: It is completely feasible to stay out of the doctor’s office this cold and flu season with a little bit of guidance. Everyone struggles at the start of school and the departure from summer. There are so many things that one can do to keep the healthy, but this guide promises a peak into my favorites for staying healthy. With the flu and the coronavirus threatening, these supplements promise to give you your best chance at fighting them off!
Most of us are attempting to avoid antibiotics, steroids, and the like not just in the winter, but all year round. Winter just proves to be more challenging with less daylight, less warmth, holiday feasts, school stress, and more. You can dump a bucket-load of bucks at the health food store, but this quick guide gives you insight into what is worth buying and why.
Caution: staying healthy all winter can result in a calm and peaceful home.
This blog promises some new insight into keeping well and rich in health-wealth this winter season.
My five favorite supplements are effective at halting illness in its tracks.
I know this firsthand because I my job is to bring and maintain health to my patients. Many of my patients have struggled with incredible immune assault, so I have spent years working on identifying the best supplements to reverse oncoming illnesses. Mind you, there are others in the daily rotation that I will save for another day such as a multivitamins, probiotics, omega fatty acids and the like.
WHAT CAN BE DONE AT HOME BEFORE SUPPLEMENTS?
Keep a clean home. This means not only literally keep things clean, but also use clean products. Of particular importance is using safe kitchen products. Avoiding plastics and keeping glass, stainless steel, and silicone containers are one of the first steps. It’s also important to evaluate what you’re cooking with. In terms of cleaning products, you can use essential oil combinations to keep things clean or buy many products online. I like Environmental working groups website to check the safety rating on the new-to-me, seemingly safe products.
TAKE THESE THREE STEPS ALL YEAR LONG
Make sure to get good sleep. A tired person is a susceptible person. Fatigue takes a toll on the brain and body. There are many supplements to support sleep, but more importantly, establish a bedtime routine and stick to it as often as possible.
Manage stress in yourself and your children. Children show signs of stress differently than adults. Travel, over activity, familial drama, poor sleep, and more can all stress a child. Watch for wired-tired activity (crazy behavior around nap or bedtime), poor listening, and dilated pupils when in bright rooms as signs that your child is stressed. When you see this, make a point to slow down. Breathe. Read more stories and skip the screens. Take a break from after school activities and just go for a walk. Teach your child the importance of belly breathing at an early age.
Eat well. We all fall prey to poor eating from time to time. And it’s ok to eat a variety of things, but make sure to ALWAYS prioritize fresh vegetables and fruit plus plenty of water. Do your best to avoid excess sugar, fake sweeteners, preservatives, artificial flavors, and artificial colors. Cook from scratch when you can choosing the best quality, local foods that you can access. Picky eaters can make this more complicated, but I encourage you to continually introduce new things and avoid making the same food every day.
KNOW THE SIGNS OF INCOMING ILLNESS
Many children give us signs that they are not feeling well before they can verbalize how they are feeling. As discussed above, watch for the signs of stress. Children may also not want to drink if their throat hurts. They may tug on their ears if they have ear pain. You can always feel the neck to see if they have “swollen glands” or tonsillar lymphadenopathy. Nightmares, accidents, unusual behavior, and changes in eating habits can all be signs that your child is not feeling well. That is right when you can implement the supplements listed below.
FIVE FAVORITES IN MY PANTRY
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I find these supplements palatable and absolute lifesavers when it comes to avoiding illness.
1. Vitamin D Biotics research Bio D Mulsion
2. Immunoberry by Designs for Health
3. Vitamin C Allergy Research Group Micro Liposomal C
4. Xlear nasal spray
5. Vitamin A Professional Formulas Vitamin A Mulsion
But why are these supplements so helpful in supporting the immune system and preventing illness from taking root, read on to learn more.
I hope that this informational blog helps you stay healthy for the rest of the year. Reach out if you have any questions or comments on my facebook page or instagram. And follow me to learn more about supporting your health, optimizing cognition, and managing illness.
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