English (United Kingdom)French (Fr)
Home Wellness Articles Childhood Wellness Articles The Beneficial Nature of Childhood Infections

The Beneficial Nature of Childhood Infections

Written by Ian Sinclair   
Friday, 01 December 2006 00:00
Article Index
The Beneficial Nature of Childhood Infections
Page 2
All Pages

It is not easy to see our children “sick” and we often resort to using drugs that only suppress symptoms because we think these symptoms are not good. Parents frequently ask the wellness minded practitioner why we do not support the use of these drug to alleviate symptoms.

Ian Sinclair, author and international lecturer has this to say:

In order to understand how childhood infection can actually be beneficial to a child’s health, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the symptoms of infection and their real purpose. Whenever a child develops measles, chicken pox, whooping cough or any of the other common childhood infections, s/he will experience several of the following symptoms.

  • Beneficial Nature of Childhood InfectionsFever – speeds up bodily elimination of toxic waste.

  • No Appetite – when a fever is present, the digestive system shuts down thus removing the need and desire for food.

  • Vomiting/Diarrhoea – the body’s way of eliminating undigested foodstuff from the digestive tract.

  • Tiredness/Lethargy – the body’s way of forcing a sick person to rest thus conserving its energy for the vital tasks of cleansing and repair.

  • Glandular Swelling – the lymph glands filter the blood for toxic substances. Swelling of these glands greatly increases their filtering capacity.

  • Skin Rash – represents an elimination of toxic waste, the skin being a major eliminative organ.

  • Mucus Elimination – also an elimination of toxic waste. Mucus is made up of the body’s white blood cells which are the body’s garbage cans containing toxic residue. A good example is the runny nose.

  • Inflammation – serves the same purpose as fever, to cleanse and repair damaged or poisoned tissue in the body.

In reality, the symptoms do not constitute the disease but the cure. In other words, measles is not the disease but the cure. Whooping cough is not the disease but the cure. Chickenpox is not the disease but the cure. The real disease is toxaemia out of which the symptoms arise. This will explain the words of Hippocrates, who to this day is referred to as the Father of Medicine. Over 2000 years ago he wrote:

“ Diseases are crises of purification, of toxic elimination. Symptoms are the natural defences of the body. We call them diseases, but in fact they are the cure of diseases.”