Remember when it used to be ok to cough ...
With 4 kiddo’s between the ages of 2 and 11, I just wait for the attention that comes in a public place when one of my kids inevitably needs to cough, sneeze or sniffle. But this is not a blog on adult anxiety.
Of course, so much has changed over the past 2 and half years that a cough is now socially more intimidating...And not just from the “germ” aspect. For parents it means kids having to stay home from school, missing a game or concert, or even having to miss work yourself.
But while the public perception has changed, the immune system hasn’t.
So if your kids struggle with chronic coughs, allergies , sore throats, or infections during the fall and winter , I know this year is exceptionally hard.
That’s why I wanted to write this blog, heavy with science and immune principles to help parents with 2 main things.
For a long time, it was accepted that really the only thing that determined the health of our kids was their genetics. The Gene Theory basically stated that humans are “coded” for either health or various forms of illness and disease… and that there isn’t much you can do about it.
Thankfully , once that theory was actually researched and studied, it proved to not be true. We learned that our environment and lifestyle have a lot more to do with the health outcomes of our children than their genetic code, through a concept called epigenetics.
As parents, having an understanding of how this works can honestly be both exciting and scary! It’s exciting because it means that traditional medicine was way off base and for the most part, our children’s health is not just left to random chance and good or back luck. But it’s also a bit scary because it truly means we have more control and say in...
This is a must read if you feel like your kiddo is constantly sick and you don't know why. If you're ready to see your child thrive, this story is for you!
"There is a saying in life that goes “one day we’ll look back at this and smile” and that very much applies to the story I’m about to tell you.
In 2015 at the tender age of 3, my oldest son, Colton, was diagnosed with “RSV” or restrictive airway disease. This diagnosis came after two long years of chronic sinus infections, coughs (which lasted months at a time) and restricted breathing, which, at it’s worst, landed us in the intensive care unit at a major hospital whose staff stood by - ready to perform an emergency throat trach as my son lie there, gasping for oxygen.
These are times that as a Mom are incredibly hard to relive. Even as I write the words of my story, the rush of fear, uncertainty and helplessness that I felt then come rushing back like taunting...
We’ve had a bit of a late start to spring here, but for many kids and families that hasn’t slowed down the congestion, irritation, allergies, and immune challenges from already kicking into high gear.
While we often hear of “seasons” for certain immune issues, the truth is that for many families their kids seem to battle recurring ear infections, non-stop sinus congestion, and chronic coughs almost all year round. They just can’t seem to “kick it” for good.
It all adds up to way too many trips to the pediatrician or even immediate care, and let’s be honest, those are not places we want to head to right now if we don’t really have to.
You’ve tried the antibiotics, have the inhalers, have gotten rid of gluten and dairy, and have a whole army of essential oils and supplements taking over your cabinets!
But, your child still struggles and can’t “kick it” no matter what you try.
If that’s your crew,...
Dear Mom & Dad,
It's the time of year when you start dreading the allergies, coughs and contagious sniffles that just never seem to go away. Let's just get real for a minute and talk about the green gook, watery eyes, lingering cough and sores throats. They are miserable symptoms that put stress on everyone in the family.
From missed school days to sleepless nights, your entire family is EXHAUSTED!
You're tired of standing in the drugstore aisle deciding what to buy... 4 hour relief? 12 hour relief?
What if you could find relief for MORE than 12 hours? What if the relief had no warning labels and could stop the cycle of getting one cold that leads to the sore throat that leads to the cough that never seems to go away?
We would love to treat you to appetizers and drinks while we answer all questions KICK THE SICK once and for all for your family! We have teamed up with Well-Rooted Pediatrics to dive deep into reasons for stress on the nervous system, inflammation in the gut,...