How We Fight Sickness

This is my go-to list when kiddos are sick. Sometimes I get stuck and can't think of what else to try - so I wrote it down. This isn't a prescriptive list, but rather a help during the chaos. Sometimes I do one thing on the list, sometimes I do ten of them - just depends on the symptoms and severity. Hope it's helpful - get well soon!

At the Onset of Sickness: 

Up vitamin D and C (see food chart)

On Guard and lavender essential oil rollers (back of neck and under ear area)

Echinacea tea

Epsom salt bath (1/2-1 cup per bathtub)

Water + lemon + ginger 

Fire Cider (it sounds spicy, but it's not too bad. My kids don't refuse it!)

Healthy Chicken Soup/bone broth

Echinacea/goldenseal tincture 

LoViral by Herbs Etc. 

Get Over It! by Wish Garden Herbs


Clear nose (XClear Nasal Spray)

Homeopathic medicine (ex. Oscillococcinum)

Just for Colds: 

Humidifier with lavender, On Guard or Breathe essential oil

Onion chest poultice (chop onions, add minced garlic and 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar to a saucepan and steam the onions on the stovetop until soft, take onions out of the steamer basket and add to a tea towel, gather edges of the towel to make a 'sack', put on chest for 20-30 min.)

Prop head up while sleeping

Chestal Boiron cough syrup

Vicks on bottom of feet

Pineapple juice (fresh) + ginger drink

Accupressure: rub web between 1st finger and thumb

Daily or Seasonally: 

Animal Parade Immune Boosting Vitamins

Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil (1 tsp)

DIY Elderberry syrup

Probiotics (or eat yogurt (no sugar and lots of cultures) or fermented foods like sauerkraut. Click the link for a good list on what to look for.)

Foods to up Vitamin C, A, E, and Zinc

Eggs, nuts, beans, pumpkin seeds, cow milk, yogurt, cheese, bone broth, coconut water, teas, citrus, pineapple, carrots, fermented foods, fish oil, cruciferous veggies, bell peppers (3x more vitamin C than an orange) and...

ROSE HIPS! I buy them dried at Natural Grocers. Boil 1-2 tsp per one cup of water. Strain the solids. 20x more vitamin C than an orange!!

This kettle works really well for brewing rose hips or any loose leaf tea!

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