If your child takes several medications regularly, they may be suffering from a chronic illness. According to a report published in Academic Pediatrics, at least one chronic health disorder affects 43 percent (32 million) of American children. According to the CDC, 16% of girls and 19% of boys aged 12 to 17 are medicated for some type of illness.
Does your child have a chronic illness?
Is it possible to classify eczema, rashes, food allergies, seasonal allergies, environmental allergies, wheezing, and asthma as chronic illnesses?
Although there is no universal agreement on what constitutes a chronic illness in children, most recommendations state that a chronic illness includes:
- Lasts three months or longer, interferes with a child’s daily activities, and necessitates regular hospitalizations, home health care, or intensive medical treatment.
- Prevents a person from going to school regularly, doing regular schoolwork, or engaging in typical childhood activities
- Requires constant care or treatment from a doctor or other health provider, regular use of any drug, or the use of special equipment.
While figures vary depending on approaches and definitions, the scale of the issue is enormous by any measure. According to epidemiological surveys, one out of every four children in the United States, or 15 to 18 million children aged 17 and under, has a chronic health issue.
Many parents mistakenly assume that their children’s symptoms would go away on their own. However, until the root cause of the issue is addressed, the situation is likely to escalate.
You must know where to begin if you want to reverse these symptoms permanently. This is the essence of root cause medicine. What is the cause of your child’s symptoms or the root cause? I do not advocate merely waiting for your child to outgrow it as a pediatrician and a parent. I do recommend treating the underlying cause of the issue so that your child can quickly recover.
There is also the matter of time, as years of steroid creams, antibiotics, inhalers, and pharmaceuticals can cause further harm in the long term. Not only is a root cause approach successful, but it is also secure. Your child has nothing to lose and everything to gain if he or she participates. Is it possible to use the microbiome (good bacteria in the gut) to treat chronic childhood illnesses like allergies? Yes, indeed! The microbiota (gut microorganisms) can be used as a therapeutic target in the treatment of allergies.
Many illnesses originate in the stomach, even though no digestive signs are present. This is attributable to an unbalanced and/or misaligned microbiome system, also known as ‘gut health’ in medical terms. A body that is out of control goes through an internal battle to use the equipment of its immune system, starting with the most basic functions. The first step in regaining health is to have a robust, completely functional immune system. Gut health is the first step toward regaining a healthy, active immune system.
Here’s how to get started reversing your child’s illness rather than just masking the signs.
- Be honest with yourself and make a list of your child’s apparent signs. Then take a look at the subtle symptoms.
- Assist your child in detoxing by removing something that is no longer beneficial to them.
We get rid of either too much or a proven (or suspected) sensitivity or allergen. This can necessitate some detective work, such as charting or keeping a journal of symptoms to see any trends. Food sensitivities are difficult to diagnose because symptoms can appear hours or days after exposure. I frequently use elimination-style nutrition in this environment. We often concentrate on eliminating contaminants from the atmosphere, whether they are chemicals within the house, outside the home, or in the form of unwanted light. This involves getting rid of any stress that isn’t appropriate.
Are you wondering about the connection between toxicity and our children?
Everyone’s body contains a small amount of “toxicity.” By limiting exposure and maximizing detoxification, it is crucial to keep this toxicity to a minimum. Toxic overload happens when toxins build up and are not properly removed. When you reach this turning point, you’ll start to notice signs of chronic illness. Toxic overload is now recognized as a significant contributor to the emerging epidemics of autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies, and other chronic illnesses.
- After removing the offending foods and external stimuli, we replace the factors needed to improve digestive secretions/enzymatic activity (help your child digest properly), such as fiber in various forms to promote gut transit time and motility (elimination of toxins). We’ll also look at vitamin, mineral, and other nutrient replacement in this section. We address gut lining credibility, nutritional deficiencies, and the mind-body relation.
- When the gut lining is inflamed, stressed, or exposed to allergens over time, it may be seriously affected. To ensure proper nutrient absorption, the gut lining must be repaired. A balanced gut leads to a healthy, active, robust, cheerful, clear-skinned, and happy lifestyle in children. The child is feeling better and enjoying normal activities.
The most powerful and long-lasting way to get there is by a proper and healthy diet. Doesn’t it sound simple? Yes, it does. However, getting there can take a long time. This is due, at least in part, to genetic and environmental factors, as well as an individual’s physiological makeup.
We work to restore the good bacteria balance in your child’s stomach, which is essential for optimal health. This entails the consumption of probiotic diets, fiber-rich foods, and, on occasion, a supplement.
Our “Rescue Your Child” Protocols
- Rather than putting a Band-Aid on a crisis, we believe in addressing and curing the root cause.
- We understand the body’s incredible capacity to cure itself by the use of potent natural remedies.
- We treat each child as a person because each child is unique, and families have the right to choose what is best for them.
- We practice whole-body medicine, which includes the whole mind-body-energy spectrum.
- For a research-based holistic approach, we merge complementary and traditional medicine.
- We want to reduce overall drug usage for best outcomes by introducing more natural and less invasive techniques.