The health of children in the US has deteriorated percipitously over the last several years. Take a look at these numbers:
- In 2002, The CDC reported that 12% of children under 18—approx. 9 million—have asthma. That was an increase of 2.7 million with asthma in just ONE YEAR!
- An additional 9 million children have been diagnosed with respiratory allergies, including hay fever, grass and pollen allergies.
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is the most common form of arthritis in children. In the US,it effects 70,000-100,000 kids under age 16.
- Approximately 1 in every 400 to 500 children and adolescents has Type-1 diabetes. Overall, the risk for death among people with Type 1 diabetes is about 20 times greater than those without diabetes.
For a term that was hardly known before the 1960`s, learning disabilities have come to include everything from unexplained behavior patterns to clinical autism. Learning disabilities have emerged as one of the most wide-ranging medical problems of children who live in developed countries. In the US, the number of children diagnosed with autism and autism spectrum disorder has become 1 in 166 children. Medicating children with strong antipsychotic drugs, intended for adults and not tested in children, can be causing serious neurotransmitter damage to young, developing brains.
These statistics are alarming and startling. As a result, parent are seeking a treatments other than giving their children drugs. At Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, more than 30% of our patients are children. We have treated children with SRT, allergy elimination to resolve symptoms ranging from ADD/ADHD to allergies, asthma, eczema and even trichotillomania (pulling out hair).
SRT: The Foundation of Your Child’s Success
Most conditions are initially address using a series of allergy elimination treatments to decrease food and environmental sensitivities and to improve immune system health. Gastrointestinal distress is reduced and children become calmer. Studies measuring children’s brain waves using an EEG have demonstrated a more tranquil, less chaotic pattern following allergy elimination treatments. Subsequently, children are more alert, focused and able to learn.
Parents have reported improvements in their children’s behaviors when gluten (in wheat) and casein (in dairy) are eliminated from their diet. Allergy elimination helps by desensitizing them to these substances, and, in most cases, dietary restrictions are not necessary.
Restoring Health Through Nutritional Support
Years of “picky” eating habits can result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Specific nutrients have documented therapeutic benefits for optimizing neurological functions. Supplements will be suggested specific to your child’s needs. We use specific blood testing to identify missing nutrients so we can suggest targeted nutrional replacement instead of a “shot gun” approach to vitamins and supplements.
For many children, school is a frustrating experience. They find it difficult to sit still and focus, leading to a host of behavioral and relationship issues referred to as ADHD. Extreme hyperactivity can not only be disruptive, but it can be destructive, unsafe and detrimental to learning and family relationships. Nearly 10% of children have been labeled with the diagnosis of ADHD and placed on dangerous drugs that alter brain chemistry.
At Tenpenny IMC, we believe believe there are two primary causes for ADHD: 1) an unrecognized and untreated food or environmental allergy; 2) an imbalance in brain neurotransmitters due to stress, vaccines, or disrupted neurotransmitters; and/or 3) nutrient deficiencies.