We had a naturopath appt today and she thinks that Moses’ body is strong enough to do some mild cleansing. So we’re going to start adding greens (such as chlorophyll, spirulina [a type of blue-green algae], etc.) as our next step.
There’s lots of health benefits of chlorophyll:
- helps to rebuild red blood cells
- removes heavy metals from the body
- contains magnesium, Vitamin K, C, folic acid, iron, calcium and protein
I’ve given Moses both chlorophyll and spirulina before, but at the time, his eczema flared up quite a bit, which was probably a detox reaction. (It’s confusing because sometimes his eczema flares when he’s sensitive to something, but sometimes his eczema flares when he’s detoxing, which is a good thing, but we don’t want to go overboard). At this point, his naturopath thinks that Moses’ system is strong enough that the detoxing shouldn’t be too big of a reaction. We’re not going to go overboard on this.
Of course, all green leafy vegetables contain chlorophyll. I’ve started putting lettuce in his morning shakes, but other than that, truthfully, he hasn’t been getting a lot of leafy greens. It’s all about making it palatable to him.
As always, I’ll let you know how it goes.
Update: Moses’ eczema flared up after I gave him only 1/4 tsp of spirulina in his shake (I cut the suggested dosage of 1 tsp to 1/4 tsp). Enough of a flare up that DH says no more. I’m a bit frustrated b/c I want to clear out Moses’ system; it’s frustrating when things that are good for him result in a “negative reaction”. DH doesn’t believe in the theory that sometimes things get worse before they get better, but with detoxing, the truth is that sometimes things do get worse before they get better. That being said, we do want the cleansing process to be gentle for Moses.
On the positive side of things, we’re going to try a drop of liquid chlorophyll in a couple of weeks and see how that goes.
April 20, 2010: The drop of liquid chlorophyll also caused Moses’ eczema to flare up. Again, enough for DH to notice and say no more liquid chlorophyll. Goodness, but chlorophyll is so good for him and is the main ingredient in all green leafy vegetables! Anyway, this is to give you an idea how sensitive Moses’ system is. Basically everything sparks a “reaction”, even things that are good for his system and overall health.
May 19, 2010: Someone with multiple chemical sensitivites mentioned to me that she also has issues with taking concentrated chlorophyll even though she can eat green leafy vegetables. Algae and spirulina are also not compatible with her body. It’s good to know as I was concerned with Moses eating green leafy vegetables since he had such a reaction to the one drop of chlorophyll.
December 11, 2011: Gave Moses a drop of chlorophyll and he did just fine. A sign that his body is a lot stronger as a result of all of 1.5 years of Heilkunst homeopathic healing. I’m going to start sneaking it into his shakes, etc.