Natural ‘Flu Season’ Tools for My Kiddos

Going into flu season is always a scary time. I catch myself holding my breath every time my son comes home from preschool, praying that he didn’t pick up his classmate’s cough or friendly virus. We try to wash hands as much as possible and up our water intake, especially during the winter months when illness tends to strike the most. But inevitably, kids get sick! I’m not sure if other mom’s experience this, but when my little ones get sick, all my past experiences, reason, and my health and Chinese Medicine education seem to completely escape me. Its like my brain does a ‘clear all’ as soon as fever hits. That’s why I find it so helpful to have a home remedy kit already prepared and ready to go. I can open my bag of natural remedies have a handful of tools to try right away.

Below I list my top 5 go-to tools in my home remedy kit that I use time and time again. These items are a mix of Chinese Medicine herbal formulas, homeopathic medicine, and quality supplements. With all supplements and vitamins, quality really does matter. You need to spend a bit more money on the quality brands, but their effectiveness is really that much better than the low quality brands. And, of course, you should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

For Prevention…
On top of the hand washing and water consumption I mentioned before, here are the supplements I give my little ones daily in order to boost their little immune systems and keep them healthy:

At First Signs…
At the earliest indication that one of my kids are coming down with something, or they start running a fever, I give  one of these natural remedies right away to help fight off the bug, lessen the severity, and reduce the time it takes for the illness to run its course:

Being able to do something for my child once symptoms first arise gives me peace of mind that they are getting care quickly and gives me a second to collect my thoughts and figure out next steps to take in getting them better as quickly as possible. 

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