We are back to talk about the last 4 crucial tips to raising a healthy family!

Boost your child’s immune system.
Regular chiropractic care is a safe, preventative approach to improving immunity. One chiropractic adjustment can boost the immune system by as much as 200%!. Also, look into the Five S diet: seafood, smoothies, salads, spices (turmeric, ginger, garlic) and supplements (omega-3 fish oil, fruit and vegetable extracts). All these foods are natural immune system boosters.

Feed your family grow foods.
Grow foods are fresh or packaged foods that have undergone minimal amounts of processing and are eaten as close to their natural state as possible. They do not contain artificial or factory-added ingredients, are nutrient-dense and pack a lot of nutrition into a relatively small volume. Top grow foods are fruits, vegetables and healthy protein. You should market them as soccer foods, dance foods or whatever special activity your child enjoys.

Raise a lean child.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. One of the most important words for childhood health is lean, which means having the right body weight for a child’s individual body type. By teaching children to graze on real foods and getting them running more than sitting, you are giving your child the best lean start. (For more tips on raising a lean and healthy family, see DrSearsWellnessInstitute.org.)

Nurture a positive and calm atmosphere.
A stress buster to teach your family is: You can’t control stressful situations, but you can control your reaction to them. A calm heart and mind is an important key to health. While stress is a fact of life, you can help your children learn how to effectively deal with it. Teach them how to relax through mini-meditations, deep breathing and music that mellows the mind. Relaxation boosts happy hormones. Instead of wasting energy worrying, help them focus on solutions and turning problems into opportunities.

You can’t control stressful situations, but you can control your reaction to them.

That wraps up the 8 crucial tips for raising a health family! Remember that growing health children is easier then fixing sick adults so please comment, share, and let us know how we are doing. Thank you and we appreciate you!

Yours in Health,
Team at CCC