How the heck does that happen?
When I heard about this and when asked the 6-year-old replied “I just push them back in or my “caregiver” does for me.” I could feel this energy rising in me akin to anger….alright it was anger. I was angry that first this was happening to this poor child living today in our modern culture with all the wonderful amenities we have at our fingertips. AND angry that his caregiver seemed ignorant to help him.
I guess this is what most gets my ire up is the fact that not only is there an obvious solution to help a child with hemorrhoids, but that fact that the child even got hemorrhoids to begin with.
Let me put it this way. Our body’s talk, and if you remember in one of my other posts I wrote about how my 9-year-old step-daughter was being given Tums for her heartburn and when she learned the connection between food and her body, she herself was able to correct this health problem….well so is the case here with this hemorrhoidal child ( not really sure if that is a word – but I will use it here).
Doesn’t it make common sense to link together the fact that the plumbing – the sewage system of the body, when backed up will create pressure and that is what hemorrhoids are telling the body…” hello there is pressure in the pipes and we need some help to get things going again!” ?
I guess years ago before my health crisis, I would have not known this either. The only reason I ate what I ate growing up is because it tasted good…… and I am not talking about a salad. My mother was tired of cooking by the time I came around so with the advent of fast and convenience foods, my meals and snacks came out of a box or microwave. And consequently all my siblings, including me, had very chronic plumbing problems.
So that is why this blog is here. WAKE up people….become a bad patient, ask questions, research, get some answers. Yes if the problem is genetic then perhaps there is a reason for a child to have a chronic health problem so young, but really here is the easiest solution to try first and go from there.
RX for Hemorrhoids:
1. Fluids—drinking 6-8 (8-ounce) glasses of nonalcoholic fluids daily to soften stools. Rule of thumb for everyone now is 1/2 your body weight in ounces is the daily requirement. So 120 lb person = 60 oz of water daily.
2. Eating more whole fresh fruit, raw, or cooked vegetables, and whole grains has been consistently shown to reduce hemorrhoidal symptoms including bleeding.
If this doesn’t alleviate the symptoms over a few days then yes, common sense dictates call your doctor or naturopath or a trusted health provider.
But really folks how many times and how many years are you going to ask a small child to sit in a sitz bath? Lets face it, good nutritional habits……less sugar and white flour products…….and ample water daily will create a foundation of life long freedom of most chronic health conditions, allowing a 6-year-old to live symptom free from the pain and annoyance of Hemorrhoids.
Two great resources are :
* Gut Feelings an E-book By Olga Sheean “A quirky, off-the-wall story about the internal shenanigans of the body”. Available at www.olgasheean.com
* Herb Cocktail - a safe, non-habit forming food for the bowel which restores the electrical capability of the colon wall and strengthens the colon muscle – creating efficient and comfortable transit and elimination. Available at www.hellotohealth.com
Listen to your body and help your children too create a body mind awareness that will lead to great health and longevity.
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