Dr. Nicole Avena, nutrition expert and author of ‘What to Eat When Youre Pregnant and What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler discusses ways for the whole family to stay healthy this Fall now that we are coming into cold and flu season. Many parents are concerned about supporting their children’s immune systems. Plus, children are being exposed to more toxins than any previous generation and need extra support and protection for their developing minds and immune systems through vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. ChildLife Essentials is a line of premium liquid supplements developed by a pediatrician. Their products can be given to infants through the teen years. Their ChildLife Immune Core Essentials contain natural ingredients such as Elderberry, Vitamin C, St. John’s Wort, and more. Immune Essentials help support/fortify children’s natural defenses and help boost children’s immune systems. You can buy ChildLife Essentials in the Phoenix area at Whole Foods (N. 20th St) and online from iHerb.com and Amazon.com.
Dr. Avena also discusses ways in which all of us can support our immune systems. Colloidal silver has been safeguarding human health with immune support worldwide since ancient civilization. Silver Wings colloidal silver has the most powerful potency, which means fewer daily doses. Silver Wings’ Colloidal Silver is made from naturally occurring elemental silver. It’s verified and tested in qualified independent 3rd-party labs and because of its highest 500 PPM, which is 50x stronger than other brands that have only 10 PPM. You can get Silver Wings’ at health stores nationwide and online. Dr. Avena also discusses the importance of staying hydrated, but that not all waters are alike. Perfect Hydration 9.5+ pH alkaline water is ultra-purified to its cleanest form through a 9-stage filtration process, enhanced through a proprietary alkalizing process, and balanced with electrolyte minerals. A pH of 9.5 is much less acidic than tap water or average bottled water and can help balance the side effects of too much acidity in the diet from things like coffee, sugars and processed foods. pH Water is currently offered in several sizes, but the most common here in Arizona is the 1L bottle, which is available at CVS, Food City, Bashas and Minute Mart. It is also available on Amazon, on Facebook and @PerfectHydration on Instagram. Lastly, Dr. Avena discusses how reducing sugar is so important to health, but that it can sneak into our diet through condiments. Picnik offers coffee creamers that support a healthy brain, body and lifestyle. They have MCT oil and healthy fats like coconut cream and grass-fed butter, which help keep you feeling full and alert. They’re all keto friendly, Non-GMO Project Verified and have 0g sugar and 0g net carbs per serving. Picnik is great in coffee, but it’s also a great replacement for milk in sweet or savory recipe. It’s available in the Phoenix area at Sprouts, Whole Foods, Fry’s, Natural Grocers and at select Target stores (check their store locator). You can also find Picnik Creamers online at www.picnikshop.com or on Amazon.