Many mothers have the same question I had: Will feeding my children healthy food be good enough to undo any degenerative damage and help them avoid long-term ill health? My gut feeling was no.
There are varying levels of familial degeneration within every family and I felt that, for us, there was enough damage done to rely on food only to fix. Maybe (after the repair I've done) my children's children can depend solely on the wonderful blessings of healthy food to remain healthy and create flourishing and robust children but for this generation? ... I felt we needed a supplemental boost.
Never knowing what supplements I should give my children was quite frustrating. I found myself squishing one of those "natural" vitamin gummy bears between my fingers wondering how many nutrients could possibly be derived from its unnaturally chewy texture.
So if I didn't like the gummies what next? There seemed to be so many important vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, immune boosters to choose from - how could I possibly get them all into my children's system?
I knew we were eating healthy. But, as I mentioned, I never felt that it was quite enough - not in this toxic world laden with chronically ill, prescription-reliant people - the exact future I was fervently trying to steer my children's destiny away from.
It wasn't until a holistic health specialist (who has traveled the world healing people and has a whopping 40 years of experience) clearly explained to me that there are three essential supplements children need on a daily basis:
Vitamin C - 250 milligrams once a day (up this to 250 ml every 2 hours when sick)
Vitamin B Complex - once a day
Cod liver oil - specifically the Blue Ice brand, 1/2 to 2 tsp.'s per day
Why these three?
Vitamin C top three: It helps protect from cell radical damage. It helps fight against cancer. And it boosts the immune system.
Vitamin B Complex top three: Giving a boost to digestion, it helps the body absorb the nutrients we eat. It helps maintain correct functioning of the nervous system, including the brain. It helps with anxiety, depression and stress.
Cod Liver Oil top three: It helps prevent a variety of health issues (depression, arthritis, heart disease, cancer) by creating healthy and strong cells. It creates a healthy, well-functioning brain and nervous system. It boosts the immune system.
Cod Liver Oil Extra's: Helps with getting a good nights sleep. Heals any eczema issues and provides healing throughout the body.
I feel really good about these 3 supplements. Knowing that we eat healthy, I wasn't concerned about supplying them with every vitamin pill out there. Personally though I feel one thing can be added to these: probiotics.
We do eat fermented foods and other foods containing probiotics such as kefir and yogurt but I have a hunch that, it too, probably isn't sufficient.
Probiotics top three: It helps in absorption of nutrients. It creates a strong immune system. It helps prevent gastrointestinal illnesses (which are far too prevalent today).
Giving my growing children 4 simple supplements that I know will create a healthy foundation consisting of: a strong nervous system, a strong defense mechanism against chronic illnesses, well balanced and strong cells, and a body capable of healing itself is comforting to say the least.
***A little side note here - I would also suggest that if a family line is riddled with weak constitutions or chronic illnesses parents should give their children liquid minerals on a daily basis as well.***
This information is remarkably vital for boosting the health in today's children. Please pass this information along if you feel inclined to do so.