Parenting is probably the most difficult, yet the most beautiful experience a person can go through. It’s not easy to have a child these days when everyone is constantly focusing on the professional side, because that is the one thing that can keep a house going. However, at the end of the day, when you get home from work, all tired and hungry, and see that a little human is waiting for you anxiously to arrive, is excited to see you and jumps straight into your arms, you realize that nothing else matters. But what do you do when that kid who was once anxiously waiting for you to get home is now sick and has no energy? A terrible picture any parent would be more than happy to avoid it.
In doing so, here a few suggestions that will strengthen your child’s immune system and make him/her healthier:
- A proper diet – This is the first step in all the matters related to health. Food products are loaded with additives, preservatives and sugar. Try to keep your child away from these unnatural substances. Sugar is known to suppress immunity. Focus your attention on offering them vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, eggs and meat and limit the intake amount of the chemical substances mentioned above.
- Sleep time – Make sure your children gets the amount of sleep needed. Usually children need to sleep between 10 and 14 hours a day. Also, focus on the quality of his/her sleep. For instance, they need to sleep in the dark, without any lights for proper melatonin secretion. Unplug any devices placed in the room, since electromagnetic frequency is known to affect the quality of sleep.
- Probiotics – A friendly bacteria which helps us digest food, protects the body from virus invasions and plays a great role in the process of toxins elimination. When the bacterial balance disappears, the fight against infections can no longer be sustained. Children should be given a probiotic supplement which should contain bifidobacteria.
- Eliminate stress and anxiety – Children’s bodies have the same reaction to stress as adults’ bodies, which results in an increased level of adrenaline and cortisol. When the elevation is sustained continuously, the immune system has a hard time maintaining a fight with the external harming factors. Portion your child’s time so he has time to play, to engage in creative activities and to rest.
- Fever – Contrary to what some might believe, the fever is the body’s response in its fight with a virus. It is not a sign of illness. At high temperatures of the body, children’s immune systems are more efficient, meaning that they can recover much faster. However, a physician should always be requested to evaluate the situation and make sure that the fever is not a symptom of some other condition.
Keeping your children’s immune system strong is a target that is to be achieved on the long-term and with a lot of patience. As a parent, this should be one of your main focuses. Carefully observing your child’s behavior and taking the right measures at the right time, can only bring a considerable improvement in your kid’s quality of life.