You’ve double and triple checked the supply lists for the start of school.
You’ve gotten their hair cut.
You’ve bought new shoes.
But have you checked your cupboard for wellness supplements to keep their immune systems in tip-top shape?
One of the things that I love most about the summer is that my germaphobe self can relax a bit more knowing that my kids aren’t going to be exposed to every single bug under the sun that can lead to runny noses, sore throats, hacking coughs or the worst for this emetophobic – puking. Admittedly, I’ve gotten a lot better over the years but hearing the dreaded, “My stomach hurts,” used to turn in to instant anxiety for this mom.
With school back in session, I’ll share some of my most tried and true tips for keeping my kiddos healthy. (more…)
It’s hard to ignore the signs of fall with a leaves changing here and there, Halloween decorations in the stores, and aisles of back-to-school supplies at Wal-Mart. Along with the cooler temps, high school football games, and the crunch of leaves under your feet, the fall brings one more thing with it…illness. It’s not necessarily that there are more germs in the fall, but our habits change and so do our immune systems. We typically spend more time indoors, kids are back in school amongst their friends, and holiday gatherings commence. With these changes to our lifestyles, our immune systems take a little bit of a hit. Let’s talk about how and what to do about it. (more…)
From the moment a cold hits, start your “Cold Pack” and muco coccinum. Stay warm and comfortable with a heatable rice bag, soothe chapped lips with Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery and halt the spread of germs with their hand-sanitizer.
Of course, not getting a cold in the first place is always best, but I do get a little suspicious of people who say “I neeeeeever get sick”, because I think you should, every 3-5 years, get sick. Viruses are constantly mutating and changing and our immune system is always learning – so pick up and fight those infections while you’re young and healthy I say! But sure, don’t pick up every infection… wash your hands frequently, eat healthy food, try not to get run down by work, stress, lack of sleep – you know the routine, and when you do pick up that doozey of a virus, fight it with everything you’ve got to minimize your down time. Here’s how… (more…)