Childhood Illness: A Growing Concern
Anyone who's been following health news for the past few years knows that certain childhood conditions have become so widespread that can rightfully be called epidemics. Statistics point to a dire situation:
More than 13% of children are obese, increasing their risk of type II diabetes. It's no longer an adult-onset disease
Childhood asthma has increased more than 40% since 1980. Over 5 million American children currently suffer from it
ADHD affects 5-10% of children, more than 3.5 million. Meanwhile, drugs used to treat ADHD are increasingly linked to suicidal behavior
There has been a 435% increase from the years 1992-1993 to 1999-2000 in numbers of children aged 6-21 who have autism
Many children suffer from recurrent infections that need constant antibiotic treatment
The list goes on and on. Without being too alarmist, it's clear that our kids are in trouble and need new innovative ways to treat their problems.
Dr. Koles specializes in helping children suffering from the following conditions:
One of Dr. Koles' main reasons for creating the Optimal Health Center is so she can work with kids in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Dr. Koles has extensive experience working with children and their parents, and excellent success in treating most childhood diseases naturally and holistically - without the use of toxic drugs ridden with side effects.
Many of the problems kids face today can be remedied with proper nutrition, individualized supplementation, allergy testing and gentle detoxification/chelation.
Because children often respond to medications differently than adults and because drugs can be particularly toxic to a small child, Dr. Koles prefers to first try natural ways to improve the health and wellness of your child. Please click on one of the above links to read about treatments for various childhood conditions used at the Optimal Health Center. You can also call our office to make an appointment with Dr. Koles.
Statistics were gathered from the following: Holistic Pediatric Association, CDC, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education Statistics on Autism