Your immune system is one the most complex systems on the planet. It is highly evolved and is able to cope with an amazing diversity of challenges. The problem is however, that the amount of stuff that your immune system has to deal with is increasing. Our world is not becoming cleaner, but is changing rapidly, with new chemicals and toxins introduced every day. The fact that allergies and many immune disorders are increasing is hardly surprising.
On top of that, as every parent knows, having a sick child is certainly not fun, 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.
Some easy ways to do this for you and the family is to:
Bring in the Good Bugs, probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are important in keeping the digestive system in balance and supporting a healthy immune system. Our immune system is highly dependent on some specific nutrients. The main ones are zinc and vitamin C.
Diet and Lifestyle Suggestions
There are many dietary and lifestyle tips that can support strong immunity:
- Increase fresh fruits and vegetables, protein and healthy fats as part of a well-balanced diet.
- Reduce inflammatory foods such as sugar, white breads, dairy, cakes and soft drinks that may suppress immune function.
- Ensure you are getting enough rest, as sleep is vital to support healthy immunity.