Strategies for Protecting Your Child's Immune System

by Rodney R Dietert and Janice Dietert
(Lansing, NY USA)

Strategies for Protecting Your Child's Immune System is the first book to focus on prevention of environmental damage to the immune system of embryos, babies and older children. It provides expecting and existing parents, their families and physicians with science-based information to protect and proactively manage their child's immune system.

Environmental exposures (pollutants, allergens, drugs, diet, physical factors) in the home, school and community can damage the developing immune system and increase the risk of lifelong chronic diseases such as allergies, asthma, type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and neurological problems. This book imparts specific tools to parents and their physicians to help keep the early-life immune system out of harm's way and minimize environmental health risk.

Book Content:

The Basic Science:
Toxicology 101
What's the Risk
The Risk Exercises
Introduction to the Immune System
How the Immune System Develops
The Special Conditions of Pregnancy and the Immune System
The Healthy Immune System at Work
The Dysfunctional Immune System and Its Features
Avenues for Immune Exposure
Diseases Stemming From Prenatal and Early Life Toxic Exposures
The Disease Progression Matrix
Categories of Environmental, Physical and Psychological Factors
Specific Strategies:
Prenatal Strategies for Preventing Immune System Damage
Strategies to Use During the First Few Years of Life
Undoing the Damage of the Past in Adulthood
Specific Factors:
Top 25 Risks
Other Risk Factors
Postnatal Triggers of Disease — Infections
Postnatal Triggers of Disease — Vaccinations
Dietary Factors That Affect the Immune System
Hygiene and Pets
Safety Testing:
Developmental Immunotoxicity Testing — Past, Present and Future

Strategies for Protecting Your Child's Immune System: Tools for Parents and Parents-To-Be

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