Probiotics – Reduce Allergies in Your Children

What if you could prevent allergies in your child before they were even born?

It’s no secret that allergies are running rampant in today’s society, making it almost impossible to send your kids off to school with what used to be considered a normal diet such as a peanut butter sandwich or a nut bar for morning tea. With conditions like eczema, dermatitis, hay fever and asthma on the rise, research has indicated that perhaps the best way to prevent this surge of allergies and to limit your child’s risk is to start treating parents before birth.

Research shows that children born to parents with allergies are at higher risk of developing allergies as they have a much slower ability to colonize their gastrointestinal system with good bacteria that can support their health. It is relatively widely understood that having a natural childbirth and breast feeding are two ways to build your child’s immunity, but if there was a chance to build this immunity before birth wouldn’t every parent choose to?

In previous findings, pregnant women who were given certain strains of probiotics from their third trimester and continued for 3 months after birth reduced their child’s risk of atopic conditions such as eczema and dermatitis by a massive 50%. New studies have indicated that by prolonging the intake of these probiotics in children up to 2 years of age, eczema occurrence was again reduced by a dramatic 50% and this beneficial protective effect was still present until at least the child’s 6th birthday.

The follow up studies proved that by supplementing your child with probiotics for the 1st two years of their life helps to balance their immune system and lower their risk of developing eczema, hay fever, and asthma. However not all probiotics are the same – different strains do different things so make sure you speak to our naturopath before self-prescribing. Emma can also set up a treatment plan to ensure you address you and your child’s eczema concerns once and for all. It’s a simple and effective way to boost your child’s immunity, giving them the best opportunity in life.

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