Thursday, 21 November 2013

An Immune India

“It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” ― Frank Warren

Every child in the World is important for a better World.  As a plant speaks the name of the tree, a kid shows how the Nation is; what’s the future of the country! So, we have to give our children a healthy environment; not only enough food, wears, school; but also healthy mind, fresh thinking and most important, natural  immunity system that makes a child strong to fight against enemy of health as well as Nation.

India is home to the largest number of children in the world, significantly larger than the number in China. Also, India contributes to more than 20 per cent of the child deaths in the world. In many states of India, children are suffered with Mal-nutrition, anemia, low BMI etc. Only four diseases – respiratory infections, diarrhea diseases, other infectious and parasitic diseases and malaria – account for about half of under-five deaths in India. Many of the factors are strongly correlated with low birth weight and thus with unfavorable outcomes for the mother (increased risk of maternal deaths) and the neonate. This highlights the need to have focused interventions for improving maternal nutrition. So, to make a child stronger, the possess must be started from the mother’s womb.

Breast-feed the child:

Breast milk contains immunity-enhancing antibodies and white blood cells. Nursing guards against ear infections, allergies, diarrhea, pneumonia, meningitis, urinary-tract infections, and sudden infant death syndrome. Studies show that it may also enhance your baby's brain power and help protect her against insulin-dependent diabetes, colitis, and certain forms of cancer later in life. Colostrums, the thin yellow "premilk" that flows from the breasts during the first few days after birth, is especially rich in disease-fighting antibodies. Give breast-feed to the child for at least the first two to three months in order to supplement the immunity your baby received in uterus.

Guard against germ spread: 

Fighting germs doesn't technically boost immunity, but it's a great way to reduce stress on a child's immune system. Make sure kids wash their hands often with soap. We should pay particular attention to their hygiene before and after each meal and after playing outside, handling pets, blowing their nose, using the bathroom, and arriving home from day care. When the time to out, carry disposable wipes for quick cleanups. To help kids get into the hand-washing habit at home, let them pick out their own brightly colored hand towels and soap in fun shapes, colors, and scents.

Exercise as a family:  

Regular activity can benefit kids. To get children into a lifelong fitness habit, exercise with them. Let them play in the dirt; dirt makes them grow. Exposure to dirt and other microbes make our immune systems stronger.

Serve more fruits and vegetables:

Foods that boost the body's immune system can offer a lot of healthy options for those who wish to be more conscious in what they take in. To be sustained, the immune system heavily depends on the stomach for support. Malnourished individuals are more susceptible to disease as opposed to those who observe a healthy nutritious diet. Be sure they are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables which are fresh and good quality.  Carrots, green beans, oranges, strawberries- they all contain such immunity-boosting phytonutrients as vitamin C and carotenoids. Phytonutrients may increase the body's production of infection-fighting white blood cells and interferon, an antibody that coats cell surfaces, blocking out viruses. Studies show that a diet rich in phytonutrients can also protect against such chronic diseases as cancer and heart disease in adulthood. Try to get your child to eat five servings of fruits and veggies a day.

Boost sleep time.  
"If your child can't or won't take naps during the day, try to put her to bed earlier," Dr. Kemper.

Studies of adults show that sleep deprivation can make you more susceptible to illness by reducing natural killer cells, immune-system weapons that attack microbes and cancer cells. The same holds true for children. Children in day care are particularly at risk for sleep deprivation because all the activity can make it difficult for them to nap. A newborn may need up to 18 hours of cribtime a day, toddlers require 12 to 13 hours, and preschoolers need about 10 hours. 

Make strong immunity system with herbs

Avoid overusing antibiotics unless necessary- compromise gut health, our gut makes up 70% of our immune system. Of the many systems working within the human body, the immune system is an excellent example of complex efficiency. A network of participating cells and organs, it synchronizes its responses when defending the body from infection and disease. The Immune System is the body's defence mechanism to handle invaders. It is an amazing work of nature. It does a very good job of fighting off illnesses and infections when it is in good condition. Ayurveda was well knowned in ancient India. For many critical dieses, Ayurveda is continued in modern days too. One can use for their child, holy basil, garlic, Ginger; which help to enhance your natural defense power. These natural herbs and spices can also boost your child's immunity. If the herbs are not available, you can purchase Ayurvedik products like Dabur Chyawanprash, not anti-biotics.

However, the simple thing to remember is that if you make things easy for your body, it will be able to cope well and reward you with good health. If you keep putting too much strain on the body in terms of bad diet, no exercise or lack of sleep, anti-biotic it will eventually suffer. You may not notice this negative effect immediately, but instead only when something harsh occurs. Don't let things get this far.

Lastly, the main thing is awareness. We must have to aware about strong health and immunity of children and take an oath to build a stronger, healthier and a more immune India.

“A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.”  ― Carl Sandburg

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