The concept of detoxing is pretty simple- we attempt to eliminate toxins and chemicals from our bodies and restore our inner balance. We do this with nutrition all the time, but you can also detox the body to help bind metals and safely remove them from the body.
What toxins can be found in the body after vaccination?
Formaldehyde (a probable human carcinogen), mercury (a neurotoxin and the second most toxic substance known to man), aluminum (a known neurotoxin, 75% of which is retained in a newborn and up to 40% in an adult and is stored in the kidneys, spleen, liver, heart, brain, lymph nodes, and muscle), cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (a hazardoussubstance), MSG (a neurotoxin), 2-Phenoxyethanol (a hazardous toxin), and polysorbate 80 (a toxin associated with serious adverse effects including death), to name a few.
Doesn't our body naturally excrete these ingredients?
A child's kidneys aren't fully developed until they are 2 years old, and fully functioning kidneys are required to eliminate many of these ingredients. Vaccines also compromise gut bacteria, which is also required to properly eliminate toxic substances. One visible sign that the body is trying to eliminate toxins- eczema!
A detox should be done slowly and in the safest way possible. It will usually last 30 days, but if your child has suffered an adverse reaction, you may want to detox longer. At the completion, you may be able to narrow down your child's specific health condition (if they have any) and set up a plan with a Naturopath or Chiropractor.
Here is my list of safe detox ideas.
Water – Your body needs enough water to have full kidney function. Avoid dairy, juices, and sodas (obviously!)- and have your child drink at least 5-8 cups of water throughout the day.
Raw Food, Juices, & Smoothies – Real food is medicine- bottom line. Help the body flush out the toxins with raw smoothies and juices! Kids love them, and if you prep ahead of time, you can easily serve 2-3 raw smoothies or juices a day for the detox. Grab a copy of my 5-day detox recipes below.
Vitamin C - I recommend using vitamin c chewable, or powder form. Vitamin C helps counteract the damage of heavy metals.
Elderberry - This is an excellent herb for children and can be taken as a syrup or in supplement form. I suggest keeping this in your "medicine cabinet" too! There is research that shows elderberry inhibits enzymes used by viruses to penetrate and infect healthy cells.
Detoxification bath – Use this bath to rid the body of viruses, bacteria, cellular waste, metals, and chemicals. Add 5 drops of “Lavender“ to your child’s bath with a 1/4 cup of epsom salt. You can also do this as a foot bath.
Omega 3 Oil – Fish oils can aid in brain detoxification. Cod liver oil is thought to be the most superior of all fish oils but it can be pretty spendy, I use and love this oil.
Cilantro Chelation Therapy – Cilantro- you either love it or hate it! But, you may not know that the coriander plant can accelerate the excretion of mercury and aluminum from the body? Cilantro has an incredible molecular bond which binds to heavy metals and pulls them away. I used this method when detoxing my 2 oldest children.
To use: Juice your cilantro and add to smoothies, or simply drink it raw. Children need a minimum of 1 tsp. daily for 2-3 weeks. Another thought- add a few drops of coriander to an Epsom bath.
Dandelion Root - The liver has over 5,000 functions- including toxin filtration. Dandelion root helps support and cleanse the liver- which is extremely important to do during a detox. This "weed" helps filter toxins from the gallbladder and the liver- it also stimulates the kidneys, purifies the blood and assists with cell metabolism. Throw some in your juice or smoothie, or use them as a tea. Older kids can also try the pill form.
Probiotic - Probiotics are obviously something we should be taking every day. Our health truly begins in our guts, and balancing that gut flora is essential. Children suffering from issues like eczema, ear infections, and gastro problems- can especially benefit from a good probiotic. We use this one.
Are there side effects?
You may find that your child is somewhat uncomfortable for the first few days. You may see a worsening of symptoms, increased sleep time, loose stools, and even some flu-like symptoms. More commonly though, your child may present no side effects at all.
WHAT DO I DO AFTER THE DETOX?
I recommend establishing a relationship with a naturopath, holistic practitioner or a chiropractor. These individuals are trained in nutrition and alternative therapies and can provide a plan to address your child’s individual needs. Reach out to local "crunchy" groups and ask for recommendations and resources.
TRIED ALL OF THESE METHODS, AND LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE?
Check out this Facebook Group, and learn more about TRS.
"TRS is short for “Advanced Toxin and contaminants Removal System”. TRS is a clinoptilolite (lab grown zeolite) and it is bound to water. Clinoptilolite (TRS) is shaped like a cage and is one of only a few minerals in nature that carries a negative charge. It’s this amazing combination that allows the zeolite to capture toxic heavy metals containing a high positive charge like mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, barium, thorium, cadmium, uranium and others. TRS will then remove them from the body. Once the toxins are trapped in the zeolites cage it is almost impossible for them to escape this bond, it takes over 900° F to break the bond. So once absorbed into the zeolite cage the metals are removed and cannot be deposited in other areas of their body".- Chris Kirckof
I hope you enjoyed these detox tips, and I wish you much luck with your toxic recovery! Be sure to check out the vaccine education page- for resources, printables, and more info.