The EpidemicThe epidemic means that least 54% of U.S. children have a diagnosed chronic health condition such as an autoimmune disorder, neurodevelopmental disorder or mood/behavioral disorder.

Why?

Why does 1 in 12 children have an anaphylactic food allergy?

Why do almost 10% of kids have ADHD?

Why does at least 1 in 8 children have asthma?

Why does 1 in 36 children have autism?

It wasn’t like this when we were kids ourselves.

School nurses’ offices weren’t lined with epi-pens and inhalers.

We didn’t know anyone who had autism; now, almost everyone knows of at least one kid with it.

What changed?

We’re here to help you find the answers to these and similar questions.

Root Causes

When our own children were younger, we often wondered if other children had as many diagnoses and were on as many medications as ours were.

We, too, wanted to know why our kids were so sick with conditions like acid reflux, failure to thrive, developmental delays, chronic ear infections and chronic constipation.

And that was before our kids were formally diagnosed with autoimmune disorders, autism, ADHD, asthma, Sensory Processing Disorder and PANS/PANDAS.

We read books and peer-reviewed medical studies wanting to know why.

The answers to these questions is buried within these research studies, and not many of our doctors were aware of these root causes, although this is changing.

These days, many more healthcare practitioners know that factors such as toxicity, birth trauma, gut dysbiosis and nutritional deficiencies are root causes of this epidemic.

It Gets Better

Once you know what the root causes of your child’s symptoms and diagnoses are, you can work with healthcare practitioners that know how to address them.

Kids can get better.

Many even drop their diagnosis, even for something as seemingly permanent as autism.

There is hope.

If you have an affected child, start here.

You’ll learn that much of the power of getting your child healthier lies in your own hands.

Related Pages

Behind the Statistics

Many Diagnoses, One Epidemic

The Startling Statistics

References

American Lung Association. The Impact of Asthma. Accessed 2 Sep 2020.

Bethell, C., et al. A National and State Profile of Leading Health Problems and Health Care Quality for US Children: Key Insurance Disparities and Across-State Variations. Academic Pediatrics, May–June 2011, Volume 11, Issue 3, Supplement, p. S22–S33.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data and Statistics on Children’s Mental Health. Accessed 2 Sep 2020.

Gupta, R.S., et al. The Public Health Impact of Parent-Reported Childhood Food Allergies in the United States. Pediatrics. 2018 Dec;142(6). pii: e20181235.

Zablotsky, B., et al. Estimated Prevalence of Children With Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities in the United States, 2014–2016. National Center for Health Statistics. NCHS Data Brief, No. 291, Nov 2017.

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