Boosting the immune system

Mother's love when their children share with each other. When they act with love and kindness, actions like these tend to make our hearts warm and fuzzy. However, mother's do not appreciate when their children share their cold. Nobody wants to have a throat that burns and a nose so congested that when you talk someone thinks you have an accent. With cold and flu season in full swing, I thought I would share some of my favorite remedies that have helped me along the way.

Rub Vicks or some other form of menthol ointment to the bottoms of your feet and cover with socks.

Drink, drink, drink. Stay hydrated. Limit the caffeine because it dehydrates your body. Sip on hot tea and increase your water.  If you have access to homemade bone broth, drink it up! It's a good idea to make some up and keep it in the freezer. Bone broth has a lot of healing properties.  It helps soothe sore throats and coughs. Plus, it is really good for gut health. Did you know we include soup bones with your purchase of grass-fed beef? 

Skip the drive thru. Eating healthy is the best way to boost your immune system.  Fried foods increase your sinus congestion and inflammation. You definitely want to limit these foods while you are under the weather.

Rest is best. Listen to your body and go to bed early.

Immune boosting vitamins such as Vitamin C, Echinacea, Garlic and Oregano Oil are wonderful for fighting off infections. ***Consult your physician before adding or increasing any vitamins and natural supplements to your diet.***

Last, but not least on my list, is what has always be referred to me as Jewish Penicillin, AKA Chicken Soup. Add heaping amounts of black pepper, fresh lemon juice, and minced garlic.

Let me know what your go to remedy is when you or your family fall victim to the uncaring sharing of germs.

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