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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Natural Products That You Need For Cold & Flu Season

Be prepared this cold and flu season with natural products

 Products mentioned were received as samples from companies that I met at Shiftcon and Wow Summit.

 The weather is starting to get chilly here and I am not happy about that. I hate it when I have to close the windows in my house and have to start wearing more clothes. I am a shorts and tank top kind of gal and hate when I have to start wearing pants. The other things that I dislike about the change of seasons are it gets dark way too early and the cold germs that my family is exposed to. So that means I have to make changes in my schedule, like running later in the day, as I hate running in the cold. Running in the cold affects my asthma and that makes me cough up a lung. The cold weather also means it is time to stock up on natural products that protect and help my family with cold and flu season.

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My favorite cold and flu season products
 I have some favorite natural products that are always in my pantry and cabinets for cold and flu season. These are my go-to products that help keep my family healthy and some also help my kids with cold symptoms if they catch a cold. I would love to say my kids are never sick but unfortunately despite my best efforts, those germs still attack my family. My kids do have a few colds but I have discovered that eating healthy foods, exercising, and some natural supplements have helped them get well quicker. l also praise frequent handwashing to help keep the germs from attacking my kid's immune system. Since germs are also airborne, I also stock my fridge and medicine cabinet with natural products that help my kids feel better and get over their colds faster.

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Honey syrup
 When my boys are not feeling well and they have a sore throat or cough, I reach for a delicious-tasting soothing honey syrup to help my boys feel better. My boys like the taste of the Manuka honey syrup and it helps them feel better. As a parent, I know if the supplement does not taste good, they will not take it. So half the battle is always getting my boys to try the syrup. I recommend having your kids taste the natural product before they get sick that way they will cooperate better when they are sick. My boys gave 2 thumbs up to this grape and orange-flavored soothing syrups and they really enjoyed the soothing pops. I had to hide the honey soothing pops so I would have them on hand when my boys have a tickle in their throat from the common cold.

Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

  My boys love drinking tea when the weather gets cold and I always stock my house with ingredients like lemon, honey, and ginger so I can make an amazing tea that has the healing powers to relieve cold symptoms. My Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea helps soothe a sore throat while also helping to clear the mucus gunk from the nose. This delicious tea also has ingredients in it to strengthen the immunity system so I encourage my boys to drink it daily. I keep a batch of premade Honey Lemon Ginger Tea in the fridge so my boys can drink it over ice or warm it up for a soothing warm drink that is great at night. I find that warm tea always helps my boys relax and that makes it easier for them to fall asleep. Did you know that Manuka Honey is known to support digestive and immune health? This delicious honey also helps to soothe coughs and sore throats so I encourage my boys to add honey to their tea and other things like yogurt and oatmeal.

Black Elderberry
 My boys love the taste of black elderberry and I encourage them to have black elderberry gummies daily before the head off to school. When I notice my boys coming down with the sniffles or coughing, I then give them black elderberry syrup to help their immune system get stronger so their cold does not last more than a couple of days. I also take black elderberry syrup when my boys are sick so I can strengthen my immune system. That way I don't become sick. I love that black elderberry comes in so many different formulas and is a natural supplement that helps the immune system. It is a homeopathic medicine that is safe to use with kids.

Vitamin C
 Vitamin C is always a good supplement for kids to have year-round. The best way for kids to get their daily C is from fresh or frozen fruit. So I encourage my boys to eat oranges and strawberries during cold and flu season to keep their immune system healthy. When my boys are not feeling well, I then use a high-dose vitamin C supplement to boost their immune system so it can fight off the germs better. My boys love the taste of this vitamin C supplement and say it tastes like orange creme soda.  Vitamin C has been thoroughly researched and shown to help support the immune system. This delicious supplement can be used from 6 months of age so it is a great way to keep kids healthy during the cold and flu season.

Prebiotics and Probiotics
 Probiotics are great for the immune system so I give them to my boys daily. Probiotics help the digestive system too and they say that a healthy gut affects your whole body. I like to give my boys a daily prebiotic fiber supplement to improve the growth of helpful bacteria and decrease the harmful bacteria in their gut. I like using Regular Girl as it is a tasteless powder that mixes well into oatmeal, yogurt, juice, and even chocolate milk. So my boys get good bacteria for their immune system and it also keeps them regular in the potty department. So my boys do not experience school-time bathroom problems. Regular Girl helps my boys get their #2 done before they head to school.

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Regular Girl contains 5 grams of clinically proven prebiotic fiber (Sunfiber®), a perfect food source for the good bacteria in your gut. It moves through your system at just the right pace without the drag of creating excess gas or bloating. Regular Girl contains 8 billion active and clinically proven probiotics (Bifidobacterium lactis) that work in harmony with our Prebiotic Fiber, forming a union that maintains regularity and promotes wonderfully balanced intestinal health.

 Essential Oil Care
  I love using essential oils during cold and flu season. My favorite way to use essential oils with my boys is with an essential oil roll-on. My favorite cold & cough product naturally soothes coughing and provides a clearing aroma with a blend of essential oils. The essential oil formula contains 100% pure essential oils like Eucalyptus Oil and Tea Tree Oil and has a pleasant scent. This essential oil roll-on is easy to take on the go and I have used it while traveling. When I am having an asthma attack, I find that breathing in the aroma of the essential oils helps me to get some deep cleansing breaths in so I can clear the mucus from my lungs.

The power of echinacea
The use of echinacea for children has been researched for its ability to boost and support a healthy immune system. My boys enjoy the flavor of this easy-to-use echinacea supplement as it is flavored with a natural, sweet, orange essential oil. This delicious supplement can be used from 6 months of age so it is a great way to keep kids healthy during the cold and flu season.

