Just recently, I received notification from both my son and daughter's schools regarding the start of cold and flu season. This is not usually of great concern for me because we teach our children how to prevent the spread of germs by the washing of hands and sneezing into their sleeves and covering their mouths when they cough etc... However, apparently their seems to be a new concern this year about a new strain of virus called the Enterovirus (EV-D68). It is making children sick, particularly those with pre-existing respiratory conditions. It is no secret, that I am a strong proponent of alternative medicine and homeopathic remedies and have been for years.
It is my belief that physicians are too quick to prescribe medicine that only treat the symptoms instead of the root cause of why we are sick. If you have every paid attention to one of those television adds about a few of the latest medicines that they are advertising, if you listen closely you will hear a laundry list of the side affects that are far worse than the actual sickness/illness you are trying to get rid of in the first place! I always laugh and say to myself, "Who would want to take that?" Hilarious! What I really want to say is that make sure that you do your research and due diligence regarding medicine or treatments. Know your rights as a patient and ask questions.
Ok, now back to the reason for this post. Once I learned about this recent strain of virus going around, I immediately called my sister-in-law who happens to be a heavy proponent of living a holistic lifestyle and is my GO-TO person regarding healthy eating and living. She also happens to be the author a soon to be released book titled "The Awakening" in which she has done years of research regarding the public's awareness regarding the "practice of medicine" among other areas. At any rate, her immediate suggestion was that I find a natural children's probiotic to help arm the kid's immune system. What is a probiotic? Essentially, probiotics are fibers that encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria throughout your colon. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, an very popular alternative medicine proponent, "Bacteria present naturally in your body and sometimes found in food could keep cold and flu viruses at bay. According to a study, young children who drank a mixture of such bacteria, known as probiotics, had fewer colds, needed fewer antibiotics, and missed fewer days of school.
So armed with information, I set out to find a "kid-friendly" probiotic supplement that my children could take. Imagine my surprise, when I was then presented with the opportunity to review one such a product! The name of the product is Pro-Kids by Hyperbiotics. The main attraction for me to this particular product is the fact that is All Natural and Sugar Free (no lactose, no chemicals, no GMO, yeast free, no iron, no nuts, no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, gluten, wheat and egg free). But also, the fact that the pill is so tiny which makes it easy for children to take. My daughter has a problem taking pills so this was a major plus! It can also be chewed or crushed up and mixed in cold foods! How great is that? So anyway, I am excited about this product and I am sure that you will be too! You can find it on Amazon.com by searching for children's probiotics.