A holistic approach to pediatric care in Frisco and Plano, Texas

Award winning, top rated Pediatrician serving Frisco, Plano, Allen and North Dallas

RESEARCH NEWS: SURPRISING LINKING BETWEEN BURGER/PIZZA AND YOUR PREGNANCY

Leave a comment

A Danish study has found that perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS), found in pizza boxes and burger wrappers could increase the risk of miscarriage by up to 16 times. Of 392 women assessed before the twelfth week of their pregnancy, the 56 women who suffered a miscarriage were found to have much higher levels of these water and grease-resistant chemicals (PFAS), in their blood. PFAS are used widely in greaseproof food packaging, such as that used in fast food and microwaveable popcorn. The chemicals are also used in outdoor clothing to provide waterproof qualities. The EU has practically banned the use of certain perfluorinated compounds, particularly perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), in consumer products such as stain repellents and fabric protectors. However, Jensen claims that the use of other compounds, such as perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), is still widespread. A 2014 Danish study which assessed more than 90,000 pregnancies found that a quarter of miscarriages could be avoided by reducing risk factors including being over 30 years old at conception, working night shifts and drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

READ MORE:

AVOID THIS DURING PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING

PREGNANCY SERIES: TOXINS AND ITS EFFECT

Advertisements

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

Join our Facebook group - www.facebook.com/NaturalPediatrics

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s