Around my house, here are some of our tips:
-try to avoid the processeds foods as much as possible
-during the winter time, we take liquid vitamin D around 2,000 IU per day.
-When we can afford it, I try to drink and prepare fresh juice.
-Take a multi-vitamin and probiotics.
-Try get enough sleep and some exercise
-Washing hands before eating, preparing food, after touching the cat, and other obvious reasons. We have some soap in the bathrooms and also at the kitchen sink - to remind the family to wash their hands and hopefully they will use it.
-Use some form of stress management is important as well - whether that is hot baths, yoga, a good book, or meditation. Whatever your fancy is... find something that you can do for yourself and have a little downtime to relax.
Readers suggestions for staying healthy were:
-gingerbon - ginger sweets (available in phillipines not sure about elsewhere)
Well what happens if you do happen to get sick? It happens to the best of us right? We may have a moment where we may have some slip ups or maybe we just dont get enough sleep or are stressed, or we just got exposed to the germs.
At our house:
-Increase the vitamin D dose up! I usually will crank it up to around 10,000 IU if i feel something trying to get me or if we actually come down with something.
-elderberry extract (sambucol or sambucus)
-emergen-c we take quite a bit of this!
-virapress : we use a dropperful under the tongue a couple of times per day
-lemon & ginger with honey tea
-lots of rest
-freshly squeeze orange juice
Dawn, my co-partner uses:
-the ace bandage (vitamins A, C, and E)
Readers suggestions for kicking the flu bug were as follows:
-homeopathy by the heel called engystol
-swallowing or using raw garlic
-kick a** tincture
-avoid people who are sick
-apple cider vinegar : a shot followed by tea. They say it will open your sinuses, calm inflamed mucus membranes & kickstart your lymph system
-lavendar oil on the feet
-diffusing essential oils into the air
-chicken broth with a drop of coconut oil in it
-garlic tea with a little bit of honey
-tea made from mullein
The important thing is to try to find something that you are comfortable with and make it work for your family. Good self care is always an important part of prevention. Love yourself and do what you can to take care of yourself. And if you do get sick, well rest and give yourself lots of fluids - tried and true. If you find some of these other tricks work for you, or if you have some of your own tricks. Let us know! We love to hear from you!