WARNING Cipro antibiotic adverse effects

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Vaccinated VS Unvaccinated study

It’s never been done before. The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing…and parents should be worried

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Accutane-A Committee finds the acne drug causes suicides

Congressional Committee
Finds Accutane Causes Suicide

Article By Steve Mitchell
UPI Medical Correspondent

United Press International

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A congressional oversight committee’s two-year investigation released Wednesday has found the acne drug Accutane frequently has been associated with suicide.
 
The investigation also made public an internal FDA memo from 1998 recommending the drug be taken off the market due to its potential to cause birth defects.    image4
 
Staffers on the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations spent hundreds of hours culling internal memos, reports and e-mails obtained from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as from Accutane’s manufacturer, Roche U.S. Pharmaceuticals, part of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., of Nutley, N.J.
 
More than 200 people have taken their lives while taking Accutane — and perhaps many more — but neither the FDA nor Roche has ever publicly admitted the suicides were due to the drug.
 
“This investigation leads to one conclusion: In some cases … Accutane results in severe cases of depression, suicide ideation, suicide attempts and suicide,” said Bart Stupak, R-Mich. Stupak’s son, B.J., died in 2000 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while taking Accutane.
 
“If the FDA cannot or will not regulate Accutane, … then it is imperative for the U.S. Congress to act to protect the American public,” Stupak said.
 
Committee members grilled representatives from FDA and Roche on the findings of their investigation, charging both have failed to protect the public from the known risks of Accutane. Both denied the suicide link and said a new plan instituted earlier this year will lower the incidence of birth defects.
 
Accutane, first approved in 1982, is intended to be used as a last resort to treat severe forms of acne that cause scarring and cysts. It often works miracles, as patients have attested, because it can clear up their skin in a matter of months. However, the drug carries serious side effects. It is known to cause birth defects and an unknown percentage of people using the drug have developed depression and committed suicide.
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The FDA and Roche maintained there is no scientific proof the drug caused the depression or suicide cases — although the labeling on the drug specifically warns of both possibilities. The FDA has confirmed 167 cases of suicide in people taking Accutane. Stupak said his office sent 37 more cases to the agency last week. He said, however, internal FDA documents suggested this was less than 1 percent of the total number of suicides by people on Accutane, indicating the real number could range from 2,000 to as high as 20,000.
 
Stupak also cited a 1994 FDA memo discussing a teleconference call with Roche. It said Roche concurred with the agency that there does appear to be a problem with Accutane and depression and suicide.
 
Roche’s president and CEO George Abercrombie said he was not familiar with the memo or the teleconference call.
 
Accutane also is known to cause birth defects, such as ear deformities — including a lack of an inner and outer ear — fatal heart defects and mental retardation. The committee obtained internal memos from the CDC and FDA that said risk of birth defects is so dangerous the drug should not be allowed to be sold. A CDC official wrote in a 1998 letter to the FDA that Accutane is just as serious a cause of birth defects as the cancer and leprosy drug thalidomide, and “we simply need to remove the drug from the market.”
 
Another FDA internal memo, written in 1998, said, “Accutane poses a significant public health threat and as such should be withdrawn from the market.”
 
The memos notwithstanding, the FDA has attempted to put provisions in place to inform women of this risk and warn them not to become pregnant while taking the drug. Despite these efforts, and warnings to physicians to prescribe the drug only for the most serious form of acne, the investigation found 90 percent of women who received the drug suffered only mild acne and nearly half of all prescriptions went to teens with mild cases of acne.
 
Pressed by committee members on this, FDA’s Janet Woodcock, director of the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said, “A proportion of people treated with this drug in the last decade had mild acne and should’ve been treated with other drugs.”
 
Roche’s Abercrombie disagreed, saying, “we believe the vast majority of use is” appropriate and in people who have severe acne.
 
The FDA has no control over how a drug is prescribed and physicians are essentially left to their own discretion to decide whether to limit a drug to the use for which it is approved.
 
