We often think about the immune system this time of year when colds and flus are becoming more apparent. I often get patients ask me, “Is my immune system as good as it could be?” This is not a simple yes or no answer. We know many things can affect our immune system. One thing that has a significant impact on our immune system is stress.
Over 3 million children in Canada are treated for ear infections every year. The goal of Naturopathic care is to safely and quickly remove the cause of inflammation and infection and to prevent future problems by building a strong immune system. Ear infections are more common in the winter when bacteria and viruses are out in full force.
Now that the weather is getting colder, everybody is thinking of ways to boost up their immune system and prevent any colds or flus (Influenza). A natural alternative or a complementary treatment to the conventional Flu Shot is the use of complex homeopathy.
We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this is especially true for our children who, with growing bodies, need wholesome nutrient dense foods to start off their day. By giving them nutritious breakfasts containing proteins, good fats and complex carbohydrates that together will boost their immune systems, children will be kept energized, with improved mood, and focused in order to learn.