Everyday we are barraged with a variety of harmful environmental exposures, including chemicals in everyday products, contaminated drinking water, polluted indoor and outdoor air, food additives, cleaning and personal care chemicals, flame retardants, and even radiation! Many of these exposures are associated with both acute and chronic health issues. Aly Cohen, MD, will share practical ways to limit environmental exposures through avoidance, healthy lifestyle changes, and the use of practical, vetted resources!
Dr. Aly Cohen is a rheumatologist, integrative medicine, and environmental health specialist practicing in Monroe Township, NJ. Dr. Cohen received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to medical training at Hahnemann University Hospital School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She received a full scholarship to train with Dr. Andrew Weil and colleagues for two years at the famed, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her medical practice, that she founded in 2011, Integrative Rheumatology Associates P.C., focuses on both traditional western medical management of rheumatologic and other ailments, as well as integrative options for total “wellness”, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, cognitive therapy, diet and exercise counseling, environmental toxin counseling, smoking cessation, stress management and sleep evaluations. Dr. Cohen is active in educating the next generation, writing curriculum on environmental health topics to be made available by high schools nationally. Her recent text, "Integrative Environmental Medicine" has just been published through Oxford University Press. Dr. Cohen is a regular health contributor to print, radio, and news broadcasts, such as Fox 5 NY, and lectures nationally on various health topics including integrative medicine, autoimmune disease/inflammation, health effects of everyday chemicals, and cell phone safety.She shares practical vetted health and prevention tips regularly on her website, The SmartHuman.com and on her Facebook page, The Smart Human.