Preparing for the new school year is always bitter sweet. As parents, saying goodbye to the lazy days of summer is tough but going back to a routine and watching our kids reach new milestones is something to look forward to. Sadly, you can’t return to school without the germs that come with it. Pink Eye, Hand, Foot, and Mouth, Colds and flu are just a few things we can anticipate being exposed to. Here are a few tips on how to help prevent your child from becoming a walking petri dish.
A strong body can fight off infection. Keep your kids active after a long day at school, whether it be a sport or time at the park. Being outside and moving will make for a healthy kid.
Kids from 6-18 need anywhere from 8-12 hours of sleep. Getting to bed early and keeping a bedtime routine that removes screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime is essential to achieve restful sleep. Adequate sleep on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health.
Vitamin D3: Since you get less sunlight during the school year this helps to keep your Vitamin D up. Take 1,000-3,000 IU’s daily.
Echinacea: To help boost the immune system. Supports stress. Take 1x a day.
Immuplex: Helps support immune system health. Supports the body’s normal inflammatory response function. Provides antioxidant activity. High in antioxidant vitamin C and E. Take 2-4 daily depending on age and weight.