Pau d’Arco Blend for Kids
Gut Flora Cleanser & Immune Stimulator
If your child tends to experience tummy upsets, gassiness, difficulty with focusing, fatigue, irritability, moodiness, unexplainable giddy behavior, strong sugar cravings, urinary issues, itching in sensitive places, a runny nose that won’t go away, smelly breath, food sensitivities, or an immune system that doesn’t seem to be doing its job, it’s easy to miss that there may be an issue with your child’s gut flora.
What is gut flora?
We all have it. Within our gut (the gastrointestinal tract), is the naturally occurring gut flora, which is essentially a ‘community’ of trillions of microorganisms that live within us, called the gastrointestinal microbiome. This microbiome in our digestive system aids digestion and supports immune system functions. (Over 70% of your child’s immune system is in the gut, and healthy gut flora is vital for proper immune function.)
These organisms in the gut flora all live happily together in a symbiotic fashion until something happens that throws things out of whack. If your child has had antibiotics, (especially more than once), corticosteroids, or has been eating a diet high in sugar, sweets and treats, chances are you’re dealing with gastrointestinal ‘beasties’ of some kind.
Imbalanced gut flora can impact children of all ages and can affect your child’s behavior, emotions, and health. Even some developmental issues may have their roots in the gut flora in the gastrointestinal tract having been thrown off balance. The younger the child, the more easily their gut flora can be disturbed.
Gut Flora Enemies
Antibiotics kill the ‘bad guys’ AND the ‘good guys’ in the gut flora. This can cause increasing digestive and immune issues, as your child’s gut flora plays an important role in both digestive processes and immune functions. Often, this sets up a cycle of frequent antibiotic use, throwing your child’s digestive and immune health even more out of balance. Other factors in unbalancing your child’s gut flora are sugar and junk food, corticosteroid inhalers, strong chemical therapies, weakened immune system conditions, and stress.
Your Child’s Gut Health and Diet
Diet is a very important part of supporting your child’s healthy gut flora. Probiotics are the ‘good’ bacteria needed, and unsweetened kefir and yogurt are good sources. Give your child plenty of whole vegetables, avoid sweeteners and sugars of any kind, and limit intake of fruits and grains while working to cleanse and rebuild healthy gut flora.
Herbal Ally – Pau d’Arco Blend
There are excellent herbs that, in the right combination, can give a tremendous boost to your child’s gut flora balance and give great immune system support at the same time. Pau d’Arco Blend by Cedar Bear’s Founder and Clinical Herbalist, L. Carl Robinson, was originally formulated for children and has carefully chosen herbs to help gently clear out the ‘bad guys’ in the gastrointestinal microbiome so the ‘good guys’ can flourish. Pau d’Arco Blend does a wonderful job supporting the beneficial gut flora in your child’s microbiome. It also stimulates the immune system and helps immune system cells communicate with each other better, supports healthy cell structure, and has a health-protecting antioxidant action.
Pau d’Arco Blend is a great tasting alcohol-free liquid herbal formula and is a must for your child’s gut!
INGREDIENTS: Pau d'Arco Bark, Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Usnea Lichen, Reishi Mushroom, Thyme Leaf.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: USP Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water.
NOTE: Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.
(current label) SUGGESTED USE: 1mL (20 drops) 1 to 3 times a day, between meals, or as needed. Shake well. Use only under adult supervision
(future label) SUGGESTED USE: 1/8 tsp (.62 mL) 2 to 3 times a day in 1-2 oz water between meals for up to 3 weeks. Shake well. Use only under adult supervision.
SUPPORT SYSTEM: Digestive Support
Gut Flora Re-Balancing Program for Kids
- Pau d’Arco Blend for Kids
- Digestive Build for Kids
- Intestinal Cleanse for Kids
- Xodine™ Iodine by Cedar Bear
Follow dietary recommendations below during Gut Flora Re-Balancing Program.
Give 1/8 tsp of each herbal formula and 6 drops Xodine™ Iodine 3 times/day, 2 times between meals, and 1 time just before bedtime. Do this program for 2 weeks, then take 1 week off while continuing dietary recommendations, then repeat using the herbal formulas and Iodine for 2 additional weeks.
Gut Health Rebuilding Diet
Probiotics to build ‘good’ bacteria.
Starve the ‘beasties’ by restricting all sweeteners and sugars of any kind, and limit intake of fruits and grains while working to cleanse and rebuild healthy gut flora.
- Low-sugar fruits:Lemon, limes, berries in small amounts.
- Non-starchy vegetables:Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, kale, celery, cucumber, eggplant, onion, spinach, zucchini, tomatoes (best if eaten raw or steamed).
- Gluten-free grains: (Avoid foods with wheat, rye, or barley.) Millet, quinoa, oat bran and buckwheat.
- High-quality protein:Chicken, eggs, salmon, turkey (organic, pasture-raised and wild-caught varieties are best).
- Healthy fats: Avocado, olives, unrefined coconut oil, flax oil, extra-virgin olive oil and sesame oil.
- Certain dairy products:Butter, ghee, organic kefir or plain yogurt.
- Nuts and seeds low in mold: Almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut or flaxseed.
- Herbs and spices:Black pepper, salt, cinnamon, dill, garlic, ginger, oregano, rosemary, paprika, turmeric, and thyme.
- No-sugar sweeteners:Stevia, erythritol and xylitol.
- Non-caffeinated beverages:Herbal non-caffeine teas, filtered water, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, and water infused with lemon or lime.