I have found out the best medicine for sick kids. It help a sick one get better, faster. With it, their immune system boosts naturally and best of all, no meds needed.
Guest Post by Emily Woosley of Non-Toxic Sweetheart
It is 3 a.m. You are woken from your dream of a cucumber water spa eating chocolate-covered strawberries by the unsettling sound of a child’s cough that sounds so much like a bark; you would think there was a circus seal in the next room. Or even worse, your little is throwing up all over the curtains.
What is your first “go-to” when you have sick children? Do you reach for the medicine in your cabinet? Are you on the phone with the doctor’s office? Do you feel at a loss as to what you should do to help them?
The Traditional “Get Well Soon” Package From the 70’s and 80’s
When I was sick as a kid, my parents took me to the doctor and he prescribed me some meds. I always got some canned chicken noodle soup and ice cream to help me get better. Oh, and some saltine crackers and 7-UP. I should have been better in no time. Sound familiar?
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I’d like to show you a better way. I have found out how to help a sick one get better, faster. With it, their immune system boosts naturally and best of all, no meds needed.
The Best Advice a Doctor Gave Me
When you talk with a doctor, they tend to give you generic health advice like:
- “Take two of these and call me in the morning.”
- “Get plenty of fluids.”
- “Get some rest.”
But I was shocked when I heard his recommendation.
He told me to juice when we got sick.
Really? Is it that simple? That seems so easy, doesn’t it?
This doesn’t mean going a buying apple or orange juice. This means juicing fruits and vegetables. There are some restrictions.
His prescription is this:
- NO Sugar
- NO Grains
- NO Dairy
- Drink Green Juice
Why We Juice
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Food is your fuel. Juicing is a superfood that cleanses and nourishes the body. It boosts your immune system and the vitamins and minerals are easily absorbed into your system with less digestion. Think of juicing as sending in the S.W.A.T. team to attack all that naughty bacteria.
Green juice will shorten the cold and flu by helping your body fight the sickness.
No More Sickness Juicing Recipe
You want the best produce, so I highly recommend buying organic:
- Green apples
- Pinch of ginger
Take one of each ingredient listed above and put it into your juicer. How easy is that, sister?!
I recommend juicing once a day while they are sick. Drink this right away while the nutrients are fresh. You can refrigerate your juice for up to 24 hours, but I always shoot for getting this in their system right away. If you decide not to drink it all right away, it is best to store in a Mason jar with a lid.
Now you don’t have to feel at a loss when you or your loved ones are sick. In a few short hours you will see your little one perk up and they will be able to fight the sickness so much better with these powerful superfoods.
What are some things you do when your little ones are sick? Do you have tried and true methods you would like to share?
When she isn’t bandaging her twins’ skinned knees or helping her daughter find the perfect color of pink to wear for the day, you can find Emily fighting the good fight for simple and sane healthy living at www.nontoxicsweetheart.com. There she encourages and empowers moms to live an authentic, simple life while battling the toxins that we face in the world today.