Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Favorite Ways To Stay Healthy This Fall


Flu season is among us, school has started back and if you have children chances are one of them has already came home sick. I have always leaned on the holistic approaches to keeping us healthy, trying to avoid RX medicines, reserving those for only when nothing else seems to be helping. This includes leading up to getting sick, I believe prevention is key each Flu/cold season. I would love to share some of these things with you, specially now that its that time of year. I'm going to be honest with sometimes even doing all you can to prevent these icky germs to stay away, you can still get sick. I am in no way a doctor so if you have any concerns or doubts its always best too seek a professional. I'm just a mama, sharing some natural ways that have worked for us in the past.


#1 The very first prevention that I want to share, is the Flu shot. Yep I said it. It may not be for everyone and I get that, I totally respect that. I understand some people avoid it because they don't know what is in it, they think they get sick after it, or maybe your body reacts to it in a adverse way. I was one of these people that avoided it forever, literally I never had a flu shot till two years ago. But after nearly being hospitalized due to flu/pneumonia complications it changed my mind forever. You hear so many stories of people that literally die from the flu, not just the elderly and young but women and men my age! It was a eye opener after that time I got it. So every year I get one for myself and my son. I can say I have had not had the flu in years. When it comes to the flue shot, know the facts, know your options and always re-search first. I pulled some great info directly from the CDC here.


#2 Wash yours hands & often. No brainer right? Not to everyone. Like my teen son. Kids are
specially not in tune with this concept yet, hygiene and what our hands pick up on a daily basis. Keeping our hands washed through the day cuts that chance of you getting sick way back. So do it often!


#3 Elderberry Syrup. I have been hand making my own batches of elder berry syrup for many years now. The picture below is from one of my batches. I blogged a full DIY how to tutorial on how to make your own and where to go to get all the supplies here if your interested. They keep once made inside your fridge for months, it taste amazing and the benefits are from webmd: The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.Jan 17, 2019



#4 Essential Oils. I am and always will be a firm believer in the power of natural pure essential oils. I am not a advocate or seller, I am a customer who has seen first hand the benefits of using oils in your life. With this said, I use Doterra oils, they are a trusted organically sourced company. This time of year there is one oil I tend to use over and over and that is called On Guard, its a blend that supports healthy immune function with cleansing properties. I can easily go through a entire bottle in one year. I choose to use ours specifically in our oil diffuser and in roller balls to put on our skin.


#5 Eat healthy. Nourish your body with beneficial foods that will help aid any intruders or bugs. Again, prevention before you get sick is key. Here is a short list of immune boosting foods that can help prevent cold and flu: Ginger tea, Oranges, water, yogurt, Blueberries, Salmon and tomatoes are just a few to name.

I hope some of these suggestions help aid you in your path to having a healthy year/season, let me know below in the comments.
What do you do to keep healthy for this time of the year? 

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