Life Stages

Childhood Convalescence

It is normal for a child to want to play the moment he or she feels better, but this stage must be handled carefully. If there has been a fever, much vital calcium, magnesium, and other vitamins and minerals will have been
lost. These must be replenished rather than allowing the child to expend what little energy is left to the detriment of the body both in the short and in the long term.

 

• Begin with fresh organic carrot juice and superfood— good sources of vitamins A and B complex, iron, calcium, and more. They are easy to digest.
• Feed the child-rich broths and soups containing root vegetables and beans, whole grains, stewed apple puree, and other easily digestible foods. Additionally, blessed thistle tea will return digestive enzymes to normal, but also include a few slices of pineapple and half a papaya to assist.
• Move slowly back to normal eating patterns, without rushing this transition, even if the child is very hungry.
• Give nettle leaf or red raspberry leaf tea as they are both rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and other nutrients.
• Massage the child frequently and use baths with essential oils.
• Keep the child stimulated with creative options that do not require excessive energy, but insist on rest periods.

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