In a previous blog post, I gave a link to an article and video talking about the overuse of antibiotics in children. Very simply, the bacteria that is helpful in the digestion of peanuts was being killed by the antibiotics. So when a child ate peanuts, they were unable to digest them. It is called a peanut allergy. We are seeing a rise of this allergy, which can be life threatening. If you want to read the article and view the video, I give the link to both in blog post is OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS MAY BE THE CAUSE OF PEANUT ALLERGIES.
After reading this article and viewing the video, I immediately thought of how children with autism have issues with their digestion. I had recently talked with a mother whose autistic teenage son is doing very well on a gluten and dairy free diet. These foods were difficult for him, causing digestive issues as well as behavioral and processing ones. Many children with autism have these digestion issues, and sensitivities to gluten and dairy products.
Food Allergies and Autism
Why are we seeing more food allergies and autism in our children? I just found it so interesting that the digestive system is affected in both of these situations. Most likely, these children have a more sensitive digestive system. In the 1990’s, when Dr. Andrew Wakefield was still practicing medicine, many parents brought their child to see him for treatment. Dr. Wakefield was/is a gastrointestinal surgeon. These children were having digestive issues, and some of them were on the autistic spectrum. Dr. Wakefield saw a connection between children who had autism with those who had an adverse reaction to the MMR vaccine. I know this is controversial, and this isn’t what this blog post is about. But there is something about how medication, whether the overuse of antibiotics, or vaccines, is effecting children, and effecting their digestive system.
Sensitive Area of Our Body
In other blog posts I have mentioned that most of us have a more sensitive area of our body and/or body’s functioning capability. For some it is their stomach and digestive system, for others it is headaches, skin eruptions, anxiousness, insomnia, to name just a few. Most likely for the children I am writing about in this blog post, their sensitive area was the digestive system. When they have stress, or pressure, or any external or internal upheaval, they will experience symptoms in their digestive tract. Medication, or too many doses of a medications, or a vaccine may be one of these triggers. With the end result being severe damage to their digestive system. This is what may have happened to these children.
We are not a one size fits all. We are not one medicine fits all. We each have our own sensitivity and our own reactions, and respond to medication uniquely to us. Whenever someone is receiving medications, the person needs to be monitored well by their physician or their health practitioner. This includes when using homeopathic remedies.
Homeopathy focuses on and treats the individual. Homeopathy isn’t treating the disease, which is a name, but how the individual experiences their symptoms, and how it bothers them. We each are unique.
When going for homeopathic treatment, the homeopath is listening, observing, uncovering the what and the how of what is bothering the person. What is the pain, discomfort like? How does this affect the person? What is the problem with having this? Sensations? Dreams? Fears? Emotional state? With an understanding of the person’s uniqueness, a homeopathic remedy is selected that is similar to what the person is experiencing. It is a remedy for this person, not the disease. The remedy stimulates the person’s own healing process, healing at the root, at the core of the problem.
With the children, or adults, who have food allergies and/or on the autistic spectrum, homeopathy can be a big help in their health care. It may not totally reverse what has occurred. It will though help strengthen and balance them, so they are feeling well in themselves, have less flare ups of their allergies and their behavioral and processing responses, and anything else that is bothering them.
I would be happy to talk further about how homeopathy can help. Either leave a comment below or contact me through my website, http://www.homeopathytoheal.com