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August 28, 2020 1 Comment
It’s here...back to school. Not quite sure what back to school means these days. Full on homeschooling, virtual learning, classes split between Zoom and at school...whatever choice or option your kids are given, there is absolutely no right or wrong. Whatever you feel comfortable with is right for you and your family.
Going forward, the best way to stay safe and healthy is to boost ourselves and our children’s immune systems the best we can! Aside from healthy eating and exercise, it’s important to try to include other steps in your daily routine to keep you and your family on a healthy track. We decided to put together a quick list of 5 fantastic immune boosting items for back to school season!
I’m a HUGE fan of essential oils. I’m either diffusing lavender before bed, making a homemade room spray freshener, or just applying a few drops on my wrists and neck. Scientific study demonstrates that diffusion of essential oils can purify and cleanse the air, providing added protection. DoTerra has a wide range of oils and they have a fantastic blend called On Guard which makes it easy to incorporate the protective essential oil blend into your life at various times in the day. The On Guard line not only comes in oil, it also comes in a hand wash, toothpaste, laundry detergent, and capsules just to name a few :)
They have fantastic kids collections so you can get them into oils with you! Click here to learn more and purchase!
This organic, alcohol free hand sanitizer with aloe based formula is packed with an amazing blend of herbs and essential oils which helps to support a healthy immune system. This blend will assist in your body’s defense against bacterias. Jam packed with oregano oil, tea tree oil, irish moss, rosemary and peppermint oil to help to supercharge your own defenses. Plus, transdermal (skin) application of these oils is more effective than ingesting diffusing them.
Aside from all of the health benefits, it smells AMAZING!! The oils have a calming aromatherapy effect, which we all need right now. Your hands won’t be dried out like you’re used to with hand sanitizers. It is great for moisturizing and is safe for babies!
Get yours here!
There are many reported benefits of elderberries. These are highly nutritious and they also aid in fighting cold and flu symptoms, support heart health and fight inflammation and infections, among other benefits. You can incorporate Elderberry into your diet via smoothie by adding elderberry juice! Here’s a yummy recipe to try here.
Don’t have time for smoothies? I feel you. Try an elderberry supplement! My go to is Havasu Nutrition Elderberry Gummies. I’m not quite sure who gets more excited for these, me or my kids! They taste incredible and they are the EASIEST way to get your kids to take their vitamins. One dose and they’ll receive immune-supportive nutrients Zinc and Vitamin C. Added bonus, they’re low in sugar!
As if I needed an excuse to add more garlic!!! The benefits are amazing. The sulfur in garlic helps your body absorb the trace element zinc, which is an immunity booster. Eating garlic can boost the number of virus-fighting T-cells in your bloodstream this is super important because colds and the flu are caused by viruses. So besides bad breath, who else will be adding garlic to everything? Need some ideas on how to incorporate more garlic into your diet? Use this as a starting point. Your taste buds and immune system will thank you!
Yes. You know you need to sleep. We all try to get a good night’s sleep, I mean nobody wants to be restless in bed until the morning hours slowly creep upon us! I feel like some days I’m tired at ALL the wrong times and my mind goes nuts at night! For me, unwinding at night isn’t the easiest. My mind is trying to close out the school and work day as it’s simultaneously planning for tomorrow. I needed assistance with my sleep, and FAST. Sleep sound apps have been such a help! Sleep sound apps help you relax and fall asleep by guiding you into a meditative state of mind. My favorite app is Relax Melodies and it’s FREE on itunes or android.
Hope this helps you get on the right track! What have you been doing to help boost your immune system? Comment below!
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