The Whole View, Season 3 Ep 50: Detox the “Func” and Fix Your Hormones for Health w/ Dr. Peter Kozlowski

Welcome family and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Peter Kozlowski to the Whole View! This week, Stacy and Dr. Koz discuss the basics of toxins and hormones, what detox really means, and the importance of care beyond just your physical health.

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Currently Dr. Koz serves patients online and also in-person via his Chicago, Illinois and Bozeman, Montana based offices.

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Key Takeaways


  • Dr. Peter Kozlowski, known as “Dr. Koz”, is a first-generation American born of Polish immigrant parents. Also, many members of his family were doctors.
  • Dr. Koz is a graduate of Family Medicine Residency, has devoted his career to helping uncover the underlying cause of chronic disease through Functional Medicine. He also trained with leaders in his field including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Susan Blum.
  • Furthermore, his expertise is in gut health, but he also works daily with food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, detoxing from toxic chemicals such as heavy metals and mold, and most importantly mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Detox the Func

  • Your liver is one of the detox organs, but also the primary detox organs are the barrier organs of your lungs, gut, and skin.
  • The toxins discussed are fat-soluble and can be stored in any and every cell of your body. Detox is a two-stage process, breaking toxins down and making them water-soluble. So instead of buying detox “products”, Dr. Koz recommends helping our body do its basic functionsb y drinking water, peeing, pooping (everday), sweating (using an infared sauna or exercise), sleeping, and using as a resource
  • Dr. Koz’s newest book focuses on hormones and toxins. He explores the following hormones axises: Thyroid, pancreas (insulin / blood sugar), adrenal (stress), and reproductive (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), strategies to heal and restore, then looking at the why, which is often toxins.
  • Furthermore, mental, emotional, and spiritual health are intergal parts in supporting your body’s ability to detox and overall health.

Additional Topics

  • We’re all born with a different-sized “bucket” for dealing with toxins, so it’s really about the total toxic body burden, not just very specific toxins. One of the worst things about toxins is you don’t necessarily get symptoms, it builds and builds and then all of a sudden one day presents as disease. So testing can be important to do before that bucket overflows.
  • Stacy and Dr. Koz discuss the considerations and possible concerns in wearing shoes inside and pets tracking in toxins. “Shoe soles are almost universally contaminated with infectious microorganisms including many that cause hospital-acquired infection”. [source]
  • They also explore under what kinds of conditions should people be considered to have elevated toxic burden: Progressive immune dysfunction, Chronic infections, Autoimmune diseases, Endocrine problems: thyroid, adrenal, male/female hormones, History of chemical exposure during times of high stress, Multiple chemical sensitivities, Infertility, Adverse reactions of medications, Allergies or asthma, History of obvious industrial or agricultural exposure, Poor caffeine tolerance

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