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Natural Remedies For… You &Your Children

Natural Remedies For… You &Your Children

   Children are precious and the center of your world. Here are some simple, natural remedies for your children to keep them healthy and happy!

Bug Bites   Set your child up for success by avoiding a diet filled with processed foods. Mixing a few drops of water with baking soda makes a paste that can quickly relieve the itching for fast and natural relief (not to mention, inexpensive)! Not a bad idea and it’s super cheap.

Sore Throat   Honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice is a delicious way to help soothe a sore throat and some say it works better than cough syrup. The freshly squeezed lemon helps dry up congestion and honey creates a natural, soothing coat for your throat. For children over 1 year, combine a tablespoon of honey and fresh lemon and serve it in small teaspoon size doses.

Colic   Chamomile tea can help calm intestinal muscles and relax your child. Steep it for around 4 minutes and serve once cooled, not giving your child more than 4 ounces (120ml) a day. Also, a chiropractic adjustment may help by restoring proper nervous system control also allowing muscles to relax and the body to heal itself.

Healthy Development   The birth process, growing pains, bumps; bruises, accidents, and falls take a toll on your child’s health. Make sure your child’s nervous system is up and running, just like it should be Get adjusted.

Aches and Pains   Chiropractic care does wonders for children because they have spines too! Did you know adjusting a baby, even a newborn, uses the same gentle pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato? “Just enough and barely noticeable,” yet it allows your child to heal and live a happy life - - without pain.

Mild Swelling   This is an oldie but a goodie. Cucumbers help reduce slight swelling and can be very soothing for irritations like sunburns and some insect bites. So, keep cooled pieces from the refrigerator on the swollen area. I’ve used my Nutri-Bullet to grind them up and put the juice on my eyes if I’m up late.

Healthy Diet   With so many allergens to food, sensitivities to gluten and dairy, grocery shopping isn’t what it used to be. Make sure to check the labels on your foods and pay attention to your child’s behavior after eating dairy, gluten, nuts, etc. to see if they may have sensitivity. Set your child up for success by avoiding a diet filled with processed foods packed with sugars, salts and preservatives. At this office we love nothing more than helping your entire family grow healthy and strong. That includes any member of your family. Remember we’re here to help you, we can answer questions and we want to guide you in your family’s journey towards optimal health.

Eat to Live Not Live to Eat

Dr. Hesselberg

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