A child is happy and content one minute and out of control the next. What is wrong with him? Maybe he is just toxic. How do you know if your child is sensitive? Rest assured, they all are! Some are just more sensitive than others and have the ability to communicate this information quickly and not so happily.
David and his mom, Jennifer, have been clients for many years. David is a chemically sensitive child. The older he gets, the clearer he makes that fact known. Jennifer no longer denies this fact; she is learning to deal with it! Recently, Jennifer emailed me the following information:
Her son David was doing quite well. He was happy and balanced. At a child play date, she knew he could not use regular paints. He had already reacted quite badly to them. Sharpies were suggested and not wanting to ruin it for the other children, she opened windows on a beautiful March day; David participated in the art project. Opening the windows was a great idea, and she noticed no reaction. Previously one Sharpie could have had extreme emotional consequences. With a little fresh air, David was healing quite nicely.
The next day, Jennifer ran out of David’s Agave ketchup. She allowed him to use organic ketchup instead and his behavior took a turn for the worst. It was quite noticeable. The exact words Jennifer used were: “He was awful.” The difference between the two ketchups is the sugar. The agave ketchup uses agave as a sweetener. The organic ketchup, on the other hand, uses organic cane juice crystals. Obviously, the cane juice crystals had an adverse effect on his behavior. Jennifer made a conscious note to never run out of agave ketchup again! This was important information and Jennifer can now see if other food with organic cane juice crystals has the same effect.
Next, a visit to a friend’s home and David is served conventional strawberries. Sometimes we just have to be reminded of the truth. Conventional strawberries are toxic! Quoting Jennifer: “.. he ate non-organic strawberries followed by screaming, crying and violent behavior. David literally threw a wood and metal shovel at me; he was so violent. Why haven't I learned my lesson?”
Jennifer, we are all still learning after all these years. As humans we have to test the waters. The point of David’s experience is so you can KNOW without a doubt that poisons on our food, in our water, and around our environment can cause abusive behaviors. If we want our children to behave in a healthy manner, we have to stop poisoning them. Jennifer learned her lesson well. It is important that David also understands what caused his reactions, and it is Jennifer’s job to point these facts out to him so he can make healthy choices in the future.
David, like Joshua, came to teach us just how profound this influence can be. My job is to help parents see clearly the connection between behaviors and chemicals and to teach them the tricks to healing their sensitive children.
Jennifer has learned through the years how to handle the problem she created. She immediately gave David a dose of dandelion root to begin the detox. She was amazed at how quickly after receiving the dandelion root that he began sniffling, which she felt was a good sign. Sniffling was moving the anger through the mucus membranes. He was also up three times during the night urinating some of this unhealthy energy away. His homeopathic remedy, Staphysagria, also helped David rebalance back to his happy, loving self.
When we poison our children, their bodies and minds will respond. Chemicals clog the liver causing the body to respond with frustration; the more intense the chemical, the more intense the anger. Once poisoned, these sensitive children are no longer in control of their emotions. This is the moment we come to realize pure food, clean water and a healthy environment create a healthy, happy chid. I can assure you it is time and money well spent.