Did you know that 70% of the immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract? As a result, a healthy gastrointestinal tract means a healthy immune system. Unfortunately, more and more Americans are in a state of dysbiosis or too many negative or bad bacteria in comparison to healthy bacteria. Dysbiosis is occurring in many due to a variety of reasons, such as, a poor diet, use of pesticides and herbicides that kill probiotics naturally found in foods, processed foods, sugar in the diet, and increased use of prescription and over the counter medications.
Pediatric Skin and Food Allergies
Pediatric allergies are on the rise.
1 in 50 children have food allergies which is a 50% increase from 1997 to 2011 and 1 in 12 have skin allergies which equates to a 69% increase from 1997 to 2011.