Kids Wellness And Parenting – Are They Living With Food Allergy?
According to the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), there are currently 15 million Americans living with food allergies. Approximately 8 percent of children (one in every 13; two in every classroom) is affected by this potentially harmful disease, a number which has grown by approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011, without any clear cause.
The environmental sanitation crisis is a problem today. According to the WHO study, 55 percent of the global population does not have access to a safe sanitation system.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergy reactions result in more than 300,000 emergency department visits every year among children under the age of 18, costing the U.S. economy a whopping $25 billion annually.
The greatest problem with food allergies is that they are usually lifelong – no amount of prescription or over-the-counter drugs can permanently cure children’s sensitivity to peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, and other common food allergens. And yet, many parents interested in finding a less invasive approach to alleviating and managing allergy symptoms have turned to chiropractic care – and are seeing significant progress.
The Connection between Allergies and Chiropractic
According to chiropractic studies, managing subluxation (partial dislocation of one or more bones in a joint, which results in miscommunication between the spine and the nervous system) is an essential step in reducing allergic reactions.
Subluxations are typically caused by three types of stressors: physical, psychological, and biochemical. The problem is, anything in our daily lives can become a system stressor – from the air we breathe to certain types of food we consume. When a child is exposed to a particular food source, his immune system is activated and starts creating immunoglobulin antibodies to the food. If the antibodies react adversely with the food, that’s when the child starts experiencing asthma, hives, facial swelling, and other allergy symptoms.
Chiropractors can help alleviate allergic responses by correcting stressors that cause subluxations, in turn allowing the body to start healing itself. This process is initiated by restoring the communication of the nervous system with the tissues in the body and correcting existing problems in the building of new tissue. By removing the interference in the nerve flow to the affected tissues, doctors of chiropractic can help the body become once more a self-healing, self-regulating system that doesn’t need outside intervention to repair its problem areas.
Doctors of chiropractic who specialize in the treatment of allergies can help prevent allergic responses by encouraging pregnant patients to breastfeed exclusively and for as long as possible, to increase the infant’s resistance against food sensitivities. They will also encourage patients with young children to keep a food and drink journal where certain patterns can be revealed and toxic foods identified. It is often a combination of effective chiropractic treatment and healthy lifestyle choices that has a positive impact on the quality of life of children and can improve the whole-body function.
How Can Chiropractic Guidance Help You?
More than anything, chiropractic care provides natural and safe relief for allergic responses, which is essential when it comes to children. Rather than using quick-fix methods that can ultimately do more harm than good to their undeveloped body and brain, experienced chiropractors focus their attention on a multitude of interconnected health areas that can relieve or exacerbate symptoms.
They will answer all the questions below:
- What foods trigger the allergic response?
- What is the allergens’ physiological impact on the immune system?
- What are the physiological, emotional, and biochemical stressors?
- What non-invasive, natural, and effective treatments can be used to relieve adverse reactions in both children and adults?
- What are the best food sanitation and safety systems?
As a caring parent, you should learn more about the safe and effective ways that you can keep your body healthy and your immune system working properly.
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