Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm a firm believer in...

I thought I would start a blog series on things that I am a believer in.  Some things that are serious, and some that are not at all.  Pretty much just things that make my life easier enough to believe in.  The first one is something that I get a lot of questions about.  It's Beckham's amber necklace.

For some reason, we get numerous comments on his necklace on a weekly basis.  Apparently it's weird that a little boy wears a necklace 24/7?  When I start to explain the reason behind it, I usually get a lot of raised eyebrows, and several years ago I would have thought it was ridiculous too.  However, after #2 was born, something started to change in me.  I all of the sudden became very aware of all the crap that is in our food, realized that we are over medicated and that the FDA is pretty much a joke.  I started buying a lot more organic and locally grown foods, started delaying vaccines and quit giving medicine for every fever or upset stomach.

When our little man was born I felt pretty confident in my self educated, homeopathic brain.  That was until he started teething.  My girls never had an issue with teething.  I never knew they had a tooth coming in until it popped through.  When Becks started teething around 4 months, I wanted to pull my hair out.  He had awful diapers, quit sleeping, cried all the time, drooled like crazy and was just plain miserable.  I started researching ways to alleviate some of his discomfort and came across an article about raw amber.  Basically, raw amber contains very high amounts of succinic acid that is released into your body when activated by heat.  This is why it's important to always have the necklace touching skin.It is a natural pain reliever, inflammation reducer and immune booster.  I figured that even if it didn't help the teething, the other benefits couldn't hurt?

I ordered ours off of and the Hubby thought I had officially lost my marbles.  I talked him into letting his son wear a necklace for a couple of weeks and see if we saw a difference.  Within 48 hours of wearing it around the clock, he showed ZERO signs of teething, and hasn't one day since.  This child has also never had a round of antibiotics and maybe 2 doses of Tylenol when he had the flu last year.  Could be the necklace, could just be a coincidence.  Either way, we are firm believers in amber teething necklaces.


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