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The State of our Children’s Health. Michelle Perro, M.D., D. Hom . We are healthier than our children. Increased: Obesity Asthma/Allergies Autistic Spectrum Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autoimmune Diseases Childhood cancers.

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the state of our children s health

The State of our Children’s Health

Michelle Perro, M.D., D. Hom.

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We are healthier than our children.

Increased:

  • Obesity
  • Asthma/Allergies
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Childhood cancers
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“Little Evidence of Health Benefits from Organic Food”, study finds; Sept. 3, 2012.

Dr. Bravata (lead author) states:

“Two studies of children consuming organic and conventions diets did find lower levels of pesticide residues in the urine of children on an organic diet, though the significance of these findings on child health is unclear.”

america s children and the environment jan 2013 environmental protection agency
America’s Children and the Environment; Jan. 2013 (Environmental Protection Agency)

Organophosphate pesticides (OPs)

  • Can interfere with nervous system function in children;
    • Low capacity to detoxify.
    • Association between prenatal exposure and ADHD, neurodevelopmental deficits; reduced IQ, perceptual reasoning and memory.
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Eskenazi, 1999. Writing about organophosphate pesticides and potential adverse health effects.

Eskenazi, 2010. Chamacos study (funded by EPA)

Mothers’ exposures to OPs during pregnancy:

  • Shorter duration of pregnancy.
  • Poorer neonatal reflexes.
  • Lower IQ/decreased cognitive function.
  • Increased risk of attention problems.
  • PON1 gene and enzyme – helps body detoxify OPs: certain genetic polymorphisms were associated with increased risk of pervasive developmental disorder – category of developmental disorders that include autism spectrum disorders.
what types of children am i seeing clinically
What types of children am I seeing clinically?

C.S. is a 11 year old boy who comes in with:

ADHD

Violent outbursts in behavior – now home-schooled

Obesity

Environmental allergies

On multiple western drugs for improving focus and anxiety.

1 of 5 boys; 3 of them with neurologic issues.

first steps
First steps

GUT FUNCTION – Ordered US Biotek food antibodies.

While waiting for results:

Organic diet – NO GMOs!

Removed all gluten and dairy

No processed foods

Probiotics

Vit D3

Omega 3s

Homeopathic constitutional remedy

leaky gut syndrome vs food allergy
Leaky Gut Syndrome vs Food Allergy

Also known as Increased Intestinal Permeability:

  • GMOs cause intestinal wall abnormalities. Toxins, undigested fats, proteins, waste, bacteria, etc., enter the blood stream
  • Food antibody test
  • Lactulose/Mannitol Test
  • Comprehensive Digestive stool test
3 weeks later
3 weeks later

C.S. reports:

Mood better

Very rare violent outbursts

Less ‘puffy’ appearing

Weight loss

“Because I am better, everyone in my family is happier which makes me happy”.

other factors leading to leaky gut
Other factors leading to leaky gut

Gut dysbiosis

Decreased bile flow

Nutritional deficiencies (A, Magnesium, Zinc, Vit D, Calcium)

Leaky brain?

May be link with obesity and neuroinflammation of CNS

plan with c s
Plan with C.S.

Organic, NonGMO, gluten/dairy-free diet

Homeopathic detox (kidney, liver and lymphatics)

Homeopathic gut healing; drainage of the extracellular matrix, cell regeneration and immunomodulating remedies

DMSA heavy metal challenge

Neurotransmitter function testing

Homeopathic constitutional remedy

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1350 South Eliseo Drive, Ste 120

Greenbrae, CA 94904

415.461.9000

IHH San Francisco Clinic

2300 California Street

SF, CA 94115

415.600.3503

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