Simple Healthful Herbs And Healing Foods For Your Children

 

 

One of our past guests had just become a new grandmother and she asked my opinion on raw living foods for children and if children could eat herbs when they were sick. That is why I am writing this article  — because she asked me to help her and because I thought some of our other past guests and readers could benefit from how I answered her questions.

Keeping our children healthy is our primary purpose as parents and grandparents.  The living foods lifestyle is the strongest health foundation you can give your child, yet there are times when parents must consider additional modalities when helping their children through an illness.  It’s my hope that you will never have to use any of the following herbs or concoctions, but if you do, keep in mind that herbs can interact with other herbs, supplements and/or medications. For these reasons, you should only give herbs to a child when under the supervision of a health care practitioner. So if you do want to use these time-tested protocols, please consult your healthcare provider for diagnosis and medical advice before giving them to your children.

The following list of symptoms and the herbs and concoctions used to address them is by no means meant to be a comprehensive listing and only reflects some of the protocols I am personally aware of.  If you have found other simple protocols please feel free to add them to the comments.  I would love to hear from you.

Blessings,

Bobby

Herbs and Protocols

Colic:  When your child cries for extended periods (1-2 hours), pulls its legs up to the belly, or extends its legs out and will not calm down they may be experiencing colic.  Mild, yet effective herbal teas made from Anise, Catnip, Caraway or Fennel, and Peppermint have been used by mothers to sooth their children’s colic.

Colds: When your child is suffering from a cold you also suffer.  All of these herb and concoctions will really help your child when they are fighting a cold. Your first line of defense should be used early and often. Echinacea is a great all round herb which provides immune support and may help protect your child from viral and bacterial infections.   I also like Anise  as it will help with breaking up the mucus and make it easier for your child to breath and  get the mucous out of his/her body.  You may also want to make a Chamomile tea, infused with peppermint, licorice and lemon balm. This concoction will help calm your child’s cough and works as an expectorant. If your child is older you may want to talk to your health care provider about Mullen tea.

Constipation:  Good hydration is the most effective way to relive constipation and this is easy to achieve, when your child is getting plenty of pure water along with raw fruits and vegetables which contain large amounts of water. Also a blend of Chamomile and Marigold teas will help prevent constipation, while gently helping your little one’s bowels to move.  Two other good herbs are aloe and sienna both possesses laxative action and act on your child’s large intestine to stimulate peristalsis.

Cough:When your child coughs it is a sign that his/her body is attempting to an inflamed (croup- dry cough) or mucus congested airway (wet cough).  All of the herbal remedies I’m sharing with you will decrease inflammation, reduce mucus production and have a soothing relaxing affect that quickly helps stop the coughing.   Warm herbal tea with licorice, honey (only give honey to children who are at least 1 years old) and a little lemon juice is excellent for helping ease the tickle that sets off a cough.  Children of all ages who have coughs benefit from running a humidifier with eucalyptus oil in the water as it will break up mucus and soothe your child’s coughing reflex.  Make sure the humidifier is out of your child’s reach, or use a cold humidifier.  Also, if your child is over 1 years old give them a spoonful of honey with a little lemon mixed in before they go to bed as this will help alleviate soreness.  There are many wonderful natural herbal cough syrups that you can make or purchase.  Contact your health care for recipes and suggestions.  Don’t forget to keep checking your child’s temperature and to keep him/her hydrated.

Cradle Cap: Consists of dead skin cells which remain attached to your babies head. These dead skin cells block your baby’s pores and mix with body oils.  Cradle Cap usually appears within the first days of your child’s life.  Your child will not usually experience itching or pain with Cradle Cap.  Before bedtime you can rinse your baby’s head with a simple warm mixture of  Alendula and Comfrey, then let the baby’s scalp air dry, then massage organic olive oil mixed with lavender and mullein into the scalp and leave it in overnight, wash it away with mild natural soap and water each morning. The Cradle Cap should disappear within a few days.  Seborrhea- is a form of Cradle Cap that has formed on other areas of the body.

Diaper Rash:  Is usually caused by a diaper containing urine/stool and the material of the diaper rubbing against the child’s skin.  The way to identify this type of rash is to look at the folds of the skin (which are more protected) if they are not red, you have diaper rash caused by simple irritation.   Most other diaper rashes are cause by yeast or bacterial infections. The yeast rash will show up bright red, often with small red pimples on the outer edges.  The bacterial rash will have fluid-filled pimples which look yellowish with some crusty areas.

Diarrhea: As your child begins to eat different combinations of foods the bowels sometime will react and your child may get diarrhea. To alleviate the discomfort associated with diarrhea, you may want to have your child eat fresh grated raw or lightly steamed carrots, mixed with equal parts applesauce (include the apples skin).  I also like raspberry and peppermint tea blended, as this concoction helps to stop cramping, calms diarrhea and will also help lower a fever.

