Charcoal Lemonade for PANDAS/PANS

Charcoal Lemonade:

  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 tsp activated charcoal powder
  • Shake/stir well to combine
  • Drink 2 hours away from medications

Yes, it is black! It tastes like lemonade though!πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

I often recommend activated charcoal as a binder for kids who are having a die-off reaction/ Herxheimer “herx” reaction from antibiotics. When a child starts on treatment, they may have a symptom flare including a rise in behavioural symptoms like OCD, anxiety, and oppositional behaviour. They may also have other inflammatory symptoms such as an escalation of tics, joint pain, headaches, urinary frequency, fever, and restless sleep/nightmares. Charcoal assists in detox by soaking up the bacterial toxins!

Dr Ayla Wilson
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Dr Ayla Wilson
Dr Ayla Wilson is a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and the founder of High Five Family Health – which she opened in the fall of 2017 in Gastown (Vancouver, BC) after seven years in private practice in Edgemont Village (North Vancouver, BC).

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