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by Mary Jane O. Velasquez

“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela

We are all children of God. Galatians 3:26 says “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” We have our inner child life, carefully preserved by moments of experiences and time. We are able to relate to little children, giving us the insight of what we once were. Children of today will be children of tomorrow, and children of tomorrow were children of yesterday. All the beliefs and principles we have molded into are from the world of imagination and reality.

It is such a wonderful feeling when you are reconnected with yourself by talking to a child. No precious feeling compared to the innocence of the children and how they familiarize and introduce themselves to the world, in which we are not too rush to do so. Children unfold themselves by their adventures in their wonderland, and we are to let them be.

With the effects of COVID-19 to every aspect of the society and the self, it is much more tragic that children are also affected. They cannot play outside anymore, reconnect with their buddies and satisfy their curiosity, and the worse outcome is, they cannot go to school; and if they can, it would be without the liberty of before. To think of children suddenly stripped out of their freedom to their worlds is a sad phase, even for us as adults. The worst scenario is that; they are not exempted from the havoc of the virus.

Last August 16, GMA network reported that two children, of age 6 and 8, are affected by COVID-19 in Bataan, Philippines. This news might be just for that part of the country, but more children are reported with positive result of the said virus since the start of this month. This is very alarming, especially since we thought that children of ages 3 and above are not susceptible to the virus.

Based from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, children that are positive with COVID-19 are the 9% of the cases in United States. Although children can be prone to the virus, they show mild symptoms to none. If they get a serious condition from the virus, they are hospitalized in intensive care units the same as the adults.

With the information of the virus being prevalent to the immunocompromised people, children with diseases such as congenital heart disease, genetic maladies and serious conditions of their nervous systems or metabolism are at more risk of getting the chronic effects of COVID-19.

According to Mayo Clinic, although the case is rare, children with ages 2 and below are more susceptible of acquiring COVID-19 than children with ages above 2. They wrote that the reason behind is their “immature immune systems and smaller airways”. This is why they develop difficulty in breathing with respiratory viral infections.

Children also experience the same symptoms with adults, but they have mild ones or cold-like signs. These symptoms include: fever, cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, poor feeding or poor appetite.

In recent observations of children with COVID-19, a serious complication was discovered to be more dangerous. According to Mayo Clinic, it is called Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), wherein it is a chronic case in which vital parts and systems of the body such as the brain, heart, blood vessels, digestive system, kidneys, skin or eyes tend to be inflamed. It also includes inflammation of the hands and feet, accompanied with pain and redness. The symptoms of MIS-C include: fever that lasts for a day or longer, vomiting, pain in the stomach, skin rash, red eyes, redness or swelling of the lips and tongue, feeling unusually tired, redness or swelling of the hands or feet and diarrhea. Chronic warning signs of MIS-C that needs immediate physician care include: chest pain or pressure that doesn't go away, inability to wake up or stay awake, bluish lips or face, difficulty breathing, new confusion, and severe stomach pain.

As adults, it deeply pains us when a child in our family or in our care is sick. If sometimes we can tolerate being sick and still go to work, children cannot do it, barely moving, eating and are bedridden all day.

There is one best solution to this matter: it is boosting their immune system.

Dr. Renato U. Paragas, a licensed Pediatrician and the WATERDOK of the Philippines, mentioned in his article entitled “Prevention Is Better Than Cure”, the one mineral compound that can greatly help in preventing the horrors of the COVID-19. “In 1915, Professor Pierre Delbet, a French surgeon, discovered that magnesium chloride solution proved to be the most effective in cleansing wounds and greatly strengthened the capability of the white blood cells to destroy foreign microorganisms by performing phagocytosis. After the war, Professor Delbet performed experiments with internal applications of magnesium chloride and found it to be a powerful immune stimulant. In his experiments, phagocytosis increased by up to 333%. This means that, after magnesium chloride intake, the same number of white blood cells destroyed up to three times more microbes than it normally did.”

IONIQUE® Mineral Drops contains 72 macro and trace minerals, with magnesium chloride having the highest percentage, that our cells need in order to function best and provide the necessary supplement to boost our immune system not just by 100% but 300%! It is also the minerals that we have to supply in our systems in order to reach the true meaning of “wholesome health”.

Dr. Paragas also emphasized the use of IONIQUE® Mineral Drops and water in combating infections like the COVID-19 while boosting the immune system. “With the correct intake of purified drinking water supplemented with magnesium chloride (best source being IONIQUE® Mineral Drops), the immune system can be boosted remarkably and the body can have a better capability to fight against various infections and probably against SARS CoV 2 as well. Prevention is better than cure!”

We want the children of today to be the children of tomorrow and give them the best treasure in the world which is their health. If we teach them to drink the proper amount of water with their prescribed dose of IONIQUE® Mineral Drops, then our hope for the future will achieve their dreams in life and contribute to the betterment of the world. They are counting on you. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6


A dose of laughter

Recharges our tired body;

Ensuring their positive effect on us.

Creativity is their world;

Happiness is their best friend;

Innocence in every step

Lights up the sparks in their eyes.

Do teach them how to do things;

Read the lines in their wonders;

Enrich the spirit of God in them;

Nestle them with His love through your embrace.



Mayo Clinic. August 14, 2020. Retrieved from:

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