We’ve all heard comments like: “Another one of my cousin’s kids was diagnosed with autism.” “My baby has really bad eczema and has the worst reflux!” “Which medication are you using for your son’s ADHD? My son can’t sit still in school.” “We’ll be there as soon as we are done with the nebulizer." Just because it is common, does not mean it is normal. There is an epidemic of chronic childhood conditions sweeping through the industrialized world. Behind the Statistics This epidemic is real. The rates of these disorders are increasing so quickly that the causes cannot be due solely to genes. Costs of the Epidemic With rising infertility rates and a disproportionate number of boys being impacted by chronic illness, the future of the family and our nation's security is threatened. Many Diagnoses, One Epidemic Understand how chronic childhood illnesses (from autism to rheumatoid arthritis) have the same set of root causes. The Startling Statistics At least one in two children in the U.S. has a diagnosed chronic illness. Learn more about the skyrocketing rates of childhood disorders. Why Are We So Sick? We strongly believe that a combination of increased awareness, better identification and more inclusive categories are insufficient to explain the skyrocketing rates of sick children.