The dreaded cold and flu season is among us.
Since Liam started day home as a wee babe, he’s been super prone to colds. We dealt with near constant sickness for years, especially during the winter time. It felt like he could never catch a break. And of course, the more bugs he brings home, the more bugs I’m likely to catch.
There are a few things that I’ve found that help fends off the bugs or lessen the duration of colds when they do sneak through and I thought I would share to help you stay healthy this winter.
- Moonshine Mamas Turmeric Elixir – which is forever known as the magical elixir. Last NYE I was plagued with the worst sinus cold and I was so miserable that I would have to spend NYE sick and alone. I ended up drinking an entire jar of elixir throughout the day watching Netflix and by dinner time I felt well enough to make an appearance. I had no intentions of staying long, but ended up staying out past midnight and was 100% better. Magical. It’s the first thing I grab when I can feel something sneaking up on me.Local to Red Deer? You can pick this up at Purearth Organics
- Feel Good Elderberry Syrup – I keep a bottle of this stuff in my fridge at all times and will have a couple spoonfuls a week to keep the immune system up. It’s been touted as a lifesaver by teachers and doctors who are constantly around sick kids/people.Local to Red Deer? You can pick this up at Mortar and Pesto
- Garlic – Garlic is truly nature’s antibiotic. When you bite into a raw garlic clove, it releases allisin, which has antimicrobial properties. While I don’t recommend using garlic in place of antibiotics, I do suggest popping a garlic clove once a day to fight off your colds and flus. Tastes gross, but you will feel better quicker and won’t have to worry about vampires.
- Lemon & honey – both also containing anti-viral properties. I like to squeeze fresh lemon juice into a mug of hot water and add a healthy tablespoon of Manuka honey.
That’s it, that’s all. A few simple things to keep on hand to help boost your immune system and keep the germs away.
Tell me, what are your go to’s when you feel a cold coming on?