Allergies, Asthma, ADD/ADHD & Autism: What can I do naturally to help my child? By Kathy Pearson
We love feedback from our articles at CLV and have recently been contacted by Kathy Pearson (Detroit, USA) CEO of an International Company who has submitted the article (below) for us, after reading 'Why are we a nation of Telletubbies' in our last issue. Kathy has a child with medical problems and couldn't get the advice she needed, so took it upon herself to do her own research.
Allergies and childhood problems are becoming a massive problem not only in America but here in the UK too, possibly down to toxin overload, vaccines and environmental pesticides says Kathy. A lot of people have been shouting about this but nobody has been putting it into print. Possibly due to big corporations having plenty to lose, much is at stake. This is a serious worldwide problem and this lady is addressing it.
When a parent hears the words “Your Child Has Allergies, Asthma, ADD/ADHD or Autism,” the first thing they wonder is, “What can I do to help my child?” There are natural alternatives. After hundreds of hours of research and while working with some of the top specialists in The United States of America, these are the steps I took to help my child.
1. Seek out specialists and run specialty tests. Work with doctors and medical experts who specialize in their field to oversee your child’s medical treatment. Look for doctors who specialize in biomedical treatments and supplementing nutrients versus a doctor who only prescribes psychiatric medications for the symptoms. Look for deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids.
2.Identify allergies. Treat with natural allergy treatments (NAET). Natural allergists can identify allergies and sensitivities in food and your environment without using any needles. Completely eliminate or treat anything that shows up as an allergen or sensitivity.
3.Decrease intake of toxins. (Food, skin, hair, clothes, air) Eat clean. Beware of what you put on skin and hair because these too can be absorbed through the skin. Read all labels and look for natural ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t consume it. Be sure the air in your home is clean. Avoid perfumes in laundry and cleaning detergents. Use natural remedies for colds, flu and minor pain.
4.Change diet. GF, DF, CF, SF, Sugar free. Free from artificial ingredients and food additives. Avoid processed foods, GMOs and food treated with pesticides. Eliminate gluten, dairy, corn, soy and sugar from your diet. Eat only whole organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs and grass fed meat. Try switching to a non dairy milk such as almond or rice milk. Avoid meat cured with nitrates and nitrites. Take probiotics daily.
5.Feed a healthy brain with whole organic foods, good fats, raw salt, etc. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Get your foods from the produce, fresh meat and dairy sections. Avoid the processed food aisles. Be sure to eat plenty of whole organic foods that include plenty of vegetables and good fats such as fat from organic meat or eggs, organic coconut or olive oil as an example. The brain needs good fats to function properly. Avoid bad fats such as polyunsaturated fats. Use raw salt in your diet, such as Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt. These have not been stripped of essential nutrients. Stay hydrated with filtered water.
6.Supplement with natural supplements found to be missing from testing. Check with your doctor to see if the lab tests show that your child is missing or is low on any vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormone levels, etc. Be sure to check Vitamin D levels too. Consider an Epsom salt bath before bed. Magnesium is naturally detoxifying and calming.
7.Do intensive early intervention: Speech, OT, PT, Play Project, social stories and social groups. Do as much early intervention in speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy as is necessary and you can afford. This can only help if there any deficits or delays in speech, muscle coordination or motor planning, as well as any social delays. The PLAY Project, founded by Richard Solomon, M.D. from Ann Arbor, Michigan, based on Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime Approach, is an excellent program to engage children and teach social emotional skills.
Healing is a process, and each child is different with different needs. There is no question that our family has seen significant improvements in all areas of our child’s life by following these steps. We have seen a complete elimination of ear infections, decreased negative behaviors, increased focus, stronger muscle tone, strong healthy digestive and immune systems and significant improvement in communication skills.