Supporting Your Child During Antibiotic Use: Tips For Parents

Supporting Your Child During Antibiotic Use: Tips For Parents

By Stephanie Ray, ND, BCN

We want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health. If you're navigating the use of antibiotics, which are often necessary but can affect the body's natural balance, here are some valuable insights and practical steps to support your child's well-being.

Our Body's Defenses: The Gut and the Liver

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we emphasize the importance of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver in maintaining our body's defenses. The gut serves as the first line of protection against various triggers, and the liver plays a crucial role in immune response. Let's explore some ways to enhance your child's natural immune-building abilities and support their body during antibiotic use.

Strengthening the Gut with NDF Tummy®

NDF Tummy® is a powerful defense enhancer designed to strengthen the gut lining and create a favorable environment for beneficial gut flora to thrive. This probiotic lysate blend not only supports the gut-brain connection but also contributes to healthy immune function. Some of its ingredients act as "immunity foods," producing antibodies, supporting digestion, and impeding the growth of bad bugs.

Boosting Liver Function with NDF Calm®

The liver's role in detoxification and immune support is vital. NDF Calm® is formulated to aid the liver in filtering toxins and promoting its healthy function. This blend includes medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Maitake, known for their ability to rejuvenate liver cells. These ingredients contribute to a balanced immune response and overall well-being.

Support During Antibiotic Use

Traditional Western medicine, like antibiotics, is there when we need it - and that’s good! But they can disrupt the natural balance of the body's microbiome. Here's how to provide extra support during and after antibiotic treatment:

Step 1: Support the Liver with NDF Calm®

Start with NDF Calm®. It assists in moving residual medication out of the body through the liver, promoting a sense of calm and improved sleep. Administer the recommended intake based on your child's weight.

NDF Calm® Recommended Intake on first day of antibiotic use:

  • Under 50 lbs: 1 dropper per day mixed in water or juice
  • Over 51 lbs: 2 droppers per day mixed in water or juice

Step 2: Maintain Gut Balance with NDF Tummy®

Introduce NDF Tummy® to help clear bad bugs from the gastrointestinal tract, enhance immunity, and restore gut integrity. The micronized chlorella in NDF Tummy® aids in the removal of toxic by-products.

NDF Tummy® Recommended intake on second day of antibiotic use:

  • Under 50 lbs: 1 dropper per day of NDF Tummy® add to NDF Calm® in water or juice
  • Over 51 lbs: 2 droppers per day of NDF Tummy® add to NDF Calm® in water or juice

Step 3: Restore Beneficial Flora with Probiotics

  • After completing the antibiotic course, introduce live colonizing probiotics to replenish beneficial gut flora. Use manufacturer’s recommended quantity intake, 2x a day in juice or water. If probiotics are in capsules, open, and mix in water or juice.

Continuing the Journey

Depending on the length of antibiotic use and your child's symptoms, maintain the use of NDF Calm®, NDF Tummy®, and live probiotics for 2-4 weeks.

At BIORAY®, we believe in integrating the strengths of both Eastern and Western approaches for your child's well-being.

Insights for Thought

  • Chewing meat thoroughly aids digestion and prevents the rise of ammonia levels in the brain, which can affect cognitive function.
  • Gluten in wheat can irritate the gut and impact blood cell circulation. If using gluten, balance meals with green foods.
  • Adding healthy ingredients to your child's diet can provide valuable nutrients and benefits.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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