As every parent knows, having a sick child is certainly not fun and on top of that, it can impact on the health and wellbeing of the whole family. Whether it’s due to sleepless nights, sickness spreading through the whole family, or needing time off school or work, sickness can take its toll. It is vital for children’s immune systems to be in tip top shape to deal with whatever bugs are thrown their way, be it bacteria, viruses or allergens. So if your kids are getting sick with regular colds and flus, or are susceptible to eczema or wheezing or sneezing, then make it a priority to boost up their immunity and bring them back into balance.
So keep them healthy with these natural immune system boosters.
- Reduce the Sugar : When we eat sugar for each meal we keep your immune system suppressed all day, leaving us open to bad bacterial growth and viruses.
- Exercise : Not only does exercise burn off extra calories but it strengthens the lungs and cleans out the lymphatic system which is a huge part of the immune system.
- Probiotics : Adding in good bacteria will help crowd out the harmful bacteria, reduce allergies, help digest food and help the body respond properly to new viruses.
- Vitamin D3 : Simply adding in vitamin D will give you and your children a fighting chance against viruses this year.
- Early Bedtime : Kids that get 8 or more hours of sleep a night have fewer viruses throughout the year, less absence from school and better goals.
- Time Management : Stress greatly affects the immune system, switching on the fight or flight response in our bodies.
- Reduce Grains : A large amount of grains is hard on the digestive system, for some children it can cause an autoimmune reaction. This causes inflammation in the body.
- Essential Oils : There are a variety of oils that help build the immune system and increase the overall frequency of your child’s body.
- Water : Kid’s bodies are sensitive to chemicals that come from sugary juices and sodas. A glass of water with every meal will ensure they are not getting dehydrated.
- Your Words : Your thoughts eventually filter down to your actions so let’s help our children think the best thoughts about themselves and others.
Contact your doctor within 24 hours if your child develops fever, cough, runny nose, breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, foul-smelling urine, pain when urinating, frequent urination, thrush (white spots in the mouth or in the diaper area), rash or increased sleepiness.