Stupak noted although thalidomide is not used by women likely to have children, it is tightly controlled and regulated with a system that requires the physician, the pharmacist and the patient to be registered. “Yet, Accutane is not tightly controlled like thalidomide, and Accutane is marketed to women of child-bearing years despite its horrendous record of causing birth defects,” he said.
 
The FDA estimated about 2,000 pregnancies per year occur in women taking Accutane. Roche disputed that number, saying only about 2,300 pregnancies have occurred, in total, since the drug first became available 20 years ago.
 
“Roche isn’t telling the truth on that,” Stupak told United Press Interational. During the hearing, he cited a 1999 report from Roche that mentioned 93 pregnancies affected and 42 abortions in women taking the drug during only one-quarter of that year.
 
The FDA has worked with Roche to develop a new plan called the System to Manage Accutane Related Teratogenicity, or SMART, that began in April. This requires women to get a pregnancy test each month, receive repeat counseling about birth defects, and agree to use two forms of contraception while on Accutane. This new program will help curtail pregnancies in women on the drug and, therefore, birth defects, Woodcock said.
 
However, Lynn Martinez of the birth defects program at the Organization of Teratology Information Services, a national group that tracks prenatal exposures, said her organization is still getting calls from women who have become pregnant while taking Accutane even after the SMART program has gone into effect.
 
Many experts testifying before the subcommittee called for a mandatory registration similar to the thalidomide system. They urged that doctors, pharmacists and individuals taking the drug be required to register. This has been employed in Europe for Accutane and there are nearly no birth defects associated with the drug in that region, Stupak said.
 
FDA’s Woodcock said such requirements would violate patient confidentiality and, by making the drug harder to get, would only create a black market. Pressed on this by the subcommittee, she admitted there was no evidence tighter restrictions would lead to a black market.
 
The investigation also found Accutane is being purchased in Mexico and brought illegally into the United States, and it is available on approximately 40 Internet Web sites, where individuals can order it without a prescription or being informed of the risks, Stupak said.
 
Roche could help crack down on these illegally sold products simply by purchasing some of them and using the tracking codes on packaging to determine where they originated, Stupak told UPI. He noted Pfizer did something similar with its drug Viagra to curtail illicit sales.
 
Roche relies on regulatory and law enforcement agencies to control the illegal sales of Accutane, Abercrombie said. “As soon as we are made aware of illegal distribution, … we immediately turn that information over to the appropriate authorities,” he said.
 
The committee also faulted Roche for its ads targeting consumers, given the serious consequences that can result from the drug and the assumption by the medical community that patients should be strictly warned of the side effects.
 
Although the ads do not mention Accutane specifically, the purpose of the ads was to make consumers aware there were treatments for severe acne, Abercrombie said.
 
“What you just said is not a truthful statement,” said Peter Deutsch, D-Fla. He held up a Roche ad depicting a teenage male who did not appear to have acne. “You’re beyond the straight-face test, I’m sorry,” he added.
 
If FDA fails to regulate Accutane adequately, Congress could pass legislation regulating Internet sales of pharmaceuticals, requiring the FDA to more closely monitor people taking this drug and requiring the FDA to do a better job of controlling illegal importation of drugs, Stupak told UPI.
 
In response to the committee’s investigation, the FDA announced this week that it was placing importation restrictions on Accutane and warned consumers not to buy it over the Internet.
 
To add to the list of problems associated with Accutane, the FDA recently made the decision to include the risk of violent and aggressive behavior on the list of warnings on labeling.
 
 
 

High blood pressure What holistic things can you do……

Because high blood pressure CANNOT occur when the body is alkaline!

High Blood Pressure Cures You Need to be Using…

Olive Leaf Extract (OLE): The olive fruit is an integral part of the classic Mediterranean diet. And it’s a well-known fact that people who follow this diet enjoy low rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and of course, heart disease. The daily consumption of this fruit is one of the main reasons for this phenomena.

