Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Update on the lymphedema

I came across the section on the lymphatic system in one of my holistic healing books while looking for something unrelated and gave it a re-read, and I'm glad I did!  It suggests, for getting the lymphatic system back on track, certain dietary changes for awhile along with herbal help - hawthorne is of course mentioned.  For the most part it's stuff we already do, like no refined sugars, no processed foods, no caffeine, no alcohol, but it also listed no red meats and meat fats.  It went on to state that to encourage lymphatic drainage, the individual should go on an all-fresh-fruit diet for awhile, then slowly reintroduce fresh veggies, then slowly reintroduce white meats.  I thought, what the heck, it certainly can't hurt.  There are fruititarians out there, who believe that eating fruit only is the way to go . . . so I gave Kaiden only fruit, plant fats (avacado & coconut milk), and chia seeds for 3 days, then added in veggies for 2 days, then added in chicken breast.  And you know what?  His fingers look almost NORMAL!  The swelling is I'd say 80% gone.  This is something I definitely want to do this again with him; I am willing to bet we'd get back to completely normal. 

However, we do have a weight check coming up in a month; doing a fruit only diet isn't exactly going to make him gain weight, which is what the pediatrician thinks he needs to do.  He is a light little peanut at around 20lbs, but he is growing and gaining skills, so I'm not worried.  I could see after just 3 days on fruit he was a little skinnier although he still has plenty of baby chub . . . I don't want to take away all his baby chub, so we'll be doing this in steps.

Still, though, it just floors me that western medicine claims there is no cure for lymphedema . . .

5 comments:

My Little Wonders said...

Wow! I love reading your updates on Kaiden and his diet. :) We are 3 1/2 weeks into no nightshades here ... so far, it's hard to tell if there is any difference as Miss K was just 3 months when we started, but we're taking this long term to see what happens.

greenchild said...

It will be fun to watch her grow! I can't wait to hear her updates - do you know you are the first to try this besides us?

My Little Wonders said...

That I didn't know! I am very curious how our little ones are going to do the longer they are off nightshades. I'm also debating starting Miss K on NutriVene-D within the next couple months. Right now I am her supplements, but I'm trying to think of how I might be able to get the powder in her. I'm still thinking about it.

greenchild said...

I use a variety of Dr. Christopher supplements. Kaiden does not do well with over-the-counter supplements. We use:
Kid-E-Mins (vitamins - I use 1/3 dosage because it does contain cayenne extract, but it doesn't seem to bother him)
Kid-E-Calc - calcium
Kid-E-Trac - emotional clarity, helps to focus
Ear & Nerve tonic - good for the nervous system, hearing, and balance
LOVE Dr. Christopher's items!!! Heck of a lot cheaper than Nutrivene, too. You can check out Dr. Christopher's story at www.herballegacy.com.

greenchild said...

Forgot to add, I also give him a little citocholine, grapeseed extract, and TMG.