Are you concerned about your child’s immunity? Are you questioning the efficacy and safety of allopathic vaccines? Do you want to ensure that your babe is protected from any childhood illness that may be lurking in their midst? Before I became a Physician of Natural Medicine, I wanted these answers too.
I’d also had a vaccine damaged babe and so the answers to these questions became paramount to me. Below, I’ll share with you the best practices that we regularly share with our patients, which have proven to be effective over the last 20 years that we’ve been researching natural medicine for ourselves and others.
WHAT ROLE DOES REGIMEN PLAY?
Diet is very important; limiting refined sugars and wheat and sticking to whole, mostly raw, organic foods can go a long way to helping to build a child’s immunity naturally. Most all of our family’s foods come from our local farmers’ markets and I’ve made almost all of our meals from scratch for the last 20 years, even while running our own farm and running a busy holistic clinic.
I’m also a keen raw milk advocate and have made kefir with raw goat’s milk for longer than I can remember.We drink natural spring water from a well, which is ideal. However, you may have to re-mineralize other sources of water to increase the pH levels for greater alkalinity. On average, a 7-12year old needs about 4 cups (or 1 litre) of water to keep their body well-hydrated and toxin free. Also, lots of sleep (10-12 hours a night, with dark curtains, for younger children) is restorative. We also find that lots of outdoor playtime and kinesthetic learning in a natural environment is most ideal for the healthy unfolding of a child.
HOW DOES EDUCATION PLAY INTO IT?
Most parents we serve are keen champions of homeschooling, unschooling and Waldorf education models for their child. As Physicians who’ve treated many children and teachers at a local Waldorf school, we can attest to the differences in natural immunity when children are exposed to nature, lots of self-discovery time, and a pedagogy that holds reverence for their natural physical, emotional and spiritual unfolding.
Naturally, unhurried, confident self-learners have stronger immune functions purely by default than stressed or pushed kids who are tired, tested, and forced to learn stuff they’re not yet ready for or interested in. Home-work itself is totally demoralizing and never loved by any kid we’ve ever served. It has also never been prov-en to be of any value, educationally, and would do well to be abolished.
See Alfie Kohn’s The Homework Myth; Why Our Kids Get Too Much Of A Bad Thing.
WHAT OTHER FACTORS PLAY INTO IMMUNITY?
The other thing to look at is how we use medicine to resolve timeline traumas in their sequential order. Events like antibiotics, a death in the family (even the cat or dog), moving houses, and vaccines are actually immuno-suppressive to kids if not addressed outright. We know this scientifically to be true, as when we use the homeopathic remedies to remove the shocks and traumas from their timeline, their immune function naturally increases.
The other aspect is that our family’s Genetic Miasms, like Cancer (fatigue and headaches), Psora (scabies and allergies), Tuberculosis (bronchitis and pneumonia), Sycosis (asthma and eczema), are causing an inherent load on our child’s natural immunity. After the sequential timeline, we’ll address each one of these in the order of our human evolution, sending a child into such a pristine state, that they gen-erally don’t need further treatment either from us nor the allopathic physician for the rest of their child-hoods. See more here.
HOW CAN HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES PLAY A PART?
The last thing that we do for our patients is use the homeopathic nosodes to immunize, on the natural law of nature, like cures like. Our Heilkunst Medicine (defined as the whole art and science of healing and curing) community has been immunizing folks internationally for over 20 years, with not one person suffering the disease for which we’ve provided the nosode for that year.
This includes all Flus, Measles, Mumps, German Measles, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, and Polio. We’ve also provided homeopathic nosodes to many world travelers for Cholera, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Hep A, Hep B, Pneumonia, and Malaria, again with no reported incidences in that same span of time.