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Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant

Posted by David Fowler on March 04, 1999 at 15:46:20:

Dr. Stoll,

We have a 12-month old baby with mild CP. He has reflux and before we take the risks with Propulsid and Zantac (currently prescribed by his gastroenterologist) we'd like to try your ginger root juice therapy. Can you tell me what dosage you would recommend for a him? He's 18 lbs.

Also, do you know if the benefits will be the same with us mixing the juice with his food? YOU try giving that stuff to an infant!!! :-) Yetch!

Thanks,
-David Fowler


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Re: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant

Posted by Kathy McEvoy on March 04, 1999 at 16:10:24:

In Reply to: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant posted by David Fowler on March 04, 1999 at 15:46:20:

Hi David,

I can't imagine trying to get any infant or child to take the ginger root juice. It just burns too much! I saw some ginger root liquid in the health food store made especially for children. I am going there this weekend and will post the particulars of what is in it etc., if you think that will be helpful. It came in a bottle with a cup on top like that coughing, aching so you can sleep cold medicine, if you know what I mean. :-)

Kathy


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Re: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant

Posted by David Fowler on March 05, 1999 at 09:24:05:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant posted by Kathy McEvoy on March 04, 1999 at 16:10:24:

Kathy,

Thanks so much for the followup on the ginger root juice for kids. Yes, we are very interested in anything you might find for a children's version.

Thanks,
-David


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Re: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant (to Tammy too)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 05, 1999 at 11:28:24:

In Reply to: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant posted by David Fowler on March 04, 1999 at 15:46:20:

Hi, David.

Thanks for putting this on the BB. If you have this question so must many others and this is the only forum I know of that makes public this kind of information.

Tammy called me yesterday & I was going to try to contact her via the BB about my reply so others could learn at the same time. Your note made that essy for me!

Listen to Kathy. I agree with her. The problem with the stuff in the store is that it will not relieve symptoms for 100% of people but a very large % will be helped. If your child is not helped, you might progress to the pure stuff & see.

SOME kids will drink lye, kerosene and the like. Kids die every year from stuff like this. The GRJ is a lot less terrible than those things although I basically agree with Kathy.

I would use about 1/4 tsp for a 20 pounder although one cannot use too much. One nice thing about the pure stuff is that it cannot hurt the child if he chokes on it & draws it into the lungs.

Let us know how he does.

Walt


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Re: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant

Posted by Kathy McEvoy on March 05, 1999 at 17:14:48:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant posted by David Fowler on March 05, 1999 at 09:24:05:

David,

I e-mailed the brand name for the ginger to you. Will be happy to pass it on to anyone looking for this remedy for children. Let me know if you get the e=mail cause I am new at this - hope I did it right.

Kathy



Re: Thanks For The Follow-up

Posted by David Fowler on March 05, 1999 at 21:48:46:

In Reply to: Re: Ginger Root Juice For CP Infant (to Tammy too) posted by Walt Stoll on March 05, 1999 at 11:28:24:

Walt,

Thank you for the reply, we appreciate your advice. We juiced about 8 ounces of pure GRJ the other night and have been mixing 1/2 teaspoon into his stage 2 baby food each night for three nights now. Today he only used one bib all day long (number of bibs used daily prior to this treatment was as high as 12-15!) We're celebrating with joy! Hopefully this success will continue. We've decided we're going to go with this for 4 weeks and see what happens.

Once again, thank you.

-David & Tammy Fowler


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Re: Thanks For The Follow-up (GRJ with food?)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 06, 1999 at 10:09:36:

In Reply to: Re: Thanks For The Follow-up posted by David Fowler on March 05, 1999 at 21:48:46:

Hi, David & Tammy.

This note reminds me that I did not respond to your note about mixing the GRJ with food.

The classical instructions from Chinese medicine says take it on an empty stomach. However, SOME people will get results from such a small dose as is in ginger ale. If you are getting results from mixing it in his food, more power to you. If the results are not good enough in the long run, you might progress to doing it on an empty stomach.

Thanks for your feedback. I have no experience with GRJ in someone so young so I am learning along with everyone else.

My main concern would be that someone so young having this problem tells me that he lives on the downward slope of the Bell Curve of susceptibility to LGS & C-RS. The chances are that, even though the GRJ may well resolve all of his HH symptoms, they will be back in time unless the causes of the HH are addressed.

Walt


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Re: Thanks For The Follow-up (GRJ with food?)

Posted by David Fowler on March 07, 1999 at 09:27:28:

In Reply to: Re: Thanks For The Follow-up (GRJ with food?) posted by Walt Stoll on March 06, 1999 at 10:09:36:

Walt,

Thanks again for your answer. You'll have to bear with us, we're new to this and don't know what HH, C-RS and LGS are. Can you please define them for us?

Thanks,
-David & Tammy


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Re: Thanks For The Follow-up (GRJ with food?)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 07, 1999 at 09:39:56:

In Reply to: Re: Thanks For The Follow-up (GRJ with food?) posted by David Fowler on March 07, 1999 at 09:27:28:

Hi, David & Tammy.

Sorry for the jargon. I thought you had been here a while.

HH is hiatus hernia (or GERD "gastro-esophageal reflux disease" OR acid reflux, etc.)

C-RS is candida-related syndrome.

LGS is leaky gut syndrome.

ALL of these are discussed many times on this BB and you can find lots of that stuff in the archives.

Your best bet for all this is to eventually see how intimately this is interconnected.

Walt



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