(This is a timely repeat from the archives.)
If you listen to the news you hear a lot about flu and cold season.
So, I thought I’d share what has helped our family stay well.
When our babies were sick I would have given anything to make their pain go away.
So after suffering through a few colds, I had enough!
It was time to be on the offense.
I found our there is SO MUCH we can do to keep from getting sick!
Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years:
Sugar is public enemy number one.
Eating one teaspoon can lower the immune system up to six hours.
Ever wonder why the flu season happens around the holidays?
Think about all of the pies, cakes, brownies, sugar cookies…
It’s hard not to eat sugar but it’s even harder to see your babies with what my daughter calls “booger nose”.
Over 80% of your immune system is located in the intestinal tract.
Help keep the digestive tract working well by taking a good quality probiotic or by eating naturally fermented foods, like yogurt or sauerkraut.
Peroxide is a wonderful helper in the fight against disease.
Bubble out your ears with peroxide.
(Just dip a cotton ball into the peroxide, lay on your side and use the cotton to drip peroxide into your ear canal.
Wait until you hear it stop bubbling and then tip your head and pour it out.
It’s helpful to have a hand towel on the pillow.)
I do this whenever we have any symptoms and it really seems to help. With little kids you can just take a cotton swab and dip it into the peroxide and gently put some into their ears.
If you are having a sore throat you can gargle with a mixture of half water and half peroxide.
Wash your hands, eat healthy foods, get plenty of rest and STAY WELL!
(I hope these things help your family too. I’m not a doctor, so these are just tips from one Mom to another. May your family stay healthy this winter!)
“… I am the LORD that healeth thee.” (Exodus 15:26 KJV)
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