The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

Living with Primary Immunodeficiency

September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ever since my second child was born in 2013, I haven't been the same. My pregnancy, delivery, and recovery seemed uneventful enough (apart from a short bout of postpartum anxiety), so I had no reason to believe I would have lasting complications. But there have always been these nagging symptoms, and after four years I was determined to get to the bottom of it. Every 4-8 weeks I develop what I have simply named "the virus" which begins as a sore throat and presents itself as at least 48 hours of extreme exhaustion. I spend about two days sleeping and barely able to lift my head. Unable to diagnose this, I have simply accepted it as how my body reacts when presented with any kind of contagion. I rarely have the normal symptoms of a common cold - I just...

"Parents may be the guiltiest demographic, but [Wolf's] advice pertains to all those suffering a crisis of environmental conscience."

– The Huffington Post

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