© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedFoodAllergiesand theAware Parent
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedFood allergies are quite common;in North America, over 2 million childrenand ...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedWhat are Food Allergies?Food allergies occur when the immune systemoverreacts...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedHistamine ReactionSo, the next time yourchild eats this same food,their immun...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThese chemicals thentrigger a cascade of allergicsymptoms that can affectthe ...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedA typical immune system reaction occurswhen the body creates immunoglobulin E...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAlthough a child can develop an allergy toanything, there are certain foods t...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Milk and otherdairy products• Eggs
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Seafood (particularlyshellfish)• Peanuts, walnuts andother tree nuts
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• SoyProducts• WheatProducts
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedWhat isanReaction?Allergic
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedExcess histamine inthe body can cause awide variety ofnoticeable symptomsNoti...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Irritability• Fatigue• Headache• Nasal congestion• Skin discolorationCommon...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Tingling sensationin the mouth• Swelling of thetongue and throat• Difficult...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Vomiting• Abdominal cramps or diarrhea• Drop in blood pressure• In extreme ...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedJust MinutesSymptoms from anallergic reaction willnormally appearwithin minut...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedCulpritTheBiggest
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved“Got Milk?” This catchy phrase replacedwhat was once a popular media campaign...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedIt could be that theadvertisers, which cameup with the “Got Milk?”campaign, w...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedMilk Does a Body BadThe harsh reality is thatmilk doesn’t “do a bodygood”; th...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Robert Kradjian, Breast Surgery Chiefof California’s Seton Medical Center...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Kradjian foundthat many commonchildhood disorderswere, if not induced,cer...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe following common childhooddisorders have been known to beaggravated by da...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe following common childhooddisorders have been known to beaggravated by da...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe American Academy ofPediatrics advises parents notto give their children d...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Frank Oski, former Chief of Pediatrics atJohns Hopkins University Hospita...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Oski believes it would be prudent torecommend that milk not be consumed a...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSoy,WheatEggs,
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAllergies to eggs, soy andwheat tend to develop ininfancy due to supplementin...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)released a report stating that childr...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSupplementingTo a mother that is sleep-deprived because her babywakes up ever...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSupplementingIn response to themother’s pleas for herbaby to sleep through th...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe pediatrician’sargument is that thebaby is waking uphungry; give the babym...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedParents then introduceformula mixed withcereal into the baby’sdiet, which can...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAs the child grows older theseallergies can worsen leading tofurther complica...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedTheChiropracticFactor
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSince a food allergy is caused by theimmune system mistaking a common foodas ...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe Nervous SystemYour child’s immunesystem is part of theircentral nervoussy...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAs you know, the Doctor of Chiropractic isthe only healthcare professional de...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedWhile there is no cure for food allergies,except to avoid certain foods or to...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedTake a moment today to ask your FamilyWellness Chiropractor for informationre...
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved
© 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedHow to Contact Us…Gregson Health Chiropractic425 Winter StreetMadawaska, ME 0...
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  1. 1. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedFoodAllergiesand theAware Parent
  2. 2. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedFood allergies are quite common;in North America, over 2 million childrenand an estimated 12 million adults areallergic to one food item or anotherSource: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10096779
  3. 3. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedWhat are Food Allergies?Food allergies occur when the immune systemoverreacts to a food that the body has mistakenas harmful; when this happens, it createsspecific antibodies to fight what it hasdetermined is dangerousSource: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10096779
  4. 4. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedHistamine ReactionSo, the next time yourchild eats this same food,their immune system willrelease massive amountsof chemicals, includinghistamine, in order toprotect their bodySource: www.foodallergy.org/questions.html
  5. 5. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThese chemicals thentrigger a cascade of allergicsymptoms that can affectthe respiratory system,gastrointestinal tract, skinor cardiovascular systemAllergic ReactionsSource: www.foodallergy.org/questions.html
  6. 6. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedA typical immune system reaction occurswhen the body creates immunoglobulin E (IgE)antibodies to the food, and when theseantibodies react with the food, histamine andother chemicals, they can cause hives, asthma,or other symptoms of an allergic reactionImmunoglobulin ESource: www.foodallergy.org/questions.html
  7. 7. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAlthough a child can develop an allergy toanything, there are certain foods that accountfor 90% of all food-induced allergic reactionsand they include the following:Source: kidshealth.org
  8. 8. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Milk and otherdairy products• Eggs
  9. 9. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Seafood (particularlyshellfish)• Peanuts, walnuts andother tree nuts
  10. 10. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• SoyProducts• WheatProducts
  11. 11. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedWhat isanReaction?Allergic
  12. 12. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedExcess histamine inthe body can cause awide variety ofnoticeable symptomsNoticeable SymptomsSource: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10096779
  13. 13. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Irritability• Fatigue• Headache• Nasal congestion• Skin discolorationCommon Symptoms
  14. 14. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Tingling sensationin the mouth• Swelling of thetongue and throat• Difficult breathing• HivesAdditional Symptoms
  15. 15. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved• Vomiting• Abdominal cramps or diarrhea• Drop in blood pressure• In extreme cases, even deathMore Serious SymptomsSource: www.foodallergy.org/questions.html
  16. 16. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedJust MinutesSymptoms from anallergic reaction willnormally appearwithin minutes ofyour child ingestingthe food to which heor she is allergicSource: www.foodallergy.org/questions.html
  17. 17. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedCulpritTheBiggest
  18. 18. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved“Got Milk?” This catchy phrase replacedwhat was once a popular media campaign:“Milk, it does a body good”
  19. 19. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedIt could be that theadvertisers, which cameup with the “Got Milk?”campaign, were concernedabout truth in advertisingMilk Does a Body Bad
  20. 20. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedMilk Does a Body BadThe harsh reality is thatmilk doesn’t “do a bodygood”; the fact is, it maybe quite the oppositeSource: www.milksucks.com/mucus.asp
  21. 21. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Robert Kradjian, Breast Surgery Chiefof California’s Seton Medical Center,reviewed archives of medical and scientificjournals and found that milk is not the“perfect food” it is reported to beSource: Kradjian RM. "The Milk Letter: A Message to My Patients."
