If we’re going to focus on developing a strong, healthy future nation, then we must start with our children. How do we go about raising and developing children who can function and perform at their best? One of the ways to accomplish this is to help them develop a titanium-like immune system. In order to achieve this, we need to first look at the chemicals with which we’ve traditionally subjected their bodies.
In 2009 the American Journal of Pediatrics released a statement that children and adults should not be taking “cold” medications. They have been shown to damage the body and the normal development of the immune system and can actually create disease. Phenylpropylalanine, an active ingredient, has been implicated in the cause of strokes, brain bleeding, and seizures. Thank God that this cold medicine fiasco was finally exposed after decades of harming children. Almost every common over-the-counter childhood cold and flu remedy has at one time contained phenylpropylalanine. “Cold medicines are useless,” say pediatricians who petitioned the FDA to ban the marketing of such products to children. In 2008, an FDA advisory panel partially agreed with their recommendations, and voted to declare that such medicines should not be used in children younger than six.
Many doctors today also recommend letting children’s symptoms express themselves naturally. Coughing, sneezing, sweating, headaches, stuffy noses, shivering, and diarrhea, among others, are all life-saving mechanisms which aid in cleansing and detoxifying poisonous waste from their body. Many doctors are recommending letting fevers burn (unless the child becomes listless, lethargic, or unresponsive, in which case it’s considered a medical emergency).
Also, most medical authorities agree that aspirin should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye’s syndrome in children. If you don’t let the body fight on its own and let the immune system be challenged, the child will more than likely develop a weak, sick, and diseased immune system.
The immune system must be challenged like a muscle; if not, it can become weak, sick, and diseased. A healthy, tough immune system is flexible, responsive, and strong, and when challenged by an invader it recovers quickly after winning each of its battles. Stress is vital for the healthy development and functioning of muscles and the same principle applies to our immune system. When animals are experientially raised in a germ-free environment from birth, their immune systems become severely underdeveloped compared to those of animals raised in normal conditions. As a result, the overly protected animals live only a short time outside their original germ-free environment before disease overwhelms their stunted immune systems.
“Sniffles, sneezes, and fever are good for you. They clear the airways of harmful irritants and allergy-causing substances. Fevers actually fight viral and bacterial infections. And diseases are shortened by letting the fever run its course. Coughing rids the body of bacteria and virus by way of the lungs. Taking fever-reducing drugs or cough suppressants can lead to pneumonia or more serious respiratory infection,”
– Dr. William B. Greenough, professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Parents, remember: Drugs never cure disease. The symptoms are the cure! Symptoms are the way the body heals itself and the way you develop children with powerful, strong bodies. This is the legacy that we can leave.
Love, Dr. P