Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota Explains How Toxins Can Impact Newborn Children
SARASOTA, FL–(Marketwire – Jan 29, 2013) -Environmental toxins are present in nearly everything that people come in contact with, from the air they breathe to the food they eat and the products they use. As such, these toxins have the potential to cause a wide range of illnesses and other medical conditions in the people who are most vulnerable to them. A recent article published by Philly.com reveals a surprising demographic that can suffer tremendously from toxic exposure: newborn babies. The professionals at Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota explain how children are vulnerable to these toxins before they even enter the world.
According to the article, 10 newborns tested positive for over 200 different synthetic chemicals. Ken Cook, who gave a reportedly passionate speech to a Senate subcommittee on the matter and is the president of a national advocacy group called the Environmental Working Group, comments regarding these children: “Their chemical exposures did not come from the air they breathed, the water they drank, or the food they ate.” He continued by saying, “Babies are coming into this world pre-polluted with toxic chemicals.”
The odds of this happening may seem slim at first glance, as infants enjoy the protection of the womb before entering the world; however, the professionals at Nutrition Wellness Center understand that the womb is not foolproof and a long list of toxic substances can make its way to a child before it is born.
“Unfortunately, many toxins are passed through the umbilical cord from a mother to her unborn child that have the potential to impact a long list of the body’s systems, including the immune system, the endocrine system, and, most importantly, the brain and the rest of the nervous system,” comments Dr. James Martin of Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota. “Once a child is born they drink more, eat more, and breathe faster than adults by weight, which results in them experiencing heavier exposure to certain toxins. Babies cannot store toxins in their fat cells or excrete them as adults can, and the blood-brain barrier is not fully developed until they are six months of age. As such, infants are much more vulnerable to the ill effects of toxins because their defense systems are not fully developed. The exposure to too many toxins can mean that newborns suffer from developmental delays in virtually all areas of their total growth, as well as hormonal issues.”
Dr. Martin and his team encourage individuals to learn more about toxicity and how they can address the specific and non-specific illnesses that such exposure can cause. Screenings for toxic exposure, Dr. Martin asserts, are a great way for individuals to determine if they have come into contact with dangerous substances that could be causing medical concerns.
Nutrition Wellness Center Sarasota is a healthcare center that offers several services to its clients, including weight loss and detoxification solutions. Through the leadership of Dr. James Martin, Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota individualizes the procedures it offers to clients who reside across the United States. The goal of Nutrition Wellness Center of Sarasota is to provide tailored, effective weight loss and detoxification solutions that address the root causes of issues that clients face, such as toxicity.