Parents can help prevent allergies by sucking on their baby’s pacifiers

 New Research

pacifierFinds 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.

Pacifier Study

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 ?

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/04/30/peds.2012-3345.abstract

Asthma & Allergies Unlocked

Asthma Diagnosis on the RiseOver the past 10 years, there has been a 6.0% increase in hospital admissions with asthma and allergies. The majority of these patients are either young males or older females (post puberty).

What is Asthma?

– According to Wikipedia  “Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, “panting”) is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm.[2] Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.”

But that doesn’t tell us – Why?

Asthma Bronchial TubesWhy do the tubes in the lungs swell and constrict? – Genes – It is possible that some 100 genes are linked to asthma – 25 of which have been associated with separate populations as of 2005. Genes linked to asthma also play roles in managing the immune system and inflammation. There have not been consistent results from genetic studies across populations.

Anthrax

Anthrax

Pollen

Pollen

Since Genes have not been directly linked across all populations, what is causing these cells to over react to substances that most people do not over react to? Why does the body perceive common pollen as dangerous, like anthrax or chemical poisons? Could it be a mis-communication?

As you can see Anthrax has a different size, shape – oval to spherical, texture – smooth to spiked, and color – green to orange of pollen. These are things our kids learn in kindergarten.

Why doesn’t the smartest thing in the world, the human body with over 1,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 14th power) neural connections, able to adapt and over come a simple exercise as recognizing pollen?

Researchers in Japan may have unlocked an answer

In a study of over 900 patients with bronchial asthma, it was concluded that:  “According to the results of this study the possibility may be considered that chronic nerve compression secondary to vertebral deformity in the thoracic region had a significant effect on the immune function of atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma patients. The adrenal cortex functions of these allergy patients may be in the chronic decline condition with this chronic nerve compression. A sure treatment effect cannot be obtained without considering the nature and the function of the autonomous nerves.”

Plain english – by adjusting the misplaced vertebra in the lower mid back,  opening the space of the pinched nerve allows the brain to communicate with the tissues, so normal function was recorded, asthma relief was felt by a majority of the study participants.

Please read the entire study at The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2004 Volume 2 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/13ab

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the science and art of finding and correcting vertebra that are misplaced and causing neurological dysfunction. By moving the vertebra back to its normal position and allowing the command and control system of the body (nervous system) to function at optimum performance, your body is free to function as it should. Call today to schedule an appointment with your chiropractor.

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Pediatrics Case Study – Asthma, Neck Pain, Headaches & Reading Disabilities

In the September 2010  Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, a documented case study showed how chiropractic care helped a 10-year-old boy who was suffering from a variety of health problems including headaches, neck pain, asthma, and reading disabilities.

A 10 year old boy was brought to a chiropractor’s office with a history of headaches and neck pain for 3 years. The history revealed that the boy had been injured 3 years earlier while wrestling, and had neck problems for 3 weeks after that initial injury, also the headaches also began at that time. Unfortunately, the young boy was also suffering from a multiple other chronic health problems, the neck pain and headaches were viewed as part of an overall poor health.

Some of the other health issues the boy was experiencing included asthma, associated with nasal allergies and sinusitis. As a result the boy was taking a variety of drugs for his health problems, and had been through a battery of medical testing.

A chiropractic examination of this boy was conducted, positive findings were noted and care was initiated. After only three weeks of care the study documents that the boy’s symptoms were gone. This included his headaches and neck pain. Additionally, The boy was able to discontinue his asthma medications with no return of respiratory symptoms. The doctors also documented how this young boy’s schoolwork also greatly improved. The doctors wrote, “His performance in school was dramatically improved; and his mother, teachers, school nurse, and pediatrician reported how his scholastic performance, comprehension in reading, and physical endurance had gone from low average to above average.”

Neurologically, this little boy had a compromised nervous system that was affecting his overall health. “After 3 years of neck pain and headaches and 4 years of asthma, reading difficulty, and learning disability, this patient’s symptoms resolved. The patient has remained free of symptoms in these areas of difficulty for 2 years since his initial treatments.” This was not a miracle but a chiropractor adjusting a misplaced vertebra that was affecting the child’s ability to live up to his maximum human potential.

Note from Dr. Trace: “Caring for children is the greatest reward for a chiropractor, because  helping a child with asthma, crawling, reflux, bed wetting, etc., helps the child reach their maximum human potential. Maximum human potential should be the goal of every healthcare provider for their patients.”

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http://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S1556-3707(10)00067-2/abstract

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