Flu season is upon us, and while I don’t love the germs, I’m also not terribly worried about them either. For the last couple of years I’ve had a protocol for cold and flu season that has worked well for us. Don’t get me wrong- we still get sick, but I’ve noticed that my little ones don’t seem to catch every little thing they come in contact with, and when they do get sick, they seem to get over it very quickly.
Here’s our daily, preventative supplement regimen for cold and flu season. We take these supplements in additionto our multi-vitamins:
Vitamin C (I like THIS whole-food spray from Garden of Life)
Vitamin D (I like THESE drops)
Probiotics (I take THIS one, and my little ones use THIS one)
Elderberry syrup (HERE is the recipe that I make for my family)
Cod liver oil (THIS is the one we use)
Homeopathic flu pellets (I like THIS brand)
Intensive Regimen When Actively Fighting off a Virus
Thieves Essential Oil
When actively fighting off a virus, we also take the following every few hours instead of just once a day: Vitamin C, elderberry syrup, flu pellets. I also like to eat LOTS of fresh, organic garlic. You can’t really over do this, so make sure to add it to whatever you’re cooking. If you’re feeling brave, you can chop a clove or two finely, and add it to a TBSP of ACV- top off with water, and down the hatch! This is a remedy that I really swear by.
Those are my secrets to getting through cold and flu season with as little fuss as I think is possible with little ones. What are some of your tried and true remedies? Tell me in the comments!
*Keep in mind, I’m not a doctor. Just a Mama sharing what I do for my family. This is in no way intended to be medical advice.
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I'm the Mama of two boys, and wife to a good man. I'm on a mission to make healthy living more attainable for families.