Today's world has been so adulterated that we have to call certain foods 'organic foods' unlike our grandfathers who used to call all foods as merely 'food'. The increasing levels of chemicals, pesticides, toxins and other harmful substances in both our food and water supplies have a drastic effect on the children who consume it. One needs to consider the fact that children ingest higher concentration of pesticides as a result of having smaller body weights and therefore consume more calories per unit of body weight when compared to adults and despite this obvious risk in children the toxicity levels of food have only been calculated for adults in our humble Nation. The health risks of consuming such products range from suppression of immunity, reproductive problems to cognitive disorders, neurological problems and even cancer.
Most of the Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala revolve around educating the short and long term effects of these fundamental issues. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, the Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.