3.15.2011

Guest Blog #1: Healthy From the Inside Out


I’m so excited that Jenica invited me to be a guest blogger! I have learned so much from her blog already and am happy to contribute. I encourage moms to be real…we all need each other in this fun, yet challenging journey called mommyhood!
I am a big believer in being healthy from the inside out, especially with my kids. Many times we can avoid sickness just by what we put into our bodies. If our immune systems are healthy, clean, and strong then we can ward off many of the illnesses that we are bombarded with every day.
Every morning we have “vitamin time” and I pull out our little box of immune-boosting goodies. I try to make it fun for the kids with silly sounds and names. They really get into it and love getting their sprays, drops and tablets.
Here’s a list of our goodies. You can find most of these items at your local health store or stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc. Don’t worry…it can be a little overwhelming at first so just pick a few to start with and then add more in to your regimen as you get more comfortable.
For flu prevention in the winter months:
Influenzinum – These are tiny white tablets for older children who can chew well. Give 4-5 daily for seven days and then once a week through the winter season.
Influenza – This is a spray that is best for toddlers. Give two squirts daily.
Oscillococcinum – Jenica mentioned this in a previous blog entry. It comes in a variety of forms at the store. Just ask someone to direct you to it.
For every day immune boosting:
Elderberry – 1 teaspoon daily. There is a kid version available called Sambucus Kid Syrup.
Vitamin D drops – 200 I.U. daily for kids. I found a kids version by Solaray that tastes like bubble gum.
Briar Rose – ½ dropper daily. This tastes yucky to kids so I recommend hiding this in a drink or, as I do with my older child, have them chase it with juice or milk.
Coloidal Silver – ½ dropper daily. This has no taste. The brand I use is called Sovereign Silver.
Fish oil caplets – 4 caplets for older children; 2 caplets for younger children. My kids love the strawberry Nordic Naturals Childrens DHA Cod Liver Oil.
Fruit and Veggie vitamin – 3 for older children; 2 for younger children. This helps put my mind at ease that my kids are getting some fruit and vegetable nutrients every day. I use Animal Parade, but you can also order Juice Plus from a rep.
Pro-biotic – Give a ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon daily in food or drink. There are many varieties available. Most of them work great. Just ask someone to direct you to it.
Happy immune boosting!

3 comments:

  1. My name is Kristal and I read this blog daily thanks to my friend Allison. I am curious to know a little more information about the supplements listed in this post. Some of them are familiar to me but for the most part I don't know what the majority of them do. Can you give a brief discription of what they are for and which ones you started with?

    thanks!

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  2. hi Kristal- thank you for reading!! Since this is Amy's post, I will ask her to elaborate- and I will let you know when it is up! Have a great day!

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  3. See the post titled ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/Guest Blog #1...for descriptions. :-)

    Amy

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