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Children's health

Updated: Oct 11, 2022


Every parent wants their child to be healthy and prosperous. Not only do we want our children to be healthy while they are under our roof, but we also want to give them the best possible health from an early age so that as adults they can prevent or minimize chronic illness.


Immune Systems and Deficiencies

When we think about children's health, we need to consider two things. First, it is important to strengthen your child's immune system so that it is ready to respond appropriately when your child is exposed to an insect or toxin. Second, start working on getting rid of deficiencies in your child's diet. The health problems we have as adults stem partly from deficiencies we experienced in childhood, so it's important to work on these immediately to prevent any chronic illnesses that may arise in the future.


Common Child Health Problems

Why is it important to work on building the immune system and getting rid of deficiencies? There are so many common health problems that children experience that make life more difficult for the child and the parents. Not only is it scary for families to go through illness, but it's also not fun to be at the doctor every week because of symptoms and illnesses that can be avoided. Many children suffer from ear infections, which are caused by both the streptococcal bacteria and certain viruses. Kids get colds, flu, and fever year round, and they can get bronchitis, pneumonia, or sinusitis. It is also common for children to develop mysteriously swollen glands and fever, which are very early signs of the Epstein Barr virus (EBV creates glandular fever among others).


Another common condition is tonsil problems. Medical research is still not aware of the true cause of condition. Medical science and research are not aware that the true cause is some form of EBV when it is in the tonsils along with the cofactor of EBV - the bacteria streptococci - and this can be cured by working to lower it. of your viral and bacterial load. For more information about curing this, please contact me.


Other common health problems in children include problems arising from liver stagnation, such as eczema, psoriasis, constipation, food allergies, and trouble sleeping. It is possible to have a stagnant liver as a child, because our parents can pass on toxins, viruses, bacteria, radiation and more at conception and during pregnancy (and at any time in our childhood or adulthood) and therefore the liver of taxing a child before birth. These conditions caused by a sluggish liver are often labeled as autoimmune diseases, when in fact they can be cured by proper nutrition that builds the child's immune system.


While many of these health problems are labeled as autoimmune diseases, this is simply not the case. Your child's body does not attack itself. Our bodies love us unconditionally and always work for us, not against us. You can rest assured that your body, and your child's body, will always support you. It is also vital that you know that these symptoms and conditions are not genetic. You and your child do not have defective genes. This is another false theory that makes people feel let down by their own bodies. It is absolutely critical to know the truth about these two misleading theories, which you can read more about in the book Thyroid Healing. You and your loved ones need to know the truth for the sake of your health.


Fundamental immune system support


Supplements

Remember that not all supplements are the same quality. It is crucial to buy vitamins that are really pure and of high quality so that you can be sure that they will actually support your child's immune system.


Liquid Zinc Sulfate is a supplement I recommend for people of all ages. Make sure your child gets a few drops of zinc all year round for immune system protection and support. As a society, we have a devastating zinc deficiency. It is one of the most important supplements to focus on because without zinc, our health can collapse. At the heart of so many health problems that children experience is a zinc deficiency that starts early. Probiotics can also be included in your children's routine. Probiotics are safe, gentle and helpful for children.


Elderberry syrup is an incredible supplement that will last you all winter months and even through out the whole summer. Instead of cod liver oil, an old ingredient that isn't really helpful for immune system support, try a plant-based algae oil. Spirulina and barley grass juice powder is helpful for removing heavy metals in our children's systems. In the book Medical Medium you can read that we come into this world with toxic heavy metals that have been passed on to us from many generations before and with each generation they become stronger and more dangerous. Medical science and research are unaware that heavy metals cause or contribute to conditions such as autism, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, eczema, psoriasis, learning disabilities, and more, so it's crucial importance to know how to delete safely. If you're breastfeeding and are concerned about taking steps to eliminate heavy metals, don't worry, the metals won't make it into your breast milk if it's the specific combination of the five foods I recommend . It is still safe to take some spirulina and barley grass juice powder while breastfeeding along with the other wild blueberries, cilantro and or parsley and a certain type of seaweed can remove those heavy metals. These two supplements balance the immune system and are helpful in many other ways.


Food allergy

You can also strengthen your child's immune system by eliminating certain foods from his or her diet. When you hear complaints of abdominal pain or digestive problems, consider eliminating gluten and dairy. I am aware that we have been told throughout our lives that cow's milk is essential to our children's health and that dairy builds strong bones. However, this is incorrect. Kids don't need dairy to have strong bones. In fact, it is the calcium and silicon in plant foods that strengthen bones. If you're concerned about cutting out dairy, know that we've been misinformed about this aspect of health. Also consider cutting out eggs, corn, and soy. These are common allergens that don't support children's immune systems. You can also read more about this in the book Thyroid Healing.


