Thanks To A Fast-Growing Group Of Experts And Parents Who Are Speaking Up And Shedding Light On The Possible Dangers Of Children Under 16 Using MiraLax (Or any off-brand version of it).
Being a parent of a child who regularly struggles with constipation is exhausting.
Even more so for the child going through it.
No parent wants to see their child wincing in pain from having their stomach tied up in knots and painfully bloated.
Or curled up in a ball trying to find a position that gives them a little relief.
Not to mention the child's sleepless nights, mood swings, and painful trips to the bathroom.
Normally, parents will reach for different types of food, juices, and at-home remedies in search of something to ease the pain.
When nothing seems to work,
The natural step to take is to schedule an appointment with a doctor where the child typically gets prescribed a drug called “Miralax” (polyethylene glycol 3350) – or an off-brand version of it.
Although it may give the child quick relief from their pain and constipation…
I’m not sure parents would be as excited about that relief if they knew what else Miralax might be doing to their child.
Especially considering the fact that there’s a much safer and longer-lasting alternative (more on that in just a minute).
Now, just to be clear.
THIS IS NOT AN ATTACK ON DOCTORS.
They’re doing the very best they can with the tools and information they have.
The simple fact is,
The majority of them are not fully aware of what I’m about to share with you…YET.
If they did, I’m doubtful they would prescribe it to their 16 and under patients.
There’s been a growing number of parents coming forward with disturbing reports of their children experiencing a variety of neuropsychiatric issues after taking MiraLax (and similar off-brand versions of the drug)
According to Pharmacist.com
“The FDA has now stepped in and involved themselves in the matter after filing reports of their own; showing 167 different cases of children experiencing adverse effects after taking the drug.”
Thanks to those reports surfacing, the FDA has awarded The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia $325,000.00 to conduct an official study to get to the bottom of it.
But it wasn’t just the reports that moved the FDA to take action.
It was the pressure being applied by thousands of parents complaining about the issue.
Parents like Jeanie Ward,
Who, according to Parents.com and CBS Action News, “gave her 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter Nicole [MiraLax] on the advice of a doctor, and within 10 days, Nicole’s personality had changed drastically.”
Jeanie described the side-effects as “Near psychiatric events with paranoia, mood swings, aggression, rage…It was horrifying to see my daughter change like that and to not completely go back to normal.”
She’s not the only parent who has come forward with reports of similar symptoms.
There’s several more.
And they seem to be growing in number.
I don’t know about you?
But those are NOT symptoms I’m willing to trade for constipation relief.
The active ingredient (PEG 3350) in MiraLax, and it’s off-brand counterparts, contains the same toxic compound (ethylene glycol) found in Antifreeze.
And just to be clear,
“Active Ingredient” means it’s the main ingredient that makes the drug work.
In other words, if you remove PEG 3350 and Ethylene Glycol from MiraLax, it’s no longer “MiraLax”, it’s just fluid sitting in a bottle.
So, this isn’t a case of people grasping at straws to link a meaningless trace amount of a toxic ingredient to a drug.
It’s much more direct and impactful than that.
As if the reports on the spikes in anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues weren’t enough to make you think twice about giving your child MiraLax.
Or the fact MiraLax and Antifreeze are 1st cousins…
What about this?
MiraLax doesn’t even recommend it.
It only gives instructions on dosages and how to use it for people 17 or older.
But what about the 16 and under crowd?
That’s a pretty wide range of ages there, no?
Here’s their official opinion, “Ask A Doctor”.
Which, to some, might sound like, “I don’t want to be held liable, but I want to sell as many bottles as I can.”
When you consider the fact that the drug was created specifically for constipation – and the majority of people who suffer from constipation are kids…it’s easy to see why people might feel that way.
Clearly not everyone is going to come to the same conclusion.
But many do.
And I don’t think you need to be wearing a tin-hat to at least see it as a little strange that the professionals who created the drug, don’t have an opinion on the appropriateness of it with such a wide range of ages.
There’s a lot to unpack with MiraLax, and enough questions and concerns to make any parent feel unsure about the safest way to handle their child’s constipation.
And I’ll let the FDA and The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia have the final say on the dangers of it.
But here’s what I do know about the safest and most effective way to treat constipation.
PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE.
It’s important to note that MiraLax is NOT a solution to the problem, it’s just a bandaid for the symptoms.
In other words,
The sleepless nights, stomach cramps and severe pain is NOT the problem.
Neither is being constipated.
The real problem is “the thing” causing constipation.
If you solve that, there’s no need to even worry about Laxatives like MiraLax.
Think of it like this,
If your kitchen caught on fire and the smoke alarms were blaring…
Would you dump water on the alarm?
Or on the fire?
Sure, the sound of the alarm is loud and obnoxious, but it’s NOT the problem.
It’s just alerting you to the real problem…which is the fire.
The same is true with your child and constipation.
Somewhere there’s a fire.
Which is almost always related to their gut and inflammation.
The constipation is just the alarm.
And when you rely on MiraLax to quiet the ear-piercing noise of the alarm, you end up ignoring the real problem…and the fire spreads.
By eating organic and removing as many inflammatory foods and drinks from your diet as possible.
Including, toxic foods (non-organic meat and produce), processed foods and sugary drinks.
As a general rule of thumb, if you couldn’t eat or drink it 1,000 years ago, you shouldn’t do it today.
Clearly, life is crazy and being perfect just isn’t very practical.
So, we suggest sticking to the “1,000 year rule” at least 80% of the time.
You can do this by either loading your kid up on Kombucha or Sauerkraut daily.
You could just have them take a high-quality probiotic in the morning with breakfast.
It’s a big plus if you can find one with “Gut Lining Support” in it.
It's called BIO-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder, and it's a gut health-focused supplement that has been shown to help children with constipation get regular, control their meltdowns and tantrums, increase appetite, reduce repetitive behavior, and even improve sociability and vocabulary, too.
Regardless of Susan's praises, I remained skeptical.
After all, I had already wasted probably thousands of dollars at this point on other products and therapies claiming to give the same results. Not to mention all the time I'll never recover.
(Fool me once. Right?)
I reluctantly agreed to look into it and went online later that night to check out the product.
The first thing I found? Over 2,033 5-Star Reviews!
That got me intrigued... so I started searching deeper.
Turns out, the creator of the Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder formulated it for his 3 year-old son who had been struggling with massive meltdowns, too.
His name is Marty Orefice, and his story actually reminded me of mine.
Before creating Bio-Heal, he tried ALL the conventional methods with ZERO success.
But Marty's not the type to give up. So he dove head-first into medical research and discovered the cold, hard facts:
Evidence revealed that most people with constipation have a bacterial imbalance in their gut.
Why is this a problem?
You see, research shows that a bacterial imbalance in the gut leads to toxins and pathogens entering the bloodstream. And when that happens, so does chronic inflammation in the brain, which can then intensify (or even create) chronic pain.3
So for months, Marty experimented on himself by mixing various supplements and probiotics together and using himself as the testing guinea pig. (He also had chronic inflammation and gastrointestinal troubles too).
Once he felt like he had found the winning formula, he started giving it to his son...
Within a couple of months, Marty's son transformed into a new boy...
His vocabulary doubled. He had an easier time using the bathroom. But most importantly, the meltdowns and tantrums lessened in frequency AND intensity.
That certainly caught my attention and also got me wondering...
Recent research from the Baylor College of Medicine concluded the administration of probiotics could lead to restoring healthy gut function.4
Further studies found that to get the best results, children with constipation need to consume various strains of probiotics with a special emphasis on Lactobacillus reuteri-one of the hardest strains to find on the market.5
Lactobacillus reuteri is a bacteria strain shown to stimulate the vagus nerve (which connects the gut to the brain) and improve social behavior by increasing oxytocin (the happiness hormone helping mammals bond socially).5
The unfair advantage I noticed of Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder is that it doesn't only contain L. reuteri, but its effects are further enhanced by 11 MORE probiotic strains.