Earache: If your child experiences regular earaches or earaches which last more than 12 hours be sure to contact your physician.  Usually earaches accompany colds and coughs. If you are a smoker stop!  Smoke from cigarettes plays a major role in many children’s earaches.  Before giving your child herbs or medications, try sitting him/her up and placing a cool washcloth on the ear that is troubling them.  If your child is old enough to chew gum  give him/her a piece of herbal chewing gum, as this can sometimes lower the pain. As long as your child’s eardrum is not punctured you may want to warm some olive oil and add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract along with a drop of garlic and tea tree oil. Place a piece of warm cotton in the ear and lay a warm, slightly damp cloth over the ear and begin a vaporizer that has eucalyptus oil in it. You may repeat putting on warm cloths until your child ear stops hurting.  Should your child’s earache not subside, you should contact your physician.

Teething:Children seeking comfort from the pain of teething can use lemon balm as a tea or can chew on a washcloth soaked in the tea.

 

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Creative Health Institute is located in Union City, Michigan and is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to educating students about the benefits of raw living foods and teaching them how to share their knowledge with other. You can reach Robert Morgan or the institute at 866.426.1213.

Always contact your physician if you have a question about your Childs health.  Do not give your child any type of medicine or herb without consulting the Childs physician.  The information contained in this article is for educational and entertainment purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, or treat any sickness, or disease.

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Lose Up To A Pound A Day – The CHI Way By Just Eating An Alkaline Balanced Diet?

 

Believe it or not there is a good side to having a high percentage of body fat, as it plays a major role in extending lives because it provides the first line of defense from the acid wastes that go hand-in-hand with the Standard American Diet (SAD).

When we eat the SAD, we consume vast amounts of acid-based foods.  These acidic foods cause acidic waste, so our body’s first line of defense is to use the body’s optimal amount of fat cells to store the toxins. This defensive measure is helpful, although for most of us it’s no match for the amount of acidic foods we are accustomed to eating – so the body must make more fat cells so that the acidic waste will not be dumped in to our blood stream. 

Our health problems are compounded when our fat cells multiply beyond our body’s ability to handle them at natural healthy levels.  When  this happens we find ourselves not only dealing with unhealthy levels of fat cells, we find our bodies soon show signs of disease in the heart, lungs, liver, colon, kidneys, pancreas, gall bladder and other vital organs.

When I speak about high acidic foods which are part of the SAD, I’m primarily referring to all processed food along with dairy, meat, bread and any foods which are high in sugar. All of these foods are highly acidic and cause acid wastes to build up through out the body, including the fat cells.  

This brings me to why you can healthfully loose up to a pound a day stopping the toxic poisoning of your fat cells and balancing your pH!  

Here at Creative Health Institute, our students and guests are always amazed at the amount of fat that just seems to melt off their bodies on a daily basis. This quick weight loss is not water weight, as every participant is eating two and a half to three pounds of high alkaline raw living food per day, along with drinking a minimum of half their body weight in ounces of water.  The key to their success is the power of the alkaline foods and their ability to help the fat cells safely release their toxic acidic waste into the bloodstream, without adversely affecting the blood or bodies vital organs and systems.

There are a million-and-one weight loss programs and diets. It’s proven that 99% of the craze diets fail, not because the dieter is lazy or has no self-control, but because the weight loss program or diet is not based in eliminating acidic toxic waste and poisons from the first line of the body’s defenses, i.e., fat cells.

So, are you ready to experience the joy that is a natural expression of being able to free your fat cells of toxic acidic waste and poisons?  If so, then simply begin eating two and a half to three pounds of raw highly alkaline food per day, drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of water and combine this simple eating regiment with just a ½ hour exercise daily. So, now that you know how it’s done, what’s keeping you from having the healthy toxin free body that you deserve?

If you need more information or need help with losing weight naturally, or want to know more about how you can have more natural energy, gain lean muscle, sleep better, wake more refreshed and be much less likely to get sick,  feel free to contact us at 866.426.1213. Creative Health Institutes programs are alkaline and oxygen based full body detoxification and rebuild counseling and direct learning programs, designed to help you be the healthy, happy person you deserve to be.

