9 back-to-school health tips for parents

You can look at back to school time one of two ways. On one hand, this is a great time of the year. Your kids are moving upward on the educational ladder and heading off to new experiences, filling you with pride and joy.

With all the changes you and your kids are experiencing, unfortunately, stressors are sure to follow. Adjusting to new schedules and new schools are the most common stressors, followed close behind by exposure to viruses and assorted cold and flu bugs from classmates.

That’s why these back to school health tips for kids are so essential to protect your kids.

Taking a multi-species probiotic once a day can treat many of these emotional and bug-related problems very simply and safely, without the need for a drug, especially an antibiotic that can seemingly worsen health problems as often as they treat them successfully.

In fact, studies have shown as many of 50 percent of the kids treated with antibiotics for something as simple as an ear infection will develop antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).

However, a recent assessment of 16 studies by the Cochrane Database System Review  (including kids as young as two weeks old and as old as 17 years) found those who had been given a probiotic along with antibiotics lessened incidents of AAD by 50 percent.

Even better, kids who were given probiotics with higher colony counts of beneficial bacteria lowered their odds of suffering from antibiotic-related diarrhea by an amazing 63 percent.

Other tips parents can take to ensure the health of their children—no matter how old they are—is protected in addition to taking a probiotic:

  • Train them to wash their hands as often as possible.
  • Help kids better handle the events that boost their stress levels to harmful levels by setting good examples for them.
  • Get your kids off to a good start by ensuring they eat nutritious meals, starting with a good breakfast.
  • Make sure your kids are getting the exercise their bodies need every day.
  • Pack those backpacks children use to carry lunches and books lightly, while ensuring they’re equipped with wide, padded straps.
  • Keep your kids, no matter how old they are, on a consistent sleep schedule of at least 9 hours every day if not longer.
  • Are your kids up-to-date with all their immunizations before heading back to school? Protect them and their classmates by keeping your kids current on all their shots.
  • When was the last time your child had an eye exam? Protect their vision and improve their grades by making an appointment.

EndoMune hopes your back-to-school week goes well!

EndoMune Jr. now Parent Tested Parent Approved

ptpa-RGB-300dpi-larg1EndoMune Advanced Jr., the only children’s probiotic developed by a board-certified gastroenterologist, has won the much-coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner’s Seal of Approval.

EndoMune Jr. is the first and only probiotic to be recognized by PTPA, the largest volunteer parent-testing organization in North America with more than 60,000 members.

To celebrate their new website (, PTPA, will host a Twitter party Oct. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. EDT, which will feature EndoMune Advanced Jr. The fun and informative online gathering also will include prizes of EndoMune Jr. and other PTPA-approved products. Three lucky winners will leave the party with a free jar of EndoMune Jr.

Look for the PTPA Twitter party by checking out @PTPA and looking for the hashtag #ptpaparty.

Endomune Jr.“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers.  Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

Among the glowing compliments EndoMune Jr. received from PTPA reviewers:

  • This product was very easy to use. I really like the scoop that came with the product. It gave my oldest a chance to scoop it out herself and know she got it right. I also like how you just put it directly into the kid’s drink instead of having them take a pill every day.
  • We had been using probiotics for a while, as my kids were preemies and have had a lot of GI issues. I like that this probiotic doesn’t have the extra ingredients that gummies have. The kids drank it fine when put in juice and they had no digestive issues or sicknesses while they were on it. We will continue on this product. Thank you for making a good, safe probiotic for ALL ages.
  • The EndoMune Advanced Junior was easy to take and offered more than the typical probiotic.

Read more of the comments from parents who tested EndoMune Junior.

EndoMune Junior and its adult counterpart, EndoMune Advanced Adult Probiotic, are completely GMO-free and contain no dairy products, preservatives, artificial coloring or gluten.

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