Olives contain a powerful substance called oleuropein, and this is what’s largely responsible for the beneficial effect and lowering of blood pressure and triglyceride levels in humans. But the highest concentrations of oleuropein are actually found in the leaves, which is why the extract of olive leaf works so well for HBP. Here’s the results of a large study that prove this…

The study, published in Phytomedicine, found olive leaf extract to be as effective in treating high blood pressure as the common blood pressure medication Captopril (Capoten). Researchers stated…

“Olive leaf extract, at the dosage regimen of 500 mg twice daily, was similarly effective at lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressures in subjects with stage-1 hypertension as Captopril.” 

And they speculated that the anti-hypertensive action of OLE…

“Lies probably in its content of oleuropein acting synergistically with other active substances to exert both ACE inhibitory and calcium channel blocking activities.”

It’s interesting to note that researchers also noticed a significant reduction in triglyceride levels among the olive leaf extract group, but there were no such reductions in the medicated group. 1

So if you want to lower your blood pressure and triglyceride levels quickly and safely, OLE definitely needs to become part of your diet and supplementation regimen. When it comes to purchasing olive leaf extract, you should be aware that many of the cheaper brands do not contain significant amounts of oleuropein (the most important ingredient) and therefore should be avoided. Oleuropein is highly unstable so the extraction process is crucial for this substance to remain bio-active. So make sure you only ever buy OLE from reputable suppliers. One such supplier we recommend to our clients is Olivus Inc. Their olive leaf extract is one of the strongest available and the laboratory tested bio-activity of oleuropein contained in their products is top shelf. You can view their website here for more information… Olivus.com

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Baking Soda: Yes, this remedy is so simple and cheap it almost seems ridiculous. But don’t be fooled because baking soda is actually one of the quickest and easiest ways to naturally reduce hypertension.

And the reason for this is simple… baking soda is the ultimate pH booster!

Nothing will spike your body’s pH level (and make it highly alkaline) as fast as baking soda. Simply mix up an 1/8th of a teaspoon of baking soda in a full glass of filtered water, along with 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (see next cure on potassium) and drink this concoction twice daily on an empty stomach.

Now with this protocol, the baking soda is taken on a two week on, two week off cycle (so take it for 2 weeks then rest for 2 weeks then back on again for 2 weeks, and so on) while the apple cider vinegar is taken non stop without a break. Because baking soda increases the body’s pH level quite dramatically, you should only take it for two weeks at a time (3 weeks max) or you may end up with alkalosis (too high pH). By taking the baking soda this way, and combining it with the ACV, you’ll lower your blood pressure quickly without suffering any adverse effects.

Be sure to also test your pH regularly and keep it at or above 7.25 (the optimal level). And if possible, check your blood pressure before and after so you can measure the difference.

Remember this folks; there are no negatives associated with taking baking soda to lower your blood pressure as long as you follow the above protocol and you always combine it with apple cider vinegar and plenty of water. It’s considered safe for everyone to use in this way so be sure to get some into you as quickly as you can!

Potassium: Potassium is an essential cure for high blood pressure. Also known as “detergent for the arteries” it flushes out and cleans the arterial walls, along with dragging any excess sodium out of the body. Best source of potassium is organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) containing the “mother” apple.

The other benefit of apple cider vinegar is it also helps to keep the body alkaline, especially when it’s combined with baking soda. This naturally lowers your blood pressure and in turn quickly relieves the symptoms. These positive benefits truly make ACV one the “greats” in regards to reversing HBP. And remember, apple cider vinegar should be taken every day for best results.


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Magnesium: This mineral isn’t just needed for calcium absorption. When people think of heart disease or heart attack they immediately think of clogged arteries as the cause. But one of the biggest causes is actually something called sudden cardiac death (or just “sudden death”). This baby kills between 300,000 and 400,000 people each year in the US alone.  2

And the cause?

A simple magnesium deficiency!

Results from an Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study found that people with the highest blood levels of magnesium had a 40% reduced risk of dying from a heart attack compared to people with the lowest levels.

