Balancing Body Chemistry with Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition to Enhance Immunity and Heal Chronic Disease
Living in our modern world makes us vulnerable to an onslaught of toxic chemical stressors, which can lead to imbalance and illness. These toxic factors range from pollution of the air, water, and soil, to the drugs, chemical additives, and preservatives we knowingly ingest. Harmful chemical changes can occur in our bodies because of our nutritionally deficient diets, and even because of our frenetic lifestyles. The end result is a departure from normal biochemistry, and often, the development of various diseases.
According to a recent front page Denver Post article, 37% of Colorado teens in foster care are taking prescribed psychotropic drugs.
The article states: “Foster parents and therapists say heavily medicated children are detached from reality – as though ‘walking in a cloud’,” and “…use of the drugs has been fueled by pharmaceutical firms pursuing big profits with the help of willing doctors.” According to a court appointed special advocate for children, the medication is prescribed to help “foster parents, schools, therapists, caseworkers – the adults,” not the kids. It reminds me of the book “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” where hospital inmates were subdued and controlled with drugs.