Maintaining the Balance in Children’s Health
I found myself waiting in the doctors’ clinic recently, which is often a challenging experience, but one we can’t always avoid. My son had coughed so much through the night I wanted to get him checked over to see if his lungs were clear. Thankfully, the doctor said, “It’s was one of your run of the mill, no name viruses. It’s going around everywhere and rest is really the best medicine.”
My son, being an empath like me, senses stress and imbalance more than a lot of adults I know. In this particular instance, his dad was sick and rundown, as well as stressed from work, so it’s no wonder he caught the same ‘bug’.
Our energy fields are sensitive to those around us and when our vibration is affected by negative energy it knocks the natural harmony of our system out of balance. As a result, we sometimes ‘pick up’ illnesses, which are of the lower vibration.
Understanding and Supporting Growing Bodies
As adults, we often look at bacteria as the enemy, something to fight off, resist, or kill. Yet, our bodies are made up of billions of bacteria. Yes, we are all aware of the impact and seriousness of some illnesses. There is no escaping the fact that some diseases are life-threatening and need to be treated. However, most of us are also aware that prevention is better than a cure. Children’s immune systems are conditioning themselves to a world of viruses and bacteria, and as a result, they are often sick for several months of the year. Especially if they attend daycare or school.
A large number of health problems stem from the gut, the place where we digest and create all the energy that our bodies need to function healthily. Where once probiotics and prebiotics could only be purchased from naturopaths and health food stores, they are now able to be purchased in most pharmacies. Pharmacists are now well aware of the benefits of supporting the balance of good bacteria in our bodies. There is no denying the power of restoring harmony within the gut to help repair the imbalance created from the use of antibiotics, the effects of ill-health, and the experience of long-term stress.
Prebiotic foods are beneficial for supporting the gut as well. Sauerkraut, cultured vegetables, and natural healing remedies that have been used for centuries such as kefir and kombucha are readily available from supermarkets. As the general public becomes more informed about the benefits of these superfoods, these products become more affordable; it is the simple equation of supply and demand.
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