Saturday, January 22, 2011
Understanding and Coping with Children's Allergies
The ever-growing list of pollutants in the air, water, and land add to a long list of naturally-occurring allergens which constantly bombard our senses, forcing our adaptive mechanisms to adjust. While many of us are able to make these physiological adjustments with relative ease, for many kids the adaptive process weakens them, pushing their total stress load beyond the healthy tolerance level. The result for a growing number of children are allergies. And with over 12 million artificial chemicals presently in use in the US alone, and an estimated 1000 new toxins being introduced into our environment every month, the incidence and rise of children's allergies and respiratory problems is nothing short of alarming--and is a concern of every parent. Read more . . .