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Junk food linked to asthma and eczema in children

Eating junk food just three times a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children, scientists have found.

The high saturated fat levels in food such as burgers lower children's immune systems, it is believed.

A research project involving more than 50 countries found that teenagers who ate junk food three times a week or more were 39 per cent more likely to get severe asthma. Younger children were 27 per cent more at risk.

Both were also more prone to the eye condition rhinoconjunctivitis, according to The Sun newspaper, But just three weekly portions of fruit and vegetables could cut that risk by 14 per cent in the younger group and 11 per cent among the teens, it is believed.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9799864/Junk-fo...

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Yo Emalvini

thanks for that and look at the deception. "Burgers"? Do they mean a protein rich food (meat) surrounded with bread? And the sauce and processed cheese? Or do they mean a burger like eat them? Ground beef fried medium and with sea salt and fresh ground pepper?

My personal experience is that the fruit and vegetables (especially raw)are the problem. I remember watching on the web 10 years ago a simulation of our lungs and our lungs with asthma. I was at the time eating lots of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts. Scared the poop out of me. That is when I could poop. I was on the antibiotics and an inhaler. Don't worry I'm off them now and I did it with the consumption of high quality fats, moderate animal protein and low, low carbs.

Eczema and asthma are only two of a long list of maladies that affect us folks in "modern" societies. Both are the body trying to clean up and much like the earlier post about a child that wants to hold his breathe until sugar arrives we will fight (or pass out) for that processed food.

“The writer is fully aware that his message is not orthodox; but since our orthodox theories have not saved us we may have to readjust them to bring them into harmony with Nature’s laws. Nature must be obeyed, not orthodoxy.” - Weston A. Price; Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (1939).


Michael Nystrom's picture

Everyone is different

But one thing to check into is the wheat:

Wheat Belly

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

you could turn this around to say; eat properly and be healthier

When I see these erudite "studies", my mind boggles. It is like researchers are trying to seek fame or immortality when nutritionists have been scorned for pointing out the obvious facts for decades. Your body is a carbon/oxygen engine that evolved from what it could find in its environment over millenia. A drastic change in that requires generations for the organism to adapt.

Your body consists of what you ingest and do not eliminate and it functions as well as it gets the nutrients that it has already learned to survive on.

That is also why drugs have side-effects. For them to be effective at all, they almost always have to mimic or block one or more nutrients; otherwise the body simply does not have the capacity to use them. Medical training in pharmacologies makes this clear and that all drugs are potentially toxic and thus should be compensated for. Few doctors take the trouble to avail themselves of this. Most get a week or two of nutritional training in their syllabus.

Again, in the field of drugs they ridiclously seem to try only to find loopholes in these self-evident natural laws; it is fine if they find something that eases life-threatening symptoms but stupid or criminal if they ignore the natural, self-evident laws.

As you have to be quite smart to get a doctorate, I would go for "morally and ethically criminal" as the main factor where their own training is ignored to the point of not compensating for drug-related stress and health building nutrition.

Check it out! I got most of this from an eminent surgeon who has been knighted by the British crown and still ahd to research it to believe it -- it seems incredible.

egapele's picture

Milk is a culprit, too.

Thx for the info.