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A common concern of moms and dads - especially when asthma runs in the family - is how they can prevent their children from getting asthma. New evidence suggests there are things you can do - or not do - to at least reduce the risk your child will develop asthma. I think the surest way to prevent your child from acquiring asthma is to not give your child the asthma gene. Yet there seems to be quite a bit of evidence that even folks with no history of asthma can develop asthma. Good examples of this are premature births (immature lungs) and occupational asthma . To get a better understanding of why the following may lead to asthma you should read up on the hygiene hypothesis that surmises asthma may be caused by lack of exposure to bacteria, and the microflora hypothesis that surmises asthma is caused by an imbalance of microbes in the intestines. Likewise, click on the links provided in this post for further reading. So you want to prevent your child from d...
So what exactly causes asthma anyway? The truth is scientists still don't know for sure. Yet a growing stack of evidence suggests events that occur before birth, or just after birth, may increase the risk of your baby getting asthma.
Thus, according to various studies, the following are now believed to cause asthma (Learn more by clicking on the links provided):
1. Cleanliness: The hygiene hypothesis and microflora hypothesis both propose lack of exposure to bacteria may set off an immune response that causes asthma. This is especially true in the first year of life when the immune system is developing.
2. Antibiotics : Kids who received even one dose of antibiotics before 6 months were 40 percent more likely to develop asthma and allergies. The theory here is antibiotics wipe out bacteria that are needed to help the immune system develop. (I wrote more about this here . Also, to learn what bacteria have to do with caus...
This morning I have decided to share a testimonial with you. I recieved this letter last week and I am passing it on with permission as I feel it helps to hear other's stories-mutual problems, share mutual solutions. Here is Mindy's story. It is about her chronic pain and how listening to a daily guided relaxation has changed her life. I record a 20 minute guided relaxation each week for you to enjoy. Check it out.
Beth's Free Guided Relaxation
Dear Elizabeth- I write to you today to thank you and to let you know what a positive impact you have had on my life. I have been married for almost 10 years. I’m 30 years old and have 3 great healthy kids – ages 2,5&7. On November 12th 2005 my life changed forever. It was the day my breech son was delivered by c-section. I walked into the hospital perfectly healthy & happy looking forward to meeting the newest addition to our growing family. He was an 8 ½ pound beautiful boy. Th...
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