Detox For Children

Growing healthy happy kids

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Cowboy and girl

Over the years when it came to the subject of getting a detox the focus was mainly on adults, now with the changing of times, this focus has now shifted to children also having this experience of getting a detox because our children need this also.

We live in a real-world where children are also faced with the same issues such as being exposed to toxins that are being carried in the air and water also foods that are grown and produced with the use of harmful chemicals. Therefore it’s no wonder the focus has shifted to help our children live a healthier and happy lifestyle.

Detox for children

One of the awesome things about being a parent or guardian is to watch our kids grow and really enjoy their lives as children. Therefore it is our responsibility to do all that we can to ensure that this is their reality.

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A boy an a girl smiling

I have kids of my own and I remembered there were times when they were not doing so well and that was a great concern to both my wife and me but when they bounced back from those ailments it gives us such a good feeling of how important it is to ensure that our children are healthy at all times.

Medical findings and facts of children being exposed to toxins

One of the challenges of medical science and other institutions is seeking to educate the general public about toxins that are affecting our children in so many ways.

And the alarming thing is where these toxins are found. What is so scary is it has been discovered that more than 900 chemicals are used in fibers to make clothing, paints, papers, house sprays, furniture’s and so much more.


Children are more vulnerable because their bodies are still developing as they reach maturity. It seems as if we can’t get away, but the good news is there is hope as we seek to win the war on these health concerns.

Example of some of these chemicals

Some of these chemicals that may be found in our homes include

1. Nicotine.                                   7. Asbestos.

2. Phthalates.                              8. Bisphenol A.

3. Heavy metals.                         9. Ethanol.

4. Carcinogens.                          10. Thalidomide.

5. Mercury.                                 11. Teratogenic agents.

6. Lead.                                        12. Endocrine Disruptors.

Detoxing with fruits, veggies, and herbs

What I love about nature is that there is an abundance of natural ways we can go about this process that will help our children to detox. fruits, veggies, and herbs are nature’s pharmacy that can help us accomplish this goal.

1. Garlic- is a natural purifier that can help to cleanse the system.

2. Beets– juice is great, I remembered as a child my parents gave my brother and sisters along with myself beets juice to drink. Beets purifies the blood

3. Papayas– are also great to cleanse the system, the seeds may be eaten also.

4. Apples– contain lots of fiber that can aid in a good bowel movement.

5. Lemon mixed with water helps to cleanse the liver.

6. Water– Drinking purified water helps to flush the system.

7. Coconut water– helps to keep the kidneys working at their best.

8. Apple cider vinegar– has been known to help in cleansing the system, 1 tsp. in a cup of water once a week can offer some help.

9. Avocados– helps to cleanse the liver.

10. Basils– has anti-bacterial properties along with an abundance of antioxidants that helps to rid the body of free radicals.

11. Ginger– cleanse the liver and helps get rid of waste.

12. Peppermint has an awesome aroma and a very pleasant taste. This herb can be used to fight a sore throat associated with the flu and colds. Peppermint has the ability to stop coughs along with acting as a  lung cleanser.

13. Cranberries– has the ability to fight bladder infections.

14. Pumpkin seeds– help the body to get rid of parasites.

15. Broccoli– has the ability to fight cancer-causing agents.

16. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help to rid the body of free radicals.

There is so much more that can be added to this list but ensuring that your children include some of these in their diet can go a long way in helping to rid the body of toxins.

Detox bath

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Baby taking a bath

Another way to keep children healthy is by giving a detox bath which is pretty amazing. There are many recipes that can help with this, here is one that you can try.

Children that weigh less than 60 lbs add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to bath water.

Kids that weigh more than 60 lbs add l cup of Epsom salt to the bathtub.

There are so many more recipes you can try to keep your children healthy and happy. Also adding a few indoor plants around the home can help to keep the air clean.

Nasser did a study many years ago and according to that study having a few houseplants can get rid of as much as 85 % of toxins by pulling them out of the air and filtering them through their root system.

Final word

There is much more that can be said on this topic that is beyond the scope of this article. This is just so you can see what we are up against and the many solutions that are at our fingertips.

Our children are our greatest investment so let’s do our part in ensuring that they remain healthy and happy at all times.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

11 thoughts on “Detox For Children”

  1. Great post Norman!

    I agree that eating fresh, local vegetables and fruits will do the most for detoxing our bodies of the harmful substances that we encounter. And I have always had several houseplants in my home, just for their beauty. It is great that they help detox as well.

    I had never thought to give my child a bath with epsom salts, which I always assumed was for aching bodies. What is it about epsom salts that does this amazing work in our body?