Another study found that magnesium also prevents the build up of foamy plaque on the arterial walls and can actually decrease the thickness of the arterial walls by 42%. This, of course, is absolutely crucial for maintaining normal blood pressure and preventing hypertension. 3

Because our food crops and soils now contain very little magnesium – supplementation is vital. Fortunately this is quite easy and inexpensive to do. The best way to get your daily dose of magnesium is by using a transdermal oil spray. It’s a well known fact that magnesium is poorly absorbed orally, but through the skin it’s 100% absorbed and goes straight into the blood stream! You can either buy pre-made magnesium sprays or you can easily make up your own (which is much cheaper). To make your own and apply it here’s all you need to do…

Boil up some distilled water (distilled water keeps longer than regular water). Add 2 cups of boiled water and 2 cups of magnesium chloride flakes to a glass bowl or pot. Mix thoroughly until the flakes are completely dissolved. Leave to cool then mix again before pouring the contents into a glass or plastic spray bottle (glass is preferable). Shake well before using then apply 10-15 spray’s on the skin to various parts of the body (mainly arms, legs and torso) then gently rub. You may feel a tingling sensation when first applying the oil as well. This is perfectly okay and is a sign that it’s working. Leave the oil on for at least an hour before showering, then moisturize with a natural moisturizer afterwards. Do this once a day.

Note: Some people find they don’t like the feel of the magnesium oil on their skin, and because of this, stop using the spray. It’s critically important that you receive enough magnesium every day, so if you struggle with the oil, you can substitute this for a wonderful product called Natural Calm. This is one of the very few oral magnesium supplements on the market that’s highly absorbable. And not only will it help to lower your blood pressure, it will also help to keep you calmer and make you sleep like a baby! Here’s what it looks like… Natural Calm.

Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 reduces heart muscle thickening and constriction of blood vessels. In a 12 week study of 83 people they found that 60mg of CoQ10 taken twice daily produced a mean reduction in systolic blood pressure of 17.8 mm Hg. In another study performed by the University of Western Australia, they found Coenzyme Q10 produced a reduction in systolic blood pressure of 6.1 mm Hg. These results are significant and certainly verify CoQ10 as a worthy treatment for HBP. 4

You can easily purchase Coenzyme Q10 online or from any good health retailer. For dosages, simply follow what was used in the study above (60 mg’s twice daily).

More Incredibly Potent Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure…

There are even more exceptional high blood pressure cures, that unfortunately, mainstream medicine still doesn’t approve of (yet) even though they actually work extremely well.

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Important warning for parents “TETANUS” shots

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A story from a mom in the US who took her child to the emergency room with a cut:
Doctor: “We’re going to give her a tetanus vaccine.”
Mom: “Really? What brand and configuration did you have in mind?”
Doctor: “Just Tetanus.”
Mom: “You mean the DTaP?”
Doctor: “Well, yes.”
Mom: “So, you want to give my child a vaccine for 3 diseases when you’re only concerned about one?”
Doctor: “It’s the only way it comes.” (wrong)
Mom: “So…how long will it take for the vaccine to help her create antibodies against tetanus?”
Doctor: “About 3 weeks.”
Mom: “If this wound contains tetanus spores in the correct environment, how long before the spores start producing toxins causing lockjaw then death?”
Doctor: “Immediately.”
Mom: “So you want to give her a vaccine that she won’t mount an immune response with until about a week after she’s dead, then?”
We left without the shot or TiG…
Scares me that I have more information than a physician. It should scare you, too. — Dee Resnick Forlano
Fun facts on tetanus that clearly most doctors don’t know (or lie about) since they give the DTaP vaccine for even sinus infections and any minor cut:
1. Tetanus is an anaerobic bacteria meaning it can’t survive in oxygenated environments meaning if the wound bled, NO tetanus.
2. Just because you get cut on metal (rusty or not), it doesn’t automatically mean tetanus bacteria is present. Tetanus is normally found in manure/dirt and not on a clean plumbing fixture.
3. Even if there was a deep puncture wound that did not bleed, caused by an object that had tetanus bacteria on it, you literally can NOT “vaccinate” against a bacterial infection AFTER the exposure. The vaccine is not an instant tetanus killer; it would take weeks for your body to produce enough antibodies (provided the vaccine is even successful at all).
4. If there were serious concerns about tetanus exposure (as previously explained) then the ONLY thing that could help (outside of allowing the wound to bleed, if possible, and cleaning the wound with soap, water, or hydrogen peroxide) would be the TiG shot (tetanus immunoglobulin), which is an anti-toxin and not a vaccine.
5. There is no “tetanus vaccine” available in the United States, only the DTaP which is a 3-in-1 cocktail vaccine consisting of Diptheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough) or Td (tetanus and diphtheria).
To summarize:
1. A tetanus shot would not help a current case of tetanus as a vaccine takes several weeks to create antibodies. If a current case of tetanus is truly a concern, the TiG shot is what should be given.
2. According to the VAERS database, reactions to vaccines for tetanus and diptheria are not rare. As of August 2012, there were over 22,000 adverse reactions reported and 67 deaths.
3. Lastly, the CDC states that efficacy of the tetanus toxoid has never been studied in a vaccine trial.
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What The Cancer Industry Does Not Want You To Know About Chemotherapy and Radiation

