Amber Belt, ND
If you have children, you know that they are little germ factories! I mean this is the most loving way, but since their immune systems are immature and developing, they seem to have the sniffles or a cough all winter. And, with more viral shedding, they tend to share their bugs with those of us who are around them. Lucky us!!
When my son was little (he’s 20 now!) and when my practice was heavily pediatric, I found that the basics of adult immune support held true for children and just needed a little tweaking. My goal was to foster a strong immune system that could either hold up and not manifest symptoms at all OR move through illness quickly when it did arise.
Here are some of the basics for kiddos that worked well for my son and other children:
If your kiddo does get sick, I created a new bundle in Fullscript to help you out. The Sick Kid Bundle should cover the needs of the garden-variety upper respiratory infection. It contains Immugen, a general (but tasty!) immune support; V Clear, a go-to support for the upper respiratory system; quality probiotics; an herbal formula, Kalmerite Glycerite, for body aches and grumpiness, and a delicious tea to soothe and hydrate. You get a 10% discount every day in my Fullscript store, so check it out to see if it’s a good fit for you.
I’ll also mention our child-focused first aid kit, The Kid’s Kit, is overflowing with natural immune support and includes support for GI bugs as well as cold/flu bugs. We developed The Kid’s Kit to focus on children and to support their first aid needs naturally. Check it out if you get a chance!
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes and is not medical advice. Dr. Belt is a doctor, but she is not YOUR doctor. Consult a trained naturopathic doctor/functional medicine doctor to ensure safety and suitability based on your health and history.