Are you a mom in dread of all the inevitable viruses that are coming your child’s way this cold & flu season? I know I am.
While I may not be one of those natural moms that has it all together in the form of immune boosting arsenal, I am definitely learning from others. Here are the preferred natural immune boosters of seven of the crunchy moms I listen closest to.
Wellness Mama: “Gelatin contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal the intestinal tract. Regularly consuming gelatin is a good way to keep one of our major lines of defense in working order.”
So what could be better than combining gelatin with elderberries? Here is her recipe for elderberry marshmallows to really “up” your game with a sweet, healthy treat that the kids will love.
Healthy Kids Happy Kids: Dr. Elisa Song believes strongly in Xlear nasal spray to keep the bugs away.
“One of the MOST preventive things you can do is to irrigate your and your children’s nasal passages with Xlear nasal spray at the end of every day, and after any potential exposure (work, school, playgroups, plane travel, etc.).”
Mama Instincts: Natural Parenting Guru, Carolina King, swears by a number of supplements that she gives her kids both to prevent and treat a cold. This Immune Fortifier is one of her favorites that she swears by.
“I really love this supplement and I feel it has helped gone through this winter season without catching a cold. “
Momalot: Mom Blogger, Jamie Lee, picks up the pace with essential oil usage in her home during this time of year. She feels the benefits from several kinds with both herself and her kids.
“Before you bathe yourself in hand sanitizer and keep everyone at a minimum safe distance, reach for essential oils as one natural way to support your immune system.”
She says that Germ Fighter is a great one for moms, and kids can use the Germ Destroyer version. These are her go-to natural immune boosters.
Mamavation: Anti chemical mom warrior, Leah Segedie, strongly believes in the power of gut health to defend her kids’ bodies against winter’s nasty illnesses. In this article, she covers a variety of her favorite products for keeping the microbiome healthy and protected.M
Mindful Momma: Smart mom, Micaela, is a strong proponent of good old fashioned black elderberry extract.
“Black elderberries are high in flavonoids which are powerful, natural antioxidants that are thought to work to protect the body’s cells from the potential damage caused by free radicals. “
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Let me know if you have your own favorite natural immune boosters that I have not mentioned. Comment below 🙂
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