by Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum
eans are a great source of protein. They build a heal- ing immune system and help prevent infections. Choose navy, black, pinto or kidney beans, instead of sweets or carbohydrates, for snacks.
ntioxidant rich foods build the immune system. Exam- ples are blueberries, red cherries, red grapes, tomatoes, broccoli, kiwi, strawberries, and onions. Eat more col- orful fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant value.
kept in a backpack can be used on computer pads, door knobs, telephones and cell phones to cut down on germs. Current CDC recommendations are for kids 6 months of age or older to get the seasonal flu shot.
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makes us feel good. Try to spend time outdoors in nature and in the sun after school or on weekends whenever possible. Play, have unstructured fun and relax.
ime for sleep. Adolescents need 9 hours of sleep per night as they are growing. Drinking a glass of warm milk before bedtime can help you relax. Keeping the
bedroom cool will allow your body’s natural brain melatonin level to rise and help you fall asleep. Try a few minutes of deep breathing to relax and let the day’s issues go. Relax all your muscle groups one by one as you hit the covers. Finally, think about happy thoughts or give thanks for your blessings. Where our thoughts go, so do our emotions.
utdoor sunshine. As we approach the fall and winter seasons, there are fewer and fewer days filled with sun- shine. Sunshine supplies our bodies with vitamin D and
eep away from other kids and adults who sneeze or are sick at school. Colds and the flu are spread through re- spiratory droplets and handshaking. Disinfectant wipes
hicken noodle soup can actually reduce the severity of a cold. It doesn’t matter if the soup is homemade or store bought. Eat chicken noodle soup to help you feel
tress management. School is stressful and kids need bal- ance in life. If you are involved in sports and have to travel, you might feel overscheduled. Try something
you. They will love to hear that message from you.
ffer to say you’re sorry and be a good friend to oth- ers. Forgiveness is a powerful healing character trait and good food for the soul. Lasting friendships teach us how to be a good listener and to be compassionate to others.
ing, smell. Try a walk in nature to experience all your senses and see if you feel more alive.
aughter. When all else fails, it’s important to laugh at ourselves, with each other, and in general for a long, healthy, and happy life on this earth. So keep laughing!
About the author: Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum is a holistic clinical pharmacist and Founder & CEO of Rx Integrative Solutions, a consulting practice in holistic medicine. She has traveled to China to study herbal research and global healthcare solutions. Dr. Cathy is an interna- tionally recognized lecturer, author, radio show host, and consultant. Visit www.rxintegrativesolutions.com
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ff the phone, computer, iPad, etc. Turn off technology. Instead, think about your senses and how important they are to experience in life: touch, taste, sight, hear-
and washing for at least 15 seconds after bathroom breaks and before preparing food will reduce your risk of infection. Wash and whistle a happy tune.
completely different like listening to your favorite music or vis- iting a museum, or hanging out with favorite friends with no time constraints.
ool, positive thoughts help us feel good about life. Tell your parents, friends, teachers, pastor/priest/rabbi, and God that you are thankful for all they have done for
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