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Dr. David’s Advice On: Immunity Support for Back to School

  1. Make sure your kid’s immune system is strong! I expect the first few weeks of school will be very germy, especially with the new BA5 COVID variant. Make sure vitamin D and zinc levels are optimized, and give your child a high-quality multivitamin.
  2. It is crucial to start the day off right in terms of sleep and nutrition. Adequate sleep, in both quality and quantity, is essential for optimal functioning.
  3. Pre-school breakfast should be well-balanced, not just carb-based.
  4. Fruits and veggies are essential foods that provide the body with crucial vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. Try preparing broccoli in a way your kids will eat it! The benefits of this super green food are incredible. One active ingredient in broccoli, Sulforaphane (SFN), even slows the growth of SARS-CoV-2. Learn More>>
  5. Incorporate moderate amounts of fish into your child’s diet. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which benefit the brain and support immunity.
  6. Encourage your kids to drink lots of water! Water helps transport nutrients through the body for proper detoxification. Drinking water throughout the school day will prevent dehydration and fatigue as the day continues.The amount needed depends on the child’s age and weight. Use this daily water intake calculator to determine the recommended amount.