"Aerodynamically, the bumblebee should not be able to fly.
But, the bumblebee does not know that so it goes on flying anyway."
~Mary Kay Ash


Weak immune systems seem to be a common topic when it comes to a child who has been diagnosed with Hydranenecephaly. Many will probably be told that there is not a lot you can do to change that, however with the help of natural supplements, it is possible to improve and strengthen your child’s immune system to help their bodies fight off germs and illnesses. There are other things that can be applied to help in immune boosting along with supplemental intake which are discussed throughout the ‘Naturals Section’.

If used on a regular basis, the combination of Fish Oil (EPA, DHA), probiotics, multi-vitamin, Vitamin A and/or D and Vitamin C and Zinc can become household favorites. Using supplements that go through third party inspections guarantees you are getting what the label says – you often hear you get what you pay for – well such is true when it comes to vitamins and supplements. These can be put right in with formula, milk, juice, etc and given to your child.


FISH OIL: What is EPA DHA Omega 3 Fatty Acid, and why is it so important? eicosapentaenoic acid – EPA and docosahexaenoic acid – DHA are Omega 3 Fatty Acids found in cold water fish such as Tuna and Salmon. These are acids that our bodies are not able to produce on their own. EPA and DHA are vital nutrients for brain development. Researchers are finding that DHA provides many benefits in brain development in infants and aging adults. Taking fish oil or giving our children fish oil decreases the release of inflammatory molecules from immune cells, if the immune system is activated. These effects are thought to assist to protect tissue from damage when one is ill, has a disease or an injury. Internally, the gut is the first line of defense for the immune system. The intake of fatty acids has been shown to improve gut flora, which can lower the chance of infection.

PROBIOTICS: Probiotics are good bacteria that inhabit the intestines to allow for proper digestion and nutrient absorption along with over 75% immune support.

VITAMIN A: Vitamin A is very beneficial in many different ways. When it comes to immunity and fighting infections, Vitamin is important. Vitamin A is well known for its anti-infection powers. Vitamin A helps to strengthen the frontline (your skin and the outer parts of your many tissues and organs such as they eyes, mouth, nose, throat, digestive and urinary tracts) with growth and repair. This frontline is the body’s first defense against disease and infection. Vitamin A is also known to be an immune booster. Vitamin A is responsible for the development of lymphocytes. These are the cells of the immune system responsible for fighting off bacteria and disease. Research has shown that Vitamin A has been beneficial in treating measles, respiratory infections, viral infections and it has also been shown to help anyone whose immune system may be compromised by boosting their immune cells.

VITAMIN D: Vitamin D is the key ingredient for overall well-being. Vitamin D is a regulator of the immune system, thus playing a vital role in immune boosting. Vitamin D influences genetic signals that promote healthy development of cells in tissues including the brain, breast, colon, heart, liver, prostate, liver and thyroid.

VITAMIN C: Experts say that Vitamin C is one of the safest, most effective nutrients. Vitamin C is most well known for its ability to strengthen the immune system. Vitamin C assists in detoxifying the body, supporting healing of all cells and allowing the body to better deal with stress. Vitamin C is known for supporting the good bacteria in the gut, destroying harmful bacteria and viruses, and removing heavy metals.

ZINC: Zinc is an essential mineral that the body needs for many vital processes including maintaining a strong immune system. Numerous studies indicate that Zinc helps to reduce the length and severity of a cold as well as working to prevent the cold infection. Studies have also shown Zinc to be beneficial in immune boosting especially for those who have immune deficiencies.

It is best to check with your health care provider for usage and dosing before administering supplements with your children. Chiropractors, nutritionists, and homeopaths are great resources when it comes to supplementation.


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