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Why Are American Children So Sick?

This is a good piece that illustrates why we need to take action and get concerned about the food we are feeding our families and the food our children are being fed away from us.

By Robyn O’Brien – The Daily Green
Since when did it get so hard to be a mom? Ten years ago, we didn’t worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into school with our children; we didn’t medicate our eight-year olds to get them through the school day; and the movie Rain Man was all we knew of autism.

Today it is estimated that 50% of Hispanic and African-American children will develop diabetes, that 1 in 90 boys has autism, and that 1 in 4 children has asthma. Pediatrics just reported that from 2002-2005, there was a 103% increase in diabetes medication for children, a 47% increase in asthma medication, a 41% increase in ADHD medication and a 15% increase in high cholesterol medicine.

How did our children get so sick?


Robin’s suggestions to do just one thing – send a letter to Kraft.

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  • Judy T September 12, 2009, 4:00 pm

    So scary and so sad…Also read http://www.thedoctorwithin.com Dr. O’shae had a lot of great info that uncovers all the dangers in foods, vaccines, etc….Keep them coming Tania!  Love reading your blog:)

    • Tania Reuben September 12, 2009, 4:09 pm

      Glad you are enjoying the information! Love the feedback and suggestions. I’ll check her out.

  • Alania Cowie September 16, 2009, 2:57 pm

    Did you know that digestive and bowel illnesses such as IBS and Crohn’s disease as practically unheard of in 3rd worlds countries–doctors and scientists are crediting parasites such as worms that when occasionally contracted add beneficial bacterium into the intestine..hmm

  • Amy - San Jose January 23, 2010, 10:52 pm

    One of the best things about the blogging community is all the things people freely share. Thanks! 😀

  • Julie@JulieChats February 22, 2010, 4:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing! My sister in law did a project for her masters on food dyes, and I couldn’t believe all the things they “might” be responsible for!

    Hope you had a great VGNO! I’m stopping by late after a nice sunny weekend at home.

    Stop by when you get a chance… http://juliechats.blogspot.com

    • Tania Reuben February 23, 2010, 10:43 pm

      Yes! It’s another area I’d like to spend more time learning about… and another area where I’m sure ignorance is bliss…but not best for our health!

  • Sarah Clark August 11, 2010, 5:48 am

    what is a good alternative treatment for asthma? i’m looking for some alternative medicine stuffs `

    • Tania Reuben August 12, 2010, 10:43 am

      Have you tried using a neti pot? My husband has asthma and he says it really helps him. Use the pot, warm water and a pinch of salt.

  • Cariann February 9, 2011, 10:54 am

    It is crazy that is in our foods… I have had to go dairy free / sugar free to clear up an infection and am finding that sugar is in everything… even places it doesn’t need to be…. I know I have been working on clearing out the Red #5 dies as I have a little one with temper issues… too much Red #5 and his temper flares even more…

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