Are Germs Really Bad?
Any parent or grandparent knows how stressful it can be when a child gets sick. Parents are often preoccupied with keeping germs away from their kids so that they don’t get sick in the first place. Are we doing our children a disservice by trying to protect them from every contact with microorganisms? Could contact with microorganisms be part of the development of our children’s immune system? Listen to this 90-second health spot to find out.
You May Be Able to Relax
If you are a parent or grandparent, we need to talk about what you need to know about your child’s immune system. You most likely spend an inordinate amount of time trying to keep germs off of and away from your kids. Believe it or not, you may be able to relax a bit. In fact, encountering common germs during childhood can strengthen immune function, preventing future disease. Exposure to some pathogens and allergens will help make children healthier in the long run. That’s because the immune system does not come pre-programmed. It learns how to react to everything it encounters. The reality is creating a space for children that is antimicrobial, stunts their immune system development and sets them up for future health issues that are more dangerous! If you don’t use it, you lose it. This adage applies to our children’s immune system as well.
Your Child’s Body is Smart
I’m not suggesting you should expose your children to all types of pathogens unnecessarily. But, a few small tweaks to your child’s lifestyle, with a different focus on prevention, may do wonders to help boost your youngster’s immune system as it learns to function. Want to know what those tweaks are? If you are looking for a chiropractor in Greenville, contact us to set up an appointment or give us a call at 864-322-2828. We are here to help boost your family’s health!