Remember you have options when it comes to eliminating foods. If it feels overwhelming to eliminate all of these foods from your family's diet, consider cutting out one or two at a time and see how it affects your child's health and immunity.


Another note: If you are not breastfeeding and still want to give your child milk, you can make your own supplemental milk at home which is very healthy and packed with vitamins and minerals that your child needs. Mix avocado, ripe banana and water or coconut water to make a delicious drink to replace or complement breast milk.


What to do with a fever

If your child catches a cold or flu, hydration is critical. As soon as you feel your child developing a fever, immediately stop eating solid foods and increase the liquid. Give your sick child plenty of lemon water, vegetable stock, fresh cucumber juice, coconut water or even a homemade fruit juice such as 100% apple juice and you can dilute it with a little bit of water or coconut water. Feeding your child when the fever has started will only increase the temperature and make it harder to fight. It is crucial to stave off the fever with quality hydration.


The medicinal kit

In addition to the regular supplements I've recommended above, it's helpful to have some herbs and supplements on hand to prepare for times of crisis. When you or your child feel something coming on, make sure you have at least elderberry syrup in the cupboard. There's nothing worse than having your child get sick late on a Friday or weekend night and wish you had some elderberry syrup on hand!


Another important herb to have on hand is Mullein flower Ear oil, which can be very effective for ear infections. You can put a few drops of this in your child's ear to prevent ear infections and to help the infection if it has already started. The dosages of supplements can vary per person, ask me for advice on how best to use these supplements for your family.


Useful Foods for Deficiencies

When considering deficiencies in your children, it is very helpful to correct them early so that your children are ready for a better life for years to come. Decades into the future, deficiencies will crop up if not addressed at an early age, even if your child's health seems good and stable during his younger years. The following are some foods that are very helpful to include in the diet of your child. If your kids are a little older, don't worry, you can now easily take these steps to support them. I understand that children are their own individuals with their own unique opinions and preferences; so if your child is simply not eating certain foods at this age, that may change in the future. For example, if your child doesn't eat avocado, try offering them another one of the foods from the list below. Keeping your home stocked with delicious fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables can help see your child making his own decisions and reaching for the healthy foods he's interested in. Just keep your counters stocked with their favorites from this list, and maybe their taste buds will start expanding soon.


Bananas are one of the top products for kids. They are packed with amino acids, proteins and even healthy fats. Bananas are filled with potassium, which is critical for brain health and brain development. These are a must to include in your child's diet. And don't be afraid of the sugar in fruit. Feel free to encourage your kids to eat as many bananas as they want as this amazing fruit is so essential to their health. If you are afraid of fruit, read my blog about fear of fruit https://www.innerfresh.nl/post/de-angst-voor-fruit


Berries are another staple food to give to children. They are absolutely packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants and anthocyanins. Try including wild blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and other types of berries that your kids love.


Apples and pears are even more fruits that are important to include in your child's diet. And don't forget to have sweet potatoes and winter squash on hand to bring into your meals. Also try to include turnips, different varieties of potatoes, coconut and avocado. These are all great foods to help your kids avoid deficiencies.


Celery and cucumber are also important to include because they contain mineral salts, which build up electrolytes. When electrolytes are strong, it boosts the neurotransmitters in the brain. This is important to consider when it comes to the problem so many kids have in staying focused.


Another great food to give to kids are homemade popsicles. Take some lemon balm tea, mix it with raw honey and freeze it in popsicle molds. You can also make popsicles from mixed fruits such as cantaloupe and watermelon popsicles. This is a great way to get your kids to eat more of the antioxidant and vitamin-rich foods to avoid deficiencies.


Try making sweet potato soup for your little ones. Simply boil sweet potatoes and mix them with hot water, nutmeg and cinnamon. This makes for a nutrition-filled, warming soup that is satisfying for anyone who loves sweets.


You can even make gluten-free waffles and pancakes with millet and oat flour. And you can make banana ice cream by freezing ripe bananas and then blending them in a blender or food processor. This is a delicious snack or breakfast and a great alternative to dairy-based ice cream, filled with toxic sugars and heavy metals.


You may be wondering if you should stay away from bottled juices. Bottled juices are great if you can find them organic with no natural flavors or additives. They are available at most grocery stores today and they provide a convenient source of anthocyanins, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Fresh juice is always best, but bottled juices are also helpful.


Moving forward

There is so much to say when it comes to children's health. This article simply describes some helpful steps you can take to build your kids' immune system and eliminate deficiencies. Don't forget to do it step by step. This information may seem overwhelming and a lot to take in at once. There is so much misinformation out there and I want to make sure your child has the best possible chance at a healthy life by sharing these truths with you.


Regards Aschwin


Orthomolecular therapist

Lyme recovery therapist


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