How to avoid getting sick in the first place?
Children and babies under Chiropractic care are healthy and vital. They rarely get sick and when they do it is usually not too serious. The earlier they begin chiropractic care the better; even newborns can be adjusted.
Breastfeeding is the single best form of wellness and disease prevention on the market. The WHO recommends nursing your child for tat least two years for optimum lifelong health, immune, and psychological benefits.
You are what you eat. Holistic Nutrition is much to complicated a subject to explain in one paragraph, but suffice it to say, most parents reading this could be feeding their children much better. Many of the most popular foods we eat in this society are not good for our health. If you want a healthy family, minimize/eliminate dairy products, wheat products, citrus foods, sugar, processed/packaged foods, and many meats. Introduce more whole grains and flours, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Organic food should be made mandatory for children. It isn’t, but buy it anyway.
Supplement your child with a good quality multi vitamin (not Flintstones), an essential fatty acid (such as Children’s DHA), and acidophilus if they have a weakened immunity or have been on any antibiotics.
Buy the book Smart Medicine for A Healthier Child. This book can help you understand and navigate yourself through almost any health crisis. Be prepared for common illnesses. Create a natural, healthy medicine cabinet. For example, have natural remedies on hand for helping your child through common childhood illnesses. The big ones are colds, sore throats, flues, ear infections, colic, teething, fever, runny noses, rashes etc. Homeopathic and herbal remedies are safe and effective, and in my opinion, work better than drugs and antibiotics. Here’s some suggestions:
1) The company Dolisos makes great combination remedies for most of the symptoms listed above i.e. cold formula. Have them ready to go in the house.
2) Specific homeopathic remedies work well for many common problems i.e. Belladonna or Sulphur work great for many fevers, arnica works great for inflammation. You can buy a family kit or specific individual remedies. If you worry about fevers a bit excessively, have fever remedies on hand. If you worry about ear infections, have ear infection remedies on hand.
3) Have immune boosting products at home. I always have the following in my home: acidophilus, oil of oregano, vitamin C, Echinacea, zinc, grapefruit seed extract or pine bark extract. The combination of these things will kill off even the most stubborn virus or bacteria. A great product called Defense Plus (at the bulk food store in town) is a mixture of most of these in one easy, fast-acting capsule.
4) Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotic that can be used for anything. You can use it orally for a throat or systemic infection, and you can use it on a specific area of infection i.e. you can pour it in the eyes, ears or on the skin.