Back-To-School Health Tips, From a Naturopath

Aug 25, 2023
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The school bells are ringing! Let's sharpen our pencils; as well as our minds and bodies to ensure a healthy and happy school year!
As the school bells ring, let's ensure our little ones stay vibrant, healthy, and ready to learn!

Here are a few tips that will help start the school year off well: 


  • Focus on Nourishment: A balanced diet rich in fruit, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins fuels growing minds and bodies. Nutrient-packed meals boost immune function, supporting a smooth transition back to the classroom.
  • Encourage Active Play: Regular exercise keeps kids energized and enhances their overall well-being. Engage in fun outdoor activities to strengthen their muscles, bones, and immune system. 
  • Prioritize Quality Sleep: Adequate sleep is crucial for optimal learning and immune function. Create a calming bedtime routine and ensure a restful sleep environment for a fresh start each morning. 
  • Instill Good Hygiene Habits: Frequent hand washing and proper hygiene help prevent the spread of germs. Teach your kids the importance of hand hygiene to keep illnesses at bay. Singing along to the ABCs while lathering the hands in soap is an example of a fun and effective way to do so. 
  • Connect With Nature: Spending time in nature reduces stress and boosts mental well-being. Plan family outings in green spaces to foster a healthy mind-body connection.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep your little ones well-hydrated throughout the day. Water and herbal teas are excellent choices to quench thirst and support overall health. 
  • Embrace Natural Immune Support: Boost their immune system with wholesome foods, probiotics, and immune-supporting herbs like echinacea and elderberry. Be mindful of the sugar content in most gummies and chewable vitamins. Consult your primary care physician for personalized recommendations.
  • Foster mindfulness: Encourage mindfulness practices, such as deep breathing or yoga, to help manage stress and promote emotional well-being during or after school days.
  • Strengthen the Shield: Prep their immune defenses with adequate rest, nourishment, monitored and limited screen time, and natural immune-building supplements. 


Let's empower our kids to embrace the school year with vitality! 

Not sure how or how to get started? Contact your primary care physician, and feel free to schedule a consultation with us at contact@drerikahorowitz.com for a tailored, refined action plan to keep you and your kiddos healthy.


Be well!


Dr. Horowitz and Team