This is the tenth in a series of posts answering the question: “Why has there been such an astronomical rise in childhood allergies?”
Over the past three weeks, I’ve presented a number of theories that try to explain the rise in childhood allergies – especially food allergies. We have talked about a connection between eczema and allergies, the toxins in our world, processed foods, the possibility that we are “too clean”, vitamin D and GMOs. What’s the real answer? Which theory holds the clues and possibly the solution?
My take is this. There are no easy answers. Most problems aren’t just caused by a single thing. That’s especially true of the obesity issue, for example. Everything is much more complex. I believe that all of these theories play some role in the allergy issue. To different degrees. I also think it’s possible that there are other, as yet unidentified, factors. Time will tell.
I do think it’s important that we be aware of the various factors that influence childhood allergies and their rise. That’s the first step towards solving the problem.
Now what? What can we do with all this information? The next, and last, blog post in this series answers that question. Stay tuned, it will be published this coming Wednesday!
This is the tenth in a series of blog posts answering the question: “Why has there been such an astronomical rise in childhood allergies?” To view other posts:
- Childhood Allergies in the 21st Century
- Childhood Allergies – Part 2 – Explanation of Allergies
- Childhood Allergies – Part 3 – Eczema Connection
- Childhood Allergies – Part 4 – Our Toxic World
- Childhood Allergies – Part 5 – Processed Foods
- Childhood Allergies – Part 6 – Too Clean
- Childhood Allergies – Part 7 – Vitamin D
- Childhood Allergies – Part 8 – What are GMOs?
- Childhood Allergies – Part 9 – GMOs