children

Why children are at a greater risk of toxic overload

Friday, April 22, 2011 by: Paula Rothstein
Tags: toxic chemicals, children, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) During the first months and years of life, a child's organs are rapidly developing, making them more prone to functional damage. The nervous system continues to develop throughout childhood, and, therefore, is especially vulnerable to toxic chemicals in their personal environment, including those found in vaccines, food and water. In the same way young bodies more readily absorb nutrients, they also readily absorb toxins. At issue is a child's ability to metabolize, detoxify, and excrete toxins, a system which differs substantially from that of an adult. When chemicals are tested and determined to be "safe", the standards are based on adults' tolerances and not the tolerance of a small child. It is difficult to comprehend such blatant ignorance with regards to safety measures in place for children, but this is, indeed, true.

The number of cases involving childhood diseases such as autism, ADHD and certain types of cancers have been rising steadily, and these conditions have all been linked to high levels of toxicity. The prevailing wisdom on these neurological diseases is that an underlying genetic predisposition may be present coupled with an early and unrelenting shock to the developing nervous system, which then triggers a dramatic change in the child's brain. A series of exposures during a time when the child is not yet equipped to handle toxins can influence both his/her present and future health.

Heavy metals and their effect on children

Toxic heavy metals, as well as other dangerous substances, can begin to accumulate in the body as early as in utero, as these metals do, in fact, cross over from the mother via the placenta. These heavy metals act as a potent neurotoxin and can be highly damaging to the developing brain and nervous system. Exposure can influence a child's ability to concentrate. They can affect their language skills, socialization skills, hand to eye coordination, and even their vision. Ideally, a thorough detoxification program should be embarked upon for both prospective parents before trying to conceive. This will help to limit exposure.

Toxins have the ability to alter the brain chemistry of a child

Studies performed on children with ADHD showed that certain parts of the brains are abnormally smaller, while other parts appear to be larger than normal. It is also true that children with ADHD experience a lower blood flow to the brain. At the very heart of these symptoms is an inability of the brain to produce sufficient amounts of neurotransmitters/hormones, better known as catecholamines. These are vital energizing substances created from dopamine, and low levels of catecholamines result in hyperactivity disorder. Such is the power of toxins, capable of changing the very structure of the brain. If you suspect, or know, your child has a neurological issue, you should have him/her tested for heavy metals.

Finding a workable solution

Childhood toxicity requires a more judicious approach: one which embraces a reasonable amount of protection and is based on an integration of an organic lifestyle with a workable detoxification initiative. It also requires that people not rely solely upon governmental agencies in the business of protecting profits for safety information, but instead use their own informed judgment as a guide for limiting exposure to toxic chemicals.

Sources:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/736765
http://www.ewg.org/featured/435
http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/04/toxins-in-...


About the author

Paula Rothstein is a freelance writer and certified holistic health coach active in the area of natural health and health freedom advocacy. As a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she has gained insight into the political nature of food, the failings of a drug-dependent healthcare system, and the uniqueness of individual health. For more information, please visit: http://www.medicinefreeliving.com.



Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.