In this episode, Leanne takes an intermission while Jennie interviews her husband Jason, a Pediatrician with listener questions, with a not to our impending cold and flu season. Nothing is sexier than hand sanitizer, so join us!
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Jennie- Her oldest is 6! Kid birthdays come with a whole mess of feels!
Interview with Dr Jason Vanderlugt
What kind of illnesses are we seeing right now? Fall can be a weird time because we get the tail end of summer summer bugs, but we aren't quite full into upper respiratory issues.
How can we prevent illness with our kids? There's an interesting thing called the Hygiene Hypothesis, which says kids are supposed to get sick in the winter months to help their immune systems. The more we sanitize and protect them the more their immune systems go haywire with allergies and autoimmune diseases. BUT always wash your hands and try to confine stomach flu sufferers to their own separate bathroom.
Dr Jason's Thoughts on essential oils and probiotics- They haven't been widely studied, but aren't generally harmful. Be careful with certain essential oils around kids, not everything natural is safe for everyone.
Cold and Flu Treatment Tips- Push fluids, use a humidifier for congested patients and try Zinc at the outset of the cold. Overall just GET YOUR FLU SHOT! A Teaspoon of honey has been proven to help with overnight coughing.
But What about peanut butter? When should we introduce it? Generally earlier introduction is okay, if you have a family history of peanut allergies you should make a plan with your pediatrician for safe introduction.
That's a wrap for us this week! Thanks for Doctor Jason for joining us! Our amazon gift card giveaway is open for one more week (until 10/17/16) So if you leave us a review on Amazon you could win free money to buy anything in the world from Amazon.com
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