Some people like to think that children are like little bursts of energy that can run around without being harmed. In fact, a child’s body is just as toxic and polluted as an adult’s body. Even though children may have more energy, their diets can set them up for extreme failure later on in life. We are referring to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
The healthy development of a child begins in the mother’s womb. The developing baby is fed whatever the mother eats. If she eats unhealthy, processed foods or a lot of meat and dairy products, the baby will be exposed to those toxins. On the other side of the coin, a mother who eats a healthy diet that consists of nutritious plant-based foods will be supplying her baby with essential nutrients for development. Some babies are born with jaundice or hepatitis because of pharmaceutical drugs, synthetic vitamins, or other liver-damaging things that mothers consume while pregnant. The babies are then born with partially damaged livers.
The Standard American Diet Can Hurt a Baby’s Development
According to BabyCenter.com, roughly 70% of mothers breastfeed their infants at birth. By the time the baby is six months old, only 36% of mothers are still breastfeeding. At 12 months, only 17% of babies are breastfed. Babies who stop breastfeeding typically start drinking baby formula, which can contain harmful ingredients like lactose, iron oxide, or monodiglycerides, which is a pork derivative. These are not ingredients that human body thrives on. A baby who breastfeeds has a greater chance at building a healthy immune system.
When the child begins eating solid food, there is not always the hugest effort to ensure the baby is eating nutritious foods. A lot of people resort to buying commercial baby food, which can be filled with a lot of sugar. Rather than giving babies processed foods from the time they can eat something, try making them food with fresh ingredients and pureeing it. This helps to establish a healthy digestive system.
Other Toxic Sources
Baby and children’s medicines are drugs. The ingredients flood the baby’s body with toxins, and a child’s body may not be the strongest because of an immune system that isn’t fully developed. Whether you are using vitamins or hygiene products, you always have to take into account that you could be putting toxins into your child’s body. Even baby powder, which contains aluminum, and baby oil can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. Some diapers or baby wipes are even bleached with chemicals that can irritate a baby’s bottom.
Vaccinations and immunizations can also harm a child’s body. Consider the ingredients: Mercury, Thimerisol, Sugar, chicken egg yolks, formaldehyde (embalming fluid), propylene glycol, and fifty-plus more harmful ingredients that can result in autism, smiling disorders, depression, partial paralysis, mental retardation, childhood diseases (chicken pox, measles, pneumonia, influenza, hepatitis, pertussis, etc.), and slow speech.
We don’t intend to scare you, but we want you to be mindful that there are toxins that can enter a child’s body in every corner of the world. This is why it can be beneficial to take part in some cleansing routines to keep a child’s body healthy.