Have you ever been told your child is toxic? The sad reality is that todays children are born into toxic environments everyday, we know the air we breathe is not the purest. They are exposed to so many toxins all overloading our body’s natural detoxification system. Todays mothers have a huge challenge keeping their children well, supporting their immune system seems to be a full time mind boggling job.
Maybe you have an idea that something isn’t right with their health. Mothers intuition does know best, but we don’t want to become negative, over worried or anxious about our children. I’ve always known that there are health issues with my little one.. Obviously I’ve had this confirmed by paediatricians and doctors??… I’m sorry to say not so. They have been so unhelpful with both my health issues and hers, it has left me isolated and lost. Maybe minor to them, but minor always turns into major when it comes to health. Despite bleeding from her back passage regularly from 2 years old they always try to issue her with drugs. I instinctively feel this is wrong and want to heal her naturally and holistically. What becomes overwhelming is when I need to do it for both of us. (My hormone health has become out of control over the past few years)
I first became aware that Flo was suffering with a toxic overload when I took her to an experienced teacher at The School of Osteopathy. She looked at me whilst holding her feet and said ‘I feel like something toxic is affecting her nervous system’. I already knew her traumatic birth may have affected her nervous system negatively, but to hear the word toxic was re traumatising for me. they also mentioned the word ‘lead’ and shock when feeling my sacrum. Was it the vaccines? Is it the farm we live on (Pesticides)? Is it her toys? Did I eat something whilst she was in the womb and damage her? Was it the food she eats? All the possibilities overwhelmed me. I have felt like a complete failure, just not knowing how to help her.
You only have to look at Flo and see her health is not always the best. She has always been pale and from around 18 months old she started to suffer with swollen, red eyes. She has always had tummy problems and before probiotics she used to wake up every hour crying in pain. The problem has been I have been having so many health issues alongside her. Horrific hormones, debilitating headaches and endometriosis – Just complete exhaustion which means my thinking has not been clouded for her or myself. We have been spiralled into a duo health crisis. My thinking has been so foggy and unclear, I’ve struggled to find the right people to help us both heal and I’ve reached a lot of dead ends with western medicine. My gut tells me its got to be natural and holistic to work long term. So hence the journey of this blog, healing mother and child.
Sometimes I feel I can’t do it, we live in a toxic world and I can’t compete with what is in the air, but I can’t just sit here and do nothing, listen to the doctors who say everything is fine. Flo symptoms have worsened over the past year, with rashes around the mouth, even darker eyes, nerve twitches whilst she sleeps, sleepiness at around 10am and some behavioural issues thats flash warning signals at me daily.
I have taken her off Gluten and Dairy, already noticing the difference in health and behaviour but there is so much more to do. I need to detox her and myself, but trusting someone to help us is daunting. Maybe I should just read a book and follow the guidelines? Or I need to hire a nutritionist but the tests require a small mortgage? I have a sporadic understanding of who to heal with herbs and nutrition but it would be so nice to walk this path in a straight line rather than jumping from one idea to the next.
I do need someone to take me step by step through the detox process as information is contradictory, mainstream doctors don’t want help, so putting faith in mother nature and nutrition feel intuitively right. I hope to document this journey to heal and recover for us both, so other mamas can help their children thrive in somewhat toxic world.
Sometimes when I feel strong I see myself as an Erin Brocovich type and I will get justice for us both. Our health literally feels like some sort of justice case. (I’m in detective mode)
My guts says heavy metals and farm living are having a huge effect on our health and its decline over the last 4 years. I long to be near the sea, to let healing waters detoxify us.
One thing I do religiously is give her EPSOM SALT baths.. containing high levels of magnesium, the salts are beneficial for healing the body, reducing inflammation and detoxifying their systems gently.