Gemmotherapy Answers: Rethinking Childhood Ailments

January 29, 2018

child flu

Whether you are a parent or not, this post is for you. We were all children once and my guess is by the end of this post you will be able to draw some connections from your childhood symptoms to those you are struggling with as an adult.

 

Most parents seek sage advice, keep abreast of the latest health trends, and spend hours trying to prepare the healthiest meals possible. Yet our kids get sick, and some of them sicker than others.

 

Some children, no matter all the care and precautions of loving parents, seem to recover from one ear infection only to develop another, or maybe it is strep throat or the eternal stuffy or runny nose. The thought for the past generations has been that these childhood symptoms are just outgrown. In my practice I’ve found just the opposite. When taking case histories from my clients, I often hear current complaints that are directly related to those childhood conditions, which they “outgrew.”

 

I’d like you to rethink the theory that childhood ailments are inevitable, benign, and just magically fade away. I don’t believe children outgrow these conditions. Quite the opposite, actually.

 

Here’s what I think is really going on:

  1. Symptoms like allergies or eczema appear because the body is unable to completely clean and heal itself.
  2. Predisposed genetic dispositions, while complicating the picture, can be shifted with the right natural interventions early in life.
  3. Addressing and supporting the body’s natural ability to clean and heal in childhood will prevent chronic diseases later in life.
  4. Recurrent acute childhood conditions happen due to the body’s inability to clean and heal. Suppressing with medication or leaving them unaddressed sets your child up for serious chronic conditions later in life.
  5. The longer in life we wait to restore the body’s ability to clean and heal itself, the longer it takes. As with so much in life, early intervention is the key to getting the body quickly back on track.

Here is a graph that depicts exactly this thought process:

 

Get the full, detailed version of this graphic here.

How do you get the body to a place where it is able to completely clean and heal itself? For many people the most important first step is to change the input and for kids, this alone often does the trick.

 

 

image_pdfimage_print

Immunity matters!
Learn to support your health naturally with weekly tips
delivered straight to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You may also be interested in:

Tahini Treats

By Lauren | October 15, 2021

If you haven’t stumbled across this simple and “healthier” Rice Krispie treat now is your chance.  I absolutely love the yummy blend of honey and tahini. Inspired by this version in Bon Appetite.  Makes 16 Ingredients 3¼ cups (130 g) crispy brown or white rice cereal ( not puffed rice) 2Tbsp. virgin coconut oil (divided)…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Stories Ashley Dalme

By temp | October 12, 2021

When we allow ourselves the time to listen to human stories we learn a bit more about ourselves. And when we learn more about ourselves we grow. I love the way I learn and grow through each unique and intimate conversation about health and healing.   I think you will discover the hero’s journey, from fear…

Teri’s Gomasio

By Lauren | October 8, 2021

Gomasio was a staple in our German home and somehow it lost its special place on the table when we moved to America. I was just delighted to place a jar back on my counter after receiving this recipe as well as a sample from my dear herbalist friend Teri.   Ingredients 1 c. lightly toasted…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Moms

By Lauren | October 8, 2021

Join Lauren and Kara Strubberg as they explore the balancing act of self-care with baby and child care. Both moms but at very different chapters in life, Lauren and Kara fearlessly examine what gets in the way of their ability to feel vibrant, resourceful, and whole while navigating the waters of motherhood. Learn specific Gemmos…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Moms Trailer

By Lauren | October 4, 2021

Join Lauren and Kara Strubberg as they explore the balancing act of self-care with baby and child care. Both moms but at very different chapters in life, Lauren and Kara fearlessly examine what gets in the way of their ability to feel vibrant, resourceful, and whole while navigating the waters of motherhood. Learn specific Gemmos…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Pets

By Lauren | October 1, 2021

Homeopath and pet expert Susie Killian and Lauren pair up to share the very latest information on Gemmo extracts for your furry friends.  Learn to harmonize your pet’s nervous system, support healthy elimination, and address chronic symptoms naturally with Gemmo plant bud extracts. Your pets will thank you. In this episode learn the basic guidelines…

Restoring Immunity: Gemmo Pets Trailer

By Lauren | September 27, 2021

Homeopath and pet specialist Susie Killian and I pair up to share the very latest information on Gemmo extracts for your furry friends.  Learn to harmonize your pet’s nervous system, support healthy elimination, and address chronic symptoms naturally with Gemmo plant bud extracts. Your pets will thank you.

Creamy White Beans over Crispy Polenta

By Lauren | September 24, 2021

One of my favorite kitchen challenges is to capture the essence of a dish with only my memory of the flavors as a guide. While I may not have captured the exquisite visual appeal, the taste of these creamy white beans over polenta was spot on.  This recipe was inspired by a delightful farm to…

Restoring Immunity Gemmo Memo: Meet Sweet Chestnut

By Lauren | September 24, 2021

Listen in and discover what Sweet Chestnut can offer you and your family now. Enjoy this balanced conversation with a splash Materia Medica and an Asian Medicine lens as Maegan and Lauren explore the potential of Sweet Chestnut Gemmotherapy. Discover more about Lauren and Maegan’s work here: Lauren Hubele Maegan Lemp  

Fall Slaw

By Lauren | September 18, 2021

These gorgeous purple cabbage heads called me by name at the Damariscotta Maine Coop.  Locally grown with sweet, crisp leaves they produced a crunchy slaw packed with texture and flavor that didn’t disappoint. The pomegranate molasses added the perfect tang to create a bowlful of deliciousness. Preparing this an hour before serving will provide the…

Raw Energy Bites

By Lauren | September 10, 2021

These bites are just the best for travel, mid meal snacks, and hikes. You”ll see this is more of an ingredient list than a recipe. The only trick here is to adjust the amount of wet ingredients to dry so that the mixture comes together and can easily hold it’s shape. Enjoy the versatility of…

Eggplant and Lentil Stew

By Lauren | September 3, 2021

Here’s a stew inspired by Yotom Ottolenghi to carry you into fall and it is a much deserved helping of pure comfort in a bowl.  Ingredients Olive oil 1 Red onion, peeled and finely chopped Fresh thyme leaves removed from stems 1 large or 2 small eggplants cut in chunks 24 cherry tomatoes halved or…

Posted in

Leave a Comment





This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.