Archive for December, 2008

What’s Going on With Our Kids?

Recently a study was conducted by the CDC/NCHS which states that food allergies are on the increase in children, but experts are unsure of the cause.  Why are our children, in this day and age of health, nutrition and exercise awareness, having an increase in all kinds of diseases, including those diseases that used to only affect a minor portion of the population and/or adults only?  It’s a serious question that deserves an immediate answer and the answer lies within the cellular level.

Food allergies are a common problem with patients who complain of chronic digestive, sinus, skin and headache problems.  The study in the link above suggests that children can be affected by food allergies.  We see this even more so in very young children.  The big problem is the true diagnosis.  If you have a severe reaction to a certain food, then the diagnosis of an allergy to that food isn’t very difficult to conclude.  When you have intolerance to a food, then it is much more difficult to pin down the specific food that is causing the symptoms.  An allergy is a direct reaction every time.  Intolerance is the same type of reaction just not every time.  So why does this happen?  Because there are times that the body will have the ability to buffer the allergic reaction that the food is causing.  Which leads to the question, why in the world are our children needing to take more drugs than ever for diabetes, cholesterol and other typically recognized as adult diseases?   Continue reading ‘What’s Going on With Our Kids?’

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