Blessings and peace,

Robert C Morgan  – Bobby

Health Education Program Director

Creative Health Institute, Union City, Michigan  49094

 Some Examples of Alkaline Forming Foods:

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Bananas
  • Beets & beet tops
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Currants
  • Dandelion greens – One of Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Favorites…
  • Dates
  • Dill
  • Dulse
  • Endive
  • Figs
  • Flaxseed
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Green beans
  • Guava
  • Huckleberries
  • Kelp
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Limes
  • Logan berries
  • Loquats
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Millet
  • Mint
  • Mulberries
  •  Mustard greens
  • Nectarines
  • Olives – raw
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Passion fruit
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabagas
  • Sea Vegetables
  • Soybeans
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss chard
  • Tangerine
  • Turnips
  • Water chestnuts
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon

 

A Monks Raw Food Diet Menu – Provide By A Freind Of Creative Health Institute

Day 1: Monday Morning: 

Eat as much watermelon as you like. (not seedless).

Lunch – One large lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and green onion salad with one handful of raw sunflower seeds, two avocados, and a fresh-squeezed lemon.

Snack: 2 mangos. 1 avocado. 3 sticks of celery.

Day 2: Tuesday Morning:

One large honeydew melon. The water of 2 coconuts.

Lunch: 4 oranges. One largel green-leafed vegetable salad (containing at least 3 ribs of celery, cucumber and tomato, 2 avocados with 10-20 walnuts and fresh-squeezed lemon.

Snack: 2 oranges.

Day 3: Wednesday

Morning: Cup of quinoa or buckwheat  blended with 2-3 apples. 10-20 pecans or macadamia nuts.

Lunch: Large salad containing green-leafed vegetables including kale or spinach cucumber, tomato, zucchini mixed salad. Also add some of your favorite nuts or seeds.. Squeeze an orange and/or lemon and mix with avocado and rejuvelac and layer  into the salad as dressing.

Snack: 2 apples. Assorted greens (green cabbage, lettuce, endive). 2 handfuls of your

Favorite raw nuts, or seeds. Make sure they are sprouted if possible.

Day 4: Thursday

Morning: 1/2 quart of freshly-made grapefruit juice.

Lunch: 2 bowls of berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.). One small lettuce salad with cucumber, tomato and avocado. Sprinkle olive oil on the salad.

Snack: 2 mangos or fruit of choice

Day 5: Friday

Morning: 3-4 oranges (eat the white pith too!). bowl of your favorite raw cereal. Dice up some nuts and dates and sprinkle on your ceral.

Lunch: Large leafy green salad, 1 avocado, cucumber, tomato, okra, zucchini mixed salad. Add high-quality extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil as dressing.

Snack: 2 oranges. Assorted greens (spinach, baby bok choy, endive).

Day 6: Saturday

Morning: 12 oz bowl of  berries (strawberry, blueberry, etc.) with  1 avocado.

Lunch: 1 cantaloupe. 1 quart of freshly made vegetable juice containing at least  green vegetables, apples or pears. Small salad containing green-leafed vegetables including  celery, 2 avocados, and high-quality extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil as dressing. Add several servings of raw dulse seaweed and grated raw garlic to the salad.

Snack: 1 handful of sunflower seeds.

Day 7: Sunday Morning:

The water of 2 coconuts. 1 quart (1 liter) of freshly made vegetable juice containing at least green vegetables,  other vegetables and/or fruits

Snack: 2 apples. 2 ribs of celery.

Lunch: Large salad containing  green-leafed vegetables, 1 avocado, dulse seaweed, and an orange blended with raw, unhulled tahini, as dressing.

Remember to drink plenty of rejuvelac.  Sprout, flax, sea vegetables and sauerkraut should be added whenever possible.

Please send in your ideas for daily, weekly or monthly raw food menus. We will post them and also enter your name into a drawing for a free 3 day juice fast, which will be held in October 2011.

Blessings,

Bobby

Robert Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, MI

Bobby’s Friend Shares A Sample 100% Raw Food Breakfast & Lunch Daily Diet Menu

Breakfast

Juice (optional) –  1/3 each carrot, celery, and cucumber juice – 8 oz. Energy Soup  -1 cup or more of -Leafy green, cucumber, celery, pepper, tomato sprouts, kelp or dulse. Melon or fruit –  1 cup. 1 to 2 oz. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or almonds Lunch  Juice (optional), same as above Energy Soup –  Same as above with sprouted mung beans, avocado and at least 1 table spoon of whole flaxseed ground, 1 fruit, 4- 8 oz. seeds or nuts. Snack (optional) – Shredded raw yams, raisins  and carrots, or up to two bananas This program was given to me by a friend who is really into eating by the seasons. You may want to try it. Keep in mind you should also have energy soup with each meal and don’t forget the sea vegetables.  The winter menu should include more seeds and nuts along with more sprouted grains. Wishing you vibrant health and happiness, Bobby Robert Morgan Director Creative Health Institute Union City, MI

Creative Health Institutes Sample Raw Food Diet Meal Plan

Basic meal plan: 

Breakfast – Energy soup – use standard recipe & Sauerkraut or you can interchange the energy soup with a fruit smoothie or green smoothie, containing four or five cups fresh fruit and green vegetables always put in the sprouts, along with two to three cups water or rejuvelac. Make enough energy soup or green smoothie so you can have them with meals and snack throughout the day.  Also be sure to make kelp/dulse and rejuvelac a part of your meals.

