If you’re a parent, you’re doing everything you can for your kids. You help them with their homework. You practice tennis serves and soccer passes. You get them into bed at a reasonable hour. But what are you doing to take care of their immune systems?
Your kid’s body is changing and growing and developing every day. This metamorphosis requires a lot of energy, which is generated by some amazing work on the part of your child’s gut, metabolism, and digestive system.
My name is Dr. Lisa Stern – I’ve worked in pediatrics for over 30 years, helping parents and their kids understand the importance of the gut biome, and why there is such a disconnect between gut health and our western diets. I’ve worked together with the Jetson team to formulate Jettie Melty Stix, a sugar-free, all natural, pre and probiotic powder to help encourage microbiome diversity during the most developmental stages of life. I’m going to give you the ins and outs of gut health in children, and why Jettie can make such an impact on a developing child’s gut microbiome.
There’s no doubt that a healthy gut is linked to substantial health benefits. In babies and children in particular, the microbiome has a substantial impact on the immune system, neurocognitive and emotional development. However, research also suggests that an unhealthy imbalance of good and bad bacteria may lead to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases (such as asthma and eczema), poor digestion and obesity. It’s crucial to create a healthy, diverse microbiome for your child through the introduction of probiotics.