Infant and Toddlers – natural health and healing

This post is about natural health and healing for infants and toddlers.

It is a review of the publication :

The Vitamin Cure For Infant and Toddler Health Problems, R. Campbell, M.D., A.W. Saul PhD, Basic Health,2013

Ralph Campbell M.D. – The Author

Ralph Campbell practiced medicine for may years in the USA and his specialty was a pediatrician. He practiced medicine healing infants and toddlers In 1970 he moved from Southern California to Montana. He and his wife had to adapt to a child with ADHD and another who had a severe allergy to dairy.

He became increasingly concerned with the effect of poor nutrition, the effect of processed foods and additives on his patients health, plus the increasing number of vaccinations that were given to infants and toddlers and the side effects of the huge number of vaccinations.

He observed that they were often not effective – vaccinated children still contracted the disease they had been inoculated against.

He began to use natural healing protocols and focus on nutrition to avoid allergies and processed foods. He got good results however because his methods were not sanctioned by the medical authorities he ran into censure and open disapproval.

When a person is one step ahead of the conventional wisdom of the day they are ridiculed, when they are two steps ahead they are persecuted. So it is with the government medical authorities and the AMA – I am sure that would resort to stoning people, who disagree with them, to death if they could get way with it .

The Supreme Court of Australia overturned a finding of the Australian Medical Association that censured an Australian doctor for giving his patients vitamins and essential trace elements to improve their health and enhance healing from disease.

He was exonerated by the Supreme Court and continued to treat his patients with good nutritional advice – hurrah I say.

The medical mainstream has recognized that vitamin deficits cause serious disease in humans and animals

The diseases caused by vitamin deficits and acknowledged by mainstream medicine are :

  • Pellagra – symptoms start with fatigue and depression and can grow to dermatitis, diarrhea, psychosis, dementia and death. The cause is a deficit of the B vitamins and iron. The USA government passed a law making it mandatory that vitamin B and iron be added to white flour – this happened in 1941!
  • Arthritis – joint pain and swelling and loss of bone mass. Leads to fine and large fractures. Cause is a deficit of vitamin C, vitamin D and calcium and magnesium and vitamin K. Low energy, fatigue and depression are also symptoms.
  • SAD – seasonal affective disorder or depression. Cause by a vitamin D deficit especially during the winter and spring when people do not get enough sunlight on their skin to make enough vitamin D to remain healthy.
  • Scurvy – the body is unable to make collagen to repair itself. Loss of teeth, joint, function and bleeding via damaged arteries and blood vessels. This can be undiagnosed at first until the symptoms become worse. It initially is fatigue, pain and lack of energy. The cause is a deficit of vitamin C which prevents the body from repairing itself and in particular the manufacture of collagen – required for body repair and cell replacement. Damage to the smooth muscles of the arteries occurs and leads to atherosclerosis and narrowing of arteries.
  • Rickets. A disease that affects children in the main. A deficit of vitamin D, vitamin B, magnesium and calcium causes fragile bones and deformation of the bones.
  • Arrhythmia – uneven heart beat. A deficit of magnesium cause muscle spasms including the heart muscles. Magnesium is used by every cell in your body and a deficit causes ill health – cramps and leg twitches are a symptom along with irregular heart beat. This causes stress on the cardiovascular system and loss of flexibility in the smooth muscle of the arteries.
  • Selenium is an important mineral. It’s necessary for many processes, A lack of selenium may cause
    • hypothyroid syndrome – not enough thyroid hormone is produced for proper metabolism
    • cell replacement requires selenium
    • reproduction – causes infertility. Farmers provide it as a supplement to stock to avoid this serious issue.
    • protection from infection – the immune systems needs this element to work effectively
    • skin problems
    • depression and fatigue.
  • Zinc is another key element needed by all cells in the body to function well and a shortage often manifests as skin problems.
  • Hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland can produce enough thyroid hormone for the body to remain healthy. Symptoms are fatigue, depression and goiter. Prolonged deficit of thyroid hormone leads to malfunction of the immune system and lack of protection against infections both viral and bacterial. This can be cured with additional iodine plus vitamin supplementation with C, B complex, D and multivitamin and mineral supplementation. Sometimes a kick start of thyroxin is required to get you going again. See the bibliography.
  • Beriberi is a disease caused by a vitamin B-1 deficiency – thiamine deficiency. Beriberi affects the heart and circulatory system. Beriberi can cause heart failure.
  • Depression. A Canadian doctor Abram Hoffer found that a range of mental illnesses, from depression, addiction, psychosis, and bipolar and schizophrenia could be successfully treated and healed by correcting a deficit of vitamin B3 plus other B vitamins. He also used key minerals and other vitamins as part of his protocol. Clinical notes confirm this. See the bibliography.
  • Diabetes. Sugar toxicity due to excessive consumption of carbohydrates.
  • Anemia – vitamin B12 deficit

