Archive for October, 2016

Little kids can be prone to ear aches growing up.  They are not uncommon because eustachian tubes are smaller and more level in children. Often doctors treat the infections with antibiotics but what if we could avoid giving them too many rounds of antibiotics?  Did you know that antibiotics can destroy the healthy flora and fauna of the gut.

The basis for a strong immune system is to support our children’s guts in as many healthy ways as possible.

5 ways to strengthen your child’s immune system

  • Feed kids all kinds of vegetables (especially green) from a very early age so they get used to eating them
  • Make their food with bone broth which builds good immunity
  • Focus on plenty of fresh veggies, whole fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, and meat-organic if possible
  • Reduce or eliminate sugar. Natural sugar found in fruit is ok, but most kids are bombarded with sugar which destroys the immune system
  • Start children on a probiotic containing lactobacillus and bifido bacteria strains early on – between 5 and 20 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) per day depending on age. You can also feed them plain yogurt sweetened with fruit (not sugar) and give them fermented foods.  Believe it or not, babies like sauerkraut!

About the Author – Nina Beucler-Rebstock: As a certified health and nutrition counselor as well as certified yoga instructor Nina‘s purpose is to help people thrive in all areas of their lives. She combines her expertise in holistic nutrition with a passion for positive aging to facilitate the achievement of optimal health. Nina believes that by unlocking each person’s potential for wellness, everyone is capable of healthy, active aging.


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