Confessions of a Naturopath
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I had intentions of writing on a different topic for this blog post, but first, I feel I need to address the topic of our children’s health. This is serious. So please listen.

 

In late 2014 senior MIT researcher warned us that by 2025, half of our children were going to be Autistic. I’m not sure if this will come to fruition, but even if 25% of our children become autistic by 2025, then this is a serious event. In homes of autistic children, one parent doesn’t work as they stay home to take care of their child. What happens when these children are adults and the parents are no longer there to take care of them? The state will have to take care of them. This epidemic spans emotional, physical, and financial arenas.

 

children jumping image for blogThe MIT researcher is identifying glyphosate, or Round Up, as the main culprit. This is a chemical pesticide that is sprayed on the majority of non-organic wheat products shortly before it’s harvested. It helps to prevent mold growth on the dried grains. I believe this is contributing to our widespread ‘gluten allergy’ significantly, as well as other contributing factors that I will not delve into right now. But, I don’t believe that glyphosate’s are the only reason why children are presenting with higher rates of Autism than ever before.

 

The current rate of Autism, per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), is 1 in 68 children in the United States. This is the most recent data from the CDC and is from 4 years ago. In 2000, the rates were 1 in 150 children. There is also new data drawn from a government survey of parents in 2014 that claim the rate increased to 1 in 45 children, however, this didn't seem to make it to the CDC website.

 

I and others believe that Autism is largely an environmental disease, or disease of toxicity. Conventional medicine blames 1) genetics, 2) they don’t know why. Let’s talk about genes….the study of epigenetics shows that 90% of what encourages a gene to turn off, and therefore, not express the disease, is good health. This includes eating a healthy diet, eradicating chronic infections, and decreasing toxins from your home, diet, and body. Let me say this again in another way, YOU have the ability to prevent genetic diseases (such as Asperger’s/Autism) by being healthy.

 

Let’s look at what goes into vaccinating a 2 month old, 10-pound child, who is on the current recommended vaccination schedule. They will get vaccinated for Hepatitis B (Hep B), Rotavirus (RV), Haemophilus Influenza B (Hib), Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP), Pneumococcal (PCV), and Polio (IPV). If we use the DTP/Hep B/IPV combo shot your child will get 850 mcg of Aluminum. Then add Hib for another 225 mcg, and PCV for another 125 mcg. This totals 1200 mcg of Aluminum injected into your child at their doctor’s appointment that day. The recommended daily maximum for aluminum, is based on weight and age. For your 2 month old, 15 pound child, they should not exceed 680 mcg (based on the FDA and USDA). They have just received two times the allowable dose in a single day.

 

I do NOT believe this is promoting health. We are asking for trouble by doing this. Now repeat this level of aluminum exposure at 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 15 months, 18 months, and then add in MMR, chickenpox, Hepatitis A and the flu shot…… you get the point? Not only should we be considering the effects of glyphosate, but we MUST look at what we are routinely injecting into our children at higher and higher rates. Vaccinations are not the benign, life-saving, protectors that we are led to believe. I have seen too many children who were normal, healthy, well-functioning children who started having problems either hours or days after being vaccinated. I have talked with doctors who have treated children for the last 50 years who have seen increasing rates of sicker and sicker children.

 

I cannot stand by and let this happen to our children. I plead with you to take this seriously. Ask questions, research, and protect and advocate for your child.

 

Take action now, by….

 

  1. Understanding that a fever is a GOOD thing. Please do not suppress your child’s temperature at the first sign of a fever. A 102-103 degree fever is awesome! This is how your body kills off bugs. If you take away the fever, the immune system has less of a defense against it. There are ways to encourage fevers and to optimize them. Ask me, I have lots of ideas.

 

  1. Feed your children real food. Processed foods are really easy, especially when you are an exhausted mom. But it’s more exhausting to deal with a constantly sick kiddo. Feed your child a whole foods diet. They WILL eat vegetables, but they are also like parrots. If you suggest that vegetables don’t taste good, they will believe it. The whole family needs to eat whole foods, veggies, whole grains, and good quality proteins and fats.

 

  1. Sugar depresses your immune system by 50% for 5 hours. If you are eating sugar multiple times through out the day then your immune system is always running around half functioning. This does not include fruit sugars. Think cane sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup = leave it at the store.

 

  1. Understand what is being injected into your child when they are being vaccinated, and understand that you have a choice as to whether you allow it or not. I believe that the current vaccine schedule is absolutely putting too much aluminum into your child, among other things like formaldehyde. This is unacceptable. I am not suggesting that all children NEED to be unvaccinated, but we do need to treat each child individually and assess their risk of damage by vaccination based on MTHFR genetic detox markers, family history of Auto-Immune disease, nutrition status, lifestyle factors, etc. And there are options…. An alternative vaccine schedule to meet the needs of YOUR child, homeoprophylaxis (ask me about this), detoxing before and after vaccines to help the body move the aluminum through instead of it storing in the brain and other organs, encourage health by eating real food, and supplementing nutrients/herbs/homeopathics in the winter months to keep the immune system strong and able to keep infections at bay.

 

  1. See your Naturopathic Doctor for a full health assessment to determine ways to increase your child’s overall health. This will decrease their incidence of both sickness and negative reactions to vaccinations.

 

  1. If your child has been ‘damaged’ by a vaccine, detox them (with the help of someone who is adequately trained, as in CEASE therapy - http://www.cease-therapy.com ) as soon as possible to prevent long-term damage and developmental deficits. Vaccine damage can present in many ways, including Asperger’s, Autism, seizures, food allergies, eczema, chronic colds, gastro-intestinal pain, ADD/ADHD, behavioral issues, mental delays, physical delays, Auto-immune disease, and on, and on.

 

You have a choice, and you have the power to educate yourself and protect your child. I am happy to share my knowledge in order to empower you and assist you and your family in being as healthy and happy as possible.

 

"To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson