Children's Health and Strong
Immune Systems - The Parent's
n order for the body to cure itself, the immune system must be
strong and functioning properly. The immune system can be
strengthened gradually through a wholesome natural diet, natural
supplements and exercise or it can be damaged gradually by abuse.
Minor health concerns can become major health problems if the
immune system is not strong.
Children with strong immune systems are not effected as much by
every day toxins. It is the immune systems responsibility to
eliminate these toxins. The most important factor in strengthening
the immune system is proper nutrition.
Parents should not rely on pediatricians alone to instruct them on
the best nutrition for their children. They need to take the
responsibility for their own children and find out for themselves.
Eating a variety of healthy raw foods is a big plus for the immune
system. One study showed that cooked foods puts strain on the
immune system, while raw foods did not. More white blood cells
were found in the intestines with cooked foods, while no change in
white blood cell count was noted in the intestines when raw foods
Another way to strengthen the immune system in children is taking
Some supplements that strengthen the immune system include:
Vitamin A/Beta-Carotene which work as antioxidants to inhibit free
radical damage and strengthen the immune system.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and helps protect against immune
related diseases such a colds, flu and cancer. Vitamin C also is one of
the most important nutrients for heart health. The human body does
not produce vitamin C like animals. Animals do not have heart
attacks because they product about 20 grams of vitamin C daily.
Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in humans
world wide. Vitamin C is the paste of the artery walls that keeps
them from blowing out. When the body does not have enough
vitamin C it makes it's own paste from lipoprotein (a)