Build Immune System


Your child has a higher risk of immune challenges if:

  • Your child has higher vulnerability to toxins and infections, genetically and/or acquired through exposure.
    • Allergies, immune problems, hormone problems, gastrointestinal disorders, and chemical and/or environmental sensitivities.
  • Your child has high toxic exposures.
  • Learning challenges run in the family.
  • Autoimmune disease runs in the family.
    • Hypothyroid disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease.

What can I do to build my child's immune system?

  • Optimize and maintain your child's detoxification systems. Talk to your doctor about chelation therapy, if needed.
  • Optimize your child's sleep habits.
  • Have dental work done. Replace or remove any mercury containing amalgams.
  • Lose any weight desired. Toxins are stored in fat. As it is broken down, they are released into the bloodstream. Eat plenty of fiber to help carry them out of the body.
  • Get caught up on vaccinations using a wise schedule.
  • Avoid as many environmental toxins as possible.
  • Stay away from mold.
  • Use natural household products, especially personal hygiene products and cleaners.
  • Use natural craft products during play.
  • Be careful when remodeling your home. It releases stuff trapped in the walls, and introduce new chemicals into your environment.
  • Eat an immune healthy diet.
    • Eat high-fiber, high-nutrient-density diet with lots of multicolored vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and antibiotic-free meats.
    • Eat foods high in probiotics.
    • Maintain healthy vitamin and mineral levels (folic acid, essential fatty acids, and vitamin D, vitamin B12, zinc, and selenium).
    • Eat low pesticide or organic vegetables and fruits.
    • Eat low mercury fatty fish or use doctor recommended filtered Omega-3 supplements.
    • Use natural food coloring when cooking.
    • Avoid processed foods with dyes, additives, salt, and sugar.