(Natural News) If there’s one thing the U.S. mass media has taught a hundred million parents to do when their kids start getting sick is to panic and make dumb choices that usually end up becoming very expensive ones, and that’s the point. It may as well be called symptom cover-up syndrome, because it’s really a disorder in and of itself. Ask yourself this: Would you cut the wire to the “check engine” or “low oil” light on your automobile dashboard and think you solved the issue? By suppressing symptoms of oncoming health issues (such as a headache, fever, muscle aches, sore throat, rashes, stuffy nose or hacking cough) parents are simply throwing the proverbial “rug” over the mounting dust, adding to the health chaos that simply builds into something worse later on.
Mistake #1. Give your child aspirin or ibuprofen
Most headaches are a sign of dehydration. American junk food is loaded with concentrated salts, like monosodium glutamate (MSG) and nitrates (think of bacon, deli meats and hot dogs) that lead directly to migraine headaches. Plus, most kids drink fluoridated water (from water fountains) that contains chlorine chemicals and fluoride, leading to further dehydration (oh the irony). Aspirin just masks the real problem. Upon first complaints of a headache, have the child drink 10 – 20 ounces of spring water and wait about ten minutes.
Plus, ibuprofen, often used for muscle aches, can do long term damage to the kidneys. It’s important to realize that inflammation is actually your body’s attempt to remove harmful stimuli while beginning to heal itself by increasing blood flow to injured areas in order to deliver desperately needed nutrients.
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Mistake #2. Head directly to the pediatrician for a prescription
Chances are, your child’s body is acidic rather than alkaline, from consuming food toxins like processed school food, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), MSG, artificial sweeteners, soda, glyphosate-ridden gluten, bleached (white) foods, tap water, and the list goes on. Headaches, excess mucus production, trouble breathing normally, sinus issues, chest congestion, skin rashes, eczema, and psoriasis – these are all typically caused and exacerbated by processed foods, genetically modified organisms (including pesticides), artificial ingredients, and synthetic industrial-based food dyes.
If you take your kid to the medical doctor for chemical, lab-made prescription medications, you are adding to the acidity of the child’s blood. Do the math, because again, you’re simply cutting the wire to the warning light that’s signaling deeper rooted problems.
Mistake #3. Rush them to the emergency room
Emergency room doctors are basically good for helping with two major problems (from trauma, not illness): deep cuts and broken bones. Most sicknesses the human immune system can overcome on its own; however, Big Pharma and the CDC have at least one hundred million adults in America brainwashed to believe that the human immune system is innately weak and can be easily overrun and incapacitated by germs, including infectious diseases, bacteria, and viruses. They’d have us all believe we need 50 vaccines by age seven just to survive, and that’s just a hugely perpetuated, propaganda-based lie.
Do yourself a favor and put some important phone numbers in your smart device – a few naturopathic physicians in your area. They will help you figure out what toxic foods, drinks and candy your child has consumed that are leading to those not-so-drastic “emergencies.” This type of doctor combines the wisdom of nature with modern science, focusing on holistic treatments that minimize the risk of harm while restoring optimal health.
Mistake #4. Have them chug some cough syrup
Most cough syrups are loaded with pesticide-and-sugar-laden HFCS, synthetic food coloring and artificial sweeteners. Plus, you’re teaching your children to embrace symptom cover-up syndrome. Big pharma bankrolls OTC medications, knowing a few days later you’ll be sitting in a germ-laden doctor’s office waiting for more chemicals to quell the symptoms of the toxic food and toxic medicine ills. Don’t throw gasoline on a brush fire, just remove the “fuel” and it will burn itself right out. Check out this cool cayenne supplement for a natural remedy for a hacking, congested cough.
Mistake #5. Getting your children injected with the flu shot
The CDC lied when they told America that mercury has been removed from all childhood vaccines, because the influenza vaccine (“flu shot”) contains thousands of times more mercury (listed as thimerosal) than a year’s worth of fish consumption. Flu shots are just a “shot in the dark” and contain known neurotoxins that add to health chaos.
Mistake #6. Buy some over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines
Antihistamines shrink your mucus membranes so you can breathe easier for a few hours. Meanwhile, these same cheap drugs suppress the production of mucus, which is the body’s key method of flushing out the toxins that are causing the health issue in the first place. That’s like firing the custodians when there’s a dust (or pollen) build up at the school. Check out oil of oregano as a natural remedy for allergies to dust and pollen.
Mistake #7. Purchase OTC allergy medications or get your kids injected with a series of allergy shots
If you’re allergic to something, the cure is to find out exactly what you’re allergic to, eliminate contact as much as possible, and find natural remedies for it. Millions of children have allergies to foods that are ingredients in vaccines, like eggs, dairy, peanuts, latex and monosodium glutamate. To cover up the symptoms while continuing to consume those products or be injected with them is the definition of insanity.
Again, consult a naturopath before you make the top 7 mistakes most parents make when their kids first show signs of sicknesses and allergies.
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