The New Normal in America - Moms Across America

The New "Normal" of America

New-Normal.jpgHealth in American has been on a rapid decline over the last 2 decades. Unfortunately, many people are resigning themselves to this reality -this being the new "Normal". 

This is anything but Normal. 

One can go to any of the major health organizations, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetic Association and you will see that while they mention some of the obvious causes of these chronic diseases, such as inactivity in children and poor diet, they never mention what we believe to be key factors.

Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States

As children growing up in the 60's and 70's, hearing about someone with cancer was a very scarce thing, let alone hearing of a child getting cancer.  Now there are entire hospitals dedicated to children with cancer. 

The CDC lists cancer as one of the leading causes of death in children 5-14 years old.  THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!

 

Obesity

Kidshealth.org states that 1 in 3 children in the United States is considered overweight or obese.The American Heart Association concurs with these numbers.They both state the cause as being inactivity in children as well as too much junk/fast food.  While these are certainly contributing to the rapid increase of obesity in our population as a whole, we think they are missing the mark in many key areas. 

 

References:

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/child-health.htm
  2. http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/overweight-obesity.html
  3. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/ChildhoodObesity/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp#.WAl0utxq7YE
  4. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/asthma.htm
  5. http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-facts.aspx
  6. http://www.asthmamd.org/asthma-statistics/
  7. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html
  8. http://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/facts-statistics-infographic#2
  9. https://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats
  10. http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/05/more-than-32-million-american-kids-chronically-sick-its-time-to-demand-answers.html
  11. https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/new-government-survey-pegs-autism-prevalence-1-45
  12. http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/brain-nervous-system-mental-conditions/epilepsy/

   

The following is a document you can hand out to your Dept of Health, regional EPA, school principals, Board of Ed or doctors. We hope that together, we can shift this health crisis to an opportunity for community empowerment, health and justice.

Click and download the "Childhood Crisis in America" FinalChildhoodHealthCrisisinAmericaOct2016-page-001.jpg

 

FinalChildhoodHealthCrisisinAmericaOct2016-page-002.jpg

 

FinalChildhoodHealthCrisisinAmericaOct2016-page-003.jpg

 

Thank you for creating healthy healthy communities with us!

Big Hugs,

Anne, Zen and MAA Team

 

 

 


Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Laurent Fawer
    commented 2017-07-02 16:29:12 -0700
    Very interesting! by the way I guess a full Obamacare, even a bit broader than what was planed by Obama would add a HUGE positive actor to the equation! I mean a huge Obamacare got a huge financial interest to improve the health of all the people it cares for, therefore a huge financial interest to struggle for a healthiest world and against disturbing chemicals! Therefore LOGICALLY most people should call for a greater health system ?

Get In Touch