April 2, 2018; by Megan Heimer (www.livingwhole.org) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a report confirming what we’ve all known to be pretty common sense for a while now: Fevers aren’t bad and you shouldn’t bring it down in a healthy child. Why? Because fevers are good and suppressing it drags out the illness.
(Note, this report has since been removed from the Internet.)
Now I know … you’re a little frustrated that doctors (for years) have been recommending toxic Tylenol to bring down a fever and that anyone who recommended leaving it alone was labeled nothing short of crazy; but we’re going to accept the fact that the AAP’s recommendations are usually wrong and are always bought and paid for, which is why it took them so long to get it together when it comes to a good fever.