This what I have learnt through my almost 50yrs of life, and whatever I have learnt is right through growing up in the hospital corridors of KMC-Manipal, I grew up there I studied there and I still go there for my annual retreat. I mean our every concept of health is wonked.
Health is defined as complete physical mental and social well being and not merely absence of disease or infirmity.
Even if this feels like common sense to us, it is the accepted definition by WHO. A sick child calls for rescheduling our routines, staying awake the nights cooking different meal schedule. Setting alarms to medicine schedule, coaxing a reluctant child be it 4 or 40 yrs old,(ask my mother she has just nursed me through a sickness ) it means controlling the urge the spank.
Until fairly recently every family had a cornucopia of favourite home remedies, plants and household items that could be prepared to treat minor medical emergencies or to prevent a common ailment becoming something much more serious. Most households had some with a little understanding of home cures and when knowledge fell short or more serious illness took hold the family physician or village healer would be called in for a consultation and a treatment would be agreed upon. those days we took personal responsibilities for our health, we took steps to prevent illness and were more of our bodies and changes in them. When illness did strike we had the personal means to remedy it. more often than not, the treatment would be found in the garder or the larder. Somewhere in the middle of the twentieth century the outlook began to change. Modern medicine with its miracles and marvellous marketing lead to greater dependency on physicians and to increasingly stretched healthcare systems. The growth of pharmaceutical industry has meant that there are indeed cures for most symptoms and we have become accustomed to putting our health in the hands of someone else, and to purchase products that makes us feel good. somewhere along the line we began to believe that technology was in some way superior to natural and so we are unwilling to give our body a chance.
at the highest levels of the medical cartel, vaccines are top priority probably because they cause a weakening of the immune system. I guess this is kind of hard to accept but is true. The medical cartel at the highest level is not out help people it is out to harm them to weaken them to kill them. Since it systematically obstruct the body from creating its policing system. Jon Rappoport the ex-vaccine researcher had confessed that he had this conversation with a high official in an African nation. The official told Jon that he was aware of this and WHO was the front of these depopulation interests.—this may or may not be true but this is a thought process.
Keeping kids healthy across the geographic and social expanses is varied, while urban health is life style related, obesity is an epidemic in urban area, while in rural areas we are still dealing with water borne diseases.
Emotional health issues, addiction and suicidal tendencies are teenage issues both urban and rural while their manifestations are different. and the impact of the family is variable. The urban collage educated parents tend go into denials or kid-gloving while the rural parents also go into denial which manifests as aggression or they are totally clueless how to handle things.
To ensure the child stays healthy, we have to accept a certain amount of sickness, we should be able to provide an environment that allows the child to develop physical, emotional and social competencies. Proper diet, that is based on the local crops season and kind of life style. Adequate exercise, becomes very necessary.