Now’s the time to stock up for the coming fall and winter school days!
Let’s talk about how the immune system works. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. Some exposure to germs can help build a child’s immunity and protect them. Many microbes are actually essential to our health and moderate exposure to pathogenic organisms provides positive stress for our immune system the same way exercise helps strengthens our muscles and bones. Best to focus on building the immune system by following a few guidelines.
Sleep is high on the priority list. 8-10 hours is not too much for active bodies.
Limit the amount of sugar, white flour products and significantly processed foods.
Regular exercise is necessary (1-2 hours a day) to combat sitting in school, doing homework or watching TV.
Hand washing is important but use natural soaps, not the antibiotic wipes.
The diet needs to be rich in fresh fruits and vegetables to help fight infections and build a healthy and strong immune system. In order to get kids to eat the best – allow them to help you choose meals/prepare and shop for items even if it’s 1X a week. Make sure there are all the colors of the rainbow in fruits and vegetables as much as possible.
Have healthy snacks on hand when they get home – nuts, seeds, smoothies, bananas, - use what’s in season and cut down on costs.
These are some supplements to keep on hand for those colds and possibly flu or coughs that pop up.
Herbs and Things
Have tried most of what I write about in these articles.