What The Cancer Industry Does Not Want You To Know About Chemotherapy and Radiation

Dr. Glenn Warner, who died in 2000, was one of the most highly qualified cancer specialists in the United States. He used alternative treatments on his cancer patients with great success. On the treatment of cancer in this country he said: “We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to see whether two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that poison.”

Dr. Alan C. Nixon, past president of the American Chemical Society writes, “As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.” And according to Dr. Charles Mathe, French cancer specialist, “…if I contracted cancer, I would never go to a standard cancer treatment centre. Only cancer victims who live far from such centres have a chance.”

Dr. Allen Levin stated: “Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.” In his book, The Topic of Cancer: When the Killing Has to Stop, Dick Richards cites a number of autopsy studies which have shown that cancer patients actually died from conventional treatments before the tumor had a chance to kill them.

Source:  Read the full article here    What The Cancer Industry Does Not Want You To Know About Chemotherapy and Radiation


Homeopathy for shock,grief and trauma

Homeopathy can treat shock, trauma and grief very effectively.arnica

We all know that severe physical pain can cause an emotional response, and our system can also respond in reverse. When we experience strong emotions such as overwhelming fear or grief, our system can respond rapidly and biochemically to express or ‘discharge’ the intensity of that emotion by feeling faint, nauseous or weak. In the longer term, acute emotional pain can also lead in some cases to chronic physical illness.

As a homeopath, we often treat patients suffering years of chronic illness which began after a traumatic event such as a divorce, death of a loved one, or a severe fright. Sometimes it can even begin after something that seemed relatively simple at the time such as a house move, new school or a child’s best friend moving away.

I am keen to let you know that treating acute emotional distress is very important as it helps prevent an individual internalizing their emotions and co-expressing it on other levels leading to health problems.

I have outlined some extreme emotional states that can be helped with Homeopathy and explained what you can use to treat them.

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Any sudden fright or a prolonged state of high anxiety and fear will respond well to the homeopathic medicine called Aconite. This is the medicine to give when something happens unexpectedly and has a high impact. There is often a fear of death and for one’s own safety or the safety of others. Give Aconite in either the 30 or 200 potency to help the individual to cope. If a child/adult is re-living their extreme fear in nightmares and hallucinations then give Stramonium 30 twice a day for up to 7 days.

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If you have no other Homeopathic medicines available to you except Arnica..then give it in all cases of emotional shock and trauma as soon as possible in the highest potency that you have. In an ideal world you would give it in an M potency but a 200 would do just as well given once a day for 7 days to all those who have experienced severe trauma. Read my Arnica article for more information on this marvellous medicine.

