General pediatrics is filled with kids who have chronic runny noses, poorly controlled eczema and asthma, and many of them need allergy testing.
When I know a child has an increased risk of asthma or any other type of inflammatory issue like allergies, constipation, or reflux, I look at the bigger picture and ask, How can I reduce this child’s overall systemic inflammation?
The gut is the hub for about 70 percent of our immune system. An inflamed gut makes our bodies struggle to effectively and efficiently absorb all the nutrients from our food.
Celiac disease is more prevalent in people of Northern European descent. One can have symptoms without having celiac disease.
The outdated use of genetics says that our genes are fixed and we will likely have the same diseases our parents or grandparents had.
Neither Mom nor I remember exactly what age I was when these fevers started, but we think it was first grade and that it happened about four or five times over a two-year period.
Inflammation is an intricate, complex response by the whole body to what it perceives as a threat.