I often get asked this question when I am speaking or when I am around friends with little ones.
So I am going to give you a quick example of what a sick day in our home looks like, using my self as the victim and a few of the many treatments and approaches I use when sickness comes knocking.
It’s very important to note that if you have overly rambunctious kids and all of a sudden they are clingy, whining and sleepy with dark circles or red glossy eyes, this is a straight giveaway that sickness might be lurking around the corner.
When I see these symptoms in a member of our household I can count on a bug trying to pester the delicate balance of their internal health.
So I will usually whip out my greens (Chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass, dandelion), colostrum capsules, olive leaf extract, raw honey, and some frozen berries. I add in water or almond milk and blend my self a huge 32-ounce smoothie. I drink 3 of these shakes the entire day in addition to 3 cups of my Immunity Rescue Tea
If I am very ill I will juice greens, veggies, and fruits instead of smoothies and also do the Immunity tea mentioned above 3 to 5 times per day in addition to homemade broth or chicken soup.
If we are dealing with a bug I do not eat anything with dairy. I mostly will consume soup or cream of sweet potatoes and carrots which is easily done by boiling carrots and sweet potatoes in broth with a pinch of sea salt and then blending the cooked potatoes and carrots with the broth.
For colds and congestion, I make a bath using Moms Herbal Salts and I add in lots of eucalyptus and thyme. I soak in it for about 30 minutes and come out of the bath and rub frankincense and myrrh oil on my feet and neck.
About every 3 hours I will do 3 dropper-fulls of my Immunity Rescue Glycerite or tincture. These herbal remedies can be made by everyone in their home and help save lots of time and $. If I am out of my own homemade immunity glycerites and tinctures I use store bought versions from Gaia Herbs, Herbs for Kids and Herb Pharm.
If my throat is itchy and scratchy I’ll add 2 crushed cloves of garlic to my tea each time I brew a cup as garlic acts as a natural antibiotic and also boasts anti-viral properties. If my ears are itching I’ll put 3 drops of garlic and mullein oil in each ear and cover with cotton repeating 2 times a day for 2 days.
During this time I try to rest as much as possible although for me that means maybe a 6 hour sleep night with two nursing interruptions. When at all possible aim for 8 to 10 hours of sleep so that your body can regain strength and you will recuperate much faster.
It seems like a lot of stuff but I would rather sacrifice two days of intense treatment then be sick for two to three weeks like most people. My children under the supervision of our holistic pediatrician also get the same treatment in addition to me listening to their lungs with my stethoscope.
Because my oldest has a history of asthma that is under control now, I always keep an emergency bottle of Clear Lungs at home which is the best herbal supplement for asthma I have found so far, and it comes in handy when traveling.
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