There's an experiment going on right now--but it isn't being conducted by scientists. It's being conducted by parents. In 30 million kitchens across the U.S. that experiment is called "What Can My Child Eat?"
More than a quarter of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition, a significant increase from the rate seen in earlier decades and a statistic that looms over nation's efforts to subdue rising healthcare costs.
My son is not just allergic to peanuts. He is also allergic to most food that lend themselves to a paste: tree-nuts, sesame seeds, soy and some legumes. None of the typical peanut butter substitutes are safe.
Consider insomnia as a symptom of a deeper problem. The answer is not sleep medication, or psychotropic medication, as the medications themselves are toxic to the organs, have side-effects, are often addictive.
Hope is the knowledge that change is possible, even when it seems hard to imagine. In a world that feels like it has been thrown into a cuisinart, there are so many opportunities to be part of the solution.
In the face of current rates of cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's and allergies, our families are no longer guaranteed a healthy livelihood. We need a new food system. It's our health on the line.
This concept of using small doses of what might cause a problem in order to help prevent or heal the person is an ancient observation of healers/physicians all over the world, and it is the basis for homeopathy.