Allergy Foods Introduced Earlier? Wall Street Journal Article 3/5/2013
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reported that in a study of 5,000 babies with food allergy symptoms, those with low vitamin D levels were three times more likely to have severe symptoms. A 2011 study showed that 39% of the kids with food allergies have severe reactions. The studies also cited that food allergies were more common in the western world where the more hygienic children have become (think hand sanitizer), the less the immune system is challenged and therefore it is weaker. The study recommended that kids should be introduced to foods that are typically allergy triggers sooner, like in the very early stages from 6-12 months.
But let’s think about this and put our common sense hats on. Eating shrimp (most of which is grown in asia under the most questionable settings), soybeans (which were developed for tire manufacturing and a pro-inflammatory food), and corn (which is genetically modified in many cases), is not the best way to develop a child’s intestinal tract, one of the main sites of immunological development.
There are allergies and then there are sensitivities. As the study bears out, tree is an unknown cause why kids develop allergies. But there is a reason behind why they develop food sensitivities. Neurologic stress plays a large role in the formation of these sensitivities and the reduction of that stress does wonders in helping child recover. No one can cure an allergy, but with proper care, the reactions to allergens and sensitivities can improve in many cases. Using Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT) with laser acupuncture can help improve the symptoms of these disorders.