How to Build a Strong Immune System in Kids: "Doc Talks" with Dr. Daniel Nuzum
Jonathan Hunsaker: Want to build your child’s immune system?
Jonathan Hunsaker here with Organixx. Today’s subject is very important to me. I have a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old daughter. And we’re talking about how to boost your child’s immune system. Let’s go to Doc right now for the answer.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum: Children have faster metabolisms than adults, but up until children are 8-12 years old, they don’t have a fully functioning detoxification system. Their liver, in particular, doesn’t detoxify things the same way that an adult liver would detoxify things.
Probiotics, probiotics, probiotics. Did I say probiotics? Probiotics are a child’s immune system’s best friend. Not only do probiotics help train a young immune system so that it learns how to defend itself better, but they also form a net. If you have the right probiotics, you have to have a mix of soil-based microorganisms and other probiotic microorganisms, and when you have that mix, they create a mesh in your microbiome in the gut, the upper respiratory system, the ear, nose, and throat, also in the urinary microbiome, and in the microbiome of the skin.
And these microbes—these probiotics that form this mesh, they will communicate with the immune system. And so, when something’s attacking those probiotics—we’ve got a microorganism that’s attacking those probiotics in the skin – let’s say – the probiotics in the skin alert the immune system that they’re being attacked, and they send messages back to the immune system, telling the immune system, “Okay, x-y-z is attacking us.” So, the immune system has time to mount an attack, or a defense, against these incoming invaders.
If the child does not have enough probiotics in their system, they don’t grow a sufficient mesh or shield if you will, of these probiotics. And therefore, their system gets attacked, and their immune system is already compromised before they even start to mount a defense. So, they get sick more often.
Pretty simple to fix. It just takes time in propagating colonization of good probiotics in the microbiome of the children, of your children. Probiotics would be number one.
Medicinal mushrooms are one of my favorites. My children all consume multiple medicinal mushrooms. They consume them all year long.
We also give them fulvic acid. Fulvic acid helps with chelating heavy metals and keeping heavy metals from building up in their system.
One of the things that we use in our home for their vitamins and minerals is our OrganiGreens. My children take the OrganiGreens as their “vitamin.” And they take fulvic, different fulvic acid supplements that we give them. They have the 7M+ and then the probiotics. Those are the things that my children take for building up their immune systems.
What we do, because we have little ones that don’t take pills – they’re not quite big enough to take pills yet – what we do is we make chocolate milk with the 7M+ and the probiotics. And one time, it didn’t come out quite like it normally did, and my one little girl—we speak Spanish at the house, by the way. My wife’s Mexican. We speak Spanish.
And my one little girl was drinking her chocolate milk with 7M+ and with probiotics in it, and she was like “Whoa, whoa.” And my wife came in, and she says “Lila, what’s going on?” And she said, “Whoa, today, Papa made choco loco latte.” It was pretty funny.
So, we use the OrganiGreens with the kids, we use the 7M+, and we use the probiotics with our children. So, I hope that helps.
Jonathan Hunsaker: Probiotics, probiotics, probiotics. That’s what Doc says is one of the best ways to build your child’s immune system.
And it’s not always easy to get our kids to take supplements, of course, especially not pills depending on how big they are. One thing I like to do is I give my daughter, my three-year-old, our OrganiGreens. They’re filled with soil-based probiotics, and our OrganiGreens sweetened is delicious. She loves drinking it. It’s a great way for her to get her greens. It’s also a great way for her to get her probiotics.