Acute Grief and Loss

When we think about grief in its acute stages we tend to think of the loss of a loved one as the obvious acute grief situation. But an acute grief state can also arise when sudden and unexpected circumstances lead to the loss of our home, community and friends. In both cases, the acute sense of loss is in fact a grief, and can be treated with a homeopathic medicine called Ignatia. Give Ignatia in acute grief in a 30 potency 3 times a day or 200 daily. If you have it, Ignatia 1M can be given once only instead. This medicine will help the adult or child process their grief and come to a point where they may feel that they can cope.

Chronic Grief

This is grief that is no longer acute in the sense that it is not recent but it can still be felt ‘acutely’ and be experienced as intense. It may be grief over something that happened months or years ago, but the characteristic of this grief is that it has never been fully expressed or processed; and tends to be intensely present for an individual when they tap into it by perhaps relating the event. Natrum Muriaticum 200 taken daily for 7 days will help the individual process their grief and trauma. This is an important step as grief can often make a person feel very stuck and when they begin to process chronic grief they can experience a sense of freedom again in their life.

Acute Anxiety

Acute anxiety can come up in many situations where people experience prolonged and/or severe trauma. I am thinking particularly of the adults and children who survived the recent Australian bushfires whose traumatic experiences will have involved fleeing in extreme fear and the loss of life, house and community. Bach Rescue Remedy is available in heath food stores and can be given to adults and children for general anxiety either with a drop or spray into the mouth or 3-4 drops into a water bottle that can be sipped through out the day. This can help to calm and reassure.

In addition, anxiety that is manifesting in a panicky state, or as nightmares, will respond well to the homeopathic medicines Arsenicum 30 or Aconite 30. Those who are extremely anxious, who will need Arsenicum, are likely to feel their fear also in their gut with symptoms such as diarrhea or nausea; and those who will benefit from Aconite will experience a rapid heart and feeling of rising panic. The medicines can be taken 3 times day for up to 7 days or until the anxiety lessens or the symptoms subside.

These Homeopathic medicines described above can really make a substantial difference to a person in trauma and can help them orientate themselves emotionally. As with most trauma is is not usually expected and so it makes sense to have a homeopathic kit handy for these emergencies as tyou never know when you will need one. Go here to see what kits are available.



This article was brought to you by Sam Adkins The Homeopathic Coachwho teaches families about healthy living and natural remedies using homeopathic medicine. An internationally renowned expert, her helpful articles are regularly syndicated online. She publishes the ezine Homeopathy@Home to provide free Homeopathic tips, tools and resources to educate and inspire you to use Homeopathy at home.www.thehomeopathiccoach.com


Detox baths-simple to do

Our kids today are exposed to so. many. toxins.
In the air we breathe, to the food we eat, we are overloading our body’s natural detoxification system. Sometimes, our body just needs a little extra help ridding itself of these toxins and this can especially be true in children who get sick often, or suffer from skin conditions like eczema.

A build-up of toxins in your child’s body can reveal itself in a magnitude of different ways, including insomnia (which could be a sign of liver overload), skin problems, flu-like symptoms, allergic reactions (hives) and even behavioral upset.

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The detox bath aids your child’s liver by opening the pores and removing toxins through the skin. It’s soothing for the child, while also giving you both a time to bond and heal together. One major point to note: during and after the detox bath, your child’s pores are wide open. Harsh, scented soaps should not be used. If you just can’t stand that fresh apple cider vinegar smell, a soap like Dr. Bronner’s would be absolutely perfect.

For this detox bath, you will need:

Draw a tub, full enough to your comfort, with hot water. Obviously, you don’t want to scald your child, but you also want to keep in mind that hot water is what opens the pores. As the tub is filling, add the baking soda. 

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Chlorine can be found in so much of our water. While we have been lead to believe that its disinfectant abilities far outweigh any risk to humans, new information is surfacing saying that may not be so true. In fact, a recent study examined the higher-than-normal cases of asthma among swimmers, and found that it was due to their constant exposure to chlorine. In the 1990s, the EPA recognized that people absorb more chemicals, including chlorine, in their bath and shower water than they do when drinking water contaminated with the same substances.

