Granny Rant: We have crippled our children with legal drugs, making them chronically ill by attempting to avoid acute illness that is normal, natural, and even beneficial. Older teachers who have been in the classroom for several decades see the increasing numbers of children with diabetes, obesity, asthma, and autism. Younger teachers say it is just that more sick children are mainstreamed; that is just not so.
Kids are druggies these
days. We are not talking cocaine, but 'respectable'
Check out a
typical packet: Prilosec, Glucophage, Glucotrol, and Zocor. A kid with
indigestion? diabetes? high cholesterol? You would think this packet is
for a senior citizen! A friend said that her 15 year old went on a
school band field trip, and there "was a meeting regarding the
medications that kids had to bring." Consider, too, that teachers are
part of the 9 of 10 who are on scripted drugs. Do you, like me, give a
silent, knowing "humff" when you see the proclamations on the school
fences, "Drug Free Zone"?
Over-the-counter remedies are
drugs, too, and are not counted in the official stats. Moms think they
are doing Baby a favor by knocking out that fever. Not so. It is
entirely possible that the OTC remedy for pain and fever will lead to a
script for Prilosec, as non-steroidal inflammatory drugs increase
indigestion. If Tylenol is used, the liver is depleted of glutathione
and detox enzymes, so that subsequent exposure to things like adjuvants
in vaccines, environmental assaults (new carpet, paint, perfume), or
endogenous toxins in foods (nitrates in hot dogs, FD&C colors,
preservatives) cannot be neutralized. Allergies appear, indigestion
happens, behavior problems start, learning screeches to a halt. The
parent then runs to Dr. WhiteCoat for a Magic Pill because the child
must get back to daycare and the parent back to work. There's just no
time to let the child convalesce on the couch with Bugs Bunny and
homemade chicken noodle soup.
The inconveniences of acute
disease are giving your child chronic HEALTH. Let's look at measles.
This is a very mild virus that causes an itchy skin rash. Kids get over
it quickly and without trauma, and they are all the better for it. Kids
who have had measles have less allergies, including dust mite allergies.
After measles, psoriasis has been cured. Seizure disorders have
disappeared in two weeks after a bout of measles. (2)
is not a dog, but.....Dr. Will Falconer, an Austin vet who practices
homeopathy, wrote recently about puppies who were allowed to have short
(5 minutes) exposures to areas where distemper had been found in wild
animals. Did they get sick? No! They were tested later and found to have
antibodies to distemper, meaning that no vaccine was necessary because
they had life-long immunity. Exposure alone, and not a full blown
episodic event of disease, was sufficient to cause this immunity. (3)
Say no to drugs, all of them. Let your child's fever run its course.
Let him play in the dirt or on the floor. Let him get chickenpox and
measles. Let the puppy kiss him. Let him be a kid and explore his world.
Let him live.
(1) Cause of death by prescription drugs, 45%; cause of death by street drugs, 39% http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/prescription/prescription-drugs-what-you-don-t-know.html
(2) Childhood diseases are good for your child: http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/Childhood-Diseases-Can-Be-Good-For-Your-Child-
(3) Dr. Falconer http://vitalanimal.com/prevent-parvo-distemper/#comment-3143