Monday, October 10, 2011

31 Days to a Happy, Healthy Family: Healthy Kiddos!


The most important job I have in my life is that of mommy:)
I adore my kids, and will do anything to make sure they are safe and healthy! 


90% of children do NOT get the nutrients they need from food!
That makes it crucial they take a supplement.
And...
Not all supplements are created equal.
Most of the top selling brands contain artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. Not to mention nasty fillers. Make sure that you buy your children NATURAL vitamins, NOT synthetic.
The artificial ingredients in some vitamins may be linked to ADHD!

I am partial to Incredivites:)
My kids LOVE them too!








They were taking popular cartoon character vitamins.
But I could never get them to take then with out complaining that they tasted bad.
I ordered the Shaklee Incredivites about 4 months ago, and they beg me to take them!
I even tried one myself;)
No aftertaste, no "vitamin" burps (sorry, gross!).
PLUS...
Since Gabe has started taking them, he has not had to be on an antibiotic once!!! (He was on X brand vitamins for years without such results).
And...
He has only suffered one cold, which, for the first time EVER, did not result in an ear/eye infection:)


 Another important supplement I give to Gabe, are probiotics (at the recommendation of his pediatrician).
He has quite a few digestive issues, and these have helped him greatly!








Probiotics are especially helpful after children (and adults) have been on antibiotics.
They restore the good bacteria in the gut. Which is why most kids get diarrhea after a course of antibiotics...they have killed the good bacteria along with the bad:(




This next one is crucial to your kids health...
Milk!!!
   





 This is my children's pediatrician's top recommendation.
CALCIUM!!!
Preferably in the form of organic milk...

But if they can't tolerate milk, or have allergies, there are other options.




You just have to make sure that whatever "milk" you chose is fortified with vitamin D, for calcium absorption. 
Ask your pediatrician to see how much calcium you child needs!



On a different note...






 I had some questions and emails about Vitalizer.





This is what the strip looks like.
 2 Caroto-E-Omega supplements (red)
2 Vita-Lea multivitamins (green)
1 B+C Complex (yellow)
and
1 Optiflora probiotic (small white)


I am doing an adult supplement post tomorrow...
So stay tuned;)



Have a super week!


Jessie




2 comments:

  1. Um those vitalizers look complicated. LOL! Thank you so much for posting about the probiotics. I really need to look into that becasue my son has gotten 3 times since school began in August. This is getting ridiculous. I think this may be the answer to helping his immune system to fight off the yuckies!

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  2. thank you for posting this. Good things to take note of

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