5 ways to fight cold and flu.
My hubby and I are going on holiday for a couple of weeks & leaving the kids! (first time)!
I don't want them (or us) getting sick in the leadup or while we're away! And I've had lots of people asking me about ways to avoid the flu shot & boost immunity, so I hope this post helps you & your gang too (btw all these tips & lots more are in my ebook, 'Why kids get sick')!
Here's what I'm amping up;
1. Foods ...
🍃 A good breakfast, helps stabilise blood sugars as well as start the day with a whole lot of nutrients.
🍃 A green smoothie each day with lemon, ginger,herbs & a touch of garlic. (Add a sweetener eg fruit or coconut water & they won't know)
🍃 Plant variety to feed a diverse microbiome (good bugs) e.g. in salads / steamed vegetables and ‘snuck’ into meals e.g. mince, smoothies, sauces etc. & in smoothies.
🍃 Herbs and spices into cooking e.g. ginger, turmeric, garlic, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, fennel etc.
🍃 Organic berries.
🍃 Slow cooked meat on the bone for additional minerals.
🍃Healthy fats & good quality, organic protein at each meal.
🍃 Bone stock to support healing the gut and for the richness in minerals.
🍃 Pre digested foods e.g. smoothies and soups.
🍃 A variety of organic dark leafy greens and herbs preferably from the veggie garden, freshly picked.
🍃 Fermented foods e.g. kefir, applekraut, pickled vegetables.
(If I could pick one food I reckon it'd be garlic) 🌟
2. 💦 Good quality water with a touch of himalayan salt (minerals). Lots of it, when they wake up, in their water bottle & when they get home from school.
3. Supporting the nervous system...
💃🏼 Magnesium oil.
💃🏼 Early nights i.e. lights out for 830.
Up and outside as soon as they wake (as often as we can).
💃🏼 Essential oil massage before bed.
4. Supplements I use with water or in a smoothie...
💫 Vitamin C and Zinc (metagenics or use bioceuticals or othoplex brands)
💫 Wild C Eden foods
💫 Cod liver oil (although just ran out)!
💫 Essential oil immunity blend, tea tree & thyme, clove or oregano.
There are lots, these seem to work best for us.
❌ processed sugar & too much sweetness, opting for savoury snacks.
❌ screen time.
❌ lack of sleep & late nights.
❌ stressors on their bodies generally.
There are so many simple things we can do in our homes to support our families vitality 💝
To become even better informed please join me at my free upcoming webinar, 'Why kids get sick & a new paradigm for kids to thrive' on the 3rd of July.
And of course always see your Doctor if you are at all concerned 💞
What do you find works best for you? What are your go to remedies? I'd love to hear in the comments below.
Or if you aren't sure where to start & tired of the constant sickness, please reach out for a complementary call to help get you started and your family thriving. Schedule some time at https://www.katebarnes.com.au/contact/
(pic from our weekend away & because we can’t beat the great outdoors & embracing the elements for natures best medicine 💚💥)!