Updated: Apr 22, 2020
During the past couple of months, COVID-19 has gripped the world with the ever increasing number of infections and deaths. As of this writing, a third of the world population is practicing social distancing, under some sort of "stay at home lockdown", and quarantine.
Although the World Health Organization advises social distancing is an effective and important public health method to reduce the number of infections, we must also learn how to boost our immune systems to fight off these infections.
Since schools are closed for month and we are on "stay at home" lockdown, our grade school kids are asking about the COVID-19 and why we have to stay at home.
I heard myself talking about infectious diseases and how our immune system works as if they were adults. I knew I was losing them. I thought there must be illustrated videos on Youtube to explain these concepts easier than I can. Luckily, I was right.
Below, I've listed my top 2 videos: The first one is "kid friendly", easy to explain and somewhat fun to watch with your kids about how the immune system works. The second one is for the parents to watch on how to boost your kid's immune system.
1. TED-Ed's "How Does Your Immune System Work?"
I just watched a great video from Ted-Ed (below) about the immune system with my grade school kids. It is easy to understand, only a little over 5 minutes, and illustrated so it is "kid friendly."
I can see that my kids were engaged throughout the video by the way they made comments and repeated the information out loud.
2. ModernMom's post titled, "Dr. Sears explains how to boost your child's immune system."
Dr. Robert "Dr. Bob" Sears is a board-certified Pediatrician practicing in Southern California, USA and is a father of three. The video is only 4 minutes long and offers great information on how to boost your kid's immune system.
I hope you found these videos as helpful and informative as they were for me and my kids.
A little about me:
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv of Well-Balanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, your Taguig City chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim B. Khauv, DC (Doc Kim) is the only American chiropractor in the Philippines that has worked for the United States Navy as a chiropractor (taking care of active duty military service members and wounded warriors) and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health with emphasis on health promotion and prevention from The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is also an award-winning chiropractor currently licensed in the State of California, as well as National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic in the United States of America. He is a "Registered Chiropractor" with the Philippines Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fullerton (CSUF), a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW).
Previously, Doc Kim was 1 out of 24 United States Navy chiropractors in the world, proudly provided chiropractic care to active duty military members at Naval Medical Center San Diego and had a private practice in San Diego, California. Doc Kim currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position as Assistant Professor at Life Chiropractic College West teaching Public Health course to senior chiropractic students. He is an approved instructor by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners of California to teach both online and live Continuing Education courses to chiropractors in Metro Manila, Philippines in the subjects of Chiropractic Adjustive Technique, Law & Ethics, and chiropractic Public Health.
Doc Kim was an elected Section Councilor of the Chiropractic Health Care section (CHC) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and served as Membership Chair. His chiropractic research has been accepted and presented nationally and internationally at APHA, Association of Chiropractic College’s annual Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), International Society of Quality of Life Research, and World Chiropractic Federation (WFC). He has also published research on chiropractic care and public health education. He has been awarded the Distinguish Service Award (2015) and Rising Star Award (2013) from the APHA's CHC section.