Get Well Shots
 Most people have never heard of Moringa but it is a main ingredient in a delicious caffeine-free wellness supplement. The Get Well Shots contain the green superfood Moringa and a super berry called camu camu that is loaded with vitamin C and known to help strengthen the immune system. This small bottle packs some powerful immunity support and is so easy for kids to drink when they are not feeling well or on a daily basis to keep their immune systems strong. This dietary supplement is one of four plant-based supplements of the brand-new line of Green Tea Energy Plus+ wellness shots from Kuli Kuli!

Daily Immune Support Super Shots
   The power of elderberry is combined with pomegranate and beneficial cayenne in a caffeine-free tea base to give you a delicious daily super shot that will boost your immune system. I love that these super shots are packaged in eco-friendly glass bottles, making them great for the environment. This pretty purple shot is one of five different nutrient-dense wellness shots from Numi Organics that have functional ingredients in them. They are a convenient way to support your body during the cold and flu season.

Homemade Elderberry Syrup In The Pressure Cooker
 If you have the time and want to make your own elderberry syrup, you need to check out my DIY homemade Elderberry syrup recipe. This elderberry syrup is made from dried elderberries in a pressure cooker or instant pot. This recipe allows you to always have the immune support of elderberry on hand so you can keep your kids well during the winter season.

Elderberry Cold & Flu Fighting Gummies

 Elderberries naturally contain A, B, and C and stimulate the immune system. These dried berries are naturally high in immune-boosting compounds that are specifically shown to help beat the cold and flu more quickly. So after you make your homemade elderberry syrup, turn the purple syrup into delicious Elderberry Cold & Flu Fighting Gummies. These delicious purple gummies will make it super easy to get your kids to take their immune supplements so their bodies can be prepared to fight off the germs that kids come in contact with. Your kids will think the elderberry gummies are a treat but you will know that they are a great supplement for the cold and flu season.

 These supplements are always in my pantry so I can make sure that my family is prepared daily to go out into a world that is loaded with germs. Other things that I do during cold and flu season is to make sure my kids wash their hands, eat healthy foods, get plenty of exercise, and get the proper amount of sleep. As a mom, I want to make sure that my boys can stay well during the winter and these health supplements have helped me do just that.

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  1. I will have to try these for sure. I do not have time to get sick. I always hear about elderberries but haven't tried them yet.

  2. These are awesome especially for someone like me who gets it every season. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I am all for natural remedies. I typically use homemade elderberry that one of my friends makes, essential oils and lots of vitamin C. Great suggestions!

  4. Wish we had some of that Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea here right now. My daughter was just complaining about having a sore throat. We use Elderberry and it has helped shorten the life of any colds we get. When we use it regularly, we usually avoid getting sick in the first place.

  5. Tara, it's a beautiful and powerful product collection to keep you well and energized!

  6. These all sound like great products. It's that time of year again where everyone is getting sick. I'm sure these would work great.

  7. I dread cold and flu season every year. My son always gets a cold. I'll have to check out these products.

  8. I love everything natural! And these are perfect for the upcoming cold weather!

  9. Your tips and suggestions are really helpful for us who often get sick due to the cold weather. I also like your idea to prevent cough and colds. I am an avid essential oil user.

  10. wow! So many tips and helpful products for the cold season! I need to have some of these in my house!

    1. I've tried Manuka Honey and you are right. It is the best!

  11. Toni | Boulder LocavoreOctober 25, 2019 at 4:59 AM

    This is really helpful! It's great to be ready for the flu season.

  12. A friend of mine just offered up some elderberry syrup. She has made a whole batch.

  13. You have the most amazing tips. I do have yearly flu shots and nothing beats handwashing. Those vitamins will definitely come handy.

  14. I'm in desparate need of these right now. Currently have the worse flu in years! I picked up some honesty today & lemon tea.

  15. I have been hearing so many good things about elderberry syrup. I am going to have to give this a try if anyone in our home becomes sick this winter. I am all for trying anything as long as it is natural.

  16. Great tips! It's important to have items that'll help us when we have a cold. Those are some great products, will have to check them out.

  17. Manuka honey is one of my go to's during cold and flu season as well as during spring to help with hayfever. At the chemist, they have something called ArmaForce and it is incredible for blocking illness

  18. This is a fantastic list! I have always known about a few of these ingredients, but I have never heard about Black ELderberry. I will have to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I use a few of these products myself. The Elderberry is one of my favorites. I use that pretty much every day.

  20. All these are great products that harness the goodness of nature. Honey and ginger are great for the winter season.

  21. I had no idea about the honey syrup. This sounds like perfect thing to have on hand for my daughter.

  22. So many great tips! Thank you for sharing these great suggestions! Will have to check them out!

  23. These are really good suggestions! My DiL told me about how, when she was younger, her mother used to crush a clove of garlic and mix it with lemon, honey, and grated ginger root. Cleared a lot up, but the supplements seem like they'd be much easier to swallow.

  24. I do like the sound of the honey syrup. We've not tried that before but it'll be great for winter.

  25. All natural is the best way to go! I've never heard of a few of these brands so i will have to try them out but trust me, we are ready for the flu season.

  26. I'd like to try the Elderberry suggestion. It's smart to be proactive.

  27. Wow! This is a really great list of suggestions you have here. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  28. Colds are inevitable at this time of year, but this list is going to help easy the symptoms a lot

  29. Wow! All of these sound great! This’ll definitely come in handy the next time I come down with a cold!

    -Whitney Stewart

  30. These are all great and natural remedies, I love using nature's powers to cure an illness or just simply prevent it, thanks for sharing yours!

  31. I've never heard of some of those products before but I am always up to try new brands especially if they are natural.


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