Your skin is your largest organ. 

Baking soda is an extremely alkaline substance. Adding about a cup of baking soda to a tub full of water 5-7 minutes before getting in will help alkanize the water and neutralize the chemicals, including chlorine.

 

 

After the water has had time to neutralize, you can begin adding your other ingredients.

Diatomaceous Earth

I love DE. It is seriously such an amazing substance. I’ve touched on the topic a little bit when introducing my natural toothpaste, but my family is still only in the beginning stages of exploring the incredible benefits. When diatomaceous earth enters the body, it kills parasites and viruses that it may come into contact with. Even when suspended in liquid, DE still remains a stable particle allowing it to attach to harmful toxins. A majority of Diatomaceous Earth is made up of the component silica. Silica is an amazing detoxifying agent, and even The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has praised its ability to remove heavy metals from the human body.

DE is also an incredible water purifier. Tap water is far from perfect, just ask the people of Flint, Michigan. Numerous types of viruses and bacteria have been found in our tap water. Shocked at this information, researchers from the American Society of Microbiology examined the effects of DE filtration on water and found that it was able to absorb more than “…80% of enteroviruses (poliovirus 1, echovirus 5, and coxsackievirus B5) and coliphage MS2 present in tap water…” 

Just 1/2 cup of DE added to bathwater can reap so many benefits for your little one.

 

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We have long understood the benefits of clay, just look at the many options of clay masks for sale. There are many different types of clay, mined from different areas and substances of the earth, and they are classified by their mineral properties. Bentonite clay is mined from weathered deposits of volcanic ash. When mixed with water, bentonite clay becomes negatively charged. This electrical charge, like a magnet, attracts positively charged metals like mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, bismuth, antimony, and barium. In fact, a majority of heavy metals are classified as cations, which means they carry a positive charge.

Bentonite clay’s properties also attract viruses and bacteria. One study found that an active ingredient in bentonite clay can have a bactericidal-type effect on the bacteria that cause staph. Adding bentonite clay to the bath of a child who suffers eczema can be life changing. By removing the toxins from the child’s skin, they can begin to see healing.

Bentonite clay is also extremely nutritional, containing components like magnesium, calcium, potassium, silica, and copper.

Add 1/4 cup of Bentonite Clay to the bathwater before you little one hops in, stirring to remove any clumps.

 

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an absolutely magical liquid that, just recently, people have been delving into the benefits of.

Some foods (especially processed foods), when broken down, create excess amounts of uric acid in the body. While the filtering of this acid is typically left up to the kidneys, adding a little ACV into your child’s bathwater can give their kidneys a boost. Adding ACV into the bathwater of children with skin issues like eczema or yeast can help balance the pH of their body and promote healing.

Add about 1/2 cup ACV to your child’s bathwater before letting them get in.

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Epsom salt has a long history of use in home remedies, as it has so many benefits. Epsom salt, which is very different from sea salt, was first found in a saline lake in England, and it contains high levels of magnesium. Considering the fact that most Americans are deficient in magnesium, this is already a beneficial ingredient to add into your child’s detox bath. Like bentonite clay, epsom salt are also extremely high in magnesium and other minerals. Simply soaking in epsom salt can increase magnesium levels enough to skip the need for a magnesium supplement. Science and studies have shown that magnesium deficiencies can be absolutely devastating to the human body.

Not only does epsom salt boost levels of magnesium in the body, it also heals the body. Because of its particular properties, epsom salt has been known to greatly reduce inflammation, aiding in healing those bumps and bruises our little ones seem to acquire on the daily.

In children under 60 lbs: add 1/2 cup Epsom Salt to bathwater
In children over 60 lbs: add 1 cup Epsom Salt to bathwater

Make sure your kiddo soaks for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that you really see the benefits from the bath. As with any detox, push fluids afterwards to make sure they stay hydrated.
Detox baths usually leave my little guy feeling relaxed and sleepy, so they are best when done before bed.
Author;Savannah Baker


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