Baby Medication Causes Greater Risk Of Asthma Research in the UK says
I read a really interesting article about the UK based medication for children, called Calpol. Over the last 50 years the increase in asthma cases of children has continued to grow. In fact in the UK it has doubled! An I can tell you that despite everything I've done for my daughter, she also suffered with asthma - and it was very frustrating to me. So what is Calpol? Calpol is made by Johnson & Johnson, and is acetaminophen. Sound familiar? Here in the United States we give our children something similar called Tylenol. They found that if your child received this medication just once a month they would be 5 times more likely to have asthma. FIVE TIMES!!
The children that has even one dose anytime before their first birthday were 60% more at risk of asthma, the European Journal of Public Health found. How many of you have given your baby Tylenol before receiving any of the four times they are given a vaccine during their first year?
Why does this baby medication cause this asthmatic risk?
I believe, like many experts this is due to the depletion of your glutathione by acetaminophen. If you keep your glutathione levels up, the damage from the Tylenol may be largely preventable.
"Glutathione detoxifies acetaminophen, but once glutathione is depleted there can be significant cell death in the liver [THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE; Flanagan,RJ; 91(Suppl C):131S-139S (1991)].
I took my daughter off of dairy (except undenatured whey) several years ago, and her asthmatic issues really improved. In fact, our commercially short pasteurized high temp processed milk has 30% less whey protein than raw milk, and the regular pasteurized and homogenized has 87% less... which reduces the glutathione boosting benefits. Eating (drinking) dietary glutathione protects our lungs from oxidative assault. If you aren't eating properly during breastfeeding, or giving your child formula they are missing out on this. My daughter struggled to nurse (did you see my article on healthy nursing supplementation), and at that time I was drinking a lot of regular milk. It caused her a lot of tummy issues, and at the time there were so few non-dairy options that were not allergens for me... so we wanted to do goat's milk, and the doctor's eventually talked us into expensive formula... so that is what my baby got. And that is what I believe played into her having severe asthma that required her to be on 6 puffs of inhaled steroids a day... until we got rid of the large amount of commercial dairy products she was drinking.
We now do some raw goat's milk, undenatured whey and she has been fine with that. But I would have loved to have had all of that information all of those years ago when I was first pregnant.