My in-box is continuously flooded with parents seeking
alternative solutions for "modern medicine" that is not working for
their ailing child. I do firmly believe there is a time and place
for modern medicine. I am grateful if I break a bone, doctors can
fix it. I am grateful if I need surgery, doctors are there. And I
was extremely grateful that doctors saved my life and my son's life
my uterus ruptured during birth.
What has me fired up, though, is the overuse of antibiotics that
is going to be the demise of our population. Yes, nasty little
superbugs are taking over our health because doctors have
overprescribed antibiotics for every little cough and sniffle. My
children have not been on antibiotics EVER (except during my son's
birth, which I firmly believe is why he has so many gut issues
When my daughter was 18 months old, we took her to the ER with
stomach flu. She hadn't had a wet diaper in 24 hours and it scared
me. I was giving her coconut water to keep up her electrolytes; it
was the only thing she could keep in her stomach. They looked at me
like I had three heads. They gave her Pedialyte. She threw it
right back up. (This prompted me to make my own Homemade
Pedialyte Recipe). After the ER, I went straight to my
chiropractor who gave her some adjustments and suggested some
sesame oil around her sinus cavity. That, plus a detox bath recipe
a friend gave me, and she was eating and drinking within 12 hours.
All I got out of the ER trip was overpriced Pedialyte and an
So when my kids get sick, we go straight to my chiropractor. I'd
much rather fork out money to see her than another uneventful trip
to the ER. She is mom of two who will do anything to keep her
patients healthy naturally.
When my son was 9 months old he had an odd fever for a few days
and I took him to the doctor. It was an ear infection. After the
diagnosis, I called my chiropractor who gave him an adjustment to
release the pressure so the fluids could move through and a
homeopathic solution from Whole Foods did the trick. It worked
again when he had another ear infection three months later.
When I see articles like this come up on my newsfeed, "
Superbugs could erase a century of medical advances, experts
warn" you better believe it pisses me off that we have become a
nation of drug happy Americans. "A pill for your ill" is what one
doctor is saying.
But why has it come to this? We are just beginning to see the
dangers of these superbugs. Only we can change these outcomes. The
problem is our generation only knows about antibiotics and we fear
using alternative medicines because it is not taught anymore.
But you know what chronic use of antibiotics causes us? A
lifetime of digestive issues that lead to chronic constipation
(which is a growing epidemic with kids, in my opinion), food
allergies or food sensitivities, behavior issues and more ear
infections, sinus infections, skin rashes (eczema and psoriasis),
autoimmune diseases, anxiety, depression and being more prone to
colds and flus.
Here are some facts to think about:
If you are a little unsure on where you can begin switching out
a few things in your medicine cabinet, hop on over to my Facebook page
for tips and tricks. Meanwhile, this article on
Use This and Not That in Your Medicine Cabinet is a good start
to green up your medicines.
Jasmine blogs to inspire you to make positive, healthy changes.
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