With the kids back in school, it’s almost inevitable that they’re going to get sick. Kids, especially toddlers and preschoolers, are swapping germs all day long and their hand-washing habits usually aren’t ideal. Plus, the foods your kids eat, how much sleep and activity they get, and stress all have a lot to do with their immune systems. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to boost your child’s immune system and they don’t have to take a lot of time or effort.
In this episode, I sat down with Taz Bhatia, M.D., a board-certified integrative medicine physician, wellness expert, and founder of CentreSpring MD, an award-winning medical and wellness practice in Atlanta, GA focused on health transformation.
Dr. Taz is also the best-selling author of, “What Doctors Eat,” “The 21-Day Belly Fix,” and “Super Woman RX.” She has also appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CNN, is a contributor for FOX Good Day Atlanta, and is the host of the Super Woman Wellness podcast.
Dr. Taz provides the latest updates on COVID-19, vaccines, and monkeypox and gives you everything you need to know about how to boost your child’s immune system. She explores nutrition and the best superfoods to focus on, which vitamins, supplements, and probiotics your kids need, how to help your child be more active, and what you can do to help your child with stress, anxiety, and sleep.
2:28 Let’s talk about your story!
6:23 What types of viruses and illnesses should parents expect to see and be concerned about this fall?
10:17 When the Omicron booster comes out, should kids be vaccinated if they’ve already been vaccinated?
14:17 Most kids are picky eaters. What are your best tips for getting fruits and veggies in their diets?
19:08 We want to avoid sugar because it’s inflammatory. Are there other foods to avoid without making our kids feel that they’re missing out?
21:42 Should we give our kids vitamins, supplements, and probiotics to boost their immune systems?
23:46 How can we get our kids to be more active?
25:43 How much sleep should kids get and how can we ensure they get it?
22:42 How can we help our kids cope with stress and anxiety?
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