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Boosting a Child’s Immune System

Parents often ask what they can do to prevent their child from getting sick. Here are six things you can do to boost your child’s immune system and make them ready to fight off illness.

  1. Balanced nutrition. Focus on whole foods. Avoid preservatives/processed foods.
  2. Adequate sleep. Sleep needs vary according to age (see our sleep guide).
  3. Adequate Vitamin D levels (regular sunlight exposure and/or Vitamin D supplement)
  4. Exercise
  5. Stress management – teach deep breathing techniques, maintain a peaceful home environment. Stress inflames our bodies and makes us less ready to fight off illness.
  6. Limit toxin exposure (air fresheners, smoke, pollution, mold and other contaminants). Toxins inflame our bodies.

 *Don’t forget to practice good hand hygiene* Always be sure your child washes their hands before eating and when returning home. Have them scrub for at least 20 seconds. Sing the alphabet while washing your hands. Washing hands with soap and water is preferred to hand sanitizer.

Importance of Routine Pediatric Care Well Visits

Importance of Routine Pediatric Care Well VisitsWell child visits are recommended as a routine part of pediatric care that begins right after birth and continues until your child transitions to an adult doctor. When babies are first born, they have more frequent well...

How Social Justice Applies to Pediatric Medicine

How Social Justice Applies to Pediatric MedicineWell-known pediatrician and leading ethicist Dr. Ashley Fernandes recently outlined how the concept of social justice applies to pediatric medicine in a plenary lecture at the annual Catholic Medical Association...

Adequate Child Sleep

Adequate Child SleepOne of the key components of your child's health is adequate sleep. It will make their bodies more prepared to fight off illness. When we sleep our bodies work to repair muscles, organs, and other cells in our bodies. Chemicals are released during...

All About Screen Time – TV, Internet, Video Games

All about Screen Time - TV, Internet, Video gamesYour doctor may have told you to limit your child’s screen time. You may wonder what they mean or why would it be a concern? Too much screen time (time spent with media) can lead to problems in school, sleep problems,...

Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Tips to Prevent Childhood ObesityYou may have heard about childhood obesity on the news or seen it in the newspapers. You may question, “Why is it such a concern and what can I do to prevent my child from becoming obese?” First, I will address why it is a concern....

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