Preventing Food Allergies
A lot of media attention has been given to the “hygiene hypothesis” —our children are raised in an environment that is ‘too clean’—as well as the role that peanut exposure plays in the development of food allergies.
At AllergyKids, we’d like to highlight the role that exposure to chemical toxins in the foods have on the health and well being of mothers and their children.
Because 70% of our immune system is found in our digestive tracts, the foods that we eat and the chemicals that they contain can have a significant impact on our health.
As these chemicals in foods work through a child’s digestive system, they can corrode his or her “pipes” in much the same way that chemical toxins corrode plumbing! This “chemical corrosion” of the digestive tract can leave a child vulnerable to a host of auto-immune disorders, including allergies, asthma, Celiac’s disease and other conditions.
Because of the risks that these chemicals may present, mothers in most developed countries are advised to avoid exposure to chemical toxins during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy given the role that these toxins play in the development of:
- gestational diabetes.
A mother’s exposure to pesticide during pregnancy has been linked to both:
- gestational diabetes (Source: Organic Center)