~ All Natural Health Tips ~


***These tips are intended as information only. They are not intended to replace the consultation of a Health Care Practitioner. Think of them as a place to start....

Questions/Answers:

• What can we do about Ear Infections?

Eliminate dairy foods. They increase and thicken mucus, making it more difficult for an infected ear to drain. Echinacea and Goldenseal combination tincture is important to clear any kind of infection. One dose every two hours with a little water or juice while infection is acute. After symptoms have eased one dose, three times daily for one week. Mullein flower oil is an excellent traditional Native American remedy used to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Gently warm mullein oil to slightly above body temperature and, with your child on his/her side, put one or two drops into the affected ear.

• Bedwetting?

Many cases of bedwetting can be traced to food allergies. You may wish to try elimination of these common allergens: milk, dairy products, citrus fruits and wheat. Important: never ridicule or scold a child for wetting their bed. It doesn’t work. Instead reward dry nights.

• Colic?

A breastfeeding baby might be sensitive to something you are eating. The most common offenders are: dairy products, chocolate, caffeine, melons, cucumbers, peppers, citrus fruit and juices, spicy food, cabbages, onions, beans and legumes. Try drinking 4-6 cups of Lunar Nursing Tea/ day. It benefits babies through breast milk by expelling gas and relaxing the stomach; and so easing the discomfort associated with colic.

• Hyperactivity?

Before trying any other treatment try eliminating refined sugar and food additives from your child’s diet. Read labels carefully, and eliminate processed foods that contain artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives, commonly listed as benzoates, nitrates and sulfites, calcium silicate, BHT, BHA, benzoyl peroxide, emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilizers, vegetable gums, and food starch.

• Cough?

A tea made from the herb, coltsfoot helps clear congestion from the lungs. Give your child 1 dose, (dosage depends on age; ask a Health Practitioner) 3 times a day, for 2 days. A combination of coltsfoot and licorice root can also be used. Note: Licorice root should not be given to a child with high blood pressure.

• Diaper Rash?

Diaper Rash is caused by a skin reaction to irritating diapers and prolonged contact with stool, urine, perspiration, soaps, detergents or chemical based creams. Typically, the rash is red and scaly with tiny bumps, blisters or cracks. It is important to rule out yeast infections, [see Yeast Infections] eczema, psoriasis, and other problems.
For prevention or healing of common diaper rash we strongly recommend Lunar Eclipse Diaper Rash Ointment. This ointment is made from ingredients that will help keep the surface of an infant’s skin dry, nourish the skin, and fight bacteria. Comfrey, chickweed, and marshmallow contain large amounts of calcium, which can help stimulate tissue growth. Combined with goldenseal, which serves as a topical antiseptic, it is an excellent combination for combating diaper rash. Beeswax and sweet almond oil both have skin nourishing and soothing qualities. The ointment is also good for mild abrasions, sunburns, hives, dryness of any sort, and sports related skin irritations and chaffing.

• Yeast Infections in the Diaper Area?

If Lunar Eclipse Diaper Rash Ointment does not clear up the rash in the diaper area there is a good chance the rash is actually a yeast infection. Consult a Health Care Practitioner to rule out eczema or other problems.
If it is a yeast infection, cut out bread products containing yeast and sugar. Apply Gentian Violet (available at your local pharmacist) to the affected area with a Q-Tip 2 times per day. It should clear up in a day or two. Throw away Q-Tip after every use so as not to contaminate bottle of Gentian Violet.

• Common Cold?

It's best not to force your child to eat. Limit refined sugars and dairy since they increase mucus and further weaken the immune system. Homemade soups and broth as well as herbal teas are best.

• Cracked Nipples?

Most of the time cracked nipples are due to an improper latch. Consult with your midwife or a lactation consultant to help you with improving your babies latch. Exposing your nipples to air and letting them dry in between feedings at home can be helpful. To aid in healing, you can try pure calendula cream available at most health product stores.

• Eczema?

Although causes and treatments for Eczema vary greatly, here are a couple things you can try.
Evening Primrose Oil can be taken internally, one or two capsules daily. Do not give to a child with a fever however.
Very often allergies to either citrus fruits, eggs, cow's milk, shellfish, fish, or chocolate are related to eczema. Try eliminating these foods.
Even if there are no obvious food triggers, it is always worth excluding milk and milk products. It seems that this is especially the case with children who were not breast-fed, or weaned too soon. Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in London have shown that children often develop eczema when weaned from breast milk to cows’ milk or other foods. Goats’, soya or sheep’s milk rarely trigger allergy problems.

• Chickenpox?

Burdock root is high in many valuable trace minerals, and helps to detoxify the body and heal the skin lesions. Give your child one dose, twice daily, until recovery. Lunar Eclipse diaper rash ointment containing skin healing herbs applied topically 3 times/day will promote healing of sores.

***These tips are intended as information only. They are not intended to replace the consultation of a Health Care Practitioner. Think of them as a place to start....



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