Have you ever wondered why some children see doctors more frequently, are on antibiotics many times in a years time and yet never seem well?
It is because antibiotics strip the body of a very necessary array of intestinal flora. This internal flora helps the body digest, stay balanced, keep candida yeast in check, and in general stay alive. So what will be the outcome for children targeted over and over again for antibiotics, steroids or other medications that will ruin intestinal function?
Overmedicated children see the world through dull eyes. They may not be able to tell a parent that they are not feeling well. Medications only work with symptoms of illness, so the root cause is still there. The brief interlude between rounds of drugs may be fraught with indigestion, lack of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, dark eyes, and still the sniffles. Why? It is because the foods they eat are not being digested properly and a child could literally be starving.
Colds and Flu are a message to take a break, even for children. And quite frankly, children today have a lot of pressure. Medications only suppress symptoms, they do not cure. Medication does not get to the root of illness; it simply puts a band aid on an ever deepening wound. On occasion, medicines are needed but not for every cough and sniffle. Break out the homeopathic remedies, vitamin C, fresh fruit juices and herbal teas. Unless you have a very ill child, a cold or flu will not kill that child. Have faith in the healing intelligence of the body.
It is hard to understand the real reason some parents do not trust the innate healing intelligence of the human body. It is enough said that many people are uneducated in this regard. And truly, no one wants to see their child sick. I have raised three children and it is a tough call between letting a fever break and calling the doctor; however, a fever is how the body burns out infection. That part of the body’s Internal and Higher Intelligence.
Parents should be vigilant when a child is ill with severe fever to see how high the temperature actually is. Cool compresses and cool baths are better than continual aspirins which dull the fever’s ability to burn the infection.
Rest is imperative, and if I can go on record, even from computers and televisions at close range. Those transmissions at close range are detrimental to the immune system. Fresh, hand squeezed, or organic bottled juices are the best thing for sick children. Vitamin C, maybe Ginger, Chamomile or Dandelion & Echinacea tea with stevia or honey will soothe and assist the body to do its job. Sometimes recurring symptoms are a cry for love and attention so give it when a child is sick and again when they are well.
Fresh herbal oils and castor oil packs are soothing remedies for sick bodies. In case you feel the trip to the doctor’s office is imperative and in case of a fever, try to get the fever down before you sit in a waiting room, quite possibly for a couple of hours. Your tub with cool water is only steps away. Having covered some warm and cozy alternatives to the habitual running to a doctors office, let us go back to reminders why we want to have the courage to teach children how great their body is designed.
Being balanced in regards to health will support health in your child. To know they get well naturally from very normal cleansing illnesses, colds and flu, will make them strong and confident. They will realize how to access their inner strength. Fortify your home today, before illness appears. Make it an arsenal, so to speak, of healthy feel good remedies that strengthen the body’s immune defenses: Echinacea, goldenseal, dandelion, vitamin C (always), herbal teas for children, tuck away organic bottled juice (if you don’t juice yourself) and make homemade soups. Support children to be healthy strong adults.
Every child is different. Some have more energy, others inquisitive, creative, inventive, and then some may be ill. Building the system with fresh fruits and vegetables, getting the mineral and enzyme count up will help immeasurably. Remember that medication destroys the integrity of the intestinal tract to absorb nutrients and after continued use the child is more depleted and now has candida yeast overgrowth and compromised gut or leaky bowel syndrome. So, if they must be on medication to live, continue your quest for their recovery naturally also.
As every child is unique, every instance is different. If you have a child that needs medications to stay alive then make sure they get probiotics, vitamins and minerals. So often it is the letting go of harmful habits which make the biggest difference. Help your child stay addiction free from: sugars, soda, and simple carbohydrates with no nutritional value, like chips, fries, etc. Remember that everything in nature is colorful, not white. Anything white is dead. So throw out all your white sugars, flours, breads. You’ll feel great about it! And, you’ll raise a family of champions.
Being balanced is the key. I am a Nutritionist and Naturopath but I have taken my children and myself to the doctor, only when necessary and not that often. Doctors and hospitals save lives and are necessary in extreme cases, not for colds.