  2. I never really thought about how many toxins my child is exposed to until now. We eat the same foods, breathe the same air and use the same devices so it only makes sense that my child can be harmed by toxins as well. It’s a scary thought because she is still so young and has so much more growing to do. I am definitely going to start instilling some of these tips to help my daughter get rid of some of these toxins. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hello Josephine so good to meet you, our children are one of our most greatest investment and we should do all that we can to ensure they are healthy at all times. I am so happy that I could help.

  3. When we hear a word “detox” we never think of children, do we?
    You’ve mentioned that adding few indoor plants can be helpful. I agree but we need to remember that during the daytime plants absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Reverse process happens at the nighttime. During the night time plants “breathe” and produce CO2. It’s good to move the plants from the bedroom over night.
    It’s a very informative article. Thank you for sharing!

    • Hello Gosia so nice to meet you and I am so happy that I can help and yes you are right when it comes to detoxing but it is good to know that our children can detox also. Thanks also for sharing that bit of information. Have a good day.

  4. Hi Norman,

    Yes, you are totally right about the toxins. They are decreasing the quality of human life. And what to say about the children whose bodies are even more sensitive. When a young organism is surrounded by so many toxins it is getting a very bad start. Therefore we have a lot of children with asthma, allergies, auto-immune diseases, autism, to name a few. Unfortunately, parents often set bad feeding habits with a lot of red meat, potatoes, tomatoes, fast food, processed food, GMO… It’s all toxins. Not to mention, air, water, and land pollution. Toxins are everywhere.

    I’m glad that you’ve explained the importance of vegetables and what they do to our bodies. I have a lot of experience with Ayurveda (Ancient Indian Medicine) and Ayurvedic cuisine. I worked in an Ayurvedic clinic for two years and seen great benefits on human health even with clients with serious illnesses.

    The Ayurvedic cuisine is mostly Lactovegetarian and one meal consists of vegetables, fruits, grains, lentils, milk products (ghee – purified butter, and Lasy – diluted yogurt) and spices (cumin, turmeric, ginger). Such food is well balanced, nutritious, easily digestible and has healing properties. They only cook on ghee, not oils. Cold-pressed oils can be poured on vegetables, but only after cooking.

    A body has self-healing properties, and the only threat to the health is toxin overdose. So detox is very important for good health and longevity.

    You’ve mentioned water as being very good for flushing the organism. You are absolutely right. Ayurveda recommends boiling water for a minimum of 15 minutes and then drinking it warm throughout the day for best results. It’s a good idea to boil larger quantities of water and keeping it in the thermos bottle. I know it sounds strange but it’s not difficult to get used to it.

    I like the idea of salt baths and keeping plants. I love plants but I never thought about them in a detox sense. Did you have any specific plants in mind?

  5. I really liked your article. It is sad how many pollutants affect our childrens health that are allowed to be used. I read somewhere that for every poisonous plant, there is another plant that offers the cure. With all of the medical advances and medicine available it seems mother nature k knows how to heal best.

    • it is good to detox our bodies especially with so many toxins in the air, water, food and so on. I would encourage everyone to detox at lease 2-4 times a year. So happy that I cold help and thanks for sharing. All the best to you.

  6. Hi Norman,

    Every day, I prepare healthy food at home, and I always recommend to my children to eat fruits and vegetables because I know that it is the only way to reinforce their immune system. There are so many toxins everywhere!
    Just a question, please. What would you do if your children don’t want to eat either fruits nor vegetables or take a bath with plants? Is there another way to give them all the vitamins they need?

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Hello Daneilla it is so good to hear from you as usual. I understand what you are saying and you ask a very interesting question. This is a problem that a lot of parents face and if the truth could be told there are a lot of adults whose intake of fruits and veggies are poor also.

      What you can do is try introducing vegetarian foods more, making delicious smoothies from fruits, serve salads more, giving them dips with their veggies, give them fruits and veggies as snacks what about creating a colorful fruit or veggie salad make it look real appealing.

      The trick is to think outside the box and come up with creative ideas.Hope this help, all the best to you my dear friend and please let me know how it goes. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Oh this is a very informative post! I learend a lot by reading this post. I never really thought about detoxing but then again, I ugess I have because I always make sure that may kids are drinking plenty of water to flush their system out.

    I have tried some of these suggested fruits and veggies but, I did not know what they actually would help the body with. All I knew was that they helped so, this post is very useful and I will be referencing back to it when I go and buy my fruits and veggies.

    I have used Epsom salt in the bath water for our family but, I never knew it was a detoxify so that is pretty awesome. I always thought it eased the pain (at least that is what I was told.)

    Thank you for sharing this information. Have an awesome day


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