How To Develop Immunity In Your Child?
Is your child falling ill frequently despite your rigorous efforts? Tired of scrutinizing where you are going wrong? Read further and try out the following healthy tips to ensure better quality life.
Healthy baby leads to happy family! Immunization is very effective at preventing a number of childhood diseases such as small pox, malaria, measles etc. Certain infectious diseases can be prevented by having your child vaccinated according to the schedule recommended by your doctor.
Protection from sunlight is particularly important since a child‘s skin is very susceptible to burning which could lead to skin cancer in adulthood. Make sure that your child wears a hat and protective clothing.
About 70-80% of your child’s immune system is located in the gut area. The immune system is the body’s defense – mechanism against disease carrying invaders. So it is important to look after the gut.
The immune system has to react and defend the body against these invaders. But it also has to differentiate between friend and enemy and not react all the time. This non-reacting phenomenon is called mucosal tolerance. This keeps the gut functioning properly.
To ensure that your child’s digestive system is working well:
- Choose a whole food diet which provides plenty of fiber to keep your child’s friendly bacteria well-fed. Strictly avoid refined foods.
- Encourage your child to chew his food thoroughly and eat slowly.
- Antibiotics should only be used if absolutely necessary. If repeated infections are an issue for your child, look for a natural source.
- Feed your child with good pro-biotic food like curd.
Blocked noses, colds and asthma are common infections in children. These are often caused by a combination of digestive problems and food allergies and sometimes by viruses.
Your child’s immune system needs more Vitamin C when he is fighting an infection. Make sure his diet is rich in anti-oxidants, particularly if he‘s exposed to air pollution. Increase the intake of essential fats, especially omega 3 fats by giving him flax- seeds, oily fish or fish oil supplements every day (e.g, liquid cod liver oil).
- Ensure a good intake of magnesium from green leafy vegetables and pumpkin seeds. Give 50 to 150 mg of magnesium daily which greatly comforts the wheezing children.
- Make sure that your home is free of chemical irritants.
- Avoid giving food additives that may worsen wheezing.
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