Boosting Back to School Immunity

Back to school can often mean back to school bugs. It is inevitable that your kids will be exposed to colds, flus and other germs when sitting in a classroom all day. Going back to school is a very busy time of year. Kids have to transition back to regular bedtime routines, homework, tests and new environments. These adjustments can be stressful and with the change in seasons can lead to weakened immunity and resistance to colds and viruses.

 

Booting your Immune System Naturally

There are four main ways to kick start your child’s immune system. Resulting in them being healthier and happier for a successful start back to school.

1. A well-balanced diet

Teaching children at a young age the importance of a balanced healthy diet can have long lasting effect on their health. One of the best ways of achieving this is through nourishing the body with whole foods. Encourage your child to eat the colours of the rainbow. Try and get as many different colours of fresh fruit and vegetable into their daily diet. A well-balanced diet and nourishing their cells with micronutrients, including minerals and trace elements needed can help support your child’s immune system in the best possible way.

 

Cellnutritions Isotonic is a pure, 100% natural solution containing all 78 bioavailable minerals and trace elements that help support your immune system promoting optimal health and wellbeing starting with your cells. This mineral rich organic drinkable ampoule that can give you mental and physical support you and your children need to focus on what is really important when going back to school. Bupa states sleep is needed because it: “allows your body to replenish energy stores and repair itself.” One ampoule before bed could be quite beneficial for your health. It helps to improve your sleep, by fully hydrating and nourishing every cell in your body, allowing the body to restore and replenish itself, so you wake up feeling more refreshed.

2. Omega Oil Supplementation

Children often don’t consume adequate amounts of essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6). There is evidence to believe that those who are deficient in essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9 are less able to produce interferons. Interferons are proteins are a part of the immune system which are produced in the presence of viruses. When fewer interferons are produced, due to lack of essential fatty acids, there will be a weakened immune system response. Omega Oil not only benefits the immune system but also supports the development of your brain. Omega Oil can help aid your child’s focus, concentration and memory. Talk about a win-win situation for the brain and immune system. 

 

Cellnutritions Omegabiocell369 for kids is a 100% natural plant based, ultra-pure omega oil. This solution is created using a unique patented Bioester Technology.  Which works by allowing the cell to regain complete control. This takes place when the essential fatty acids are changed from triglyceride structure to ethyl esters which are considerably smaller in size. This process enables high bioavailability and retention of the essential fatty acids which contribute to longer exertion benefits to your child’s immune system. Promoting optimal health and wellbeing.Omegabiocell369 is lemon flavoured and can be taken neat or added to table-ready foods to increase the nutritional value of your snack/meal.

3. Sleep

Not getting enough sleep can lead to a weakened immune system. Lack of sleep is correlated with high levels of cortisol (the bodies stress hormone). Stress is known to supress your immune system making you more suspectable to flu’s and viruses. The optimal amount of sleep for children is 9-11 hours a night. Having a regular relaxing bedtime ritual can help your child mentally and physically prepare for sleep. Not enough sleep can have negative effects on child immune system, so it is critical your bundle of joy is getting enough shuteye. Sleeping helps reduce inflammation, fight infection and improve immune memory, which are all essential for a healthy immune system. After a long day of learning and activity, sleep also helps the brain and body recover. It acts like a reset for the body, so they are ready and prepared to take on the next day. Realistically, sleep can only be a benefit in terms of routine and immune health!

4. Handwashing

When in doubt, wash your hands. Experts say the number 1 way to ward off sickness is to practice hand washing.  Your child should wash their hands as often as possible for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water. It is a super important habit to get your kids to fall into. It is one of the simplest, yet effective ways to prevent germs from spreading.

 

Overall, your immune system is supported by many things such as a well balance diet, sleep, regular hand washing and exercise. Maintaining these factors will lower your risk of your child developing illnesses which are commonly spread through viruses and bacteria and allowing them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.