Treating fever safely is important to good health!
When my oldest son was 4 weeks old we rushed him to the hospital with a fever that I thought was not good. I wish I had known then what I know now and I would not have been so hasty to rush him to the hospital. He ended up in the hospital for weeks and no answers were ever forthcoming as to why? The week after leaving the hospital the reason became apparent and would have been a lot sooner had we not kept him hospitalized and his fevers down. That was the beginning of my learning about fevers and why not to lower them in my children or myself.
Fever is a necessity to the immune systems cleaning department. Without it serious illness can occur. The physicians are geared to relieving a parent’s anxiety and therefore force the fevers down interrupting the immune systems work and setting the body up for illness either then or later.
I have always been a very inquisitive person in that I could not do a job of any kind unless I knew as much about it as I could. Being a medical office nurse was the same and gave me an education that was interesting and exciting as I watched, did my own studies and paid attention to every single doctor and how they thought, taught and practiced medicine. To the point that several doctors have told me I was much better at diagnosing than they were and they would ask my opinion on some things. I was given the honor of handling patient calls and triaging for the doctors in every office I worked in over that 20-year period. I was sometimes sent to a patients’ home to evaluate and advise, which has always made me feel so honored to have their trust.
No, this is not to brag but to let you know I am not talking through my head or that I haven’t been there and know whereof I speak. About five years into my medical office nursing career I soon learned that there were home remedies that worked much better than the prescription meds and I would inform the open minded patients that wanted to know. I also informed the patient that it was not the doctors’ recommendation but mine and if the doctor knew I would probably be fired. To this day I still follow, read and watch, with dread, what has happened to medicine since I started 33 years ago.
A leading cause of fevers in children today comes after immunizations! A problem already exist with too many vaccines being pushed into our children upsetting their immune system and now another one is looming on the horizon and I am fearful of the outcome. The vaccine for Chicken Pox is touted as a means of saving our children. First off there have been no known deaths directly from Chicken Pox but some from the so-called cure given to them by the medical profession! Antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. This is found in the CDC’s own records http://www.cdc.gov / – May 15, 1998/Vol. 47/No. 18 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR, their official publication). It was entitled, “Varicella-Related Deaths Among Children.
I remember the dozens of calls I use to get from mothers panicked because their child had a fever as soon as the fever came on they were on the phone scared to death. I was sometimes able to tell them that the fever was good and unless it went above 103 or 104 not to do anything, some listened and some didn’t.
I worked for a few smart pediatricians in which three of them knew that fever was good. But the sad part is that 4 of the 7 pediatricians did not think that way and their pediatric patients would end up more sick or at least the problem would last longer than the other three’s patients. So I had to walk a tight rope with each doctors’ parent calls and guide them accordingly and not what I felt was always in the patients best interest, but I could only do what I was told by each individual doctor until I found a way of helping both.
In only a very rare time, when left alone, that a fever will exceed 106 degrees, unless it is a life threatening bacterial germ or virus, which is extremely rare and I only saw maybe one or two a year in the hundreds of children that were treated by the pediatricians. The Meningitis scare is the most often reason for a doctor to recommend lowering a temperature yet with the thousands of children I saw over the years in the Pediatric Medical Group only 1 meningitis patient was diagnosed and treated.
And only about 4 percent of children experience fever-related convulsions, with no serious after effects.
A fast (on distilled water, or at least diluted vegetable juices with a few drops of liquid balanced minerals) should be continued for twenty-four hours after the temperature has returned to normal.
A good rule to remember; the bowel can be cleared of toxins by enemas in twenty-four hours or less; via the blood in three days; the liver in five days, providing no food is eaten. Shingles (“adult chicken pox”) that occurs in adults may require about a week-long juice fast to completely clear up.
The liver, the major organ fighter of the immune system, is much too busy with eliminating the problem that it perceives to be happening to be bothered with the task of food digestion. Great strain can be taken off that organ if no solid food is given. Not only does fasting lower temperature, relieve the distress and facilitate elimination, but it also lessens the strain on the liver and prevents serious complications, such as middle-ear disease, mastoiditis and meningitis.
It appears then, that fever, dreaded because misunderstood, is really nature’s attempt to help. It is discomforting, but only very rarely does harm; never is attended with serious aftereffects and almost NEVER BE SUPPRESSED with anti-inflammatory drugs or fed with food. I have seen many a case of flu pushed into a pneumonia because some anxious mother or grandmother insisted feeding “to give the child strength”, such as chicken broth or a thin starchy gruel, both liquids, of course, but protein and starch-just what the liver cannot handle at this point. Yes I am aware that chicken soup is good for illnesses. (Those studies were backed by the chicken industry so what else could they say?) All the while the child or adult doesn’t feel hungry and not want to eat – that is the body saying to them STOP LOOK AND LISTEN to me!
So called “infectious” diseases like chicken pox, measles, or whooping cough are actually inflammatory diseases. Not bacterial or viral as we have been told by the media. The symptoms during such illnesses should be viewed as eliminative crises. Meaning it will pass with time to a healthy child/adult, with no after affects! Yes, some side effects have been reported with these diseases but if you could talk to the parent or caregiver you will find that they force fed anti-inflammatories and.or food to the patient!
Some of those illnesses may be painful, but they’re a necessary self-limiting process in which an accumulation of retained metabolic waste (dead cells that become toxic), and the residues of undigested, unassimilated foods are being purged from the body through vicarious (abnormal, inappropriate) channels such as the skin or lungs. If you read the May 15, 1998/Vol. 47/No. 18 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR, their official publication). It was entitled, “Varicella-Related Deaths Among Children: Texas and Iowa notified CDC of three fatal cases of varicella (chickenpox) that occurred in children during 1997” (reprinted in Appendix A below). A short introduction stated that in the U.S. there are approximately 100 deaths (about half of these in children) and 10,000 hospitalizations each year for complications from chicken pox from infection with the varicella virus. Then read the case histories of those deaths and find that prescription after prescription was prescribed until the patient died. Of course they do not report it that way but in reading you can discern it!
So, the familiar runny nose, cough, stiffness, fever, and numerous rashes, swellings, lesions, and eruptions through the skin are all manifestations of the same cause, which are not pathogenic microbes. Microbes like bacteria, for example, act as scavengers to consume the toxic wastes and the dead cells following inflammation. Their formation and growth do not precede the diseased state in the host, but rather emerge in its wake; and not exogenically (introduced from or produced outside the organism or system.), from say, an “infected” person, but rather endogenically (caused by factors inside the organism or system) from the genetic material contained in a cell’s nucleus after the cell’s death and decomposition. This is more prevalent in a child with Sickle Cell disease.
Fortunately, a wide range of bacterial strains, or their genetic “blueprints” inhabit our bodies all the time in titers low enough that their waste products do not affect us and when stimulated creates a fever in most.
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