Finds kids whose parents “sucked” their child’s pacifier were less likely to develop asthma, eczema and food allergies when compared to kids whose parents avoided the “nasty” cleaning method.
“We demonstrate that a common parental practice, sucking on the infant’s pacifier before it is given back to the infant, is associated with protection against early eczema development and asthma symptoms,” wrote the researchers, led by Dr. Bill Hesselmar, a pediatric allergist at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
The Study consisted of 184 Swedish infants. 80% of the children had a parent who already had allergic reactions.
- Babies were tested for allergies at ages 18 months and 3 years old.
- Parents kept diaries for the 1st 12 months, including illnesses & medications.
- As the infants turned 6 months old, and two questions asked were:
- “Does the child use a pacifier?”
- “Is it cleaned by boiling, rinsing in tap water, or by the parents sucking on it?”
75% of babies studied had used a pacifier in the first six months. Many parents rinsed the pacifier in regular water, but nearly half boiled it and one third of them “sucked” the pacifier clean.
Children “sucker’s” were:
- 88 percent less likely to have asthma
- 63 percent less likely to have eczema
- Desensitized to food allergies
- Boiling the pacifier may be associated with increased asthma rates
The researchers also noted the effect against asthma and eczema with vaginal deliveries versus cesarean-section.
This leads us to more questions about our “cleaning” practices. Is cleaning too much, to much for our kids, do they need more exposure to germs to have their immune systems grow?
From a conservative healthcare family, we believe “germs” helps us grow our immune systems and that exposure to colds, flu, chicken pox are all building blocks for our immune systems to play with and learn.
Just a THOT -
You as a reader didn’t learn to read by listening to streaming audio, why do you think a germ free environment is helping to build your immune system ?
Posted by Dr. Trace Palmer - Chiropractor on May 8, 2013
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Posted by Dr. Trace Palmer - Chiropractor on April 25, 2013
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic joint dysfunction. In so doing bio-mechanical function in the pelvis is improved.
Dr. Larry Webster discovered this adjustment as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function. This specific sacral analysis can be used on all weight bearing individuals to determine pelvic subluxation and is therefore applicable for the entire population. Common symptoms include: low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, and symptoms associated with pelvic subluxation.
Due to the asymmetry in the pelvis resulting in tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning.
Studies have shown that correct positioning of the baby will affect birth outcome and decrease the potential for undue stress to the baby’s developing spine and nerve system. Peer reviewed articles have also determined the importance of normal pelvic bio-mechanics including uterine function and pelvic alignment for the prevention of difficult birth. It has also determined that correct positioning of the baby affects birth outcome and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby’s developing spine and nerve system. Chiropractic case studies have determined the significance of sacral adjustments in normalizing pelvic bio-mechanics.
It is therefore considered prudent that this specific sacral analysis and adjustment be used throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate sacral imbalance and optimize pelvic bio-mechanics in the mother. Because of the particular female adaptations from the increase of hormones, weight gain and postural changes, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral subluxation and bio-mechanical imbalance than the general population. Additionally, because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers may have significant benefit by having their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.
Easier deliveries with Chiropractic Care
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Posted by Dr. Trace Palmer - Chiropractor on April 22, 2013