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The Resource What's making our children sick? : how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it, Michelle Perro, MD, and Vincanne Adams, PhD

What's making our children sick? : how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it, Michelle Perro, MD, and Vincanne Adams, PhD

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What's making our children sick? : how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it
Title
What's making our children sick?
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how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it
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Michelle Perro, MD, and Vincanne Adams, PhD
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eng
Summary
"Exploring the links between GM foods, glyphosate, and gut health -- With chronic disorders among American children reaching epidemic levels, hundreds of thousands of parents are desperately seeking solutions to their children's declining health, often with little medical guidance from the experts. What's Making Our Children Sick? convincingly explains how agrochemical industrial production and genetic modification of foods is a culprit in this epidemic. Is it the only culprit? No. Most chronic health disorders have multiple causes and require careful disentanglement and complex treatments. But what if toxicants in our foods are a culprit, one that, if corrected, could lead to tangible results and increased health? Using patient accounts of their clinical experiences and new medical insights about pathogenesis of chronic pediatric disorders -- taking us into gut dysfunction and the microbiome, as well as the politics of food science -- this book connects the dots to explain our kids' ailing health. What's Making Our Children Sick? explores the frightening links between our efforts to create higher-yield, cost-efficient foods and an explosion of childhood morbidity, but it also offers hope and a path to effecting change. The predicament we now face is simple. Agroindustrial "innovation" in a previous era hoped to prevent the ecosystem disaster of DDT predicted in Rachel Carson's seminal book in 1962, Silent Spring. However, this industrial agriculture movement has created a worse disaster: a toxic environment and, consequently, a toxic food supply. Pesticide use is at an all-time high, despite the fact that biotechnologies aimed to reduce the need for them in the first place. Today these chemicals find their way into our livestock and food crop industries and ultimately onto our plates. Many of these pesticides are the modern day equivalent of DDT. However, scant research exists on the chemical soup of poisons that our children consume on a daily basis. As our food supply environment reels under the pressures of industrialization via agrochemicals, our kids have become the walking evidence of this failed experiment. What's Making Our Children Sick? exposes our current predicament and offers insight on the medical responses that are available, both to heal our kids and to reverse the compromised health of our food supply."--
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Perro, Michelle
Dewey number
362.19892
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ380
LC item number
.P48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Chronically ill children
  • Food industry and trade
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Child rearing
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science
  • MEDICAL / Toxicology
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What's making our children sick? : how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it, Michelle Perro, MD, and Vincanne Adams, PhD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn985262611
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781603587570
Lccn
2017033470
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)985262611
Label
What's making our children sick? : how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it, Michelle Perro, MD, and Vincanne Adams, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985262611
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781603587570
Lccn
2017033470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985262611

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