NatMD Radio: Back to School Immune Boosters

Back to School Immune Boosters on Natural MD Radio with Aviva Romm

The FDA has banned the use of antimicrobial soaps, which is important not only because they can breed antibiotic resistance, but also because some of the ingredients in antimicrobial soap are endocrine disrupters, which interrupt our children’s hormonal development.

Now that they’re banned, you may be wondering how you’re going to keep your kids from getting sick? Today I’m sharing some of the most effective natural ways to keep your kiddo healthy now that they’re back in school. Listen in for my top 7 tried and true cold and flu recommendations for kids.

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“While a lot of kids don’t need much more than whole foods, play, and a good healthy environment to stay healthy all year, some kids are more prone to colds, sore throats, coughs, and ear infections.” – Aviva Romm

Show Notes:

  • Why it’s easier to prevent illness than treat it
  • The dangers of over the counter medications
  • How to tweak your child’s diet
  • Why you might want to add zinc
  • The value of adding Vitamin C

“Sugar has a big impact on the immune system.” – Aviva Romm

  • Why you should give your children probiotics
  • The value of taking Vitamin D3 daily
  • What a saline rinse can do for your kid
  • How to use gentle herbal remedies like echinacea
  • How to use these remedies for treatment as well as prevention

Zinc Dosage:

  • 6 months – 3 yrs: 2-3mg/day
  • 4-8 yrs: 5mg/day
  • 9-13 yrs: 8-10mg/day
  • 14-18 yrs: 10-15mg/day

Vitamin D3 Dosage:

  • Babies up to 1 yr: 400 units/day
  • 1-5 yrs: 500-1000 units/day
  • 5-10 yrs: 1000 units/day
  • over 10 yrs: 1000-2000 units/day

Links Mentioned:

  • Ready my blog post about immune boosters for kids
  • Check out Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic
  • Check out ProbioMax ENT
  • Head to Mountain Rose Herbs to buy your herbs
  • Take my online course Healthy All Year

“I want you to be able to spend more time with your kids being healthy this autumn and winter and a lot less time in the doctor’s office.” – Aviva Romm

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