Developing a robust immunity is essential to every aspect of childhood development.
Children are exposed to a host of bacteria and viruses and are often susceptible to infections. Once a sick child shares germs around the family, everybody can be affected, resulting in time off work and school.
Now is the perfect time to boost your child’s immunity to ensure they stay strong and healthy throughout the school year and avoid frequent infections. Cultivating healthy immunity in your child now sets the stage for good health well into adult life.
Talk to our practitioners to discuss the best remedies to boost your child’s immunity.
Support your child’s immune system with the following:
Ensure your child eats plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit every day.
Include protein-rich foods in each of their meals and snacks.
Reduce sugary foods and sweets. Sugar is an immunosuppressant.
Avoid or limit processed foods, additives and artificial flavours and colours.
Ensure your child has adequate sleep and rest.
Have your child’s spine checked regularly.
Encourage your child to exercise regularly.
A healthy digestive system is essential for strong immunity
Over 70% of your immune system is located in and around your digestive tract. Having high levels of good bacteria in the gut is essential for building a strong immune system. However, the balance of good bacteria is easily upset by high sugar diets, stress, processed foods, and medications such as antibiotics. Once the good bacteria in your gut is compromised, you are more susceptible to colds, flu and other infections. Probiotics are a source of beneficial bacteria that can be used to aid the development and maintenance of healthy digestive and immune function.