Children’s Daily Wellness
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Now we understand why Mom and Dad packed apples and oranges in our lunchboxes. Convenience? Sure. But so much more! We’ve understood the importance of vitamin C for immune health for quite some time now. But we also have a better understanding of why “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” (No offense!) We now know that apple pectin, a prebiotic, supports a healthy microbiome and gut barrier integrity. Yes, apples have immune support properties too. Who knew? (Mom and Dad did!)
While we’re quite sure your own kids have kale-blueberry smoothies for breakfast, we know the young patients you see in your practice probably don’t have the same advantage. Veggies are a very important source of nutrients and fiber. But we also know they’re usually not kids’ favorite foods. It’s a worthy ongoing battle to try to get them to eat a variety of fruits and veggies daily, but sometimes parents lose the battle. That’s why our Medical Education Team developed a tasty daily immune support protocol any kid will love, even if they’re picky eaters. It’s great that we can offer alternatives to fill in the gaps.
For children, like adults, adequate vitamins A, C, D and zinc are all important for proper immune system function. But now we also know that supporting a healthy microbiome has many important health advantages. So much of the immune system is located around the gut (the GALT), and functional immune support depends upon gut health. Probiotics, beta-glucans, arabinogalactan, fish oil and antioxidants all help support healthy mucosal barriers and gut-immune function. These supplements also positively support and “prime” the immune system in quite a variety of ways for optimal response.
Kid tested, and parent approved, our Childrens’ Daily Wellness Protocol is sure to please the whole family, even the pickiest of little patients! Sign in to take a look at this latest protocol in the Wellevate Protocol Library, or, if you’re new to Wellevate, set up an account to view these and dozens of other protocols from leading integrative and functional medicine experts!