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What’s Making our Kids Sick?

Regenerating Our Well being and Meals

So many sick kids reveal the methods now we have outgrown our medical mannequin and our predominant meals manufacturing techniques.  The issues our children endure from most persistently right this moment are complicated, arising from a multisystem dysfunctional organic disaster, significantly in relation to immunity, autoimmunity, and the well being sequelae that come up from these issues.  These ailments counsel a physique that’s each confused and collapsing underneath the strain of so many poisonous exposures.  If we’re on the lookout for proof that our meals techniques have failed us, we should always take note of these kids.  We’ve a era of youngsters whose persistent sicknesses don’t resemble these of the earlier generations.  Our children are sicker than their mother and father, and arguably sicker than their mother and father had been after they had been kids, no matter our agricultural and pharmaceutical “advances.”  Scientific proof signifies that we’re doing one thing improper. Fairly presumably what we’re doing improper right this moment began with the modifications to our meals manufacturing that started simply earlier than most of those youngsters had been born.  The very important query is: How will we get out of this mess?

Perro and Adams,
What’s Making our Kids Sick?
Chapter 17

Because the writing of the e-book, What’s Making our Kids Sick?, discussing the consequences of commercial food-like merchandise on our youngsters’s well being, planetary well being has taken many unlucky turns and appears very totally different from even just some years in the past since its publication.  Regardless of almost two years of health-based worry and anxiousness emanating from people enduring two years of a world pandemic, there have been revelations concerning main gaps within the weave of the material of our healthcare system.  Nonetheless, these gaps and shortcomings might be the impetus and creation of a redirection in direction of a welcomed, constructive change in each our healthcare mannequin and follow. 

The gold ring on the pinnacle of medical follow is evidence-based medication, which is the considered use of recent, greatest follow in coming to choices about methods in serving to shoppers.  The aim is the mixing of medical expertise along side affected person directives based mostly on excellence in science.  What has change into clear is that there are hyperlinks between evidence-based medication, the well being of people, and of our ecosystem. Taken instantly from our e-book, we referred to as for the creation not solely of Ecosystem Well being, however a brand new course within the formation of a broader and integrative follow: Ecomedicine. Sufferers are a part of a medico-environmental ecosystem, contemplating food-related causes of sick well being and attaining well being of the meals ecosystem concurrently with its constituents.  What is evident is that wholesome soil, vegetation and persons are all a part of the identical ecosystem.
How we develop our meals is how we develop our well being. 

The working narrative that has predominated throughout the current world well being disaster, supported by governments, pharmaceutical corporations, and mainstream media, is concentrated on a really slim view of what in the end defines and helps well being.  Holistic approaches towards preventive medication, immune help, and coverings for infections have been actively bullied, focused, and tossed apart in favor of pharma-based interventions.  Moreover, integrative practitioners have been censored and actively faraway from journals and social media platforms, creating an infinite schism away from obtainable holistic therapeutic choices for sufferers in favor of prescribed drugs.  One may say that there was a conspiracy of things on this scenario.  This has led to monopolies on data manufacturing which go away holistically-minded practitioners to fend for themselves in looking for options that aren’t tied to trade. 

That is additional sophisticated by the truth that what has occurred within the laboratories of agricultural science seldom makes its approach to the clinic, not to mention translated into remedy packages for sufferers.  The query of the function of unsafe agrochemical-produced meals that has impacted the current pandemic is just not a part of the medical follow repertoire.  For instance, upon overview of the literature so far, there was little or no revealed within the scientific writings or by public well being businesses concerning non-drug based mostly methods in regard to COVID-19.  A information revealed by the World Well being Group (WHO) addressing the idea of meals as medication, wholesome dietary tips from some international locations exterior the US (India), and one newspaper article that includes a surgeon in Florida selling nutraceuticals for COVID-19, had been a few of the few meager choices by conventional sources. 

Nonetheless, regardless of a plethora of science and analysis on the subject, it has been much more uncommon to come across a dialogue concerning the hyperlinks between GMOs/pesticide-laden meals and right this moment’s poor well being. We will do higher. 

The best way ahead is to maneuver past Capsule for Ailing medication and reorient our well being system to a food-focused medical mannequin.  As our meals have change into engineered and by-products of laboratories and the technocracy, sufferers and practitioners alike have been engineered and manipulated to consider that meals isn’t necessary to well being.  Fairly than making a bee-line to the prescription pad when confronted with sickness, a redirect to the native farmer’s market must be so as.  Whereas there isn’t a must throw the newborn out with the bathtub water, reliance on prescribed drugs might be shifted in direction of a reliance on our pantries and ovens.  To be able to provide the kind of care that advances the proposition that meals is the important thing integral issue to well being, practitioners must suppose past the capsule.  This kind of ecomedicine mannequin is the inspiration of a brand new chapter, Regeneration Well being Worldwide (RHI).  On this mannequin, well being might be sought and achieved provided that the meals ecosystem in itself is wholesome. 

The sequelae of the wholesome meals system is the regeneration of soil with the extra advantages of soil restoration, which is offsetting environmental degradation.  Our final well being is inexorably linked to the well being of our soil.  The way forward for our well being is tied to regenerative agriculture.

From the darkish throes of the pandemic, the holistic well being motion has galvanized within the delivery and creation of a brand new, enlightened worldwide marketing campaign, RHI.  This platform will deal with the reorientation and schooling of the general public concerning what actual well being seems to be like.  The principle thrust of this new chapter is to recreate well being as a constructive expertise and transfer away from monopolized, profit-driven narratives.  RHI will keep its place as a middle of excellence, a supply of consumer-friendly unbiased sources and academic supplies, networking and outreach within the enviornment of holistic/integrative well being. 

Together with our allies within the natural meals motion and well being freedom enviornment, RHI will group up with leaders within the regenerative meals motion such because the Natural Customers Affiliation and Regeneration Worldwide.  A real testimonial to our success shall be when the availability of wholesome, nutritious and non-toxic meals is the centerpiece for public well being campaigns.  Fairly than coerce our current mannequin in direction of this well being paradigm change, we’re calling for the era of a brand new mannequin, incorporating lots of the instruments already discovered within the holistic well being toolbox. 

Keep tuned for extra info as we unite within the launch of this new coalition in 2022.

Michelle Perro, MD
Workforce Member RHI
Govt Director



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