Do you have a child with constant or recurring health problems? Do you want 2024 to be better than 2023? Then give these 3 natural remedies a try!
In this article you’ll learn simple, natural strategies to empower you and your child as you kick off the new year.
Taking care of a child with ongoing health issues can be both beautiful and challenging. I get the ups and downs you face every day. But here's some good news: there are practical, natural solutions that can really help your child feel better and improve your family’s well-being.
In this article, we'll go over three simple strategies you can start using right now as you set your intentions for the year ahead. These strategies are meant to reduce whole body inflammation naturally.
So get ready to learn, to get inspired and to really take action as we get ready to uncover the power of natural solutions together.
What is causing your child’s symptoms?
Over 50% of our kids are currently diagnosed with a chronic condition – whether it’s eczema, asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, anxiety, autoimmune illness, cancer, or some other disease.
Yup – you heard me right. OVER 1 in 2 kids! And by 2025, that number is expected to be 80%!
But what is causing this health epidemic in our children that conventional medicine is helplessly watching?
Well basically we can boil it down to 5 things. All the root causes or contributing factors for the health issues our kids are facing today, can be put into five main categories. And those five categories are GENETICS plus…
And one way or the other they are all causing ONE thing…INFLAMMATION.
That’s right. Inflammation is fueling all those constant or recurring health issues our kids are facing today. Definitely check out my blog article Inflammation: Understanding its Role in Children’s Health to learn all about the hows and whys of inflammation.
But when you get that, when you understand how inflammation is causing or contributing to your child’s health issues, reducing inflammation to reduce their symptoms becomes a no brainer.
And that’s why the 3 strategies I am going to present to you in a moment, besides doing a whole bunch of other things that are beneficial for your child’s health and development, will do just that - reduce inflammation.
So let’s get started.
Strategy #1 - Change your child’s diet.
There is so much misinformation about what a healthy diet is. We've been relying on marketers to tell us what's healthy and how to feed our children. Marketing and commercials tell us we should be eating lots of healthy whole grains in the form of cereals, breads, crackers, et cetera. But this is really code for processed crap. Parents are confused about what to feed their children, and you may think they're eating healthy when they're really not. And with our fast paced lifestyle and lack of cooking skills, convenience foods are very seductive. The human cost of convenience and processed foods is staggering and plays a huge role in our kids’ health issues.
Alright, let's talk fuel for your kiddo's body! If you're looking to amp up their health game, it's time to rethink those packaged snacks. Say hello to the power of whole, fresh fruits and veggies, and let's not forget the superheroes – grass-fed, wild-caught meats!
Here's the scoop: ditch the culprits of inflammation. Kick gluten, dairy, soy, and anything artificial to the curb. Oh, and sugar? Let's cut back on the sweet stuff. Instead, dive into a world of whole fruits and veggies – they're like nature's candy, but way better.
Why not throw in some grass-fed, wild-caught proteins? These are the MVPs for your kiddo's growth and energy. And don't fear the fats – we're talking healthy omega 3 fats that keep everything running smoothly starting with brain health.
Hydration is key! Swap out sugary drinks for the pure magic of water. It's like giving your child's body a refreshing high-five. So, next time you're at the grocery store, load up on the good stuff and let's fuel those little bodies with the best. Cheers to happy and healthy snacking!
Strategy #2 - Focus on sleep.
Let's talk about the secret weapon for your child's well-being – good sleep! It's not just a luxury; it's a must-have, especially for those little ones. Quality sleep can work wonders for their mental, emotional, and physical health.
So, why is sleep so crucial? Well, when your child gets a solid night's rest, their brain does some serious behind-the-scenes work – consolidating memory, fixing neural pathways, and restoring optimal brain function. We literally heal while catching those ZZZs!
Now, the key is a successful bedtime routine. It's all about creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Think activities like reading a book, a warm bath, relaxing massage, or some soothing tunes – no stimulants like electronics, caffeine, or sugar near bedtime, though. We want to reset those internal clocks by sticking to consistent bedtime and wake-up times, even on weekends.
Watch out for sleep disruptors like blue light from screens and irregular sleep patterns – they mess with the body's natural rhythm. Besides, a cool, dark, and quiet room is a sleep haven. Consider blackout curtains, white noise machines, or cooling mattresses for that optimal sleep vibe.
It's not just about quantity; quality matters too. If you notice any sleep disturbances, like frequent wake-ups or nightmares, it's time to chat with a healthcare pro for a sleep checkup.
By establishing a regular bedtime routine, you're not just promoting good sleep habits; you're laying the groundwork for a healthier, happier child. It's a holistic strategy that sets them up for success in facing the challenges of each new day. Sweet dreams, everyone!
Strategy #3 - Reduce their toxic load.
Let's talk about a silent culprit in our homes – environmental toxins. They lurk in many household products, packing a punch with heavy metals and volatile organic compounds. Believe it or not, these sneaky substances can trigger inflammatory responses and worsen your child's symptoms. The good news? We can take charge!
Start by identifying and kicking out these toxins from our cleaning and personal hygiene products. It's not just about detoxification, although that's crucial. It's also about setting up a living space that's less toxic from the get-go, lightening the load on your child's body.
Think of it as creating a haven for neurological function. We're not just cleaning up; we're building an environment that supports your child's well-being. So, let's swap out those chemical-loaded cleaners and opt for safer alternatives. Check labels, choose wisely, and watch as your home transforms into a healthier sanctuary.
Remember, it's not just about detox; it's about prevention too. By reducing the toxic load in your living space, you're giving your child's body a fighting chance to thrive. So, here's to a cleaner, greener, and toxin-free home – where your child's health comes first!
So, guys, there you have it. Armed with these three natural strategies, you're well-equipped to kick off the new year on a positive note for your child with constant or recurring health problems. By focusing on wholesome nutrition, promoting healthy sleep habits, and creating a toxin-free environment, you're not just addressing symptoms; you're nurturing a foundation for your child's overall well-being. Remember, small changes can lead to significant outcomes. Here's to a vibrant and successful year ahead, filled with growth, joy, and triumphs for both you and your incredible child.
Wishing you a year of health and happiness!
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