Immunity and Kids

Our immunity is a series of cells, tissues, and organs that, during our lifetime, protects us from different invading pathogens and keeps us healthy and able to resist many repeated infections.

When babies are infants, they get immune cells from their mom through the placenta and breast milk, if they are breastfeeding. Over time, the baby’s system becomes mature and can fight off infections. A healthy lifestyle that includes getting enough rest, low stress and a balanced diet plus exercise help to strengthen the immune system in people of all ages.


Gut microbiota and its importance

The gut microbiota of infants has been proven to play a significant impact on the development of the human immune system. The bulk of the microbiota in the human gastrointestinal system develops in the first three years of life and is influenced by the child’s exposure to various bacteria, such as at birth and feeding.

The bacteria to which children are exposed play a crucial impact in the development of their immune systems and future risk of disease because most immunological functions originate in the GI tract. A balanced, diversified microbiota may contribute to more effective nutrition uptake and reduced gastrointestinal discomfort, and a healthy gut environment stimulates the growth and maturation of the immune system.

Unbalanced gut microbiota, on the other hand, is thought to be a root cause of pediatric immunological and GI diseases. Antibiotic treatment early in childhood alters the microbiota’s composition, which may have a negative long-term impact on health. An underactive immune system can lead to recurrent infections, whereas a hyperactive immune system can cause allergies or even autoimmune diseases.

In comparison to adults, children are more susceptible to numerous infections. Young children, for example, have 6-8 common cold bouts each year, compared to 2-3 episodes in adults. Children are also more likely to have gastrointestinal problems including diarrhea and constipation.

Every parent’s priority

Healthy children are every parent’s priority, The cornerstone for efficient immune response and a balanced, functional GI system is balanced, stable gut flora.

Health-promoting probiotics can help infants, children, and teenagers alike. Probiotic supplementation on a regular basis may result in fewer school absences and fewer missed work days for caregivers.

Humans receive numerous benefits from nature. Through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, nature supports our well-being and freely provides the necessities for our survival. Many nutrients contained in natural foods can help you stay healthy and prevent disease. It’s crucial to consume full, nutritious foods since their distinct ingredients work together to create an effect that can’t be duplicated. Sugary drinks, fast food, and processed grains are all major contributors to diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

These processed foods destroy your gut bacteria and increase your risk of insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, and disease. According to a study involving over 100,000 adults, every 10% increase in ultra-processed food intake resulted in a 12% increase in cancer risk.

Furthermore, according to a study on global mortality and disease, the inadequate diet was responsible for 11 million deaths and 255 million disability-adjusted life years in 2017.

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