We’re not paying enough attention to nutrition.
As parents, we work hard to give our children every possible advantage in life. Yet too often we don't have the time (or don't make the time) to look after their nutritional health. We're too busy. We don't completely understand what eating right means ourselves. And we're battling some pretty formidable enemies such as junk food and fast food.
As a result, our children eat and drink too much sugar, consume too many empty calories, and don't eat enough of the good things they need - especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Because of this, our children will be at risk of developing degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke at a much younger age.
8 Steps Preventing the Flu
By Dr. William Sears
Despite the scary headlines, winter flu germs are preventable. We have carefully researched the following steps that families can take to lower their risk of getting the flu in the first place. We call our flu-prevention regimen the outside/inside program: keeping those germs from getting into the body in the first place by careful hygiene; and if they do get in, building the body’s natural immune system to fight these germs so they self-destruct before overwhelming the system.
1. Show me the Science:
Families are vulnerable to less-than -credible flu-prevention advertising,after all we don’t want our children to miss school, miss sleep, and we don’t want to miss work. If someone advises "Take this..." research the potion by asking two questions: 1) Is there scientific research from credible universities that show the supplement or nutrient gets into the body? 2)Once inside the body, does it strengthen the immune system to fight germs? If the answer is "yes/yes," and it has been proven safe, just take it! The Sears doctors’ promise is that we recommend only flu-prevention remedies that are backed by credible science.
2. Keep the germs away from your body: