Setting up the Immune System

Perinatal Influences
  • Annemarie Colbin


The major factors influencing the development of the immune system in the perinatal period include: the parents’ health; the health, diet, drug and alcohol use of the mother during pregnancy; the type of infant feeding at breast or bottle; the child’s diet; and the use of antibiotics and vaccines. This paper presents a brief overview of the role of each of these influences, with some suggestions for maximizing immune system health.


Optic Neuritis Infant Feeding Pernicious Anemia Intestinal Flora Erythema Multiforme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annemarie Colbin
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  1. 1.The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and HealthUSA

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