After 8 years of being a mom, one of the hardest hurdles hit my life the other day. My 8-year-old son woke up with a fever and began to complain about having a stomach ache. I proceeded to take his temp and measured it at 103 fever. The next 4 days were filled with the regular mommy duty loving sacrificial task that would get my son back on track to feeling himself again.
I thought we made it through the worst of it all. The vomiting, the crying because of a stuffy nose, the agony of not knowing exactly why my 8-year-old boy was sleeping all day. After all, boys don’t even sit still for 3 seconds at a time, I am a vet boy mom.
Our Dj age 8 at our local pediatric urgent care
Friday rolls around, and I notice I did not hear any noise coming from the room that I thought our son was in, so I proceeded to call out to him. He apparently had fallen asleep again, and when I got up to go look at him he had a rash on his face and a raising temp again.
I called my husband in a panic to come home with our middle son from school and we all headed to the local urgent care. After arriving the nurse ordered a flu test. I was more than convinced that this test was just a precaution for the medical facility to take, but had no idea the test would come back positive for Influenza B virus.
I began to cry, and here is why… I most often times feel a level of mom guilt for anything that happens to our children. Can you relate to this gut-wrenching feeling? I began to think that maybe I should have gotten to the doctor sooner. Earlier during our arrival, the nurse began to go on a rant about the bad side effects of Tamiflu. This right before we got the positive test results for the flu. Tamiflu is the regular medication that is given to people who have the flu virus. This medication does not cure the flu, but it suppresses your flu symptoms.
I ended up calling our other two sons who were waiting in the car with my husband into the doctor’s office so that they could be checked as well for the flu and by God’s grace they were flu-free.
Being a mom and health coach I knew even while in the doctor’s office that I had to give my son with the flu what his body was craving and that was nutrients and supplements that would help him gain his strength back even after this flu.
Following the doctor’s appointment, I ran to my favorite local health food store in town called Food & Thought and filled up on all the dietary supplements I knew could maintain everyone else health and get our son back up and running.
our son is coming along well with lots of fluids and supplements and the needed rest
I want to urge you to fill your cabinets up with the items below so that your immune system can be nice and strong for these winter months in the year. Here is what I bought.
1.Sambucus Elder Berry & Echinacea Mix Supplement: Elderberry is used for the common cold, “the flu” (influenza), and H1N1 “swine” flu. It is also used for HIV/AIDS and boosting the immune system. Elderberry is also used for sinus pain, back and leg pain (sciatica), nerve pain (neuralgia), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Echinacea, also known as the purple coneflower, is an herbal medicine that has been used for centuries, customarily as a treatment for the common cold, coughs, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, and some inflammatory conditions. Research on echinacea, including clinical trials, is limited and largely in German.
2. Goldenseal & echinacea used for the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections, as well as stuffy nose and hay fever. Some people use goldenseal for digestive disorders including stomach pain and swelling (gastritis), peptic ulcers, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, and intestinal gas.
3. Colloidal Silver Drops is used for a traditional remedy that people have used for centuries to treat a variety of ails, including pneumonia, skin rashes, sinus infections, flu, and more. It’s a suspension of particles of silver suspended in a medium, usually water and less commonly in a gel.
4. Immune Shots Spray is an immune-boosting spray that contains zinc, oregano oil, and ginger. It can be taken throughout the day.
5. Vitamin C Spray by Garden of Life: Promotes skin and tissue health. Supports the immune system. Made from Amla berry – a rich whole food source of vitamin C. Naturally occurring bioflavonoids and supporting co-nutrients for vitamin C absorption.
I have found these supplements to be my secret weapons in maintaining our health and also helping us to get better when we aren’t feeling good. I hope these great brands and supplements add a great amount of wealth to your health.
Please let me know below if you have ever tried these supplements.
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