It is the time of year again that I’ve been dreading. Not only is it cold and dreary, but the kids start coming home with all kinds of ick. I don’t think there was one month last winter that I didn’t have at least one sick kid and most of the time they passed it back and forth to each other. (This makes for a really long winter). We also had sick kids for 2 out of the last 3 Christmas’ and too many visits to the Doctors to count. My counter was covered with antibiotics and other medicines that I didn’t feel the best about giving to my kids – I mean, if you can’t even pronounce it, let alone know really what is in it, why would you want to give it to your kids? So I started to do some research on the best natural remedies to keep colds and the flu at bay.
Get Enough Rest This seems like a no brainer to some, and others think its a myth. I can personally attest to the whole get enough rest remedy. If one of us is not feeling well, and we happen to have a late night, well it’s full blown SICK the next day. Your body needs the rest to focus it’s energy on fighting the battle in your immune system. Go to bed early, not over extend yourself, and yes, this is a good time to be ‘lazy’. Sleep really does the body good!
Blow Your Nose – A LOT This is especially hard to get through the kids tough little skulls, but sucking that mucus back into your head will only make everything worse. Be careful not to blow too hard, the pressure can cause earaches. Make sure to blow the proper way: one nostril at a time. Press one finger over a nostril, and carefully blow out of the other.
Drink Warm Liquids – Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion and help prevent dehydration as well as soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. Hot herbal tea with teaspoon of honey is definitely recommended.
Try Apple Cider Vinegar & Coconut Oil – Both are known for helping boost the immune system. Try 5-6 tbsp a day of coconut oil, melted and added to your food or drink. Gargle and drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Repeat hourly until all the symptoms disappear.
Try Little Remedies Products The Little Remedies line of products have everything they need, but nothing they don’t. Their products help relieve fever, cold and flu symptoms with the fewest ingredients possible – no artificial flavors, artificial colors, or alcohol. Little Remedies was created by a Father who was tired of searching for products to give his kids that were effective and that he could feel good about. Little Remedies believe less is more and strives to make sure all of their products contain what is needed for fast, safe, and effective relief. Little Remedies products have become a staple in our medicine cabinet. They are a brand I know I can trust to give my kids the care they need, but not all the extra chemicals they don’t. My favorite product is the Little Remedies Honey Cough Syrup. I have to admit, I love it so much that I’ve used it myself! I really can’t wait to try the honey pops (I haven’t been able to find them at my local stores).
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