Danger Dyes in Childrens Medicines

Many of the most popular children’s medicines contain additives that are known to cause hyperactivity in some children. The Hyperactive Children Support group in the UK has claimed for the last 30 years that artificial additives in food and drink cause hyperactivity and bad
behaviour in many children.

Recent research just published in the respected medical journal The Lancet has confirmed what many have known for years that e-numbers are not good for children and cause bad behaviour and hyperactivity in some susceptible children.

A national newspaper in the UK is campaigning for a complete ban on additives and supermarket giants have pledged to remove additives from their own label products.

Of more concern perhaps is the fact that many children’s medicines are highly coloured with red dyes that that can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics, mild rashes and hyperactivity. Is this what you want for your sick child? Makers of the medicines maintain that the artificial colour is there to make the medicine more acceptable to children and the amount of additive consumed is tiny.

Many parents are not convinced and are turning to natural health remedies rather than use medicines. Natural remedies work with the body whereas medicines tend to suppress the reactions of the body to the illness which natural health practitioners view as damaging.

Doctors know that in many cases the condition will disappear in a few day without drug intervention but feel pressurized by the parent to prescribe something. Children have amazing recovery powers and respond very quickly to herbs and other natural remedies.

Native Remedies have formulated a wonderful range of herbal medicines for children. Kiddie Cool helps calm, soothe and reduce fever in children. Kiddie Boost helps improve immune system functioning and promotes natural resistance to illness if your child is always picking up things at nursery or school.

Your child should start to get better within 48 hours and any infection gone in 7 – 10 days. Many doctors believe that children should not be given antibiotics and that the body’s own immune system will fight the infection given time. We are all in too much of a hurry these days to let the body respond naturally to infections. Natural remedies can keep our child comfortable and support the body’s own natural defenses.



Liver problems? Try Milk Thistle a Natural Herbal Remedy.

Modern living taxes the body’s detox systems. The detox pathways become overloaded with pesticides, polluted water and air, alcohol, smoke, solvents, drugs and more. Our liver, kidneys, lungs and bowels, the major detox organs, are being pushed beyond their limits.

Research into natural remedies to support these organs has turned to Milk Thistle also called Silymarin, an old liver remedy. The seeds of this plant , once cultivated in Mediterranean countries as a vegetable, are the part mostly used for their medicinal qualities.

Used by 19th and 20th century American physicians to relieve liver, spleen or kidney congestion,scientific studies today show that its active compounds are particularly liver protective. It helps protect the liver from damage by viruses, toxins, alcohol and medications. It has been used for over 2000 years as a medicine by natural healers.

Milk thistle protects the liver by neutralizing cellular toxins and blocking the entrance of others. It acts as an antioxidant fighting those damaging molecules know as free radicals. Most importantly it can regenerate liver cells.

It is used to treat liver damage seen in cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, bile duct inflammation and fatty liver induced by alcohol and chemicals. It is helpful in radiation damage, cancer, type 2 diabetes and for lowering cholesterol. The damaging effects of paracetamol, anti-inflammatories and anti-depressant drugs may be improved by this remarkable herb. The elimination of some drugs may be speeded up by Milk Thistle so care should be taken when being treated with, for example, paclitaxil or digoxin.

Always consult a Medical Herbalist if you suffer from a serious medical condition rather than self treat. Protecting the liver is becoming more and more important in todays toxic world.