Wednesday, November 28, 2012

4 Ways to Grow Healthy Girls (Children's Health, Day 3)

As our daughters reach the age of changing bodies and hormones, their health will be affected by the way their life was as a growing girl.  Will they have painful monthly cycles?  Will they be overly emotional and irritable all the time?  Will their hormones be haywire, causing many other health problems?

Below are 4 ways you can grow healthy girls:

Healthy Diet

If we look at most of our diets, we
discover that is is mostly composed of crackers, white pasta,
breads, white rice, cereals, sugary treats, processed meats, etc.  This
kind of diet does not give a body the amount of fiber and nutrients it
needs to function well, and it will lead to a variety of health problems.

Most people eat some fruits,
vegetables and whole grains, but these kinds of food do not make up the majority of their
diet.  Change your meals to delicious salads with cubed chicken and
sliced fruit on the side.  Lightly steam vegetables and serve over brown
rice with chicken strips.  It takes work and effort to change eating
and life style habits, but it is very worth it!
  I'm still working on
changing mine!

Also, do your best to not give your children dairy or meat with added hormones in it!

Regular Elimination

When a person does not eliminate at least once a day {preferably twice a day}, waste has to go somewhere.  Where does this waste go?  It builds up in the colon, hardens and putrefies, sending poisons and toxins throughout the body. 

This build-up causes many problems for girls including:

  • Acne
  • Painful cycles
  • Emotional upsets
  • Imbalanced hormones
What if there is a problem with constipation?

  • Exercise every day {the rebounder is great for constipation}.
  • Drink lots of water
  • Try a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and 3 teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar mixed with 2 cups of water.  Drink this mixture every morning when you wake up.
  • Adding fiber, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables as a majority of your diet will make a huge difference!
Drink Plenty Of Water

Not only does water help with constipation, it also helps your body to flush toxins out through the kidneys and colon.  If you're not drinking enough water, the toxins will go somewhere in your body and cause health problems.  It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.  Milk, juice, iced tea and soft drinks will not do the job that water will.

Drink Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

I keep a pitcher of red raspberry tea in my fridge all the time for my whole family to drink at will.  Red raspberry is great for males and females of all ages.  It fights sickness, nourishes the body and is perfect for pregnancy; this herb is very versatile!  In particular for growing girls, it helps the body to make its own natural hormones and keep them balanced, which fights acne, irritability and menstrual problems.

If you have a daughter that suffers from imbalanced hormones and/or painful menstruation, try a product like Dr. Christopher's Female Reproductive Formula.  You will love the results! :)

What natural ways do you help your growing girls?

Jill is a child of God and has been married to her dear husband for 12 years.  She's
a homeschool mom of 4 and is thankful for God's goodness in her daily life.  As a certified family herbalist, her passions include reading and researching about health and home remedies, and sharing
with others the knowledge she gains.  You can find her blogging at
Jill's Home Remedies and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest


Anna @ Feminine Adventures said...

Love these ideas Jill! My oldest daughter is only five, but I am slowly working to make our diet better and encourage her to eat well now!

Another thing I've read is that calcium deficiency (which is quite prevalent these days) in a girl leads to problems throughout her life. My daughter has struggled with growing pains (a classic sign of lack of calcium) so I try to "fight back" with good sources of calcium.

Jills Home Remedies said...

Calcium is another great thing to add, Anna!

LarissaDHolland said...

Hi Jill! Do you sweet the red raspberry leaf tea that you keep in the refrigerator?

Raising Mighty Arrows said...

Excellent advice, as usual Jill! Thank you ladies for sharing. :)

Jacqueline said...

This is so important for Moms to know. I would like to feature it tomorrow on the 'EOA' Wednesday link-up. Thank you for encouraging us all to so good things for our girl's growing bodies, and thank you for sharing at Deep Roots :)


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