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Eat dirt and The Chiropractic Approach
Sometimes even the best of intentions have unforseen consequences Chronic illness has become the new normal for children. Yet much of what is being done to children- medications they receive like Tylenol and antibiotics, the bleach and Purell we use to santize, processed foods they eat in school cafeterias, in hospitals and their own homes, and even time they spend trapped in a classroom or doing homework instead of playing outdoors- all of that play a significant role in this growing epidemic.
Chemicals in our food
While these interventions are meant to keep our children safe and healthy, they may also be contributing to the rise in chronic illness. Antibiotics, for example, kill both good and bad bacteria in the gut, potentially setting the stage for a host of health problems later in life. Chemicals in cleaning products and processed foods are known to contribute to a range of health issues, including developmental delays and immune system dysfunction. Even excessive screen time, which is often seen as a harmless activity, has been linked to a range of health problems in children, including obesity, poor sleep quality, and social and emotional difficulties.
It is clear that we need to be more thoughtful about the interventions we use to keep our children healthy. This means taking a closer look at the chemicals we expose them to, the foods we feed them, and the activities that fill their days. It means advocating for more time spent playing and exploring outdoors, and for policies that support access to healthy foods and clean environments. It means being mindful of the long-term consequences of our choices, and doing everything we can to give our children the best possible start in life. By working together to create a healthier world for our children, we can help to ensure that chronic illness becomes the exception rather than the norm.