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.
Ok, everyone knows how to fill in the blank, right?
Move it or LOSE it…
But lose what? I remember as a kid, my parents used to use this line when I was sitting in front of my Xbox playing hours of NCAA Football dynasty mode. I always had a vision of my feet just shriveling up and falling off if I didn’t get up.
Now, that’s a quick pro-tip of how to get your kids off screens! But we all know scare tactics rarely work!
But seriously, what if you really did lose a powerful tool by not moving enough. Truth is, this is partially true. Your Brain is 100% fueled through your body's movement when the body is moving smoothly and efficiently.
Remember sitting through that zoom meeting, computer work, or long car ride? The first thing (after your leg falls asleep) that happens is that you start to feel distracted, get brain fog and you start to get physically tired out. Tired out without doing...
It's a big decision to choose what "path" you want to take with the health of your child, so choosing the best doctor and health care team to guide that path is absolutely crucial. (PS: You'll want to keep reading to hear all about some awesome giveaways!!)
... and let you know a little secret that most people and parents don't know about health these days.
Health is actually super simple.
We really can break it down to these main 'Core 4' elements:
As we continue the series we'll now break down simple, practical, easy-to-implement steps for each of those Core 4 elements and also explain the science and reasoning behind each one!
Next up - nerding out with neurology...
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...