WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE ALLERGIES THESE DAYS?
today 1 in 13 children has food allergies
they have risen 50% over last 10 years
consider the rain barrel effect (genetics+individuality+environment exposure=toxic load)
studies conducted on umbilical cords of babies now show they have over 200 chemicals in their bodies at birth
this coupled with food is no longer the same (pesticides, irradiation, GMOs, growth hormones, steroids, antibiotic use, pasteurization)
children born with toxic load may have dysreguated metabolism and may react to these unnatural foods
top 12 allergens: dairy, corn, wheat, soy, peanut, food additives, shellfish, eggs, beef/pork, strawberries, citrus, tomato)
read ingredients labels- top 4 allergens found in all foods marketed to children
when a body eats the same foods repeatedly- risk of allergy becomes greater
common allergy symptoms= swelling, constricted airway, hives, allergy shiners, gastro issues, headaches, eczema
hidden allergy symptoms= picky eater, food cravings, red ears/cheeks, mood swings, anxiety, hyperactivity, aggression, sleep issues
what you can do: become a food detective, keep a food diary reactions can be 24 hrs later, eliminate allergen for 4 days and reintroduce-watch for reaction, read labels, educate children- show documentaries, get them involved in the kitchen, plant a garden, visit a farmer market, eat the rainbow- rotation and variety so important!
I can help: detect hidden allergies, prepare meal plans, assess possible nutritional deficiencies, customize supplementation for child