Here are a few tips to help keep your kids healthy as they head back to school.
First of all, cut back on all sources of sugar, processed foods, fast food and fruit juice. Sugar has an adverse reaction on the immune system.
Then, supplement, supplement, supplement! There are many products out there. Some of them work most of them don’t. Here a few that are worthwhile.
Fish oil: Fish oils are beneficial for focus, mood stabilization, and the immune system. Make sure it’s a good source, as most oils are over processed and as a result spoiled in the process. If you have questions about what oils are good bring them in and we can test them. I trust my daughter’s health with tuna oil from Standard Process. They even come in an orange flavor that she loves.
Congaplex from Standard Process: This is a great supplement! I have many parents that will testify to the benefits of Congaplex. They also come in a chewable raspberry flavor if they can’t swallow capsules. They can be taken daily or just when there are first signs of a cold. My daughter usually gets a couple every day.
If your child always seems congested or sick then they may need to avoid wheat and or dairy. If you are not sure if they would benefit from avoiding certain foods then bring them in for a visit and we can test them.
If your child has been on antibiotics then add in a pro-biotic. Sometimes lactic acid yeast will also be needed.
Finally, chiropractic adjustments are always great for the immune system! Getting adjusted once a month during school months can be a great advantage for the immune system and well-being in general.
As always, let me know if you have specific questions.
In good health,