Tyra Burgess, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)
As July creeps into August, my mind and my time is thrown into preparation mode. New clothes, new shoes, book bags, and folders. Did we pick the right school? Did we read enough? Did the math tutoring help, so Suzy Q can feel good and ready when she starts 6th grade? In all this crazy and commotion, there is a part of back to school that we all need to do, but has no marketing team to tell the world about how essential IT really is! What is IT??? It is preparing our children’s immune systems for the upcoming stress, microbial exposure, and change in environment we call back to school.
At the beginning of each school year our kids systems are subjected to each and every other child’s vacations, vaccinations, swimming hole, swimming pool, cousin Conner, and let’s not start on airplane rides. We rush into a new schedule, and have a bundle of nerves about the first day. “Are my clothes cool? Will people like me? Will I like my teacher?” are on every child’s mind, and enough for our kids to worry about. Illness should not be an additional worry when a simple investment in your child’s health, more specifically your child’s immune system, can have far reaching benefits.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that “schools inherently foster the transmission of infections from person to person because they are a group setting in which people are in close contact and share supplies and equipment.” —Read more here.
In 400 BC Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Both aspects […]