Health and nutrition for kids – we cannot have one without the other.
Taking a few moments to study up on healthy nutrition for children is a wise thing to do. And then, if your child still gets that cold or flu everybody else has at school, treat it naturally.
Because something to remember is that symptoms should not be suppressed. We have those symptoms because the body is trying to tell us something! So it should be investigated instead.
But also, a lot of the most common kid's behavior problems can actually be prevented with good eating habits and an active lifestyle.
A healthy lifestyle will not only bring physical health but mental health - an increased feeling of happiness and harmony!
I know it is scary when our little ones get sick, but it's for example good to remember that a fever isn't necessarily dangerous.
It just means that the body is working on fixing a few things.
Here is something you can add to your dishes regularly, to keep your children healthy all year long:
This mixture has saved my family from a lot of colds this winter.
And another positive side effect of having it regularly is that it even helps to prevent headaches!
This lemongrass juice or tea is very good to drink when you feel a cold coming on and several times a day when you are sick.
Fresh lemongrass might not always be easy to find, unless you live close to an Asian market. But look for it at Whole Foods, they might actually have it there.
You could of course also just buy lemongrass tea at an organic store and then add honey and lemon, if you think it would be easier that way.
Another thing that's great to do when our children are feeling a little bit under the weather, is to rub their soles with an oil mixture.
Here is how to make one of the best ones.
Just use a couple of drops per time.
You can even do this every day during the cold season for prevention.
What I also do is I always have a lot of fresh ginger and lemon juice as soon as I start having a little bit of throat ache.
Read more about how to keep kids healthy here.
And you could also check out the page about food allergies in kids.
You know, these days being malnourished in the western world isn't very rare anymore, and that's a part of the reason why so many diseases are on the rise. Being malnourished often means having a low immune system.
Did you know that even overweight children can be malnourished?
If your child clearly weighs too much for her age, check out the Overweight Kids Nutrition page.
Another related article Healthy Weight Loss for Kids.
Lots of families I know eat like this:
Mac and cheese, chocolate milk, cookies, soda, pizza, cheese sandwiches, hot dogs…
One of the he problems is that if children eat unhealthy for a long period of time their immune system won't be as it should be, even if they take supplements.
Exactly how should we eat instead?
Check this page out:
And here is another related article for you:
Something I often recommend parents is to go and take a simple blood test to check if your child has healthy levels of vitamins and minerals.
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Also, Sports Nutrition for Kids, if you have young soccer players, dancers, swimmers, karate fighters, baseball players at home :)
And one article you shouldn't miss if your child happens to have digestive issues is the one I wrote called Gluten Free Diet for Kids.
And if you happen to have an autistic child at home, go ahead and read Keeping Kids Healthy - Autism There you find two things you can do to dramatically help their situation.