This post was updated on November 6th, 2019.
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There are my favorite tips and tricks to boost our immune systems when we dip below the wellness line and star to sniffle and cough and feel unwell. The point of all the things is to feel our best and let our bodies function at their best and be able to fight off all the germs (viruses, bacterias and funguses) we come in contact within our days.
Here we go again. Sniffle. Sniffle. Cough. I can see it in my kid’s eyes when they look like they are starting to fight some crud. And mom kicks the immune system boosting into high gear….for everyone.
HOW TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
The point is for your body to fight all the crud you come into contact with. Our family now has the natural weapons we need to avoid the MOM FEAR I used to have every time we went out and I saw a play place or a shopping cart! Now, I know how to manage it. We still get sick but the sicknesses aren’t as bad and we can fight them off. Here’s what we do.
1. ESSENTIAL OILS
I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. We come into contact with viruses and bacteria every day. Some are good and some are bad and we have to strengthen our immune systems to fight those bad guys. There are only a few natural ways to kill those bad guys and essential oils is one of them.
WHICH ESSENTIAL OILS ARE BEST FOR IMMUNITY?
Well, all of them. Have you ever heard of bacteria growing in a bottle of essential oils? NO! Of course not. We use “Wellness Roller Balls” (including the oils in our Inner Defense supplement) and diffuse those oils to help keep us well.
- Inner Defense oils – Thieves, Lemongrass, Oregano & Thyme
HOW DOES MOM STAY WELL WHEN THE KIDS GET SICK?
I take my vitamins and minerals (see below) and take Inner Defense. I start taking Inner Defense when the kids get sick and it USUALLY keeps me well. I also diffuse the wellness oils in the house and beside our beds at night (mine included).
WHEN DOES MOM GET SICK?
Sometimes, mom does get sick (mom being me). When I don’t take my supplements or get enough rest I get sick. When I get sick there’s usually a problem with one of the things on this list.
HOW DO I USE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR IMMUNITY?
- I diffuse some of our wellness oils throughout the house.
- I diffuse beside everyone’s beds at night.
- I put my wellness roller balls on everyone’s feet.
- I use our wellness roller balls on our cheeks in a kind of U shape around our ears. Never in our ears or eyes.
2. VITAMINS AND MINERALS
We hear about Vitamins a lot but we forget about minerals I think.
- MULTI-VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT
FOR ADULTS. My favorite vitamin supplement for ADULTS is Master Formula by Young Living because it was partially developed by Dr. Purser so this is my preferred multivitamin supplement because it helps to balance hormones as well. Dr. Purser also helped to develop Progessence Plus Serum which is a bio-identical progesterone. The adults in my house all take this every day. (Well, every day we remember!)
FOR KIDS. My favorite multivitamin for kids includes a probiotic also so for many families this is one of the best choices for cost and for ease of use. I love Plexus XFactor Kids Multivitamin and Probiotic Supplement for most families. I do give that one to my kids pretty often. Lately, I have been giving my kids the Young Living Mightyvites Chewable Vitamins & a separate chewable enzyme along with Plexus Probio5 for the improvement I have seen in their skin (eczema) issues. I will share on this later. JOIN MY EMAIL LIST TO STAY UPDATED.
- EXTRA VITAMIN C
- MINERAL SUPPLEMENT
Young Living has Mineral Essence and it is a wonderful supplement but tastes terrible. My holistic dentist has a mineral supplement that tastes like water so the kids will take it also. That is the one I have been buying lately.
- NINGXIA ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENT
Ningxia Red is full of amazing immune support benefits. Ningxia popsicles for the kids.
- INNER DEFENSE
Inner defense by Young Living is the killer natural immune support capsule I take when I start to feel like I’m coming down with something or when the kids bring some crud home and I don’t want to get it. This keeps me from getting sick 95% of the time. Take this in the morning with other vitamins and separate from probiotics (because it will kill the bacteria in the probiotics also).
If I don’t have any Inner Defense I will make a capsule using Thieves, Oregano, Thyme & Lemongrass
I wish had I had known this one sooner. Probiotics have been a huge impact on our immunity. We have noticed a huge change in our immunity since taking GOOD probiotics on the regular. Probio5 is the best probiotic I have found. It also keeps candida in balance better than any other supplement I have found.
Your gut wall houses 70 percent of the cells that make up your immune system.
4. HAND WASHING & HAND SANITIZING
I use our hand sanitizer as a foaming hand soap when we are out and about in public restrooms. It works just the same…but add water and rinse the germs down the sink.
5. DON’T EAT SUGAR.
It’s a toxin. We try to stay away from it but it always finds it’s way in. When the kids are sick though or trying to get sick I try to make better choices than popsicles if I can.
- Healthy one ingredient banana ice cream instead of sugary popsicles or ice cream for sore throat.
- Ningxia Red packets frozen.
- Smoothie pops using these molds.
WELLNESS BLEND ROLL-ON IDEAS
- Mix together in a 10 ml rollerball…..
- 15 drops Thieves
- 15 drops Melrose
- 15 drops Lemon
- 7 drops Oregano
- 7 drops Frankincense
- Let sit for a day or two.
- Fill the rest of the rollerball with carrier oil like light olive oil, almond oil or similar.
- Roll onto both of feet or spine or around ears for wellness as often as needed during times of stress.
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