Our best tips and tricks to hack flu season‘Tis the Season! Winter is here, and it’s that time when many of us catch a little bug! Kids are back in school, weather temperatures fluctuate, and there’s more sugar (and often stress) around during the holidays. It’s a perfect storm for germs and illness to spread. As Mamas and Doctors, we have seen a lot of runny noses, coughs, and other cold and flu symptoms in the last couple of months. Fear Not! We’re sharing our Functional Medicine home remedy kit for cold and flu season to help you boost and strengthen your immune system to protect your body from illness this winter. The key here is PREVENTION. We’re recommending several of our favorite products from the Inspired Health Apothecary below. It’s a great idea to have your own “Immune First Aid Kit” at home so you’re prepared, because who wants to go to the store when they’re sick? Listen to Your Body & Take Action Perhaps the most important tip is to tune in to your body and pay attention to what it’s telling you.
It’s crucial to take action as soon as you feel the first signs of any scratchy throat or stuffy nose. The faster you act against illness, the better chance you’ll have at reducing the severity of symptoms and preventing a disaster.Take your Daily Essentials! We called them Essential for a reason! Our Daily Essentials Med Pack contains an excellent multivitamin, probiotic, vitamin D, fish oil, and magnesium. In particular, the probiotic and Vitamin D are fantastic for prevention. Set a strong foundation for your immune system on the regular! Try Warming Socks If you haven’t tried the Warming Sock hydrotherapy treatment yet, you must! You can do it at home, it’s FREE, and is extremely effective (we call it magic 😊). This will help at the initial onset of symptoms to boost your immune system. The full instructions are HERE and a printout version HERE.
Our Favorite Products for Cold & FluThese are our favorite remedies for acute sickness – we’re talking flu-like symptoms like throat pain, cough, fever, body aches, and any upper respiratory infection. The key is to take something every three hours and to rotate between products to keep the immune system working. *Please consult with your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.
General Immune Support
Vitamin D-3 (25,000 IU)Vitamin D helps stimulate the immune system. Use this higher dose for 3 days ONLY! Return to maintenance Vitamin D dose after 3 days
ImmuCareThis is one of the BEST products to promote a healthy immune response. Take at first sign and onset of symptoms – or if someone you know is sick, or exposed to someone sick.
LauricidinA natural, plant-based medium chain fat (glycerol monolaurate), derived from lauric acid. Used to support general immune health and overall wellness.
Flew AwayContains high-quality, concentrated herbal extracts that support immune system function and helps maintain a healthy microbial environment.
Release PearlsHighly effective combination of wind dispersing herbs that simultaneously enter all three yang channels—shaoyang, yangming and taiyang. For aches, fever, cough, and especially if you have stubborn symptoms that are not going away.
Lung and Bronchial TonicAn effective tonic for coughs, and shortness of breath.
- supports healthy lung and bronchial function
- soothes, nourishes, and relaxes the respiratory system
- maintains a healthy microbial environment
N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)A potent antioxidant that provides relief of respiratory symptoms (phlegm, cough, sinus congestion).
Sore Throat Support
Throat and Gland SprayFor sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and tonsils. Supports Lymphatic System & Immune Response.
Sinus Infection/ Congestion Support
S-ClearSupports nasal and sinus health, controls the histamine response function, and relieves discomfort.
Ion Sinus SprayDesigned to help cleanse, soothe, and hydrate the delicate membranes lining your nasal passages.
Breathe Respiratory Essential Oil BlendMaintains clear airways and breathing and supports overall respiratory health Try a Breathe Oil steam shower: Plug the drain. Add 6 drops of the oil to a few inches of water in the bottom of the shower or wipe on shower wall. Turn the shower on and let the bathroom get hot and steamy. Stand in the shower and let your sinuses OPEN!
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