Beat the Back-to-School Blues
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Bad bacteria and viruses love schools and playgrounds. There's a reason why kids pick up bugs and infections in schools and daycare centres.
Lots of kids in close confines in classrooms and playgrounds easily spread micro-organisms. Unwashed hands, or contaminated surfaces and communal bathroom facilities can all be sources of unwanted bacteria and viruses.
One of the most important things you can do for your kids to stop them from constantly getting sick and missing school, is to regularly give them a good probiotic. 1
70% of the body's immune system is housed in the gut, and in order to function properly, the microbiota has to be in balance. 2
Signs that your child's immune system is under pressure
Constant colds and flu
Lack of energy
Your child seems tired all the time, sleeps poorly, and lacks vitality.
What you can do to help your child
- Cohen, Sandy. If you want to boost immunity, look to the gut, (2021) UCLA Health [quoted 28 November 2022] https://connect.uclahealth.org/2021/03/19/want-to-boost-immunity-look-to-the-gut/
- Ciccolini, K. (2018) If Your Gut Could Talk: 10 Things You Should Know, Healthline [quoted 28 November 2022] https://www.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/things-your-gut-wants-you-to-know
- Santos-Longhurst, Adrienne. (2019) What you need to know about Pathogens and the Spread of Disease, Healthline [quoted 28 November 2022] https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-a-pathogen