That's 9 more than its next top competitor!
(Other strains found in Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder include: S. Boulardii, L. plantarum, B. bifidum, B. lactis, B. longum, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. lactis, B. breve, B. infantis, and L. casei.)
Now, what makes Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder so wickedly effective isn't just the probiotics... it's a careful combination of probiotics AND 5 other power-packed ingredients.
Everything our little ones need for a healthier tummy and brain is found in EACH scoop of the powder:
When the Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder arrived, I followed the instructions to a T.
I mixed a scoop with Dylan's juice and repeated the same routine every day just as suggested.
(It's odorless and tasteless—Dylan didn't even know it was in there.)
Every day for about 2 weeks I added the powder to his juice and just waited...
My child, who seemed so distant and unreachable before, finally looked me in the eyes for the first time. (I stood, awestruck. First I smiled. Then I cried. It's just... it's impossible to explain that feeling.)
Then I noticed his appetite started to pick up, too. My skinny boy finally started eating more... and putting on some well-needed weight.
Now even if the benefits of Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder stopped there, I would have continued buying the product for an eternity.
The creator of Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder makes it clear that it's NOT one a cure-all. Especially since every child is different. Some children might feel subtle changes over a couple of months.
After some time Dylan went from repeating only a handful of words... to making efforts to speak in more complex sentences.
The natural baby glow on his face returned.
He's going to the toilet more regularly.
He plays with his toys more.
The therapists at the ABA center even tell me he's progressed more in the past few weeks than the entire past year.
And his immune system seems more shielded as well.
(I don't know if it is because of Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder or not, but he hasn't had a cough in the past 2 months... a miracle considering he used to come home from school with some form of bug just about every other week.)
The meltdowns haven't stopped completely, but they have drastically reduced in BOTH frequency AND intensity.
Dylan used to have an immobilizing meltdown every single day.
Bad ones, too. Leaving me with bruises and bite marks all down my arms and legs.
If I'm going to be honest, I used to be terrified of my own son. And I was constantly worried about how I'd take care of him when he's an adult.
Now Dylan's meltdowns are down to once a week. And they are far less intense than any meltdown we've experienced in many, many years.
I'd move heaven and earth to see my child smiling again, wouldn't you?
I was about to give up hope, but luckily, Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder finally made a better life possible for all of us.
Since Dylan started taking Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder, I finally feel that sense of peace all mothers have when seeing their child happy and enjoying life.
I tried just about everything to help Dylan with the crying, hitting, screaming, biting... but nothing compares to Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder as a safe, natural, and holistic solution for meltdowns-THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!
Regardless of what you tried so far to ease the meltdowns and other ASD symptoms, Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder could change everything for you like it did for me!
After months now of using Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder with my son Dylan, I am happy to report he's the most well-behaved and happiest I've ever seen him.
The meltdowns are now less intense and less frequent. And I no longer worry about him causing a scene in public and embarrassing me OR him.
Now I don't just give Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic to my son... I discovered the manufacturer also has an adult version in the form of capsules. So I even started taking it myself (The benefits are phenomenal: I'm more focused and my energy has increased).
Every year I used to spend thousands of dollars trying new "solutions"... and all sorts of other things that didn't really work.
But since trying out Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder, I don't have to waste my money on these options that didn't work for me anyways, anymore.
Plus, I just found out that Bio-Heal is offering a LIMITED-TIME discount on their 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder for first-time customers... so if you have been thinking about trying it out, this really is the perfect time!
Plus if, for some crazy reason, you don't love it after you try it, just contact Aspire Nutrition for a refund. (The owner, Marty, backs his product with a 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee.)
I just grabbed the deal and ordered an extra 3 containers so we never run out of BioHeal 5-in-1 Probiotic Powder and always have it on hand.
Trust me, you'll want to too when you see how great Bio-Heal 5-in-1 Probiotic will work for your child. (And even for you!) It's a total game changer for us parents of an ASD child.
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 Can autism be treated with a simple microbial-based therapy? - TMC News
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