We all dread the call from school to come and pick up our little one because they are running a fever and not feeling well. Everything you are doing or about to do is put on the back burner, as you have to attend to a cranky baby. Every parent wishes they could take the sickness unto themselves instead of seeing the little ones suffer.
While we cannot take a disease on for anyone, we can, however, do something much more powerful. Did you ever wonder when the flu season arrives why some children in school don’t get infected? The answer is simple. Staying healthy depends on how strong you keep your army. The army I am speaking about is your immune system. We all have one…several trillion immune cells acting like microscopic solders ready to go into a battle for us. However, if your army is tired, sick and toxic they cannot fight on our behalf. Your immunity is low and the invading bacteria claims its victory.
Preventing flu and cold is tied to keeping your body in proper pH balance. Our body needs to be slightly alkaline to have the right balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria. You achieve this by avoiding processed foods, sugar, synthetic drinks, getting plenty of sleep, exercise, avoiding stress and most importantly, periodically removing environmental toxins from your body. That process is called detox, and unfortunately, everyone who lives on this planet has a need for it. Even if you eat healthy and exercise you are still susceptible. It starts with the fluoride in the water you shower in, the drinking water packed in plastic bottles, cosmetics loaded with chemicals, fire retardants in almost everything, preservatives and colorings in our food, medications, radiation from electronics and the list just keeps growing. It does not kill you overnight, but little by little the toxic acidic environment around you damages your overall pH balance.
To stay healthy is all in planning ahead…it’s called prevention. For children I recommend plenty of living food (coming directly from Earth without much processing), plenty of fresh air, exercise, fresh air activity, at least 8-10 hours of sleep and plenty of water. You can add trampoline jumping to get the lymph nodes going and help their system to detox naturally. When your child does come down with the flu or cold do not force feed. Just make sure they get plenty of fresh water and let their appetite come back. For adults, I recommend a comprehensive detox program including infrared heat therapy, juicing and alkaline living water once a month with a bi-annual 3-week reboot & reset.