ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Keeping Your Kids Healthy

Updated on May 24, 2016

Health Starts from Within

My wife (Ms. GlowGenics herself) and I are extremely blessed to have three healthy children. Everything after that is just details.

Our children have never taken an antibiotic (eldest is 8). This is not to say they have never fallen ill, but due to my professional experience, none have had a bacterial infection significant enough to warrant this type of treatment. We were close once. Our daughter had an ear infection and I was able to visualize (though my otoscope) her ear drum was bulging due to excessive fluid buildup behind it. Two ear candle treatment fully drained her ear of this fluid. Olive oil ear drops helped her body to clear the infection. In two days she was back to her 100% self.

One of the safest and easiest habits to prevent illness is to get your kids in the habit of washing their hands and face with a good soap throughout the day. Our daughter has been taught to wash before all meals (including during school) and it's the first thing she does when she gets home. Using a soap such as GlowGenics Organic Babywash will ensure not only potential illness causing germs are washed away but toxins are not introduced into their system.

-James Goetz (New Jersey)

Eat Your Way to Health

My wife and I are firm believers that nutrition plays the largest role in defending against sickness. It was of course the father of medicine, Hippocrates, who said, "Let thy food be thy medicine". Perhaps he is not just some dead dude as a professor once informed me. Perhaps he was onto something. After all, he is considered the father of medicine, not the cousin of medicine.

We feed our kids (and selves) a diet that is primarily organic, non-GMO, and free from processed foods. During winter months we give them a D3 supplement and elderberry while intermittently throughout the year they take probiotics and krill oil.


Immune Boosters

Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and may prevent multiple sclerosis, depression, myocardial infarction, stroke, cancer, arthritis, autism, type 1 diabetes mellitus, schizophrenia and other mood disorders. Vitamin D3 is also believed to help increase immune function, which is ever so important, especially during the winter months in the north.

We use only professional formulas, which are free from any fillers and tested for purity. *Before giving any vitamins to your child, speak with their pediatrician to see if they may be right for them*.

Do You Supplement?

What Vitamins Do Your Kids Take?

See results

Gut Check

Probiotics are crucial to developing a healthy digestive tract and strong immune system. 70% of our immune system is located in our gut! Sugar, processed foods and stress disrupt our natural flora, making it beneficial to supplement at times with a good probiotic. They key to a good probiotic is the amount of active cultures in it. Just because a bottle may state it contains 5 billion live cultures does not mean 5 billion are active. 5 billion are live when the bottle leaves the manufacturing plant. The quality of the culture, shipping and storage will dictate how many cultures are living when it arrives at your home. Company quality counts.

Scrub a Dub

Go Fish

Omega-3 fatty acids are also important for healthy development. I prefer krill oil from a professional source as it does not contain heavy metals and it crosses the blood/ brain barrier. The result should be enhanced central nervous system function. This supplement may not be necessary if your kids eat fish 3x week, but with the justified concerns of mislabeled fish sources in grocery stores and large amounts of mercury in fish; safety is paramount.


Create Healthy Habits

Unhealthy habits lead to kids getting sick while healthy habits keep them healthy and safe. As parents, it's our duty to learn what's healthy and what is not so we can ensure our kids develop the healthy habits they will take with them for the rest of their very long lives.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)