for the adults:
water, water, water and as much rest as i can get with an 11 month and 4 year old.
lots of time outdoors and exercise.
i start off my morning with half of a lemon squeezed in a mug of warm water. this is a great way to start every day but particularly during cold season. if i have a sore throat or if i'm feeling run down i add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the mug. it's delicious!
i drink two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water twice a day to strengthen the immune system. i stopped this while i was pregnant as i heard varying opinions on whether it could harm baby but recently got the green light from my doc to resume even while breastfeeding.
my sister got me hooked on doterra's proprietary blend "on guard". i take three drops in a glass of water. in the morning i put a drop of oregano oil on my feet. the smell of oregano drives my husband crazy but i swear it has kept many a sickness at bay in our house. i also use their "breathe" respiratory blend when we get stuffy. i always keep a bottle of eucalyptus oil in the shower and put a drop or two in the running water. such an easy way to get your house smelling spa like and a good way to clear your lungs.
i also love their ddr prime supplement which is a bunch of great immunity boosting oils in capsule form.
doterra also makes a beadlet form of "on guard" which i give to elodie before she heads to preschool every day. they also have toothpaste, hand wash, and throat lozenges. i'm kind of nuts and love them all!
i try to make sure she gets all of her vitamins through her food but do give her a vitamin d, dha, and vitamin c/probiotic supplement. there are many good ones on the market, i always get brands that i've heard good things about or my friends use. ask around!
i've been giving her this wellness immune support supplement since last year.
when she seems rundown, i eliminate sugar and draw her an extra bath with california baby eucalyptus ease bubble bath or bath drops.
i'm always looking for new things to add to our arsenal and would love your suggestions!