Snack – Raw nuts, fresh fruit such as oranges, apples, grapes, peaches, plumbs or pears.

Lunch – Large salad based on green leafy veggies, including celery, tomatoes, any color bell pepper, and avocados, sprinkled with sprouted sunflower seeds and any of the raw nuts you would like.

Desert – Two cups berries, or another fruit of choice

Beverages – As much water as you’d like, freshly squeezed fruit juices, freshly made vegetable juices and rejuvelac.

This diet is based in green leafy vegetables, fruit, sprouts, nuts seeds and other vegetables. You will get your protein from nuts and seeds.  Anytime you can blend the foods, do so as this will make them easier to assimilate.  Also try to sprout as much of your food as possible and as a minimum always soak your nuts, seeds and grains.

Make sure you have a good variety of produce so that you will have a wide range of vitamins, phytonutrients, minerals and carbohydrates. Avocados, olive-hemp oils, nuts, and seeds will provide you with the necessary fats.

I wish you the best health ever!

Robert (Bobby) Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, MI

 

 

Cancer Fighting Foods, Guests Eat At Creative Health Institute

CHI is known as the raw food health capital of the world. We have been teaching people how to take charge of their health for almost forty years. As of this year we have trained more then 19,000 people from more than 40 different countries how to implement and be able to demonstrate Dr. Ann Wigmore’s programs for health and longevity.

Every guest and student that comes to Creative Health Institute is familiarized with the foods which help to build a persons immune system as well as cancer fighting foods.

The following list of foods are eaten here in as part of our raw food health and wellness program and many have been found beneficial for preventing cancer and other diseases such as diabetes type 2.

Foods That Fight Or May Prevent Cancer

Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, red clover sprouts, broccoli sprouts, tomatoes, watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, and collard greens.

Foods That Don’t Fight Cancer

  • white flour
  • white rice
  • Alcohol (except for red wine)

Foods That May Encourage Cancer

  • Sugar
  • Preservatives
  • Margarine
  • Artificial sweetener

 Wishing everyone the best day ever,

 Robert Morgan 

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan

866.426.1213

 

You Are Controlled By Circadian ‘Believe It or Not’

It is now known that the molecular circadian clock can function within a single cell. At the same time, different cells may communicate with each other resulting in a synchronised output of electrical signaling.

Studies of circadian rhythms have turned up the following sometimes hard-to-believe information: 

  1. If we were to live in total darkness, we would fall into a cycle of days that last up to 25 hours or longer.
  2. Heart attacks are twice as likely to occur between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. as between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. and between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  3. Body temperature is lowest before waking up in the morning, and highest in the late afternoon. A temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit might indicate fever at 7 a.m., but by 5 p.m. would be normal.
  4. People react more strongly to substances they’re allergic to around 11 p.m., while antihistamine drugs have the greatest impact in the morning.
  5. Eating one meal a day of 2,000 calories results in a weight loss when eaten as breakfast, but produces a weight gain as supper.
  6. Suicides peak in the morning and early afternoon.
  7. The length of time a person sleeps is related more closely to body temperature rhythms and bedtime than to how long the person has been awake. In experiments, even after being awake more than 20 hours, people free of time cues slept twice as long when they went to bed when their temperature was at its highest (in early evening) than when it was at its lowest (in the early morning).
  8. The senses of hearing, taste and smell are more acute at certain times of day. Studies show sensory acuity is highest at 3 a.m., falls off rapidly to a low at 6 a.m., then rises to another peak between 5 and 7 p.m. (This cycle is related to the hormone cycle; when steroid hormones are released, sensory acuity falls.) 
  9. Aspirin stays in the body longer when taken at 7 a.m. than when taken at 7 p.m.Body clocks are why doctors often prescribe taking medicines at certain times of day. For example, both aspirin and antihistamines work best taken in the morning. But some types of chemotherapy for cancer may be more effective and less toxic if administered at night.
  10. Women go into labor most often between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. and least frequently about midday. Births between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. are associated with increased probability of complications in both the baby and the mother.

When you come to CHI you will learn about the raw live food lifestyle. Understanding Circadian Rythms  is an important part of living a healthy, happy lifestyle. Please call us to find out more about our programs for 2012.  We can be reached at 866.426.1213. 

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year, Bobby.

Robert Morgan is the Health Education Director at Creative Health Institute, located in Union City, Michigan. Robert is also a certified Naturopath, Master Herbalist and Master Raw Food Chef.