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Healthy Children

People often ask questions regarding safe, alternatives to conventional medicine in treating common/minor childhood illnesses.

We have four children,the oldest is 11, and none of them have EVER been on antibiotics or taken ANY prescription drugs. My philosophy is simple – a focus on building healthy immune systems and lifestyle habits. When they do catch a bug – the solution, is to boost their immune system further with appropriate supplements and not to run to the doctor.

I consulted naturopathic doctors, took courses in nutrition, herbology, energy healing, aromatherapy, read up about homeopathics and researched, researched and researched for years. I suggest that you do too, I’m only sharing what works for us – and hope to inspire discovery of what will work for you.

Some of my decisions are controversial, some – where research proved to be too confusing with far too many studies suggesting opposite actions, are based on “mother’s intuition” only.

As a compliment to nutritious food (well, 98% of the time) lots of outside time, minimized media exposure, sufficient sleep, sunshine and lots of laughs – we also rely on the following supplements that I ALWAYS have in stock:

A high quality multivitamin w/o calcium (nothing with “calcium added” makes it into my house. Calcium blocks absorption of everything else – and if used, should be taken before bedtime with enough magnesium and Vit D).

Extra Vitamin C (ester-C, or even better CamuCamu)

Vitamin D for my northern homestead

Fish oil

Probiotics

Greens (either in a green smoothie, a juice, salad – or when that isn’t an option – as a powder/pill)

My children and I, don’t always take all of these pills every single day. We shake up the routine a bit, but over the course of a week, they do get it all.

Check back for posts about cures for the common cold, sore throats, stomach flu, earaches, bruises, bee stings and whatever else little ones drag into the home…

If you’re up to a seriously HEALTHY regimen – that I see as the ULTIMATE way to feed your children check out Shazzie’s take on this. I’m still working on getting enough greens into my kids, not ready for her supermom approach — yet! But DO go there to get inspired!

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Mothers have an incredible amount of power. Power to change the world. One child at a time.

All it takes is to be the best parent you can possible be. Easy. Right?

Perhaps you are caught in the rat race – and barely get your head above water. I understand completely. And when I go on to say that the most important person to look after is yourself – you’re probably thinking “impossible”.
BUT – how will you be a loving, peaceful, empathetic, fun, energetic, fit and healthy parent – if you never prioritize yourself? You are your child’s most important role model. Your child will grow up to do what you do – and not what you say.
Wouldn’t you want your child to grow up with a healthy amount of self love and respect? To be a resourceful, independent person who has clear values, and lives in line with those values?
Just like you!?

Step out of the race against time – take a breather – don’t sweat the small stuff!
Are your kids in a gazillion activities? Are you unable to say NO – and always looking to please others, before you take time for YOU?
What really, truly matters in life – for you? Think about it! Write it down – and live into it!

Your children will thank you (one day) if you pull them out of their extracurricular – and spend time with them, quality time. They will also one day thank you for taking time for you! (Even if that means a sacrifice on their part right now).
As a mom, it is even MORE important to nourish yourself – with the best food, the best exercise, the best leisure time and the best habits. In doing so – you will be the best parent ever ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I am really looking forward to nine days of quality interviews with a variety of “health gurus”. I just signed up over at Raw Mom Summit and it is FREE!
Hop over to check it out!

“It’s time to bring together the Leaders in our community and inspire women as the heartbeat of their homes, to be the change we NEED to see in the world. It’s time that we tell the world that the Evolution of Motherhood has arrived!”

Tera Warner, founder of http://www.RawMom.com

Info from rawmomsummit.com:

The RAW MOM SUMMIT

Starting MONDAY JUNE 22nd, 2009

What if you could gather together some of the most inspirational health leaders in the world and get them together in the same place for 9 days to discuss the subjects of nutrition, pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and other family health care issues?

What if you could get YOUR concerns addressed about how to succeed on a healthy diet or how to feed your children the best food? What if you could finally get answers to your questions about:

  • What to do about Fertility, Ovulation and Conscious Conception?
  • How to prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy, Labor and Childbirth?
  • What is Attachment Parenting?
  • Which natural remedies to use when your children are sick?
  • How to feed a meat-eating partner if you are vegetarian or vegan?
  • What should you feed yourself when you’re overwhelmed with cravings?
  • How to get kids excited and involved in their own food-prep?
  • What to do when our kids rebel against our healthy diet?
  • What is going on with the Bees and why is it so important?
  • How to shrink our Carbon Footprint?
  • What is Sustainability and Permaculture?
  • What Super Foods are BEST for kids?
  • Exactly what IS the healthiest diet?
  • What are the best ways to Raise Children Naturally?
  • What are the lesser-known common pit-falls of a Raw Food Diet?
  • Which foods help or hinder our Hormones?
  • What are the issues around Veganism, B-12 and Protein?
  • What do Raw children eat?
  • How to get picky eaters to crave their veggies?
  • Which foods help kids transition and stick to a healthier diet?
  • What are the other Top Lifestyle Factors besides diet for longevity?

What if you could get the answers to all these questions and a WHOLE LOT MORE while washing dishes in your pajamas and bouncing a babe on your hip at the same time?

Sound too good to be true?

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