  22. 22. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Kradjian foundthat many commonchildhood disorderswere, if not induced,certainly aggravatedby an increasedintake of dairyAggravated Childhood Disorders
  23. 23. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe following common childhooddisorders have been known to beaggravated by dairy products:• Allergies• Ear and tonsil infections• BedwettingSource: www.icpa4kids.org/research/articles/ childhood/dairydogma.htm and www.nomilk.com
  24. 24. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe following common childhooddisorders have been known to beaggravated by dairy products:• Asthma• Intestinal bleeding(lesions)• Colic• Childhood diabetesSource: www.icpa4kids.org/research/articles/ childhood/dairydogma.htm and www.nomilk.com
  25. 25. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe American Academy ofPediatrics advises parents notto give their children dairy milkbefore their first birthdaySource: American Academy of Pediatrics Work Group on Breastfeeding.Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics, 1997; 100(6): 1035-39.
  26. 26. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Frank Oski, former Chief of Pediatrics atJohns Hopkins University Hospital and theauthor of Don’t Drink Your Milk, believesthat milk should not be given to children todrink, everSource: Oski, F. Dont Drink Your Milk!: New Frightening Medical Facts About theWorlds Most Overrated Nutrient. New Jersey: Simon & Schuster.
  27. 27. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedDr. Oski believes it would be prudent torecommend that milk not be consumed at allsince it has been associated with the following:• Iron deficiency• Anemia• Occult gastrointestinal bleeding• Various manifestations of food allergiesSource: Oski, F. Dont Drink Your Milk!: New Frightening Medical Facts About theWorlds Most Overrated Nutrient. New Jersey: Simon & Schuster.
  28. 28. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSoy,WheatEggs,
  29. 29. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAllergies to eggs, soy andwheat tend to develop ininfancy due to supplementingSource: ific.org/publications/brochures/allergybroch.cfm
  30. 30. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)released a report stating that childrenshould be breastfed exclusively for thefirst 12 months of their lifeSource: American Academy of Pediatrics Work Group on Breastfeeding.Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics, 1997; 100(6): 1035-39.
  31. 31. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSupplementingTo a mother that is sleep-deprived because her babywakes up every two hoursto be fed, 12 months seemslike a lifetime
  32. 32. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSupplementingIn response to themother’s pleas for herbaby to sleep through thenight the pediatrician willrecommend supplementingSource: rileychildrenshospital.com/parents-and-patients/caring-for-kids/birthto6months.jsp
  33. 33. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe pediatrician’sargument is that thebaby is waking uphungry; give the babymore to eat and itwon’t wake upThe Argument
  34. 34. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedParents then introduceformula mixed withcereal into the baby’sdiet, which can lead toan early developmentof food allergies towheat and soyWheat and Soy Allergies
  35. 35. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAs the child grows older theseallergies can worsen leading tofurther complications, such asrespiratory difficulties and asthmaSource: Fiocchi A, Assa’ad A, Bahna S. Food allergy and the introduction of solid foods to infants:a consensus document. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2006;97;10-21
  36. 36. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedTheChiropracticFactor
  37. 37. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedSince a food allergy is caused by theimmune system mistaking a common foodas a harmful substance, the first step wouldbe a properly functioning immune system
  38. 38. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedThe Nervous SystemYour child’s immunesystem is part of theircentral nervoussystem and the mostimportant part of thecentral nervoussystem is the spine
  39. 39. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedAs you know, the Doctor of Chiropractic isthe only healthcare professional dedicatedto the detection and correction of VertebralSubluxation, which interferes with thebody’s central nervous systemSource: Anrig, C and Plaugher, G Pediatric Chiropractic Textbook
  40. 40. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedWhile there is no cure for food allergies,except to avoid certain foods or to followprevention recommendations, many parentshave reported that their children have animproved quality of life with regularChiropractic adjustmentsSource: Anrig, C and Plaugher, G Pediatric Chiropractic Textbook
  41. 41. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedTake a moment today to ask your FamilyWellness Chiropractor for informationregarding the benefits of regular Chiropracticadjustments for your children.
  42. 42. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved
  43. 43. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved
  44. 44. © 2008 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reservedHow to Contact Us…Gregson Health Chiropractic425 Winter StreetMadawaska, ME 04756P: (207) 436-1256www.GregsonHealth.comDrGregson@GregsonHealth.com

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