater recirculation activated in order to diminish the volume of combustion vapors entering your car’s ducting system from the vehicles travelling ahead of you. Be aware that, in many newer cars, if the windshield defogger heater vents are in the “on” position then the recirc function may be automatically turned off. As well, always refuel your car at a full-serve gas station to further decrease your exposure to the vapors.

Dr. Richard Putnam is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 35 years experience. For more information on Dr. Putnam please visit his website at