child's immunity

It seems like shortly after the school year starts, your child’s immunity starts to weaken and the sniffling and sneezing isn’t far behind. There’s nothing like extra sleep loss, sick days and grumpy kids to make us long for the summer sun.

Here are 6 tips to give your child that boost they need to bulletproof their immune system and make life more enjoyable for the entire family!

Boost Your Child’s Immunity

1. Sneak omega 3’s & vitamin D into their food.

We know healthy fats and adequate vitamin D are necessary for the immune system to operate fully, yet finding a way to make sure the little ones get their dose can be tough. A good strategy is using the liquid forms that you can put in their drinks or smoothies.

We stock MegaFood Kids Daily Immune in the office. You can add it to almond milk, a smoothie, or apple sauce for a daily immune boost.

kids daily immune

We also stock Orthomolecular liquid Vitamin D3 with K2. Check it our here at the Wellevate clearinghouse we use and you’ll get the same discount we do.

vitamin d

And for the adults, we carry MegaFood Acute Defense for those times when your immune response needs a quick boost. Our team swears by it. Truly, it’s amazing how quickly we recover!

acute defense

2. There’s nothing like homemade soup.

Bone broth is all the rage and rightfully so. Homemade and minus the noodles, this stock is packed full of nutrient goodness to boost your child’s immunity.

3. Find exercise indoors.

When it’s cold outside we have the tendency to stop moving as much. Find a gym, a pool; indoor sports… anything to keep the kids moving in the winter months. Exercise is immune stimulating and required to maximize their defenses.

4. See a corrective chiropractor.

What? A chiropractor? I know it seems completely off base but that’s why it’s still a secret. Different from traditional chiropractors, corrective chiropractors are concerned with the function of brain, nervous system and spine. Core problems with this system can affect the immune system negatively. Really. It’s true.

5. Cut back on the sugar.

This may not be a big secret but reducing sugar intake is a powerful way to strengthen the immune system. The secret is how to do it… feed your child more fat.

Adding good fats like avocado, fish oil, butter, olive oil and coconut oil decreases the desire for sugar. Be creative; find ways to bump the fat content and not to worry… fat won’t make you fat.

6. Increase their quality of sleep.

No question parents want their child to sleep more. How about instead of more, let’s start with better? Get them off of their phones, computers and away from the TV late into the evening.

Shift their focus to books or family time in order to initiate the sleep cycle and prepare for a deep sleep. You’d be amazed what great sleep can do for fighting off the bugs and viruses our children are exposed to daily.


Taking care of your child’s health is a high priority for most. Try these “secrets” and let us know what works for you.


Dr. Derek Gallant has committed himself to helping others live the best life possible. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West where he finished 2nd in his class. He is the owner of Beverly Family Chiropractic and co-founder of The Well Family Foundation. Dr. Gallant is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the Webster technique, an analysis focused on assisting pregnant women in a healthy pregnancy and natural birth. He has inspired thousands of people to take control of their own health using the Life By Design method. Apart from full time practice you can find Derek at the parks and coffee shops around Beverly with his family, training hard at the gym, or at the beach surfing.

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