6 Nutritional Secrets of Kids Who Rarely Get Sick
In light of all the discussions about vaccines and health lately, I wanted to weigh in on the topic of health. Of course from my perspective. And yes we did vaccinate from birth, on their recommended schedule, in case you are curious.
First of all, my oldest has only been on antibiotics 2 times in her life, she is 4. Once for pneumonia and once for a really bad ear infection (104 degree fever for more than 2 days).
My baby (now 20 months) has never been on antibiotics.
Both of them had thrush, but I’m not counting nystatin because honestly it didn’t work.
The real reason I feel my kids have rarely been sick, and rarely sick enough to need antibiotics is because of our diet. I didn’t personally put this together until a friend of mine pointed it out, he said something along the lines of “you don’t expect their nutrition to happen, you are proactive about it.” And then I got to thinking….
-We eat real food. (almost nothing processed)
-We eat vegetables every day. (mostly organic)
-We eat fruit every day. (mostly organic)
-We eat meat daily. (mostly local and no hormones)
-When we eat sugar, it is chocolate or something homemade.
-We use supplements and vitamins to assist in the areas we are lacking. I write out specifically what we take, from the lense of my daughter’s ulcerative colitis here.
(Sidenote- I feel very blessed that I married a man who is supportive of the natural approach, my parents and my in-laws are very naturally minded. It has never been a source of conflict between my hubby and I, we know the value and are in agreement that natural is best whenever possible.)
Also, in case you are curious, I am very social. We go out and do things all the time, pretty much every day we do something social. My hubby might be more of a homebody, but the kids and I go out daily and do things.
I don’t obsessively wash hands.
Also, my oldest has ulcerative colitis and some would characterize that as immune-compromised, but as you can see, she has barely been sick in her life.