There is growing evidence that malnutrition – a deficit of key vitamins and minerals – is a cause of serious illnesses including the ones listed above which have been acknowledged by government medical authorities.

Research has discovered that the herpes virus has been found to be a factor in causing artery damage in animals and birds.

There is no doubt that when the body is malnourished it is more susceptible to infections [ both viral and bacterial] and suffers from physical damage to cells and organs and bone structure.

Oxidation is simply the effect of oxygen reacting with matter. In our bodies it affects all of our cells. It’s part of living however it can be reduced by taking anti-oxidants – vitamin C is a proven anti-oxidant.

The point is that how can your body successfully repair and heal existing cells, let alone make new ones, when it is malnourished and fighting disease.

I put the idea to you that for a body to function well it has to be well nourished, well hydrated and disease free to properly repair cells and replace them.

There is a state I call subclinical disease. The body is malnourished [ has a deficit of key vitamins and minerals] but has not yet expressed the full symptoms of a disease for easy diagnosis.

The sufferer is always tired, grumpy and prone to coughs and colds plus has poor skin condition. Does not drink water and is therefore dehydrated and suffering from constipation, stiff joints and dry eyes. Eats lot of products containing sugar, white flour and corn fructose. Is overweight and inactive.

How can a person’s body, deprived of key vitamins and minerals, function properly to repair and replace cells. They are unwell but no doctor could diagnose them as having a specific disease.

Vitamins Are Safe – it’s a lie if anyone says otherwise

vitamins are safe

No one has ever died from an overdose of vitamins. This is data from the US poison control center annual data. See :

Doctor Yourself, pp372-374, AW Saul, Ph.d, Basic Health Publications,2013

“Over a twenty-eight year period, vitamin supplements have been alleged to have caused the deaths of a total of 11 people in the USA.

A new analysis of US Poison control center annual report data indicates that there have, in fact, been no deaths whatsoever from vitamins… none at all, in the 28 years since such reports have been available.”

If anyone claims that someone has died from the effects of taking vitamins it is a lie.

In this book Ralph Campbell details the safe use of vitamins for toddler and infant health based upon his years as a medical practitioner and natural healing experience.

Natural Healing Explained in The Book

Immunizations/Vaccineshow to be healthy without and overcome the negative effects. He recommends that you carefully read the advice given by doctors and manufacturers of vaccinations about the potential side effects of the vaccines. It’s a bit scary and makes you wonder why they are approved for use in the first instance.

Colic and Diarrhea

Feeding Problems

Medical checkups

Ear infections

Colds, flu and respiratory issues



Over the Counter Drugs [OTC] – side effects are a worry here.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome [SIDS]

Vitamin Therapy for Young Children

Environment Hazards

Fluoride – it’s an industrial waste by product and a registered poison


There is also lots of great references for further reading through out the book.

Wishing you and your family great health and happiness



The Vitamin Cure For Infant and Toddler Health Problems, R. Campbell, M.D., A.W. Saul PhD, Basic Health,2013

Vitamin C : The Real Story . Steve Hickey Ph.d, Andrew Saul Ph.d. Basic Health Publications, 2008

Doctor Yourself – Natural Healing That Works, Andrew W. Saul, Ph.d, Basic Health Publications, 2012

The Orthomolecular Treatment Of Chronic Disease ,edited by A W Saul, Basic Health Publications, 2014

The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine., various articles concerning vitamins and nutrition

Niacin The Real Story, A.Hoffer M.D. Ph.D, A.W.Saul Ph.D, H.D. Foster Ph.d, Basic Health, 2012

Orthomolecular Medicine For Everyone, A Hoffer,M.D.,PhD, A. W. Saul, PhD., Basic Health, 2008 – the website for orthomolecular medicine



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