Pregnancy Stress, Foetal Toxins and Allergies - How Do They All Connect?
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Several factors determine the development of a healthy and balanced immune system in a newborn. Pre- and post-natal stress, as well as exposure to trauma or severe illness, can affect the delicate balance of the developing foetus’s immune system. In this decade we have seen a rise in anaphylactic allergies, and more and more children are becoming allergic to multiple foods and environmental factors for no apparent reason. This article discusses the role of prenatal emotional stress and trauma, poor diet and postnatal factors such as immunisations in the development of severe allergies from the perspectives of both conventional medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.
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