This is a post on reading labels, I am not doling out medical advice. Medicate your little one's fever or don't. Totally up to you, you are the mom. This is a post on being a label reader. There are always multiple options for everything you are looking for. Choose the one with the least toxic ingredients. Join us on Instagram for more discussions on this.
It is cold season right now and I think everyone seems to have one? Moms are starting to watch our food labels, but when it comes to picking out medicines for our kids, are we reading labels?
I have not bought Tylenol in years and went to the store "just in-case" and starting reading the ingredients for Infants and all of their children products! Absolutely unbelievable the toxic junk in all of them! What kind of health is Tylenol promoting? Future clients? Take a look and what do you think? Do toxic ingredients, some of which are banned in other countries, belong in our children's (or any) medication? Check out the ingredients for Tylenol Chewables for Kids (yet more scary ingredients).
Ingredients for Tylenol Infant Cherry Flavor:
anhydrous citric acid, butylparaben, FD&C red no. 40, flavors, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution, sucralose, xanthan gum
anhydrous citric acid, butylparaben, D&C red no. 33, FD&C Blue no.1, flavors, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution, sucralose, xanthan gum
Red #40 is banned in other countries and damn dangerous stuff! Please check out this article from Dr. Mercola. This is one of many (and I do mean many) articles warning against Red #40!
BUTYLPARABEN: Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.
The articles on HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) are quite frankly, too many to post here. It is GMO toxic stuff. Start here: Dr. Hyman: 5 Reasons HFCS Will Kill You.
Propylene Glycol - This article is in the toxic substance registry. "Propylene glycol is used by the chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries as an antifreeze when leakage might lead to contact with food."
While all of these "ingredients" are deemed "safe" (excuse me while I stop laughing) by the Food and Drug Administration, there are just too many questions and too many facts pointing otherwise. Our entire food industry is a complete mess and up for grabs by the highest bidder. Moms must be smart and look out for their own children - certainly we are the only ones who care about their current and future health.
There are loads of wonderful and safe medicines available for moms and kids. Please read labels before you buy - don't assume that they are safe.
And before you medicate, check out these articles:
Excellent article at Kiwi Magazine - Are You A Fever Phobia Mom?
New article from Robyn O'Brien -
Countries That Ban GMOs Lead The World In Good Health! ( US is 37th on this!)
To Tylenol, Shame on you. Moms are taught (programed?) to trust you and to always have Tylenol available for their littles. Putting toxic substances in infants medicines? Absolutely unacceptable! I feel completely duped.
I like this from Kids Relief. Works wonderfully, no scary ingredients and a heck of a lot safer for kids. Also Boiron and Hylands make excellent products.
(No, this is not a sponsored post)
I am not in the medical industry, nor am I a doctor. I am, however, a mother who has done more research on foods to deserve a honorary degree. But, please don't take my word for it, do your own food education on GMOs and pesticides and be aware of what is in your child's food and medicine. Do not support products that are not conducive to a healthy child and healthy planet. Our children deserve it.